a variety of goldfish. The body measures approximately 12 cm in length. The eyes are protuberant and of different sizes and shapes. The tail fin is large and plumelike. Telescope goldfish may be scaly or scaleless. Scaly varieties are velvet black; one variety has ruby eyes. Scaleless varieties may be monochrome (red or white) or mottled with small varicolored spots against a light background. The telescope goldfish is a popular aquarium fish.
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Il’in, M. N. Akvariumnoe rybovodstvo. Moscow, 1968.