Animal Stories - Redcap Oranda Goldfish

Animal-World Information about: Redcap Oranda Goldfish

This pretty little goldfish, the Redcap Oranda Goldfish is totally white except for its cherry red hood!
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Anonymous - 2012-09-12
I was thinking of getting a red cap in a 105 L tank will it grow the 18 cm? and can i have two in full size?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-09-17
    You can defiinitely keep one, but with two you will need to get a bigger tank when they grow.
adarsh - 2012-05-26
i have a oranda redcap, i think he is male, bcoz bigger hood,long and double telfin, but a problem his hood is bigger and covered both eye so he can't see anything plz suggest what can i do for his big hood. Plz send email on

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  • Valarie - 2012-10-20
    If your oranda's wen is still covering his eyes you need to trim it. There are several sites that demo how to do it. I trimmed my males wen in the summer and he is able to see and eat perfectly now. I used clove oil to sedate him-5-10 drops/ gallon of holding water tank with an bubble stone for 10 min. Then removed him to a wet soft towel and trimmed one side of his wen with sharp hair trimming scissors. The wen cuts easily but make sure you watch his eyes, so they are not injured while trimming his wen. I placed him back in the aerated water after a few min to reoxygenate him. After the trimming I held him in his tank until he woke up able 5 min making sure he was in breathing.
Li Na - 2012-08-24
I have 2 Redcap Orandas and the first 2 days I got them they were healthy but after a few more days they didn't eat their food. Someone told me it was probably because of the water, so I changed the water and added conditioner. But they still wouldn't eat their food(which is like tiny round brown stuff). They don't swim much, all they do is stay in one place.

chloe - 2012-04-19
I have 2 red cap oranda fish and others but I was just wondering if any one could tell me do they get white lumps on their head and were do they lay their eggs under water or on the side of the tank? How big are the eggs when first laid? I think they have only been there a sort time. What should the eggs look like?

Joselyne - 2012-02-14
Hi guys!! i just got a redcap oranda goldfish today for valentines day. It's really cute but I have other gold fishes that are bigger than him. I also got the eye black moor or goldfish ((dont remmeber the name)) but they are small too. Should I take the 'babies' out till they are big or leave them with the other bigger goldfishes??

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-02-15
    Hello Joselyne. Goldfish are usually not aggressive towards each other if there is enough room for them. May be a little fin nipping but that is usually it. Should be fine; just keep an eye on them and remember to properly get the new fish use to the water in the tank.
tulsi - 2012-01-09
I had 2 red cap oranda but after few months one fish died. now the other fish has layed eggs in the tank. Pls help me how to take care of it and do I have to keep another red cap oranda with this one which I have and how do I have to keep the tank clean for the fish and its eggs??? Pls do guide me on this???

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-20
    The parent will eat the eggs, you need to remove her. For info to help care for the eggs and fry see Goldfish breeding
saurav - 2011-08-21
I have two red capped oranda fishes so how to feed them? I love them so much that don't want them to die so what types of food should I give to them? Please tell me my email id is send me email on this topic.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-22
    Here is your link regarding care of the Oranda - The article is from Animal World and I believe it will cover all your concerns. If you have any other questions - just write back. OK?
Masood Anwar - 2011-02-15
I've got a huge female flower horn fish.....I want to know what is the procedure for breeding and mating?

Lauren - 2008-02-01
I have a red cap oranda name Lucky. He is huge and constantly swims upside down which I always thought was strange. But apparently it is normal for his breed. He also wants to be fed at least five times a day!

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  • manni - 2010-05-25
    It's not normal for a fish to swim upside down. The fish has a bladder problem you must not feed it 5 times a day give it a green pea once a day or dnt feed it for 3 days to sort the problem or you can get medication from the pet shop please look after lucky.
  • chris - 2010-09-10
    Hi we have 5 large orandas and they often swim upside down always have and always will do, they're not sick it's just how they get out of tight spots. I feed them peas every now and again and always use sinking food once a day and brine shrimp once a week and about once a month I starve them for a day helps them clean out their digestive system so I'm told.
  • Victoria - 2011-01-23
    Lauren, My red cap had the same problem and I found the solution. Give them peas... buy frozen peas, thaw in water enough to remove the skin from the pea, cut into 4ths and feed it to them. My fish loves the peas and it completely healed him of this. Apparently they take in air when they eat so floating food is not good for them. I use pellets for goldfish, and if he starts to tilt again I just give him the peas, he is upright by nightfall!
  • Tina - 2011-04-06
    I am taking care of my friends Orandas, and he has one male red Oranda that has been swimming upside down for several months now. He is very healthy, active, happy and in perfect condition other than swimming upside down. His hood has grown to pretty much totally cover his eyes so I'm wondering if that may be part of the problem?
    His diet is peas every day with a bit of sinking pellets. The peas havenn't cured anything, but he loves to eat them. He is fed once a day.

    Any ideas?
  • Sydney - 2011-06-12
  • cheyenne - 2011-07-07
    You shouldn't feed your fish that many times as it can cause water quality to be poor, even for goldfish. Goldfish are always browsing around for food no matter how many times they are being fed. As for the swiming upside down thing, it it is more than likely swim bladder that is caused by him nibbling at the surface of the water for food, all of this air being swallowed, it causes his belly to float, and swimming with his head down. This can be reversed by presoaking you fish food befor you put it in the tank even if it is sinking food because fish will go for it befor it sinks. You can also feed him skined peas preferably frozen, not caned.
Aaron Bolden - 2011-03-05
I just purchased 3 redcap oranda goldfish and I have one white and red one and two totally orange ones but my question is how is the a green red cap oranda goldfish at the petstore weird I know but just wondering how or why it's green and also any fish tank things I should put in there for them?