The Red Cap Oranda Fancy Goldfish is a great companion to other Fancy Goldfish. They have a distinctive look because of their large red cap (wen), shimmering white scales, and split tale. They are social animals so best kept in groups in a large coldwater aquarium.
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Approx. size: 2-4cm
Maximum size: 18cm
The ideal number kept together: 1+
Hardness: 5-19 dGH.
Ease of care
Easy. We recommend having at least 35 liters of water per Goldfish. A lot of waste is produced so an adequate filter and pump are needed. They do eat plants so you can use plastic plants instead, for decoration. They must never be kept in unfiltered tanks. Diet
Flake & sinking pellets are best. High Protein fish food when they are breeding. Sinking Pellets are best to help prevent swim bladder issues. Compatibility
Community with other peaceful Fancy Goldfish and bottom feeders such as a Borneo Loach in cold water tanks. They will eat most live plants. Breeding/ Sex
Moderate. They are egg layers and breed best when in groups as they are very social. Lifespan
They can live up to 10-15 Years in perfect conditions.
Red cap Oranda Goldfish is probably one of the most popular varieties of Fancy Goldfish kept in the US now. It appeals to many fish keepers and is particularly popular because of the great characteristics associated with this variety especially as the fish mature. The incredible Cauliflower looking head and cheeks, and further attractive facial features often draw people into stocking this variety in their aquarium. Very friendly and with so many colors available now just a great variety of fish. We have in the last year or so handled prize specimens that were 10-12inches in length and weighed over one kilo in weight. Don’t worry though they will not achieve that size in most people’s Aquariums, these fish were grown in massive ponds in China which is why they were able to achieve this size.