Red Cap Oranda
As the name suggests, the Red Cap Oranda is a white fish with an orange or red cap-like growth on its head. They are hardy fish that live long. They can survive cold temperatures. They vary in size and could be anywhere between an inch to six inches long.
Their diet should be a balance between pellets, flakes and vegetables. Just make sure that their protein intake forms less than 30% of its food intake.
The hood of these fish is subject to infection from debris, bacteria,
and fungi that settles in the tiny folds. Redcap Oranda Goldfish
are considered delicate and not recommended as a beginner fish
Care and feeding
Since they are omnivorous, the Redcap Oranda Goldfish will
generally eat all kinds of fresh, frozen, and flake foods. To keep agood balance give them a high quality flake food everyday. Feed brine shrimp (either live or frozen), blood worms, Daphnia, or tubifex worms as a treat.
It is usually better to feed freeze-dried foods as opposed to live
foods to avoid parasites and bacterial infections that could be
present in live foods.
Domesticated goldfish are distributed world-wide but originally
came from China.
Size - Weight
Redcap Oranda Goldfish grow to about 15-18 cm (6-7 inches).
Goldfish are very social animals and
thrive in a community. Not only are
they a great community fish but they
are great scavengers as well. It is really
not necessary to add other scavengersor other bottom feeders to the aquarium when you have goldfish.
Recommended temperatures for
Goldfish is 65°-72° F (18°-22° C).
Although is it impossible to sex Goldfish when they are young
and not in breeding season, the male is usually smaller and more
slender than the female. In the breeding season the male has white
prickles, called breeding tubercles, on its gill covers
and head. Seen from above the female will have a
fatter appearance as she is carrying eggs.
Water Region: Top, Middle, Bottom
These fish will swim in all areas of the aquarium.
Redcap Oranda Goldfish are egg layers that spawn readily in the
right conditions. See Breeding Freshwater Fish - Goldfish for more
information on breeding Goldfish.
The Redcap Oranda Goldfish is readily available and is