Animal Stories - Oranda Goldfish

Animal-World Information about: Oranda Goldfish

The Oranda Goldfish is like a Veiltail Goldfish but with a bit shorter tail, and develops a hood similar to the Lionhead Goldfish!
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Brandon Taylor - 2013-01-02
I just bought a large oranda, I think he is about 2 years or older. He is about 5.5 inches and has a large wen. His wen covers his eyes and as much food as I have givin him I am concerned he isn't able to see the food and isn't eating. Any suggestions ? I'm using goldfish flakes. -thanks! :)

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alex rodriguez - 2013-01-01
is it normal for an oranda goldfish's wen to be bigger than the goldfish its self

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-01
    Yes it happens.  Every fish is different.
Sue Potter - 2012-09-13
My 2 Orandas share a 12'x14' x 5' deep pond with a 4' waterfall with 14 butterfly koi and 2 Ryunkins. We live in the Tacoma, WA area. Will they be able to survive the winter in hibernation with the koi?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-09-14
    Thet should be fine if the pond has movement and doesnt freeze solid.
  • lynn - 2012-11-12
    Orandas don't do well under 60 degrees
Micky - 2012-06-06
Hi. I read that oranda and black moor eat the plants. I would love that if they enjoy them and if they are not nocive to my gorgeous oranda , what kind of a plant should I have in my aquarium? I have a variety of plants and they don't touch them

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-06-06
    They will nibble on a variety of plants. Not all will eat plants however.
  • lynn - 2012-11-12
    java fern and java moss
Valerie Vanderberg - 2012-09-22
My Oranda Marlene is just plum crazy, she knows my voice and then does her happy dance all over the tank, I have walked up to the tank not saying a word, she quickly recognizes me and does her dance. She throws gravel at me, hates the tank themometer, knocks it all over and down, suffers from severe feeding love. However she is very orange and the color orange is slowly going down her large fantail. Her wen is raspberry red, but she is so orange. tank mates include fantail goldfish which is pinkish silver, friendly as well, 2 zebra angels. Much Joy in my tank.

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  • Kathy Webb - 2012-11-04
    My Oranda's tail is doing the same thing and I was hoping for an answer here. I guess I will be searching, this happened all of a sudden shortly after I bought my 2 baby fancy calico gold fish.
Anonymous - 2012-05-31
Ruchit - 2012-05-31
Hi guys I am starting a new setup. I have been to the local fish store. I am setting up a nice 4l 2b by 3h. I am planning to put a tank divider diividing it into 1/3 and 2/3 .. All fish will be juvinilles. The 2/3 will house 9 gold fish ( orandas, redcaps, blackmore) and a silver juvinile arrowana while the 1/3 I plan to keep a flower horn. The divider will be black and with plants hence the flower horn can't see the other fish . Will the arrowana get along with the gold fish . The bio filters will be state of the art and I plan to buy a 200 g tank after a yr and a half for when the arrowana and flower horn get real big.

Please advise if this is ok thanks ,I am a beginner so need help


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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-06-01
    Goldfish housed with other fish are usually a recipe for disaster. Goldfish produce high levels of amonia that most fish can not tolerate. ZGoldfish are coldwater fish and the others are not.
George Bee - 2012-10-18
My red oranda is about 3 years old. It has developed a fleshy protrusion on its body near the base of the tail. It is flesh color about the size of a pecan nut. It has not had any effect on the orandas activity. Can anyone help me on what this is? Thanks

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-18
    It could be a variety of things.  More of a description would help.  Could be a water quality issue or maybe parasites?  Start with the simple thing first and test your water.
Simon - 2010-09-18
The wen of my redcap oranda looks like its filling with water and growing heavy. My fish swims upside down or his head towards the bottom.
Have you seen this before? Any suggestions?

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  • katherine webb - 2012-08-28
    Mine just started doing this and with my experience with my betta fish it's swim bladder but I have not found an answer as of yet. His rear end is a bit clogged though, I am thinking if we get them to eat the inside of a frozen pea that may do the trick.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-08-29
    Could be constipated.  try some vegetables. peas work great!
Dan - 2012-08-25
My sister just bought 1 oranda and 1 red cap oranda and the normal oranda has developed blackening around its dorsal fin and gills. Also the both have become lethargic. We think the aquarium filter is a bit powerful but we havent had the time to replace it. *the normal oranda was orange and white originally and has developed the blackening over the past few days. Please help as we dont know what to do!!!

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-08-25
    Could be a bacterial issue.  Easily treated with medications if that is it.
  • Toni - 2012-08-25
    Hi Dan..When we got our oranda 2 years ago he was 80% black w a little bit of orange and over the course of a year he lost all of his black and became completely orange. Just recently he started turning black again. So I think your fish is just getting his black color again. RE them being lethargic...try giving frozen blood worms. It will help them poop. When I give mine only the pellets he seams to get lethargic and swim bladder. As soon as I give him the blood worms he 'process' it pretty fast and has a lot more energy. Hope this helps and good luck!
joydeep de dhara - 2012-04-10
I am a breeder of gold fish,carp,angel etc.and also supplyer of this type of fish. If any body want to bulk purchase of this fish then contact with me.....

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  • Randall King - 2012-04-15
    I am interested in purchase of small bulk mix of orandas...
  • Marco Arida - 2012-06-01
    Would like your price on different fancy orandas
  • lakshman - 2012-07-06
    I am interested in breeding gold fishes. I am from india i have bred them but I would like to know the feed for them without giving them live food.  Any other dry food and how to make them look plumpy and grow fast.  Hope to get some help from you as a hobbyist
  • Randall - 2012-08-04
    If you are abreeder of orandas I would like to have a price list.