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sheila rose king
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Username: rflowers1545

Post Number: 3
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 07:20 pm:       

I HAVE 1 Redcaped ORANDA he is in a 20 gal.Is 55 gal.large enough for a fullgrowen Oranda? I do water changes 2 times a week.How does one measure a oranda, from nose to tailfins, or nose to thick end of tail?Thanks Sheila
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Jessica
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Username: jessica

Post Number: 5529
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 09:58 pm:       

I moved this from the fish health forum as you'll get better results if you post in your own new thread :-)
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cindy
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Username: cindy

Post Number: 8298
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 11:10 pm:       

It could be done in a 55...if you are willing to do as many large water changes as it takes to keep the nitrates down.

I expect you've seen this pic before, but adults get this big:

adult oranda

...so it could hardly turn around in a 55 (only 13 inches from front to back) so a 75 - or larger - really would be much better.

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Brad
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Username: brad

Post Number: 1223
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Monday, October 24, 2005 - 04:08 pm:       

I have more of a comment on the answer than the question.

I think pics like this are really important in helping people understand just how big fish get. For example, I knew black sharks got too big for my tank but I could never remember how big they got until I saw a pic of someone holding a 3 footer. Now when I see them at the lfs, I remember.

*me thinking out loud again*
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cindy
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Username: cindy

Post Number: 8316
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 06:57 am:       

So you're saying it's true, a picture is worth a thousand words?

I should have added that that size is not "typical". Bruce lived in a pond and is one of the largest orandas I've seen pics of, but he is atypical only by virtue of that fact that most GF are kept in inadequate quarters and die premature deaths, instead of living the 20-25+ years you should expect.

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