Panda Oranda Goldfish (Carassius auratus)

Panda Oranda Goldfish (Carassius auratus)

QUICK STATS

  • Water Conditions: 65-75° F, KH 4-20, pH 6.5-7.5
  • Max. Size: 8″
  • Color Form: Black, Orange
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Origin: Asia, China, Japan
  • Family: Cyprinidae
  • Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
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Description

The Panda Oranda Goldfish is a color variation of the Veil Tail or Oranda Goldfish, and can be recognized by its white and black coloration. The most stunning feature of this fish is the long veiled tail, and have long been considered as the most representative goldfish of China.

All goldfish are members of the carp group and are generally quite hardy. The Panda Goldfish will do well in a 30 gallon or larger tank with a fine gravel bottom and hardy, cold water plants. Goldfish are diggers and will scatter the fine sand onto leaves, injuring thin and less hardy plants. Roots and well-rounded river rocks are a good addition to the aquarium.

There appears to be a definite courtship ritual when Goldfish breed. Breeding often results in up to 1,000 eggs, with fry hatching in five to six days. The fry should be fed small pieces of live or prepared foods designed for egg-laying fish.

Goldfish are omnivorous and will eat all types of dried and live foods. Limit protein, however, to 30% of the diet. A Goldfish flake or pellet food will provide these fish with the proper nutrition.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-3/4″ to 2-1/2″

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