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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 like the look, colors and size of the fish. you can keep it in a rather small tank but not too small.
I have a black moor and an calico oranda they seem to be getting on very well because this morning i saw them asleep next to each other
I live in Melbourne Australia and I have to say I love my orandas. they are just so pretty and delicate to watch. I have two large gold ones and one large black and white one living with eight young orandas of different colours in a 250 litre tank with every conceivable up to the minute gadget on it. they bring me much joy just to watch. I find it very soothing and I find feeding times fulfill my maternal yearnings.
I have 1 calico oranda goldfish in a 5 gallon tank with a black moor. They are both doing great. The oranda loves to nudge around the moor and eats like there is no tommorow. He comes to the surface where I can hand feed him. When he sees me he blows bubbles and gurgles water. So does the black moor. Funny eh?
I hope Misty has placed her Oranda in an aquarium or pond by now. If not it will not live long. Mine are 3 years old, happily living in a pond with koi and have reproduced once. The variety of colorations from this breeding has been amazing. Some may be part koi.
I have had my Oranda in a goldfish bowl for at least four months and he is doing great. I convinced my friend to get one as well. My fish Wonka is very sociable and blows bubbles at me when I feed him.
I never struggled with my Orandas after learning the basics with some simple fish (common golfish, commet goldfish, sarsa comets). The trick is to seriously UNDERSTOCK the tank. And do NOT keep these fish in a bowl. Understock the tank, or else you will end up with serious fin rot, and other related problems. Also, in my experience, they nibbled plants, but rejected blanched and not so lettuce and spinach. Just feed balanced flakes, with a once per week supplements.