I got a new butterfly telescope goldfish from Dandy Orandas four weeks ago. I always peruse the weekly auction just looking to see if there’s anything that catches my eye that I just “have to have”. What I look for in the ideal butterfly telescope is a nice tail that has a good horizontal spread and looks like the outspread wings of a butterfly when viewed from above. This can be hard to tell on the Dandy Orandas auction listings, since the fish are almost always photographed from the side only. But after many years of studying butterfly telescopes, after a certain point you can tell just by looking at the side view what the tail will look like from above. I also look for a nice tall, round body with an almost ryukin-like hump, and eyes that are not too big (a little on the small side is preferred actually) and symmetrical in size. There aren’t too many butterfly telescopes available in the United States that meet my standards, so when one comes along, it’s very tempting indeed… 😉 About four weeks ago, I purchased a beautiful black butterfly telescope from Dandy Orandas that has perfect form! Watch the video below to see me unboxing the new fish and adding her to the quarantine tank. Make sure you stay tuned until the end of the video because I’m also doing a subscriber giveaway!
Giveaway Rules & How to Enter
-You must be at least 18 years old to enter, or have prior permission from your parent/guardian.
-You must be subscribed to Solid Gold Aquatics (that’s me!) on YouTube.
-There will be two winners: one within the United States and one International. The US winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Dandy Orandas. The International winner will receive a set of 9 adorable goldfish figurines.
-To enter, you must leave a comment in the YouTube comments section for this video (only one comment allowed per person) letting me know whether you live within the US or you’re International.
-Check back here on my blog on Tuesday, January 24th to see who won!