Telescope Eye Goldfish (Carassius auratus)

Telescope Eye Goldfish (Carassius auratus) by anghong GNU Free Documentation License 20/11/2013
Telescope eye Goldfish by Fanghong

The telescope eye, demekin, or moor is a fancy goldfish characterized by its protruding eyes. It is also known as globe eye or dragon eye goldfish.


Except for its enlarged projecting eyes, the demekin is similar to the ryukin. It has a deep body and long flowing fins. Demekins are available in red, red-and-white, calico, black-and-white, chocolate, blue, lavender, chocolate-and-blue and black coloration. They may either have metallic or nacreous scales. Telescope eyes can grow quite large


Black demekins are also referred to as moors such as the black moor and the panda moor.

Special care

Due to the telescope eye's poor vision, it should not be mixed with more active goldfish varieties, and should not be housed in an aquarium with sharp or pointed objects.