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Is it possible for an Oranda to grow one pom pom?


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My red cap started growing a pom pom, or so I thought. It has gotten big, the size of a large pea, but it is loose from him. He swims around trying to eat it. It is also on in front of one eye. It looks like it is hanging on by a string but thicker. Hs anybody seen this before? Thank you

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it is very possible due to inbreeding. kukana has a veil with one pompom.. but if you have concern, please post us a close up, clear picture of it and we will see if there is a problem or if it is natural :)

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yep, looks like a standard pom pom to me :)

the other one may have been pecked at when the fish was small? don't know. and if this is the case, i am not too sure if pom poms will grow back.. or, it could be that it has some pom pom in its genes and has only produced the one.

either way, it doesn't look like a problem to me.. cute fishies :D

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Awe! Thanks for the video. I wonder if it's bothering him hanging so low. It looks like you have another pom pom fish trying to get some video time in your shot with your red cap. :) I personally haven't seen a lot of pom pom goldfish in the stores and definitely not on a Red Cap Oranda. Yours is a cutie.

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Thanks Alex, I've been working, a lot and doing a lot of travel for work. I'm home for a week and then gone for another week. After that I'm home for a couple months. I know, I logged on and was like, wow, a new look, and I love it. :)

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