Dragon_eye wrote:just as all goldfish are fish, but not all fish are goldfish. I feel the same about telescope eye and dragon eye goldfish.
telescope eyes just mean they protrude from the head. globe eyes mean they protrude more like a globe than a common telescope.
dragon eyes should look like the eye of a dragon. why else would you call them that?
Hi Dragon_eye, i wish i can tell you that 'dragon eye' goldfish actually mean something unique. BUT the fact (in my contact), dragon is just a term used by the Chinese for protruding eye goldfish, while the American uses the term 'telescope' and the British uses 'Globe'.
However, the quantity of the eye shape, colour and more importantly health are a 'lost' appreciation art.
The iris has nothing to do with the term 'dragon eye', but it shows alot whether the fish has a pair of health eyes or not, which is one main way of determining the quality of the fish.
This is just what i learned. Please do feel free to share your thoughts, we can learn from all these questions. Thanks.