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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 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.
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.