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Fancy Oranda is a hardy aquarium fish and easy to care for. The Fancy Oranda boasts an elegant beauty that is both stunning and subtle. The defining feature of this Coldwater Fancy Goldfish is its wen (or crown), which is a benign growth from selective breeding. The Oranda is thought to be the first fancy goldfish to spot the wen. With their flowing fins and distinct crowns, Oranda Goldfish add an air of peaceful beauty to any tank.

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Features of Fancy Oranda:

  • These fish have egg-shaped bodies and large bellies
  • The Oranda goldfish’s most distinctive feature is the prominent crown on the head
  • They are peaceful and hardy fish
  • the wen should be well-developed but not overdeveloped. An overdeveloped wen can lead to health issue
  • Lifespan could up to 15 years

The Best Aquarium Size for Oranda:

Depends on the size of Oranda, you could begin with a 30L aquarium for one small Oranda goldfish and change to 150L when it matures.

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Tank Mate Compatibility:

The social and peaceful Oranda goldfish thrives in a community. These fish aren’t fast swimmers and can’t compete for food with fast-swimming types of goldfish. Avoid keeping Orandas with faster goldfish species like Shubunkins, common goldfish, and comet goldfish.

Great tank mates for oranda goldfish include:

Coburg Aquarium, specialised in different species of live fish.

Oranda Feeding :

The omnivorous Orandas accept dry flakes and pellets without any issues. High-protein snacks like brine shrimp, bloodworms, tubifex worms, and Daphnia are great, too.

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Oranda Tank Set-up:

Filtration System :

Filtration system is necessary for Orandas. Oranda Goldfish prefer highly oxygenated water. You can achieve this with your filtration system. Alternatively, you can install an air bladder.

Substrate :

Orandas are diggers. Use rounded gravel or fine sand to cover the bottom of the tank.

Aqua One Gravel Dymax Gravel 2kg A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium.

Plants for Orandas:

Orandas like to nibble on plant leaves and dig in the substrate, uprooting plants in the process. Artificial silk plants are a great alternative to live plants and plastic plants.

Decorations for Orandas:

Decorate the oranda’s tank with smooth rocks or ornaments without sharp edges or protruding points. Artificial plants can work well. Additionally, you can also choose to use Aquarium Ornaments such as: Kazoo handmade fish decorations, caves, rocks, and maybe even driftwood will create a fun playground for them to swim around.

Additional Information

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