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chris12
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Turning white
« on: March 19, 2010, 03:45:18 PM »

I have a fanail "Gold" fish that has turned white.  Is over 3 years old.  Turned white when I move a year ago.    Ph changes?  Other fish have no changes
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Nossie
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Re: Turning white
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010, 05:08:21 PM »

Has it been white for a long time in other words?
Otherwise you could be right, the skin should turn milky on a goldfish when the pH is lowered drastically. They should, however, first start hovering by the surface without gasping for air. Next step after the milky skin would be excess mucus production and burns on their skin from the acidic water and finally, the fish would simply die either by sinking to the bottom or struggling by the surface. But if you know that, you're probably testing the pH regularly and keeping it on reasonable levels, right?
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Mindemae
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Re: Turning white
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2010, 03:08:57 PM »

A friend of mine had a goldfish lose it's color after a couple of years while the othe fish in that tank did not.
My sister currently has 2 fish and one turned white and the other stayed bright orange with white. 
It might just be that with age a fish will lose it's color if it is genetically destine to do so.
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