Little Girl - Yuan Bao Oranda

Breeding Details

Goldfish Breed: Yuan Bao Oranda

Goldfish Gender: likely female

Date Born: Jan 1, 2018

Little Girl is by Simba (Thai Ranchu, sire) out of Moana (Thai Oranda, dam)

General Conformation Details

Tail Configuration: Single (explain)

Partly functional and partly cosmetic, the number of tail fins is usually an indication as to whether a fish will be flashy and fancy (double tail), or quick and able to get away from predators (or to food) easily (single tail).

Not all single tailed fish are suitable to survive a cold winter in a pond, but having a single tail is a useful way of helping to avoid birds and other predators outside.

Mixing single and double tailed fish can sometimes cause issues if the single tailed (faster) fish outcompete the others for food, but swimming speed is more than issue rather than the number of tail fins

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Number of Anal Fins: two (explain)

Primarily a breeder's concern, the number of anal fins can affect how effectively a double-tailed fish can spawn.

Since double-tailed fish can't swim as quickly, having double anal fins allows females to spread eggs (and males milt) more efficiently.

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Please note: though we try to be accurate with all details, not all of them are within our control, mistakes can be made, and thus we cannot gurantee the accuracy of all of this information.

If any details are particularly critical to you, please contact us to verify them before ordering.

Unless the fish is a proven breeder, any sex description represents our best estimate rather than a guarantee.


We suspect that this little cutie might have slightly imbalanced swim bladders. As a result, she tends to sleep...well..vertically lol.

As soon as she wakes up she's all back to level and action, but if you catch her dozing she definitely looks a little odd!

Please note that this is different from a fish with "swim bladder disease", where the fish have an infection of the swim bladder that often causes them to flip over or float upside down.

Erica played with her with a target training kit for a while to see if she could recognize shapes to get a food reward, but she takes so darn long to chew that it was a little more work than she'd banked on lol.

Little Girl is looking for a great home that doesn't mind a cute little compact girl that isn't afraid to stand out from the crowd.

Yuan Bao Oranda Care Facts

Care Level: Standard (50-80% water changes weekly, minimal sharp decorations, easy going tank mates)
Temperament: Energetic but peaceful
Minimum Tank Size: 20 Gallons
Ideal Water Parameters:
  • pH: 7-9
  • Temperature: 60-85F (higher temps require extra food and aeration)
  • Ammonia: 0
  • Nitrite: 0
  • Nitrate: less than 40ppm
  • GH (General Hardness): 3 dGH and higher
  • KH (Carbonate Hardness): 3 dKH and higher
  • TDS (Total Dissolved Solids): any
Source: Arctic Lights Aquatics (Breeder, Canada)
Hatchery Water Parameters:
  • pH: 8.0-8.4 (seasonal)
  • Temperature: 67-81F (seasonal)
  • GH (General Hardness): 14 dGH (seasonal)
  • KH (Carbonate Hardness): 9 dKH (seasonal)
  • TDS (Total Dissolved Solids): 260 (seasonal)
Hatchery Feeding Program: Live baby brine shrimp, Repashy Super Gold, Saki Hikari Purple, Northfin Goldfish, frozen bloodworms and daphnia, steamed egg and homemade shrimp gel mixes

Frequently Asked Questions (Shipping & Guarantees)

What Are Yuan Bao Orandas?

The yuan bao oranda is an fun, informal variation on a fancy goldfish that usually comes from crossing an oranda with a ranchu.

When one parent is an oranda...
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...and another is a ranchu...
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The usual result is something like a compact, wonderful fish that combines the compact body of the ranchu with the finnage and head of the oranda.

Although they're still a little on the unusual side, they're becoming very popular and sought-after because they display the hybrid vigour that results from mixing and matching the best of two different gene pools.

Please Note

Please note: though we try to be accurate with all details, not all of them are within our control, mistakes can be made, and thus we cannot gurantee the accuracy of all of this information.

If any details are particularly critical to you, please contact us to verify them before ordering.

Unless the fish is a proven breeder, any sex description represents our best estimate rather than a guarantee.

When you're ready, don't forget Little Girl is still waiting for you!

Curious What Taking Care Of Goldfish Requires?

Keeping a goldfish healthy really comes down to only a few basic tasks:

  • keep their water clean with a good 50-80% weekly water change
  • feed a good food, ideally in a couple of small servings daily
  • keep an eye on the water quality so you don't have to fix expensive health problems later

Clean Water

Although most people worry more about the size of tank that a goldfish is kept in, those of us that have the most success with goldfish understand that it's more a question of water quality than sheer quantitiy.

A larger aquarium buys you potentially more time between water changes, but how clean you keep the water is the real determining factor as to how healthy your fish will stay.

To that end, these products are the big three keys to success in keeping your fish healthy:

  • clean water
  • an appropriate home
  • healthy food

To that end, these products are the big three keys to success in keeping your fish healthy:

  • a good water conditioner/dechlorinator to remove chlorine from city tap water
  • a test kit to keep ammonia at 0, nitrite at 0, and nitrate between 5-40ppm (more info)
  • a water change system to make maintenance so easy that it doesn't get neglected

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An Appropriate Home

While how big an aquarium a goldfish should be housed in is most of what gets people on the internet worked up, the size of the aquarium is really just a proxy for how long you can go between water changes.

We generally recommend most people start with at least a 29 gallon tank for 1 or 2 goldfish, but you won't go wrong with something larger (and it'll be less work for you as well!).

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Healthy Food

The final key to keeping goldfish healthy is to make sure they have the vitamins and nutrients to keep them strong and resilient.

Here are the main staple foods we feed around here, so you can be sure your new goldfish will already readily accept them.

The trick to feeding the right amount is to bite the bullet and learn how to weigh your goldfish.

We know, nobody wants to, but feeding about 1.5% of bodyweight daily split into two feedings helps ensure you're not underfeeding (stunting your fish) or overfeeding (bloating them).

If you weight-in every few months not only will you get to see how much your fish has grown, you'll also quickly get a feel for how much to feed without always having to use the scale.

As for vegetables (since everyone always asks), they're not technically required with a good feeding program, but here's our handy guide to what they can add to a diet that might be missing something:

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