The Oranda is one of several varieties of what is commonly known as the Goldfish,
Carassius auratus auratus. The goldfish originally came from parts of Asia, Japan,
and China but now enjoys worldwide distribution due to controlled breeding programs.
Though it resembles the Veil Tail varieties, the Oranda is notable for its "hood"
that covers its head. Some Orandas have warty growths covering the entire head,
including the opercula.
The Oranda Goldfish is born without its signature head-growth. The growth begins to
thicken and fold three to four months after hatching. It may take up to two years for
the head-growth to fully develop. The development of the hood is affected by a number
of factors, including the quality of water in which the fish lives and its diet. A stable, clean aquarium
or pond and a protein-rich diet will enhance the development of the head-growth.
Koi and Goldfish Delivery Shipping Information
All orders for fish are shipped via FedEx Overnight Air and are only available for delivery within the 50 US States. It is very important that someone be available at the delivery address to accept the delivery as soon as it arrives by FedEx. Once we receive your order we will contact you for a good day to deliver your purchase. Don't forget to add the FedEx shipping option above to your order before you check out. FOR KOI ONLY, SMALL BOX SHIPPED IS $95, AND LARGE BOX IS $150 FOR OVERNIGHT SHIPPING BY FEDEX.
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