Monday, October 26, 2015

Solid Gold Visits Dandy Orandas

I took a weekend trip to Michigan to show you guys a little tour of the Dandy Orandas fish room!  It was like I died and went to goldfish heaven!  There were about 1,500 goldfish on site; broadtail ryukins, ranchus, orandas, pearlscales, bubble eyes, butterflies, shubunkins, black comets, tosakin, and so much more.  Never before have I seen such sheer numbers of beautiful fish all together in one place.  Huge thanks to Ken Fischer for letting me visit and film a little tour for you guys.  We also filmed an interview, which you will get to see next week, so stay tuned!  These fish are sold in weekly auctions starting (almost) every Friday night at 8pm EST at  Ken imports them from various goldfish farms in China, quarantines them and makes sure they're good and healthy, and then sells them here in the United States.

Dandy Orandas Tour
Old Petland systems full of beautiful goldfish
Broadtail ryukin goldfish
Red/White Broadtail Ryukins
Ranchus and Orandas
Broadtail Ryukins... love the one on the right
Dandy Orandas
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More fish
Even more fish
The red Ryukin is waving "hello"
Butterfly Telescopes and Crown Pearlscales
Red/White and Calico Broadtail Ryukins
Me admiring the indoor pool full of goldfish!
Kirin Short Tail Ryukin
Tricolor (for now) Ranchu
Sakura Broadtail Ryukin
Red/White Butterfly Telescope
Red/White Oranda
Black Ingot Oranda
Calico/Kirin Ingot Oranda
Kirin Broadtail Ryukin

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  1. Love the indoor pool shot. What else would you use an indoor pool for besides housing goldfish?? :P

  2. Thank you for posting this video. Dandy Orandas IS awesome! The shear scale of the operation is impressive enough but that the fish are also so well cared-for and healthy is so wonderful! I've just purchased my first fish from Ken a week ago and should be arriving in a few days...can hardly wait!

    1. That's awesome, congrats on your new fish!

  3. I just received my first fish from Ken-a purple longfin Ryukin Just gorgeous!!!!!
    hope to be getting more but I'll need another tank soon!

  4. Just received my Calico Ingot Oranda this morning. OMG I am so happy with him! He is cute, friendly and just brimming with personality. My other Red & White Long tail Oranda "Olivia" is obviously impressed by him as well. Within 20 minutes of their initial introduction they began swimming together side-by-side up and down the length of the tank. One of the things I like about Dandy Orandas is that Ken gives descriptions of each individual fish including the personality. I have had goldfish for over 35 years now, and this little Ingot is by far my favorite. Thank you Jenny for introducing us to Dandy Orandas!

    1. You are so welcome! I'm glad you're happy with your new fish, and by the way, I love the name Olivia.

  5. Jennie, loved ya, but you want donations for what? You're not posting anything. Disappointed, I considered you a mentor.

  6. I live in Australia so no Dandy Orandas here! but I still adore your channel! Thanks for inspiring me to get into goldfish keeping it's been great fun!