Animal Stories - Bubble Eye Goldfish


Animal-World Information about: Bubble Eye Goldfish

The Bubble Eye Goldfish has big bubbles on the side of its head, which give it a truly bizarre appearance! 
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Anthony - 2010-08-04
I have a bubble fish in a 10 gal tank with two goldfish I got at the fair, a dragonfish and an albino and regular red-tailed shark, and it does just fine. In fact it eats the most out of all of the fish in the tank, haha.

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honeybee61019 - 2010-07-13
I recently bought a bubble-eye and an Oranda, they are together in the bowl, but they are constantly at the top of the bowl opening their mouths and making bubble noises. I read here to fill the bowl half way as opposed to full due to surface area. Please any and all suggestions.

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Stephan - 2010-04-15
Hi, I just recently bought a bubble eye. One bubble got stuck in the filter intake. It is all shriveled up. Will it grow back and if so how long on average?

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  • Alicia Hill - 2010-06-26
    Hey , I have had my bubble eye fish for a while and I named it cheeky. Today I saw him near the filter and he was stuck both cheeks! My dad pulled one out and eventually the second one out. Will he be okay? My other fishes were pushing him back up as he was going down. Will he live?
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Maria - 2010-04-05
What happens when your bubble eyed goldfish bubble cheeks are deflated and white??

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  • bob - 2010-06-22
    The fish wo't die from the popped bubble if you have a clean tank it will die from a ich a parasite which makes the white spot.
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Katie Cope - 2010-05-20
Our bubble eye goldfish sometimes swims upside down. He looks like he is just a little top heavy. He does surface to the top and eats well. We are not sure if it is a characteristic or a sick fish. We did take him in and were told to put an antibiotic in the water. It does seem to help but about every two weeks, he will start swimming upside down again....

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Sarah - 2010-04-06
My bubble eye is named bubbles. He lives with a telescope and a black moor goldfish. He just avoids the filter.

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Amanda - 2010-04-06
I've had my bubble-eye for 19 days. He likes to make bubbles at the water level by floating vertically, sometimes propelling himself to move around. Recently, I've noticed that there are white translucent strings floating in the bowl as well as 2 strings that are attached to the water surface (a white string with a circular "head" - the "head" is attached to the water surface. My goldfish ate the longer one which looked almost veined! As well, he's been eating his poop which is orange in color.

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robert k - 2010-03-29
One of my bubble eye gold fish has very fat sacks and seems to be troubled by this,the fish always floats to top of tank upside down,what can I do to help my fish?

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debbie - 2010-03-25
My bubble eye has recently changed colors. It started out black and has changed to orange. Is that normal or should I be concerned?

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-03-27
    It can be normal for goldfish to change color. Goldfish available today are the result of much development (crossings) for color, body shape, fin style, eyes, and so on. Unless your fish is getting dull in color, color change is a genetic thing. A dulling of their coloration can indicate a sick fish.

    Color in goldfish is determined by which pigments and how many are in the cells. Another factor is whether the pigment is grouped inside the cell or is spaced throughout. Goldfish can change color as they mature.
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lisa - 2010-03-14
I just purchased two bubble eye goldfish. One did not last through the night. The other one swims around a lot, but spends a lot of time at the top of the bowl blowing into the air. Is this a sign that he/she is not getting enough oxygen?

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-03-15
    It sounds like it could be a lack of oxygen indeed. Use something that will increase water movement at the surface. A bubbler or a powerhead attached to an undergravel filter should work. Also, it may be that the biological filter has not cycled (how old is the aquarium?) and there is a build up of ammonia or nitrite. Do you have any kind of filter? For information on cycling see Cycling Your Aquarium
  • sidney - 2010-04-11
    ''my fish did the same thing but both died,it is a lack of oxygen what we bought was a bubble blower for my next two fish they've been alive for at least two weeks.''
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