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Andrea
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Celestial Goldfish
« on: June 14, 2010, 01:36:25 AM »

I went looking at tanks today just to get a general idea of how much they are and what size I would be to afford. So of course I had a look at all the fish they had there too as when I get my tank I will also be getting Sunshine a new freind.
I was wondering if anyone knew much about the celestial goldfish. As Sunshine is a four year old comet who is a fast swimmer and use to being the only one eating the food I will have to find a goldfish type that can keep up with that (but not another comet as I don't want babies). I wanted a black moor but was told by some of you guys that might not be ideal. I'm not sure if a celestial would either because they are quite round.
Also on the goldfish scale how hard are they to look after? Or anything else you know about them would be great.
I also saw some of the goldfish with the big blown up cheeks, they were called bubble eyes at the shop. One of them might be interesting or a pearlscale. Oh and I did see some shubunkins which is good Smiley
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Hanna
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Re: Celestial Goldfish
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2010, 03:57:42 AM »

This Pet Goldfish site where our forum is you can find some info: Articles > Type of Goldfish > Celestial Goldfish.
Care level Medium, because of their poor eyesight, the eyes being on the top.

Shubunkins would be nice with Sunshine, or a deep red Comet
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Andrea
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Re: Celestial Goldfish
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2010, 05:45:40 AM »

Aw thanks Smiley
Why must I love all the slow moving, round goldfish Sad
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Mindemae
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Re: Celestial Goldfish
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2010, 07:54:41 AM »

Andrea,
Most slow moving celestials and bubble eyes do not have a dorsal fin and therefore would navigate very slowly around an aquarium and have extreme trouble finding their food because of hindered eyesight.  They are also not the easiest keeper of the goldfish world. Because of their large bubbles, bubble eyes can injure them quite easily.  The bubbles can grow back but it does risk infection or fungus. You cannot have a powerfilter with bubble eyes or any ornaments in your aquarium.  Even gravel would be a no-no since they rest on the bottom of the aquarium quite a bit.  Their bubbles around their eyes are delicate and heavy!!  Some get so big that they cannot get off the bottom of the tank and feeding them can become quite a challenge.  I would stick to a slim bodied fish or maybe if you have you heart set on an egg bodied shape then get a pretty fantail who can easily go after the food competively with your comet.
Incidently you should know that ALL breeds and varieties of goldfish will interbreed with each other. They are all from the same species, Carassius auratus.  All those exotic looking goldfish came from this first drabe olive colored wild carp!  So getting a celestial or bubble eye would not prevent spawning or babies from accidental breeding.
There are over 100 varieties of goldfish!  What we see in the petshops to buy is a very small example of all the different breeds!   Smiley
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Katarine
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Re: Celestial Goldfish
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2010, 11:20:33 AM »

I saw some celestials in the petstore XD Aw man I wanted one so bad.... I was like "oooohh pretty pretty.. I want it.. but.. no room:(" saw bubble eyes too, and pufferfish! Those guys are cute!~
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Re: Celestial Goldfish
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2010, 12:37:13 PM »

Yeah but aren't puffers marine/saltwater fish? Wink
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Katarine
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Re: Celestial Goldfish
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2010, 03:30:12 PM »

yea they are Smiley but they are too cute XD
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Andrea
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Re: Celestial Goldfish
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2010, 09:14:44 PM »

Thankyou so much Mindemae. That's exactly what I wanted to know. So it looks like for now celestials and bubble eyes are a no-no. Maybe one day I'll get a special tank for them and have a black moor and pearlscale in there too Smiley

I actually started researching them on the internet yesterday and read all these horror stories about their eyes popping out!! How horrible Sad

But omg! I never knew that about goldfish, I thought they'd only mate with the same type of goldfish. How silly of me seeing as different breeds of dogs, cats etc. can mate.

Maybe I will just get another comet seeing as I do love comets. I'll just search for a different colour one to sunshine. Or stick with the shubunkin. I don't mind in the end and I have a few months to decide Smiley

Thanks for all the advice once again.

Kat: I love puffer fish too! They are so **** cute, I just wanna hug one Tongue Though I don't think that would be a good idea and I'm not experience enough to have a saltwater tank yet.
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Re: Celestial Goldfish
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2010, 11:17:26 PM »

yea. Pufferfish are sweet little guys. my next tank will be saltwater. Smiley
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Re: Celestial Goldfish
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2010, 01:57:37 PM »

We saw these adorable little orandas in a pet shop not too long ago and thought about a second tank for them, as they'd probably get outswum by our shubunkins and comets.
Sometimes the right goldfish is worth the wait.  We ordered ours, but they didn't come in, so the manager at the store said we should get another type of fish instead.  We choose to wait and see what else came in, and we're glad we did!  Now we wouldn't give up our current fish for any others.  The moral of this story?  The right fishy friend is worth taking time to find.
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Re: Celestial Goldfish
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2010, 02:15:50 PM »

yea. I never have a specific breed in mind. When I picked up Tiger, I had no idea Comets and Orandas werent really compatible, as comets are so much faster XD but hey, it worked out in the end, they are best best friends and I wouldnt trade them for the world, and now that I have Obi, I love love love all my fishy friends XD
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Andrea
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Re: Celestial Goldfish
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2010, 09:00:11 PM »

Nicole: What type of goldfish did you have to order? I'm thinking of ordering a comet which isn't orange as all the ones at the fish shop are orange and Sunshine is orange so if I get a comet it would be nice to have a different coloured one Smiley
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Re: Celestial Goldfish
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2010, 05:27:44 AM »

Andrea, I thought Sunshine is more the yellowish bronzy golden, not the orange one.
We've seen some gorgeous bronze coloured comets, also a cream one and I love those with  the white body and  the red patch an their head too, ALL so cute.
But we cannot buy them if the shop has to keep them for us for more than 2 weeks. And we need a bit more to get the tank ready.

It is true Carassius auratus do interbreed.
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Andrea
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Re: Celestial Goldfish
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2010, 06:50:07 AM »

I'd said he is more a pale orange bronzy golden but I would like something quite different. An extreme orange one would be nice or any of the ones you mentioned, cream would be good Smiley
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Re: Celestial Goldfish
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2010, 12:24:23 PM »

lol id love a bigger tank... the 1000+ gallons would be AWESOME for me... but they are also 2000+$ that I cant afford Cry
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