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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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I have 3 Red Cap Orandas, Pompadour and the Gold Dust twins, Mopsie and Bopsie. They share the tank with Cocoa a Chocolate Oranda and Diamond a pure white Oranda. Diamond is a baby; however, she is growing very quickly. The Gold Dust twins are the largest. They are about 5 inches and very round. Cocoa is the longest but he is slender. He is almost 6 inches long including his tail.
There is also a comet named Dreamsicle that was purchased as a feeder for my clown knifes. My fish are vegan. Dreamsicle is huge. She was my first goldfish. Goldie and Shubu are her companions. As I developed a liking for goldfish I began looking for specific characteristics. I want one more Oranda I once saw a light golden oranda.
I love watching them. They enjoy watching me too. The tank is next to a futon. When I sit down they come and watch me. They are so cool and social. I truly enjoy my goldfish tank.
I have a 60 gal; tropical tank. The knifes are cool, I have frogs, a Bichor and a few other fish. The Gold Dust twins were originally in the tropical tank. I took them out because they like prefer cooler water. The tropical tank is no where as enjoyable as my gold fish. And yes, everyone is right, these guys are piggies. They love to eat. Very cool, fast growing fish.
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Sioux Cook -
Unbelievable! You found an all-white Oranda. >>>jealous<<< I'm searching for one, but it is like hunting a unicorn. Where did you find your Diamond?
I'd really like to know. Thanks! Sioux
I am having a problem, my black moore and my algae eater are eating my orandas top of its head, I have no other tank to put her in, what can I do for it and is it gonna die because of this somebody please help, I love this fish.
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If they continue to bite at the fish it will cause damage and stress, and it could die. You could try adding more hiding places like aquarium plants, and see if that solves the problem. If not, removing either the fish being attacked or the attackers will probably be the only way you can save it.
Hi, I'm new to this site, but went through this years ago. It shouldn't be a territory problem as you don't have that many fish for competition? Possibly put unsharp driftwood (presoaked or weighted so they won't take 100 years to sink to the bottom) Many varieties of plecos need wood to help in digestion.) Thus, your pleco may be looking for alternatives. You do need to give the fish a good diet of flake food everyday, ( just what they eat in a couple of mins) Oranda appear to beg, but you must ignor this or they will grow to fast and get health problems. I feed mine twice daily. Morning and night. Make sure your pleco is getting algae of some type. Algae wafers are wonderul. You can break the tablet up into tiny pieces as to not have waste pile up. Just what eat eats after the lights are out. Shrimp pellets the same thing. All plecos eat differently. I blanch zuchini ( dark green) skin on the stove in a bit of water, boil just to soften, so they will sink) Most plecos love this, so don't. You must hurry and try some other thngs, or you will lose your Oranda to baterial infection if they keep picking on her. Hope this helps. Jan
I have a 1000 gal pond in my back yard. With 4 Koi (huge) 5 feeder gold fish that have gotten (huge).They're about 7 years old , 3 years ago I got an oranda it has grown a lot , but his or her head has gotten so big I dont think he can see . I can't see his eyes anymore. He eats sometimes, but has a hard time finding the food. Does anyone have one like this?
My oranda goldfish is very big. It is about 1 year old. It is always laying on the bottem of my tank, why is that?
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Make sure you have a large enough tank with adequate filtration and aeration. Keep in mind that full grown, your fish could require a 59 gallon tank!
I have a Oranda (Red head) white body. I just discovered she has three small clear like bubbles that have come out on her head. Does anyone know what this is and how I should treat it? Thanks Cheryl
I currently have a 7-inch long chocolate oranda. Though he is mostly docile and friendly with my several other goldfish, I'm pretty sure he's eaten a plecostomous before and my latest bottom feeder went AWOL recently. When I got him a year and a half ago he was less than 3 inches long, so within the right aquarium environment almost anything is possible...just make sure your tank has a fail-safe place for your bottom feeders to hide or they might be lunch for your oranda.
Last night I got a small red cap oranda. It is very small but it loves to be with the other fish. I have a 20 gallon fish tank with about 15 fish in it. I have a huge variety of fish going from tropical serpae tetras all the way to sarasa goldfish. I have never had a problem with my fish. They get along perfectly. I noticed that the first fish that my oranda went to was my small black moor. My black moors and orandas have gotten along very well as if being best friends.
I WOULD RECOMMEND: I would recommend having black moors with your orandas. They seem to be best friends. GOOD LUCK!
I have 2 orandas, Ozzy (a red with tiger stripes) and Tila (calico). They live with 7 other fancies (2 pearlscales, 2 lionheads, 1 black moor, 1 telescope, and 1 ryukin) in a 90 gallon tank. Orandas are the kings of the tank and like other fancy goldfish they should be allowed at least 10 gallons per fish in order to get big and stay healthy. My goldfish have very adorable personalities and are very fun pets (a different kind of fun than a dog, cat, or rabbit).
I have a redheaded oranda that I call 'Yammie' because the color of its head looks like a red yamika. He's so funny to watch and he's got some appetite. I had to separate him from another fantailed goldfish because of the fact that he was eating the other fishes food!
I must say this is the best reference site for fish I have ever seen. The information is easy to read and understand, and you have a great range of pictures. On this page though, the Oranda appears to be a baby telescope eye!! I think you might want to change that!