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General information – The Oranda goldfish is one of the most popular

goldfish in the world.  The oranda goldfish has been around for over 400

years. The Redcap Oranda is a favorite and a very fancy species with

long flowing fins and slow graceful movement. It has a magnificent red

spot on its head. 

Common Name – Redcap Oranda Goldfish

Scientific Name - Carassius auratus 

Family – Cyprinidae  

Origin - Asia, China, Japan 

Size –8-10 inches 

Redcap Oranda Goldfish
Photo by: Will Sherratt's

First discovered – In China during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 A.D) 

Nutrition - Omnivorous, Goldfish flake or pellet food will provide the Red Oranda with the proper nutrition,

frozen foods and vegetable matter can be given from time to time. 

Behavior –Peaceful

Maintenance and care – The red oranda cap has very lower tolerance for pollution so you must provide

him good filtration especially biological and the right temp that is 18°- 22° C , A large surface area of water

will help minimize goldfish suffering from an oxygen shortage. Goldfish produce a lot of waste so regular

water changes is strongly recommended to keep this fish healthy. Goldfish have the same diseases as

tropical fish, the most common diseases are: ich, bladder disease and external parasites including flukes

so pay attention to your fish and look for this diseases .To prevent this diseases from happening keep the

right temp especially when you perform water changes.  

Water Parameters – Temperature: 65F-75F, KH 4-20, pH 6.5-7.5 

Breeding –In breeding season the male develops white spots on their gill plates and front edge of their

pectoral fins which are called breeding tubercles .female are a lot rounder than the males and have larger

vent. It is highly recommended to remove the parents from the breeding tank or else they will eat their

own eggs.


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