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Two bubble eye goldfish stare outside their aquarium.
January 19, 2009

Bubble Eye Goldfish, United States

Oriental apparition, the extraordinary bubble eye wears marble-size, fluid-filled eye sacs like water wings. The breed is only one in a gallery of bizarre variations of the common goldfish. Developed over ten centuries by Oriental breeders, this living art of the East today attracts growing numbers of Western aquarists.

(Photo shot on assignment for "Those Outlandish Goldfish!" April 1973, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by Paul A. Zahl

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