Black Moors to 7cm
The black telescope is a black variant of telescope goldfish that has a characteristic pair of protruding eyes. Black telescopes are commonly known as Blackamoors, black moors or just moors, a reference to the black North African Muslim inhabitants of Al-Andalus.
Black telescope are telescope goldfish, and can appear in red, red-and-white, calico, black-and-white, chocolate, brown, blue, bronze, lavender and chocolate-and-blue, tricolored, and black coloration. Black-and-white moors are known as panda telescopes.
It was once theorised that blackness in goldfish is only exhibited by the telescope-eyed goldfish and that the black color is only a permanent fixture with telescope eye goldfish. However, with the recent entry of black lionheads, black orandas, black pearlscales and black hibunas, this view is no longer true.
In fact, black telescope do sometimes throw normal-eye offsprings, and they are black also. However, they are often culled as they do not conform to the telescope eye feature for the Moor variety.
In 1941, Moscow aquarist P. Andrianov, bred a kind of black telescope with a ruby-red eyes.
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