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BLACK ORANDA

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BLACK ORANDA

Keeping Snapshot

Difficulty: Beginner
Max Growth Size: 20-25 cm
Temperament: Peaceful.

 

Preferred Water Parameters

Temperature: 8-23 degrees celsius
pH Level: 6.5-7.5
General Hardness: Soft-Moderate

 

Range

China

 

Reproduction

Breeds in Spring as water temperatures start to increase. Scatters adhesive eggs amongst plants, the adults will prey on the eggs and fry if they find them. First foods for the fry include freshwater plankton (in ponds), or fry foods such as Vinegar Eels and Fry powder food (if raising in tanks).

 

Feeding

Omnivorous. Eats all normal foods, including aquatic plants.

 

Additional Comments

The Oranda is one of the more popular fancy Goldfish, large specimens are very impressive with their large head growth or 'hood'. The size of the head growth increases with age: 4-6cm fish show barely any sign of a hood whereas in some adults (14cm+) the hood is so large it even starts to cover the fish's eyes! Can be kept either indoors or outdoors in a garden pond (but provide protection from predators if kept outdoors.)

 

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Disclaimer : The information provided here is of a general nature only. There are site specific factors that are not addressed here that may also affect the health and well being of your fish, as such Coburg Aquarium will not be held liable for the performance of your fish.