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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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Shrek is my 8 month-old red cap oranda and Fiona is my 5 month-old calico oranda. Love them completely and they add joy to my day. I call them my sharks because they eat like pigs! Everyone comments on how big they are but I tell them they're just healthy, beautiful fish. I have them in a 20 gallon tank with aeration and a power filter but I'm considering going bigger.
Hi, I have a "4 inch oranda she has a orange head and a black body. Her name is Tweety. She is a very happy fish and is always dancing and kissing the aquarium. Her head is so big that she can't get the food on the top of the water, she has to wait until it starts falling down. My dad says we pay more attention to the fish than we do to him. Isn't that funny. Tweety has a great personality and every time I see her she makes me feel happy and that I'm so lucky to have her and her to have me.
I have a 5 yea old oranda named Mask. He is active, not shy and doesn't mind my 7 small fair goldfish. I think he is ready to spawn since it is spring so I want to get him a nice female. His favorite food is blood worms but he only gets that twice a week. Every day I feed him Wardly's Gourmet flakes, and he seems to like it. I would not recommend using gravel because one time he had a piece of gravel stuck in his mouth and i had to use a tooth pick to get it out. Marbles are a good alternative to gravel. He is very hardy and I would recommend an oranda to anyone.
I just bought my first Oranda yesterday. He is 3 inch long calico,
real cute. Seems very shy around my other goldfish. I have a 700 gal. pond. I worry about him because my other goldfish are bullying him constantly. He runs and hides. Oh well, I hope he does ok.
Goldfish, especially orandas and commons, two of the largest growing goldies are huge waste factories. they make a lot of ammonia. therefore you should only have 1 fancy goldfish per 10 gallons(20 for commons) and have a power filter not an underground filter. airstones also help a lot. Weekly water changes are also a must for healthy goldies. Goldies love a varied diet, anything from english peas (frozen not canned) to brine shrimp with a high protein staple food as well. Flakes are not a good idea for goldies because they take in air as they eat them and could develop swim bladder problems. sinking food is the best.
I have two Orandas, one red and one white. I call them Lenny and Carl. They have been alive for quite some time in a small tank, longer than almost any other fish I have kept. I find that they are quite hardy, and don't mind when I switch them to a different tank to clean theirs. They also do not bother my other fish, and can go several days without feed (but don't starve the poor things!). I highly recommend them for the beginner fishkeeper.
I bought an Oranda goldfish last night, and I call her Daisy (although i think SHE is a HE because of the white prickles on her head) but thats ok. I hope to have her for a very long time, because she is my new friend! She is beautiful and a lot of people seem to think she is adorable.
I have an oranda goldfish, his\her name is Goldie. I got her just two days ago along with a Black moor named Blackie. They are now the best of friends.
I HAVE KEPT ORANDAS FOR YEARS. I HAVE FOUND ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IS PROPER FILTRATION. THEY NEED LOTS OF AIR MOVEMENT IN THE TANK AND LOTS OF ROOM. I ALLOW 10 GALLONS OF TANK FOR EACH 3 INCH BODY OF FISH, THAT GIVES THEM ROOM TO GROW AND ROOM FOR THEIR TAILS.I FOUND IF I USE LESS SPACE THE TAILS TEND TO BE CLAMPED WITH LESS FLOW
I purchased one oranda two years ago. At the time, I didn't know anything about them, except that he caught my eye as I went by the tank at the pet store because he was beautifully marked and seemed to be asking to go home with me. He was about two inches long and is now about 8 to 10 inches from nose to end of tail. His tank is right by the end of our sofa and if I don't feed him before I sit down for the news he comes to the end of his tank and stares at me with his nose right on the glass. He does many funny things and I love him a lot. My son has named him Fat Eddy.