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Redcap Oranda Goldfish
This pretty little goldfish, the Redcap Oranda Goldfish is totally white except for its cherry red hood!
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I HAVE 7 FULLY GROWN ORANDAS. BEAUTIFUL TO WATCH BUT HARD TO KEEP FOR BEGINNERS. IF YOU DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT THEM, YOU MUST KEEP A CONSTANT WATCH ON YOUR TANK AND LOOK OUT FOR FUNGUS, ETC,. DONT TRY AND BE KIND AND FEED THEM TOO MUCH BECAUSE THEY WILL EAT THEMSELVES TO DEATH. A COUPLE OF MINE WHICH I PAID $185.00 AND THE OTHER $230.00 AU, ARE FULLY GROWN AND GREAT BREEDERS. THEY LOOK HEAD ON LIKE FAT CHEEKED SPARROWS WITH BOOF HEADS. IF YOU HAVE TIME AND PATIENCE THEY ARE A BEAUTIFUL FISH. THEY ARE EASILY DAMAGED AND PRONED TO DISEASES IF YOU AREN'T CAREFUL, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY YOU WONT LOOK BACK, SO RELAXING TO WATCH ENJOY. PUTLANDK PS KEEP AN EYE ON FUNGUS AND AMMONIA LEVELS. THEY MAKE A LOT OF WASTE AND WHEN FULLY GROWN IT PAYS TO HAVE EXTREMELY HIGH FULTRATION FILTERS TO KEEP A HAPPY AND HEALTHY TANK
I got a red cap and his name is barney. i have had him for about four and a half years and he has grown to become quite a size and what a character he is to. He likes to have his head scratched and belly tickled. I have tropical fish too, but barney is the best!
I have a red caped oranda named Squeaky. She is the funniest fish. When I wake up in the morning she's sleeping at the bottom of the tank, but when she notices me staring she'll wake up and wait for her food at the top. I also have a cleaner fish. He will chase my Oranda around the whole tank, then squeaky will chase him around after. Like a game of cat and mouse.
I had a Redcap too. It was very cool. The only problem is that it's sensitive to attacks and it can bleed to death if you keep it in a pretty small tank (with no filter). That's how mine died. I read that someone's Betta went very well with his goldfish, but DO NOT, put them together(especially if the Redcap is about adult size) for sometimes the Betta will get aggeressive and go Siege Tank. Also, they say that it's inexpensive but in some places, they are expensive.
Our science class has all types of animals, tarantula (scared of it), lizards, newts, ants, fish, chickens (babies), and an oranda goldfish. we learned that the cap on the oranda is actually its brain! So i would suggest that when you clean its tank, do it in a way that the goldfish wont be bang'n around and get brain damage. In the class i notice that the goldfish naturally stay away from the walls. so a net is the best way to get an oranda golfish out of the tank. Ive had goldfish, mollies, any freshwater fish, etc. But, the goldfish are the most interesting by far, they're so active!
I adore my red capped goldfish, Lefty! People are right when they describe this fish as having BIG personality--Lefty, who is named as such because he only has one eyeball (and normal scales where the other one would be--most people find him a little surreal!), is quite a character. He loves watching through his tank: wherever I am in the room is the corner of the tank he hangs out in, and he's always got his eyeball pointed at me! He's quite happy to be petted, and his favorite hobby is "bowling"--we have several decorative figurines in the aquarium, and any time we set them upright, he makes sure to have them knocked back over within the hour. We've had our one-eyed monster for more than three years now, and we couldn't be happier--in fact, we've just found him a new tankmate, another fancy one-eyed goldfish named Starboard!
I got my red capped oranda at Tropiquarium on Sunday. It is my second fish. I had a betta, but it died a year after I got it. I love my new fish!!!
I recently lost all of my fish to huricane Katrina, except for one large(7") goldfish. So when I went to restock, decided on nothing but goldfish. Now have a redcap oranda, and 2 telescopes. Hope they do as good as my comet, which likes the company.
I've had my Readcap Oranda for about 2 months now. i used to have a comet with it but it died. im not so sure that it likes being on its own so im going to get aother one because she is so easy to look after