Animal Stories - Oranda Goldfish

Animal-World Information about: Oranda Goldfish

The Oranda Goldfish is similar to the Veiltail Goldfish, but with a shorter tail, and it develops a hood similar to the Lionhead!
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vipin - 2011-12-09
i have a red cap oranda..i bought tis one with a Ryukin goldfish..but after 2 days ryukin died,,
again after 2 months i gt 1 mre ryukin goldfish..he also died in 2 days in same fashion lik the old1..
every tme i leave a goldfish wth oranda..
oranda stick wth tht goldfish
is she harming tht goldfish??
wch goldfish i should brng tis time..please specify the name?????/

Rob - 2011-09-05
I have an all orange oranda, a pretty good size and a silver goldfish in a 30 gallon. I tried to put an orange goldfish in and these 2 were picking on him. So we had to take them out. Do orandas and a bigger goldfish get along with 4 black moors, one is a baby, and a telescopic? I was thinking of putting the 2 with the others cause I have a 75 gallon.

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  • Anonymous - 2011-09-07
    They are all community fish and so they should get along. My concerns would be about making sure the moors and telescopic fish get enough to eat - as they don't see as well - actually don't see well at all and so they don't move as fast. That is just a thought. How big is the baby? Big enough to hold it's own? 75 gallon should be large enough. There can always be a bad guy so just watch.
susan - 2010-09-28
Hi I have a new filter the one where water gets sucked in and pours out of top but after a couple of days it has reduced to a trickle is this normal?

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  • steve - 2011-08-15
    Could be time to clean your filter.
  • Robin - 2011-08-31
    That is not normal. The flow should stay the same as it was when you first set it up. Clean out you filter, change your carbon and, look for any clogs.
susan - 2010-09-30
When can I change all the water in my tank? I have had a filter in there since Saturday and the water absolutely stinks! The water is clear and the fish are fine but it smells really bad when I lift the lid to feed them.

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  • Ivy - 2011-07-12
    1) You could have mold on your lid.
    2) Is it the fish food that is stinking?
    3) Does your filter have a ton of poo and crud in it? Mabey its time for a change.
    4) What kind of fish do you got in there? Too many maybe?
Ashley - 2010-11-19
I have a red and black oranda. I have had him for a month now and he has been doing great. Today I noticed that his black "cap is losing its color and is almost all there something wrong with him or is this normal?

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  • Anonymous - 2010-12-13
    Because you have way too many fish in your small tank.
  • Heidi - 2010-12-28
    My all black orange (Obama) also turned orange. He survived for quite some time after this occurrence, however he is no longer with us. I have often wondered if one was related to the other.
  • steve - 2011-02-20
    It's all to do with the lighting that you have I've had this problem as well and I'm using an L.E.D.
  • Robin - 2011-06-25
    I also had a red and black and over the month or 2 that I have had him his black has slowly grown out. I don't know if this is just normal or something having to do with the conditions of his tank or diet. (He also has swim bladder disorder.)
  • Ivy - 2011-07-12
    Probably. It's
    Red Cap Male
    Chocolate Female
    Good luck!
Ivy - 2011-07-12
So, I have a 3 gallon fish tank with a filter, (yes, I will upgrade when it gets bigger) and the room is pretty warm in which it is in...does it really need a heater?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-13
    Not positive but kind of a circle here. Your Organda needs a ten gallon tank as he will be about 7 inches when grown. Rule of thumb, you need a gallon of water for each inch the fish is going to be as an adult. You also need the larger tank for oxygen. You have to subtract gallons for gravel, plants and decorations. Temperature should be 65 - 72 degrees.
    If you can maintain that - which isn't hard in Fl - then you're fine. You probably need a filter though, unless you want to clean the water, frequently. Goldfish have a whole lot of waste.
Cara - 2011-05-21
I have a red cap Oranda and a chocolate Oranda. The red cap is more slender and smaller than the chocolate, who seems quite fat. They are about 1 1/2 to two inches long. When will I be able to tell which is a male and which is a female? I am just wondering.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-21
    Although is it impossible to sex Goldfish when they are young and not in breeding season, the male is usually smaller and more slender that the female. In the breeding season the male has white prickles, called breeding tubercles, on its gill covers and head. Seen from above the female will have a fatter appearance as she is carrying eggs.

  • Karen - 2011-06-09
    I had one that was doing the same thing. My water was too warm for them.
LaDonna - 2011-03-07
My oranda, Bubbles, has been laying in a corner in the front of the tank for a couple of days, he swims fast and doesn't appear sick but seems to need to rest from swimming throughout the day by laying on the bottom. Is this a sign of something going wrong with him? Please help I love my baby and want him to be okay!

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  • Sydney - 2011-05-11
    Frequent laying on the bottom of the tank with gills clamped shut is usually an indicator of high nitrate levels. Buy a full test kit- the liquid type is way more accurate than strips (API is a good kit, and pretty common). Perform 20-30% water changes daily for 3-4 days to see if it improves. Live plants are the best nitrate reducers, but additives like Tetra "Easy Balance" help, too. API/Rena makes a filter media called "Nitra-Zorb" that can drop the nitrate levels around 10 ppm, but it has to be recharged every 48 hours.
Paban - 2008-06-25
I have 500 gallon outdoor artificial goldfish pond where I have 6 orandas, whereas 4 of them are cherry red and 2 of them are red cap orandas. They all grew up to 6 inches now and still growing. I've kept these goldfish for 4 months and when I bought them they were just 1 or 1 and a half inches long, but surprizingly they grew very fast. I have lots of plants in my pond too; water lettuce, hornwart, and some water hyacinth. My orandas love to eat these plant's root. I just feed them dry fish powder. They are very healthy and happy.

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  • Brayan - 2011-01-02
    So in 4 months they grew about 5 inches?
susan - 2010-09-29
Hi I have just bought a bronze oranda and named him fudge.