Fish Species


Oranda - Description

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

Popular Name: Oranda
Species: Carassius auratus auratus

Profile of the Oranda

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

  • Size: Up to 30cm

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried Fish Food Flakes

  • Temperament: Sensitive to Cold Water conditions

  • Habitat: Coldwater Tank or Outdoor Pond 

  • Behaviour: Good Community fish

Scientific Classification of the Oranda

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

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family: Cyprinidae

Gold Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Oranda

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi, Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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