The Redcap Oranda Goldfish is a favorite variety of the Oranda Goldfish. Orandas are very attractive and some of the most popular goldfish in the world, and the Redcap variety is one of the most adored. This beautiful goldfish has a large, round body and shimmering scales along with the same long, flowing split tail fin of all Oranda varieties. When the fish stops swimming, the delicate tail fans out, looking much like the petals of a flower.
Unlike the Common Goldfish, with its long slender body, this fancy goldfish is one of the more rounded or egg-shaped fancy goldfish. The Redcap Oranda is totally white except for a cherry red hood on its head, which looks just like a cap. All of its fins are paired except the dorsal fin, and the tail fin is usually split.