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The Lionhead Goldfish develops a fleshy growth that looks somewhat like a lion's mane... hence the name "Lionhead"!
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I was in my local pet shop today, buying a new pearlscale goldfish and I noticed for the first time how cute lionheads are, and now I really want one! However I was wondering, what are good tank mates for them? From what I can gather from other comments, they seem like pretty aggressive fish! Any replies would be great :)
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Fishes such as koi, comet goldfishes etc which are fast moving are not good companions for the lion head....by the way lion heads are not aggressive..... :)
They are the most gentle goldfish of the three types (I kept Ruykin, Lion Head and Oranda before). Don't be intimidated by their active-ness. If I have a choice I would keep only 2 types: Lion Head and oranda. Ruykin is the most aggressive of the three.
I have two Lion Heads, Einstein and Frills. Einstein is getting huge. He is so amusing to watch. Sometimes I think he's dead. He will lay on the bottom upside down, always in the same position and always in the same place in the tank. I think it's his bedroom. Sometimes Einy just floats around the tank and yes sometimes on his back. I wonder if that is reason for concern. He's about 6 inches long now. Frills is only about 4 inches. When it's feeding time I tap the food container on the rim of the tank and poof they are both there instantly. They share their tank with a bubble-eyed black goldfish - Azeem. I have had loads of fish tanks, usually two going at once, but I have to say my lion heads are by far my favorite!
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How hard are lionheads to take care of? I mean I want one but is a 10gal tank ok?
I have 2 Lion Heads in a 40 gallon breeder tank and they love it. They are about 2 inches.
I have 2 lionhead goldfish, Azeem and Dorama. They are the most interesting fish. I got them at wal-mart. After falling in love with them I went to get them on thanksgiving day. They are now living in a 10 gal tank and I am getting a 20 gallon for them. They live with 2 snails, Zeus and Hades. I love this website and goldfish.
I have had a lionhead goldfish now for about 6 years. When I got her she was two inches long and brown, now she is 8 inches long and a gold-orange. She also developed what looked like telescope eye and everybody was telling me she was sick with pop-eye... but both of her eyes are popped out now for 4 years and she seems very healthy and she seems to just keep growing! Also, now that she's big, I have to be careful what I put in with her. If it's not bigger than her mouth, she will eat it. The only thing that can live with her is a comet goldfish that survived being eaten out of 15. The comet is now about 4-5 inches long. I've been thinking about selling my lionhead but can't seem to find a place that has a pricing scale.
I have two lionheads. They live with 2 orandas, a telescope, a black moor, 2 pearlscales, and a ryukin in a 90 gallon tank. They are really sweet fish and are full of personality.
Kim Parker: Lionheads with dorsal fins are called orandas.
Animal-World: Lionheads and ranchu are 2 seperate breeds.
I have read two articles on lionheads and both have said there is no dorsal fin and they are very delicate and not for beginners. Yet mine has a dorsal fin and is the least bit delicate. It is very spunky and active, pretty much the bully of the tank.
I was in PetSmart shopping for my dog and parakeets went passing the fish area I saw a lionhead chasing another lionhead ruthlessly. I felt sorry for the one being chased so I bought it. I have had tropicals so I had no fear to take on his care. Nemo has been a great fish. I have to watch his diet because he likes to eat way too much. I found a excellent brand of goldfish food made in Canada. He is a good choice, glad I was in the right place and the right time.
when I got this fish, I had a bad gut feeling. And, of course, my gut feeling was just a sign of bad things to come. I paid 79.00$ for it and was not worth it. Oh, no, don't get me wrong, I still have the beautiful darn fish, but it aggressively attacked all my other prized fish as soon as I dropped it in the tank. The results, a mess that I had to clean up. So before you even consider buying one of these little terrorists, just reconize all of the other fish's lives are over if you do. Also, watch your fingers when feeding it if you still want to get your five finger discount at your local convience store.
I have a Lionhead goldfish named Bubbles, and I don't know how old she is but I have had her for about 1 month and I absolutely adore and love her to pieces!!!! She thinks that she is a little piggy because all she wants to do is EAT! She is about 2.5 inches long, but I can't wait till she gets bigger!! :-)