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Gold Fish Care

History of Goldfish
External Parts of the Goldfish
Aquarium Basics
Aquarium Setup
How to Maintain Water Quality
Fish Bowls
How to Clean the Aquarium
Goldfish Varieties
Oranda Goldfish
Ryukin Goldfish
Pearscale Goldfish
Redcap Oranda Goldfish
Lionhead Goldfish
Veiltail Goldfish
Fantail Goldfish
Black Moor Goldfish
Bubble Eye Goldfish
Celestial Goldfish
Common Gold fish
Comet Goldfish
Egg Goldfish
Jinkins Goldfish
Pompons Goldfish
Ranchu Goldfish
Telescope Goldfish
Wakins Goldfish
Black Dragon Eye
Shubunkin Goldfish
Auto Feeders
Feeder goldfish
Breeding Goldfish
Goldfish Healthcare
Goldfish Diseases
Steps for Building a Pond

Red Cap Oranda

Physical Description

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).

Social Behaviors

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).

Sexual Differences

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 inexpensive.

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