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Oranda Or Lionhead?

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I hope this is not a repeat topic (searched and could not find) .

I bought my first 3 fish as Oranda, now in looking around this site, they look more like Lion head.

What is the difference?

My set up was for Oranda, will it matter if they are Lion head?

Are Lion head Oranda ?

I hope this is not a really dumb question, but am just starting out.

Sue

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An oranda has a dorsal (back) fin,a lionhead does not,an oranda's wen is on top of it's head,a lionhead's wen is on top and sides like a lions' mane.A ranchu is similar also,but with a tight tail tuck(curve down).If you are properly set up for an oranda (which should be in at least a 20 gallon) and it is a lionhead it should be fine.We love pictures here too,so don't be shy to post one or a hundred :) Welcome to Koko's!

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Merlinsmom is right, but just to clarify one of your questions, lionheads are not orandas, yes they both have the big puffy face (it's called a wen), but as MM's post says, orandas always have dorsal fins and lionheads never have dorsal fins. hope this helps :D

Oooh, and :welcome

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Thank you so much. OK, then I do have Oranda. :D

I would love to post a picture, but dont know my way around yet.

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Guest oregongal

Yeah............I figured out how to add my picture to my siggy, now if only I could figure out how to add my own avitar.

Picture on my signature is 'MOLLY'

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Molly is beautiful :D Nice sized wen too.

you need 50 post to upload your own costom avatar.

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Thank you so much, thought I must be pretty stupid not to figure it out.

Thanks for the compliment, I love these fish.

I have 3 in a 60 gal tank.

One isnt doing too well, he(?) hides a lot and spends time on the bottom. :(

My other 2 are very happy and healthy.

He did come out of hiding when I treated with a few peas though :D

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was it 100 posts to get your own avatar or 50? because I needed to wait till 100.XD

anyway your fish is nice!!

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Molly is very cute!! :D Welcome to the site. :hi

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was it 100 posts to get your own avatar or 50? because I needed to wait till 100.XD

anyway your fish is nice!!

100 posts. But I was able to upload my own at 0 posts for some odd reason.

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