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Oranda or fantail? #1
Is blimp an Oranda or a fantail?
He was sold as an Oranda but I think he looks more like a fantail.

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Re: Oranda or fantail? #2
He doesn't really look like an oranda to me at the moment - that's an oranda in my avatar - but he might just be a baby at the moment and the head growth will come later.
He might also be a she of course, you won't be able to tell that for some time either!
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Re: Oranda or fantail? #3
He is tiny at the moment. Body is about the size of a broad bean. Would a female have a smaller wen (hopes that is the right term)
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Re: Oranda or fantail? #4
Don't think the size of wen is sex-related. Genetics and to a lesser extent nutrition will be the determining factors.
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Re: Oranda or fantail? #5
Nutrition? What would promote growth in his wen? He has a varied diet. I have heard some people say about Oranda food?
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Re: Oranda or fantail? #6
I'm sure Hikari do foods that are supposed to be good for this - whether they are or not I've no idea but they are a good brand, and most people find their fish like them!

Have a look here:

HIKARI GOLDFISH FOODS

Does his varied diet include bits of fruit/veg and frozen live foods from time to time?

It's also a good idea to presoak all commercial food before feeding fancy goldfish.
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Re: Oranda or fantail? #7
Tbh he looks almost exactly like a fantail I have except she is silver. Sort of bull-terrier type face lol (no offense)
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Re: Oranda or fantail? #8
Yes. He has flake, frozen food, pea, sweetcorn, grape, cucumber, and bloodworm.
He doesn't like lettuce. He looked at me in disgust when I tried him with lettuce!

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Re: Oranda or fantail? #9
I've got a little fantail type thing that was sold to me as an oranda, he's only about 2cm long. I feed him on hikari oranda gold, I have no idea if it'll anything, but he does love it! They are floating pellets though, so just soak them for a bit and them squish them so they sink if you ever decide to feed them.