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Thank you all- some said he was a red cap, then a lions head- etc- but they never pinned it down.

yup, hes an ornage/red oranda. a redcap oranda has an all white body with a red wen. like my little mr brain (siggy)

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AMAZING! Did you need to hand-train him or does he just like people?

He is definitely a Red/Orange Oranda. I have one but she is very shy.

that is a very good question- since the day I got him I have been very careful not to scare him in any way. One day I was cleaning the tank and he started rubbing up next to my hand and gave this very unusual vibration- very high speed- to me every time he made a pass near my hand. I stuck my finger out to touch him and he did not move away - ever since then it has been a daily routine- I will film when - laying him sideways and stroking his side - he just curls his tail when I run my finger down his side- like I have found his funny bone- Yes - this was something unexpected- and I did not expect anything like this- what is funny is that I must place a screen in the tank when I clean half of the tank - and even then he is very annoyed that he is not part of the cleaniong operation and tries every way to get oiver so that I will pay attention to him. He likes his belly rubbed the most - and if not in the position the way he wants will adjust himself without comming out of my hand- I used to think he just wanted to swim clear but have found he is just adjusting himself for a more comfortable ride so to speak. I will be posting anoither video shortly to update.

Oh - and this is def. an Alpha male- there is nothing he fears - and thank you all for the comments- Do you know what it is like to leave him in the care of another person for 4 days while away for holiday? it is fortunate that the manager of the local pet shop has 8 tanks of his own and will watch him for me while I am away....

Eric

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AMAZING! Did you need to hand-train him or does he just like people?

He is definitely a Red/Orange Oranda. I have one but she is very shy.

that is a very good question- since the day I got him I have been very careful not to scare him in any way. One day I was cleaning the tank and he started rubbing up next to my hand and gave this very unusual vibration- very high speed- to me every time he made a pass near my hand. I stuck my finger out to touch him and he did not move away - ever since then it has been a daily routine- I will film when - laying him sideways and stroking his side - he just curls his tail when I run my finger down his side- like I have found his funny bone- Yes - this was something unexpected- and I did not expect anything like this- what is funny is that I must place a screen in the tank when I clean half of the tank - and even then he is very annoyed that he is not part of the cleaniong operation and tries every way to get oiver so that I will pay attention to him. He likes his belly rubbed the most - and if not in the position the way he wants will adjust himself without comming out of my hand- I used to think he just wanted to swim clear but have found he is just adjusting himself for a more comfortable ride so to speak. I will be posting anoither video shortly to update.

Oh - and this is def. an Alpha male- there is nothing he fears - and thank you all for the comments- Do you know what it is like to leave him in the care of another person for 4 days while away for holiday? it is fortunate that the manager of the local pet shop has 8 tanks of his own and will watch him for me while I am away....

Eric

we added a couple of extra videos to UTUBE

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Awww. That video made me giggle!!! My black Oranda Jonas does that, but when I go to pet her she swims away like I tried to attack her.

ioth hot water and rinse with filtered chlorine free water- I ended up getting a UV light and a UV ster system for my tank- The UV light is for bacteria on my hands and arms and the one- in line catches teh get-bys that sneak into the tank.- if you get to touch do not hold- allow freedom of movement- Punch likes to position himself higher or lower depending on the spot he wishes me to stroke- let me know what happens.

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I am amazed by that video. I couldn't wait to show my hubby when he got home. He would love it if our fish showed that much attention to us! haha

how does it cause white spots?

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You know, touching your goldfish can cause white spot.

That is untrue. White spot is caused by a parasite called Ichthyophthirius. this parasite is transmitted from sick fish or from the parasite already being in the tank system. I suppose you could 'cause white spot' by touching your fish if you had your hand dipped in a tank already infected with the parasite.... Although I don't believe touching one's fish on a regular basis is not a particularly good thing to do, I know for sure that it will not 'cause' white spot, if your hands and tank do not have the parasite present.... :blink:

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