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Can A Blue Oranda Change?


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That is exactly correct, Jeana. Color is a never ending kalidescope on a goldfish. Many fish do stay the same color throughout life, many do not. Any fish that is black or a derivitive of black (blue, chocolate) tends to change more often than not. Black/blue/chocolate is the most unstable color of all in a goldfish.

Change is dictated by the genetics of the fish. IF the fish comes from a long line of fish that keep their black/blue/chocolate color then there is a good chance that the fish will keep its color. If its genetic line is not stable on color, it, too, will tend to change over time.

It is perfectly possible that your blue oranda will turn completely orange over time......

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That is exactly correct, Jeana. Color is a never ending kalidescope on a goldfish. Many fish do stay the same color throughout life, many do not. Any fish that is black or a derivitive of black (blue, chocolate) tends to change more often than not. Black/blue/chocolate is the most unstable color of all in a goldfish.

Change is dictated by the genetics of the fish. IF the fish comes from a long line of fish that keep their black/blue/chocolate color then there is a good chance that the fish will keep its color. If its genetic line is not stable on color, it, too, will tend to change over time.

It is perfectly possible that your blue oranda will turn completely orange over time......

That's interesting. Presently, the body of my fish is a bronze-ish yellow color, kind of armor-like.

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