Scientific Name: Carassius auratus
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: Small:1 to 2 inches; Medium: 2 to 3 inches; Large: 3 to 5 inches
Approximate Full Size: 6 to 8 inches
Native Region: Asia
It is important to note that, just like all other goldfish and koi, Panda Oranda Goldfish will have color changes as they get older. Small Panda Oranda Goldfish will have very little color. When Panda Oranda Goldfish reach maturity, they may be black and white, black and white and orange, pure white, or any variation of those colors. They can survive cooler temperatures. Extended periods below 60 F or above 80 F may not be tolerated well. Because they need some vegetable matter, Panda Oranda Goldfish may cause damage to finer-leaved plants, but typically do no damage to thicker, hardy bog plants. While flake food will suffice for Panda Oranda Goldfish, many aquatic professionals recommend a good-quality pellet food of no more than 30% protein to help keep these premium specimens in ideal health.