This Goldfish has a warty growth that covers most of the head. The fish is red, and not unlike the Veiltail in shape, with a broad short head. The ‘hood’ should be symmetrical, and leave only the mouth and eyes exposed. These grotesque fishes are more likely to suffer from disease than the Common Goldfish.
They are not hardy and should be lifted from the pond in autumn and brought into a frost-free situation for the winter; this will prolong their life.
They need water at a temperature of 13°C (55°F) in winter. The Oranda should be kept with other slow-swimming fishes.