Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 01, 2014, 05:21:55 AM
Home Search Search Login Register

+  Pet Goldfish - Aquarium Forum Community
|-+  Aquarium
| |-+  Fish Identification
| | |-+  Can someone tell me what type this is?
« previous next »
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Can someone tell me what type this is?  (Read 763 times)
orandagal
Full Member
***

Karma: 26
Posts: 168



Can someone tell me what type this is?
« on: May 08, 2012, 10:29:31 AM »

Hi all,
I recently purchased this little fellow and have him in with my 3 playties. They all seem to get along great, but I'm not sure about putting him with my two orandas as this little guy is super fast and swims around at a much faster pace than my other two. He is very small right now and does well with the platyies and I hope in the near future to get a 40-55 gallon tank to move my two oranda's into and then move this smaller guy into my current 29 gall. which houses the two oranda's. When he is moved I would like to know what type everyone thinks he is so I may by the same type of companion.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Logged
Skwishee
Sr. Member
****

Karma: 136
Posts: 1763



Re: Can someone tell me what type this is?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 03:41:05 PM »

Oh he is just gorgeous!!

I would say his possibly an oranda? It kinda looks like there's a little wen on his head?
I'm not really sure what wen's look like on juveniles....
Logged
Nossie
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 481
Posts: 5469



Re: Can someone tell me what type this is?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 05:40:23 PM »

That looks just like my baby pear scales! Cheesy Only, this one seems to have beginning of a wen... that's amazing! You're so lucky to have found a crown pearl scale... Wink Let's hope it stays... Smiley
Logged
sajacobs
Full Member
***

Karma: 25
Posts: 224


Re: Can someone tell me what type this is?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 07:47:38 PM »

What an attractive fishee........it's beautiful. Cheesy
Logged
orandagal
Full Member
***

Karma: 26
Posts: 168



Re: Can someone tell me what type this is?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 08:13:24 PM »

Thanks to both of you. I'm rather leaning toward the Pearlscale (from what I've seen in the few books I own) but I just wasn't sure. I think the Pearlscale can have that little wren on their heads, yes??
I just found this on the internet, but I know this little fellow does not fall into the catagory of being slow. She/He is constantly moving.
I think I will name this one Dreamsicle.

Pearlscale Goldfish are very popular gold fish and are found in collectors tanks throughout the world. Their hardiness and ability to live in cold temperatures makes them ideal pets. However, like many of the egg-shaped goldfish, they are slow swimmers. These fish won't win any races, but if kept with other slow-moving varieties they should get plenty to eat and do well. Many of the elongated goldfish varieties like the the Common Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, the Shubunkin, are not really good companions for the Pearlscale Goldfish because they are fast swimmers and too competitive during feeding time.

Thanks again for your help and I thought the black eyes were really unique.
Logged
Nossie
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 481
Posts: 5469



Re: Can someone tell me what type this is?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2012, 03:32:46 AM »

Yes they can, as I said, it's  called a crowned pearl scale if they do Smiley It's usually looking more like a ball on top of the head compared to orandas' more raspberry-looking growth.

I do like the black eyes! My pearl scale has blue... Smiley
Logged
orandagal
Full Member
***

Karma: 26
Posts: 168



Re: Can someone tell me what type this is?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2012, 07:57:18 AM »

Nossie, do you think I should leave him where he is for now with the platyies, or should I try him in with the oranda's to see how it works? He seems happy now but I wonder if he would be happier with his own type?
Logged
Nossie
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 481
Posts: 5469



Re: Can someone tell me what type this is?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2012, 09:37:27 AM »

I would wait a little while maybe and see. Is he eager and fast to get food?
That's a pretty important thing when introducing baby goldfish to bigger ones, it's happened one too many times to me that a little baby hasn't gotten enough food and died Sad
Logged
orandagal
Full Member
***

Karma: 26
Posts: 168



Re: Can someone tell me what type this is?
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2012, 09:58:47 AM »

Oh yes, he is very eager and is the first one over the platyies. I think he would do fine with getting food, but he is REALLY fast all the time, constantly on the move, and my other two are not nearly as fast as this little one, so I guess that is my main worry that he will want to play (?) and the others may get upset by it.
Logged
Nossie
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 481
Posts: 5469



Re: Can someone tell me what type this is?
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2012, 03:34:23 AM »

In that case, feel free to move the little one in with the orandas anytime! Smiley
Logged
fantailer
Sr. Member
****

Karma: 122
Posts: 1629



Re: Can someone tell me what type this is?
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2012, 05:21:58 AM »

That pearlscale is so cute!!
Logged
orandagal
Full Member
***

Karma: 26
Posts: 168



Re: Can someone tell me what type this is?
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2012, 08:23:10 AM »

Thanks everyone. I put Dreamsicle in with the other this morning and he/she is doing fine. At first was a little shy and didn't want to feed with the others, but will take food from my fingers so I fed him separate and may do that for a little bit until he is more comfortable being with everyone. I have posted a couple of videos so you can see, he is a happy little guy and I think this may work out ok.
Thanks again for all of your help.
Logged
Mindemae
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 256
Posts: 2458



Re: Can someone tell me what type this is?
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2012, 12:52:48 PM »

A crown pearlscale has two symmetric lobes ( fluid filled sacs) on top of its head.
A regular pearlscale has a single lobe or wen like an oranda but some don't have a wen at all.
It should have pearl like scales on its oval shape body. It should have a round golf ball shape belly and an up-right dorsal fin.
Your fish is very cute. You are lucky to have found such a treasure. Smiley
Logged
orandagal
Full Member
***

Karma: 26
Posts: 168



Re: Can someone tell me what type this is?
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2012, 02:03:13 PM »

Thanks Mindamae,
So far he is doing well and still in with my one remaining goldfish Lemonade. I will have to take some new pictures to post. He has gotten a little bit bigger and seems very content in the bigger tank.
Thanks again for the nice compliment Smiley
Logged
Pages: [1]  
« previous next »
Jump to:  
Page created in 0.271 seconds with 16 queries.