Hello dear readers. A goldfish telescope is a selectively derived form of the widely known voile tail fish. Her appearance is not mediocre, I immediately speak and fish for an amateur.
As for me, a self-respecting aquarist would not contain such an inhabitant. This aquatic animal is more suitable for round cans in the office than for a home decorative aquarium.
The body at the telescope is egg-shaped. The fins of the fish are veiled, except for the spinal fins – it stands vertically. They called a fish by that name because it has rather large eyes.
Those individuals that are found on our market have not so big eyes. But in their homeland – Shanghai, local specialists were able to bring out forms with an eye diameter of up to 5 centimeters. Fish telescopes can differ in body length, the presence of scales and body color.
However, our most common form is with a velvety black body. Scales from black telescopes are arranged in straight rows.
By its nature, the fish telescope is considered a large and peaceful inhabitant of an aquarium. Neighbors should also be peaceful, but not violent in character.
For example, Sumatran barb and mutant barb will pull them up with all their beautiful voile fins and tails. Therefore, before settling down to the goldfish barbs, it is better to think about twenty times.
If you want to contain telescopes, then one adult should account for about 50 liters of volume. The ideal option is a 100-liter aquarium for a pair of fish.
If two fish do not suit you, you can increase the number. But remember that you have to get a big aquarium. For example, in a 150-liter aquas it is already possible to place 3-4 fishes, in a 200-liter 5-6 pieces.
However, the more telescopes you plant in an aquarium, the more they need aeration of aquarium water. Another important point: the fish loves to swarm in akvagrunte, so the substrate with a small fraction of particles is not suitable, because you are waiting for the redevelopment of the bottom without your knowledge.
Coarse sand or pebble is considered the ideal soil with goldfish. Yet they just can not scatter.
Another thing I would recommend to you is to keep telescopes in a specific aquarium, not generally. A mandatory attribute of such an aquarium is large-leaved plants. If you plant grass with delicate leaves, the fish will quickly spoil them or pollute them with their waste products.
It is best to buy in the store hard-leaved plants with a powerful root system (egg-pods, arrowheads, spiral and giant vallisneria, helode).
As I mentioned above, the fish telescope should be kept in an aquarium with peaceful and calm fish. Take care of creating natural light and powerful filtering.
Strong aeration also benefits, this fish loves water rich in oxygen. But to the parameters of the aquarium water goldfish is not very picky. They also love warm water, as they are heavily pampered by the care of Chinese aquarists.
Water hardness can vary between 8-25 dH, acidity 6-8 pH. It is also recommended that a regular substitution of 30% water for fresh.
Telescopes can feed on anything and a little bit. Their diet should contain both plant and live food.
Although goldfish are very voracious, I would not advise overfeeding them. To be more precise, the amount of feed consumed by fish should be about 3% by weight of the fish. As a rule, you need to feed adults twice a day: in the morning early and in the evening.
After feeding, the remnants should be removed from the aquarium, as the fish themselves produce a lot of dirt, and then the remnants of the poorly eaten food.
During mating games, telescope males are quite active. However, in the first generations of offspring, the latter are devoid of telescopic eyes. For this reason, they are often used when crossing for subsequent sale.
But the breed shubunkiny, pompons and ranch have such eyes. Unfortunately, you can not get rid of the “eye gene.”
Goldfish telescope can spawn in a small 30-liter aquarium. It is desirable to lay coarse sand on the bottom and plant some small-leaved plants.
Alternatively, you can use Javanese moss. A spawn and a pair of three adult males, which are kept apart from each other for two to three weeks, spawn.
The temperature of the water in the spawning should be kept within 24-26 degrees. To stimulate the fish to spawn, you need to gradually warm the water until the temperature rises by 5-10 degrees.
This serves as a signal for the males, who immediately begin to show activity and care for the female. During such courtship, the female loses her calf, scattering it all over the bottom. The telescope’s female can sweep up to 10,000 eggs.
At the end of the spawning season, the producers are removed from the aquarium and the roe remains to ripen. Starter feed for fry can be Sera Mikron or “live dust”.