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Title: Goldfish breeds and other aquarium fishes, their care and propagation : a guide to freshwater and marine aquaria, their fauna, flora and management. With 280 explanatory illustrations, printed with the text
Year: 1908 (1900s)
Authors: Wolf, Herman Theodore, 1855-
Subjects: Aquariums Goldfish
Publisher: Philadelphia : Innes & sons
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries
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ue on the back and sides, the wholefish having a metallic lustre. Those seen or owned by the author aretransparently scaled, with a velvety, ultra-marine blue color on the back,reddish-blue transparent lower sides and a blue-white or greyish abdo-men, with a dark bluish-brown or black dorsal fin, white or grey lowerfins and dusky-grey or brownish double tail. The eyeballs are promi-nent and of a blue color, the whole color tone being bluish and bluish brownwith local tones of pinkish blue and bluish-white. This is a handsome Chinese goldfish and is greatly admired. Theauthor has never seen one sufficiently perfect to serve as a type. Thecolors are best seen when the fish is viewed in a strong light, together withbrilliantly colored goldfishes. THE CHINESE CELESTIAL TELESCOPE GOLDFISH Carassius, auratus, var. chinesis uranoscopus. Figs. 28 and 29 The most curious of the highly bred Oriental goldfishes is the Celes-tial Telescope or Stargazer. This fish has an extremely shortened snout,
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FIG. 28— Chinese Celestial Telescope GoldfishCarassius auratus, var. chinensis uranoscopus. Dorsal view. Two-thirds life size 60 GOLDFISH BRFKDS with the large spheroidal projecting eyes, having very small irides, turnedupward over the head, so that the gaze of the fish is always directed to thesurface. Its eyesight is very defective. The dorsal fin has been entirelyeliminated, as the scales are evenly imbricated over the back and sides.The body is egg-shaped, very tapering at the tail. The fins are broadand pendant, and the tail is carried at a slight downward angle and verywidely spread to maintain the balance of the fish. Its movements areslow and languid. Due to its fixed upward gaze, the fish has acquired thehabit of carrying its body at an angle, with the snout and eyes usually thehighest points of the plane. European authorities depict this fish as dolphin-tailed, andwithout anal fins.These would not be ashighly prized by Amer-ican fanciers. It is stated that thisfish is bred
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