Oranda Goldfish have a short, round, egg-shaped body. Their scales are large, round, and either metallic or matte, depending on the variety. The long and divided caudal fin, or tail fin, creates a beautiful fan-like shape.
What makes Orandas stand out from other types of Fancy Goldfish is the fleshy, raspberry-shaped growth on their head, known as a “wen.” The wen starts to grow around three to four months of age and will typically continue to grow until the fish is about two or three years old. Sometimes, the wen can grow large enough to partially or significantly cover the eyes. In optimal conditions, the lifespan of Orandas is 10-15 years.