Animal Stories - Redcap Oranda Goldfish

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The pretty Redcap Oranda Goldfish is totally white except for its cherry red hood!
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Kirsty - 2014-05-27
Hi I have two red caps, they were fine when I put them in the tank but now they are floating in the corner of the tank. They are still eating and very responsive if you switch the light on. I'm treating them for tail rot at the moment but they don't seem to be getting better. Anybody help me what I can do please?

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  • Anonymous - 2022-04-12
    They probably have a swim bladder problem turn off the lights and call a vet
Anonymous - 2022-04-12
I got 2 red cap orandas a boy and a girl the girl has roe but she won't lay the roe the tank is 10 gallons it has a topfin filter and a air pump a live plant and decorations for fish ps the boy is missing a cadul fin they won't breed please help me

Teaghan - 2018-03-13
My Redcap goldfish has been sitting in the corner kind flipping on its side. Im worried today will be his last day! Please help.. Im feeding him goldfish food..

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  • Anonymous - 2022-04-11
    It sounds like a swim bladder issue try a veterinary in the mean time turn off the lights and let it rest
soumi - 2017-03-20
i bought a oranda gold fish in yesterday but some time fish silently sitting under water and some time moving . feeding time very active any prblm or not many people say newly in aquarium that's why pls rpy wht can i its any prblm or noi

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  • Unknown User - 2022-01-13
    Give them some time to settle in, they're tank is a new environment to them.
josh - 2017-11-06
I have a red cap Oranda and when i looked at her today, It looks like either something ate the red cap off her head or it rotted off. Has anyone dealt with anything like this - I gave by weekly water changes and take special care of my fish so I have no idea how on earth this could have happened. I Recently put in an anti-algae chemical but I’ve never seen her in such bad shape and I’m very worried. Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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  • Brian Dwyer - 2020-04-28
    This red cap is called a wen. As beauriful as it is and gets more beautiful as the fis ages, I can have its own problem. In its tine folds and crevices where bacteria can thrive as well as fungus. To avoid this I would be careful to give the water in the tank top priority. You should be using a canister filter and water changes 1 at least once a week. Having spent years raising the beautiful Discus which requires very pristine water for survival needing several water changes weekly depending on the its condition.. \I would first quaratine tank and treat it with one of the many treatments on the market. I use
Diane Ralph - 2017-04-14
I have 3 redcap oranda and they are all in good condition, but I have one the littliest that his red wen hhas turned pure white. He/she is totally white. Is this ok or have i a problem. As I said they are all in good condition. He/she went pure white at 8 months old.

Anonymous - 2015-09-28
My Red cap is pretty mean, she eats everything insight so my other goldfish can't get nothing and then pushes and nips at him, when he gets something to eat. My mom ended up over feeding her and she still begged for foods. She's such a fatty.

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  • Taniya - 2017-01-03
    You should feed them in different places, and then put them back together after their meal...
Vijay - 2016-06-20
I have two red cap oranda, one is about two years old and one about nine months. I also had another gold fish about nine months old. But one fine morning I found my other gold fish disappeared from the tank. I am perplexed as to what miracle has happened. This has happened twice with me. Is it that Big red cap oranda is eating other gold fish and leaving small red cap oranda to stay with her? Please advise so that I take precautions in the future.

sunny - 2014-01-16
I have a red cap oranda gold fish wen I was suckn the water out of my fish tank thru pipe its head got stuck and half of itz cap came out it jus happnd 15 mins ago n stil alive n swimn fine I added rock salt int it will it survive:(

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-16
    Wow, that's too bad, I sure hope it lives. I would suggest Melafix added to the water to help ward off any infectious diseases.
  • sunny - 2014-01-17
    ok i jus checked again n its stil leaving n swimmn perfectly buh the problem is metaflix is not available in my country :(
  • Judith Gibben - 2016-05-16
    Try using Methyl Blue. You can apply directly using a cotton bud dipped in Methyl Blue then gently touch area of cap that was in the accident
Roxy - 2014-06-17
I have two red caps, one does not eat any food that she likes, laying at the bottom all time. I don't know what's going wrong with her. I didn't see any white or spots on her body. Please advise me what should I do?

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  • Michelle Tellez - 2014-07-12
    We got a little red cap one week ago and for 2 days now she has done the same thing. Should we be worried?
  • Glendell Crump - 2015-04-18
    these fish are generally active so if they are lay on the bottom and not eating it could mean their sick or stressed try a water change and perhaps purchase some stress coat also check your ammonia level goldfish have larg bio-loads so they could easily poison the tank if its not kept properly clean