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Grosvenor Tropicals fully endorsees the OATA's policy on the humane  treatment of livestock. We may refuse any sale where we believe that a customer cannot provide a suitable environment for care of that species.

We do not supply Goldfish for use as prizes at Fetes, Fun Fairs or other events.

Celestial

Know as the Stargazer by the Chinese, who are believed to have developed it in the later part of the nineteenth century, somewhere around 1870. During this time its eyes were at least partially mobile. Then in the early 1900’s the Japanese further developed it, and through selective breeding the result was a goldfish whose eyes were permanently locked in an upward position. To the Japanese it is known as the Deme-Ranchu…

The Celestial is one of the more rounded or egg-shaped Goldfish, and like the Ranchu and Lionheads, lacks a Dorsal Fin. Its swimming ability is cumbersome because of its rounded body, and further diminished by the lack of a stabilizing dorsal fin All in all, a rather delicate fish and is not recommended for beginners.

Best kept with tank mates who are similarly handicapped such as Bubble Eyes, Telescopes and Lionheads. It won't win any races, but if kept with other slow-moving varieties the Celestial Eye Goldfish should get plenty to eat and do well. Like many fancy Goldfish, they can grow to 6" - 8" and likes slightly warmer temperatures, 70°F - 75°F is ideal. Best fed on sinking food, as gulping air when trying to eat floating flake food can upset their balance. This can cause them to float upside down until they manage to get rid of the trapped air in their stomach

 

Celestial Eye or Stargazer Goldfish