There are many different types of oranda goldfish. An oranda is a breed of goldfish characterized by a prominent bubble-like 'hood' on the head. The headgrowth or hood (known as wen or crown) may be a prominent growth on the top of the head or may encase the entire face except for the eyes and mouth.
Due to the fleshy outgrowth on the upper half of its head and sides of its face, the oranda has become one of the most popular goldfish. The headgrowth is described as a 'wen' by Chinese aquarists.
How big do Oranda goldfish get?
A fully grown Oranda goldfish can reach 25-30cm, around 12" inches in length. The head bubble, or wen, can often start small but grows enormously to cover the eyes of the goldfish.
Can you keep Oranda goldfish in an outdoor pond?
Oranda goldfish, like manay fancy goldfish, will thrive in temperatures above 16 degrees, which makes them unsuitable for ponds during cold autumn and winter seasons. Many aquarists keep fancy goldfish like Oranda's in outdoor or indoor ponds during the summer, and transfer them indoors to an aquarium during the winter months.
Approx. supplied size: 2-3" / 5-7cm
Maximum size: 12" / 30cm
Lighting requirement: Low
Ideal number kept together: 1+
Our conditions: pH 7.5, temp 25°C
Ideal pH: 6.8–8.0
Water flow: low to moderate
Ideal temperature: 16-28°C
Ease of care
Easy to moderate. Sometimes the wen grows enormously covering the eyes of the goldfish. Due to this, the eyesight may become limited or even blind. Special care should be given to the wen because it is prone to bacterial infections, and may inhibit the oranda's ability to find food.
Oranda goldfish are compatible with virtually all community goldfish. As they grow, care must be taken not to house with smaller fish that they may be able to fit in their mouth. Being a slow-swimmer, ensure oranda's get enough food and are not out-competed at feeding time. Oranda goldfish are not a schooling fish but will feel comfortable in a tank with a number of their own species.
Omnivorous. Feed sinking and floating goldfish pellets, flake and broken-up algae wafer. Will also happily eat bloodworm, brine shrimp and other meaty fresh food (frozen is fine)
Egg layers. Goldfish typically spawn in late spring to early summer in temperate regions. In indoor aquaria, you are likely to succeed if you give them a cooler period simulating winter, followed by a gradual warming up to imitate the seasons changing.
Oranda goldfish can live up to 15+ years in perfect conditions.
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