The Black Oranda is an elegant and sophisticated variety of goldfish that features a velvety black color and a prominent, bubble-like 'wen' on its head. Known for its gentle demeanor and rounded body, the Black Oranda makes a striking addition to any goldfish collection or peaceful freshwater aquarium setting.
- Deep, matte black coloration that may change with age or water conditions
- Characteristic soft, spongy wen that grows as the fish matures
- Globular body shape with delicate, flowing fins
- Known for a calm and sociable temperament
Black Orandas require a spacious tank with excellent water quality to prevent health issues related to their wen. They benefit from a diverse diet that includes plant and protein-based foods, promoting vivid color and growth. Attention to water quality, temperature, and regular tank maintenance is key to their care.
- Scientific Name: Carassius auratus
- Temperature: 16-22°C (60-72°F)
- pH: 6.0-8.0
- Adult Size: Up to 10 inches (25 cm)
- Diet: Omnivore - requires a diet high in variety with plenty of vegetables and protein
- Aquarium Size: Minimum of 30 gallons with additional space for tank mates
- Compatibility: Gets along well with other non-aggressive goldfish breeds
Black coloration in Orandas can be particularly sensitive to changes, and may lighten to grey or bronze with age, diet, and water conditions. Regular monitoring and care are essential to maintain the health and coloration of these beautiful fish.