Orange Oranda Goldfish

Country of Origin: 🇺🇸USA
Regular price $15.00
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Orange Oranda Goldfish

Background Information

Oranda Goldfish fish are stunning with a mesmerizing form, pronounced fins, and an angelic presence. They come in many color varieties, from black, white, and red, to yellow, orange, and even blue.

The Orange Oranda Goldfish, scientific name Carassius auratus, is a goldfish breed with a prominent bubble-like "hood" on their heads, belonging to the Cyprinidae family. The majority of taxonomists agree that these fish probably came about due to crossbreeding.

They have a distinctive head growth that may encase the entire face except for the mouth and eyes and can live an impressive 15-25 years, growing up to 8-12 inches long. Mentioned in China as early as the 15th Century, Orange Oranda Goldfish were a symbol of wealth for their owners, adding opulence and majesty to an aquarium.

Orange Orandas need 30 gallons of water to remain comfortable and healthy. Like all goldfish, Orandas are not aggressive, getting along well with other peaceful species in the aquarium. They don’t typically school but feel more comfortable with a few of their species in the tank.

Tankmates

Orange Oranda Goldfish are completely peaceful and will not fight with other Orandas. If you’re looking to pair them with other fish, start with other Orandas, including Red and Whitecap Orandas, the Gold Tigerhead Oranda, and an Orange Speckled Calico Oranda.

Other fish species that live well with Orange Orandas include Pearlscale Fancy Goldfish, Zebra Danios, and White Cloud Mountain Minnows.

Feeds and Feeding

Make sure to feed your Oranda small amounts of food up to three times a day, but be careful not to overfeed them, as uneaten food will sink to the bottom of the tank and pollute the water.

These fish thrive on a varied and balanced diet of fish flakes, pellets, and live foods. They love high protein foods, including krill, tubifex, bloodworms, daphnia, and brine shrimp.

FAQ

Do Orange Oranda Goldfish recognize their owners?

Scientists think that goldfish, including Orange Oranda Goldfish, can recognize their owners in a crowd. They can remember and recognize human faces, especially their owner, who regularly feeds and interacts with them. This ability shows a surprising capacity for complex processing and cognition.

Can you touch Oranda Goldfish?

While you should ensure that you feed your goldfish daily, you should never touch your goldfish. Touching could damage the slime coat that protects these fish species from infections.

DOA Policy

While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.

We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but  shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

Shipping Policy

Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.

FAQ

"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"

-         We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.

"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"

-         While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us,  with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"

-         We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"

-         Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!

"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"

-         Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.

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