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My New Oranda


Trico

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Well, I went to the store and I saw this adorable little blue oranda, but I have a problem now. I put him in with my other orandas and ryukin, bringing my 5 fancies in my 55 gallon to 6. The fish are all quite small and recent purchases, the largest being my 2.5-3 inch ryukin. My question is, Will overcrowding be a problem until I can get my 29 gallon cycled in 6 weeks?

Oh and will he lose his blue color in the future? Another question too, he has the front of his dorsal fin a little bent and torn, it doesn't seem to affect him, he swims normaly and otherwise is perfectly fine.

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Just keep an eye on your nitrates, and do WC's accordingly.

Congrats! He sounds cute! No pics?

Hmm lemme see if I can get one before I turn in for the night :newfish:)

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You should be fine, just keep an eye on the nitrates like Lola said.

Wow he is super cute. He is SOOOOOOO BLUE!!!!

I am not 100% sure that his color will stay that dark, but others will know more.

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yes he should stay the same colour but only time will tell i have a blue oranda as well her name is pearl that is her in my avatar she has a little bit of bronze on her but with the correct lighting she has stayed blue and i have had her since the end of september :)

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Blu is a beauty for sure and congratulations :)

I'm sorry to rain on your happy day but did you quarantine him? A new fish added without QTing may be a carrier of diseases you cannot see that may be dangerous to your older fish.

It's always a good idea to quarantine new fish before adding them to your set up, even when they look fine.

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He's really pretty! And I don't usually like black/blue fish.... Lil Blu looks like he has a lot of potential to grow up to be a VERY BEAUTIFUL fish!

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