Oranda Goldfish

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Description of the Oranda Goldfish

The Oranda Goldfish is a variety of fancy goldfish that can be recognised by a large growth covering the top part of its head, known as a 'Wen'. There are several different varieties of Oranda Goldfish, the picture above shows a 'Red Cap Oranda Goldfish' which has a silver body with a red growth or wen.

Popular Name: Oranda Goldfish
Species: Carassius auratus auratus

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Oranda Goldfish

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Profile of the Oranda Goldfish
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Oranda Goldfish species.

  • Size: Up to 30cm

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried Fish Food Flakes

  • Temperament: Sensitive to Cold Water conditions

  • Habitat: Coldwater Tank or Pond 

  • Behaviour: Peaceful, Good Community fish

Scientific Classification of the Oranda Goldfish
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Carassius auratus auratus

  • Popular Name: Oranda Goldfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family: Cyprinidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Oranda Goldfish?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!



Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Oranda Goldfish slimy?
Oranda Goldfish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Oranda Goldfish to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do Oranda Goldfish have gills?
Gills enable the Oranda Goldfish to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the Oranda Goldfish have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Oranda Goldfish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Oranda Goldfish has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Oranda Goldfish has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Oranda Goldfish has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Oranda Goldfish

Oranda Goldfish

  • Interesting Information about Oranda Goldfish

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Oranda Goldfish slimy?

  • Why do the Oranda Goldfish have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Oranda Goldfish have fins?

  • Species: Carassius auratus auratus 

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