Goldfish - Water Eyes
All you wanted to know about the Goldfish - Water Eyes. She is also called shuigon or bubble eyes.
The body of the fish is round - ovoid in shape, the adult reaches 18 cm in length. Water eyes somewhat resemble stargazers, only the eyes of this breed are much larger. They are convex, nearby are bubbles filled with liquid. Shuigon's eyes begin to grow from about 4 months of age. Fins are paired, with the exception of the fin on the back, which is absent. The tail does not fall down, bifurcated. Anal is also bifurcated. The back is not high, the head gently passes into the dorsal profile. The color of the water eyes is different, but silver individuals with a reddish tint to the head are considered to be especially valuable.
But did you know that ... (interesting things about water eyes):
- The first mention of a goldfish in China dates back to 968-975.
- The breed of water eyes was bred in China as a result of the crossing of a goldfish and silver Chinese crucian carp.
- Despite the fact that the thin-walled eye vesicles of this breed are extremely fragile, they recover within a month after damage.
- With the help of special feed additives, it is possible to improve the natural color of the fish.
As you know, all the goldfish have a "brutal" appetite. They eat absolutely everything that is in their field of vision. The diet of your pets should contain vegetable and live food in equal proportions. Despite the extreme gluttony of the water eyes, they should not be overfed. Adult water eyes should be fed no more than 2 times a day. Optimal - morning and evening. The duration of feeding should not exceed 20 minutes. Remaining undernourished food after this time is removed.
Maintenance and care
An aquarium for keeping one fish should be at least 50 liters in volume. From this calculation, 5-6 water eyes can be kept in a two-liter tank, however, with an increase in water volumes and the number of inhabitants, you need to take care of good aeration of the water. Shuigons' favorite pastime is to dig in the ground, so when choosing a filler, stop your choice on coarse sand or pebbles. So it will be more difficult for the fish to dig it out and scatter it in different directions. The next important point is the presence of aquarium vegetation. Choosing it, it is necessary to take into account the ability of bubble eyes to spoil delicate vegetation as soon as possible. For this reason, in an aquarium that contains goldfish of this breed, it is best to plant plants with hardy and tenacious roots and hard leaves. Most suitable elodea, egg capsule or sagittarius. By the way, Elodea is the most hardy plant from the list. Since the most vulnerable place in shuigons is the eyes, or rather, the bubble-shaped invitation bags, it is necessary to carefully and selectively treat the design of the aquarium. It is unacceptable to decorate an aquarium with snags or sharp stones, and plants with sharp leaves are also undesirable. It is advisable to use natural lighting in the aquarium. When installing the tank, select the brightest place in the home. All breeds of goldfish, as well as other aquarium inhabitants, prefer good aeration and filtration. Do not forget to timely change the water in the aquarium to get rid of the settling particles of garbage.
Shuigons become sexually mature at the age of one. The preparatory stage for spawning is the same for them as for all representatives of the cyprinid family. Spawning is located in the center of the aquarium. The initial temperature of the water should be about 24 degrees Celsius. A gradual increase in temperature by 5-7 degrees will stimulate the activity of manufacturers. One male requires 2 males. During the spawning period, the female is capable of throwing from 2 to 10 thousand eggs. At the end of the spawning period, pets are removed from the spawning. The larva appears after about 48 hours. On the 5th day, the fry are already able to swim. When selecting feed, the best option would be "live dust".