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I just found this discussion board, and was learning about breeding my new orandas. I then tried to sex my red and white oranda and found that by the anal hole he/she only has one fin. All my other fish have two fins there so I am just wondering if it is a mutation thing or if it is normal on certain fish. By the way I still can't tell the sex. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Julile

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hold old are your fish? They may be too young to tell yet. When they get older you will be able to tell better. I still cant tell what mine are. THey are all about 1.5 inches, not sure of the age though. I know they are babies still.

I have a fantail with only one anal fin and yes some fish are just born with a few undesirable traits. My fantail is one crazy looking fish too. Besides the one anal fin, he is a very weird color. He is silver on bottom and the top half looks like a combination between orange and brown...actually it makes him look purple most of the time. I named him Mutt because that's what he looks like to me lol!

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I definitely don't think of it as a flaw. I love my oranda. I call him/her fat head. I would add a photo but I haven't figured out how yet.

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well, he is pretty old I think, at least a few years. He is about 4.5 inches. I know about having the so called ugly fish. I have a thing for the "retarded" fish. I call them that because they have something wrong with them, but it makes them so much more special.

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:welcome

Your fish may not be old enough to sex. Do you mean it's body without the tail is 4-5 inches or with the tail it is 4-5 inches?

Oh, and if it's not old enough to sex, it's not old enough to breed. (I think.)

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Well, I have the two orandas that I bought at the same time. They are almost 5 inches with the tail. The other I did sex, but with fathead it's hard to tell because of how his/her tail is. It's in the center of its body instead of to the side, and fathead follows me around the tank so it's hard to get a look.

Since you asked if the size includes fatheads tail, does that mean that he can get to be 5 inches with just his body?

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According to this website they can get up to 8 inches. Im not sure if they mean with or without the tail..but I think it means 8 inches without the tail...please correct me if Im wrong...

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_Di....cfm?pCatId=957

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I had thought that it includes the tail, but I sure would love it if they got that big. I can't say I have ever seen any that big.

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Oh yeah I thought I said anal fin earlier. I think I mentioned it above. Lol. I cant remember. But yeah, he only has one anal fin and you cant really tell that from the photo. I just wanted to share a pic of the fishy I was talking about. I was relating with happydibstick because hers only has one anal fin too...at least I think that is what she is talking about...

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well, Since mine only has one anal fin and i love it, and two of you each have a fishy with one anal fin that you love, maybe there is just something special about them.

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I took another look at fathead today and I think I have come to the conclusion that he is a boy. It is so hard to tell because of his one fin. His anal hole is right in front of the fin, so I don't know if that is where it is just because the fin makes in impossible to have it anywhere else, or if that is where it was meant to be.

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