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I had posted a topic on 8-4 that said, A big gorgeous Oranda and I have been thinking about that fish ever since. So today I got in my car and drove a couple towns away from where I live to go see this fish again. I had asked some more questions today. Two different employee's told me the fish has only been in Petsmart since the end of June, first week of July. (not 6 months like the other girl told me on the 4th) These two employee's also told me this fish did not kill two other Oranda's. Anyway, after talking for several minutes to these two girls I then asked if they could take the fish out so I can see her/him up close in a breeder box. The fish was in a high display tank and so harder to see.

When I saw the fish I was ecstatic. The Oranda was not a Chocolate like I first thought. He/She is a beautiful big Blue Oranda. Correct me if I am wrong but the fish is Grey which means a Blue Oranda. He/She looks very healthy. Has a big wen on top of the head coming down on the full cheeks. His tail is kinked a bit but oh my gosh the wen and face totally makes up for this little flaw. I had to purchase this fish. I thought I hit the lottery at Petsmart. to find such a beauty here.

I came home with the fish and set up the 10g qt w/airstone. (if you think it would be best to put the fish in the 20g long I will because I have one) I'm going to start the fish on prazi sometime tomorrow. The fish was friendly enough for me to do a quick measurement. He/She is about 4 inches in body alone and 6 1/2 inches total. :) I gave him a few Hikari pellets but 10 min. later the food was still at the bottom of the tank. So I took it out.

Okay, Here are the photo's of my new Blue Oranda. :wub::heart:wub:

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Thank you so much for checking out my newest fish.

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Oh my goodness :o

He is adorable! A beauty, indeed :wub: Blue orandas are my absolute favorite. Congrats on the great find ^-^

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Beautiful oranda! I can never find anything like that a petsmart! Lucky duck. Congrats with him/her and i hope for a fantastic qt!

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Oh my gosh he is beautiful!!! *grabby hands* Ugh I want more fish so much

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I can totally see why you couldn't get it out of your head! Absolutely gorgeous!

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:wub::thud. Gorgeous blue Oranda!!!!! Good luck with him!!

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The ten gallon should be fine. It's up to you wheather you would want to use the 20 or not :)

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He's a stunner

Oh Thank you so much. :P

Oh my goodness :o

He is adorable! A beauty, indeed :wub: Blue orandas are my absolute favorite. Congrats on the great find ^-^

Thank you so much. I feel like I hit the fish lottery. :)

Beautiful oranda! I can never find anything like that a petsmart! Lucky duck. Congrats with him/her and i hope for a fantastic qt!

Thank you so much. I am so happy with this big guy/gal. :)

Love it! (S)he looks like a happy chubby baby in the last one.

Thank you so much. :D I am loving the grey chubby face. And the wen goes down the side. :)

Oh my gosh he is beautiful!!! *grabby hands* Ugh I want more fish so much

Thank you so much. I wasn't planning on getting another one. I will now have 4 in my 55g. after qt. It will and can work for me because I do huge every 5 days wc's.

I can totally see why you couldn't get it out of your head! Absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you so much. Yes, I kept thinking about this fish. I kept going back and fourth asking myself questions if I should or shouldn't.

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Awe man those cheeks!

Nice find!

Thank you so much. :D I think those cheeks even look fuller in person. ha ha

Wow! How beautiful! !

Thank you so much. I hit the jack pot at Petsmart on this big fish. :)

:wub::thud. Gorgeous blue Oranda!!!!! Good luck with him!!

Thank you so much. So it's agreed a blue oranda? :clapping: I might put the fish in the 20g on Sat. Still kind of thinking about that. It will be easier on me to leave the fish in the 10g but don't want to cramp the big fishy. :)

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Definitely a blue Oranda :)

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He should be fine in the 10 gallon :). If you have him in the ten gallon, it will also be a plus to you since you won't need to add as much medicine as you would have to in a bigger tank :)

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Mikey: The medicine comment will be nice not to use as much. But, I just want to make the WC fast. ha ha ha 10g = faster then 20g. ha ha

But really, I don't want to make the fish feel cramped and harm his/her growth during these several weeks of prazi.

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Such a beautiful oranda! Congratulations! I can't wait to see more pictures :D

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I spy breeding stars on his pecs, looks like a boy to me!

He's super super cute!! Lucky you!! Those cheeks are amazing :wub:

Edited by Shukura

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congratulations Cheryl, he's beautiful :bighug

take a full body length overhead shot or two, for your own records ;)

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Oh wow, what a beautiful fish! Due to the color change it looks like he currently sports blue and chocolate. That face and fins and everything are just perfect! I am happy you got him because now I can see photos of him :D

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Wow he is fantastic! :o

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I see a new GOTW contender :)

I never have saw a blue at petsmart and I'd love to habe one..... umm may be that's why I got a silver gray Betta. Lol

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Ooohhj look at that face!!! :wub: I completely understand why this gorgeous oranda had to be yours :heart

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He's definitely one of those must-have fish. :heart Congratulations on an amazing find!!

If I weren't so far away I'd have to borrow him to breed with Clementine... :teehee

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Aww what a sweet little face, I wouldn't be able to say no to that either!

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