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Skwishee
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Re: HELP: Red on goldfish fins
« Reply #60 on: April 17, 2012, 08:49:53 AM »

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear that  Cry
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Christina90
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Re: HELP: Red on goldfish fins
« Reply #61 on: April 17, 2012, 12:12:11 PM »

Sorry to hear. =/
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Elwynnsolo
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Re: HELP: Red on goldfish fins
« Reply #62 on: April 19, 2012, 12:15:56 PM »

This is more of a comment than advice maybe some of you know the right answer,but I have kept goldies 20 years w moderate sucess maybe I will say some thing of value!
I have noticed at times the tail fin showing red capillaries,looking kind of glassy and ripply.(is there such a word?)
I was told by a true expert,That as long as the fin isnt ripped or disentigrating this is a normal growth thing for the fish. I dont know if this is true?!  He also stressed SALT!  I use half a tsp per gallon-I was suggested to raise it to a full teaspoon.  My fish hardly ever get ick w 1/2 tsp.

Also what SALT do you recommend-I use GOLDFISH, or AQUARIUM salt from the petsore.  But I see Epsom salt also being recommended.  I have used SEA SALT from the grocery store. Well, its healthier for my family, so is it healthy for my Goldies?
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Skwishee
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Re: HELP: Red on goldfish fins
« Reply #63 on: April 19, 2012, 12:35:06 PM »

I use Rock Salt, but only when my goldfish is sick, the rest of the time it's not needed Smiley
I think salt from grocery stores are okay as long as they have no additives. Some salt's have caking agents and other things added to them, which are best avoided!

I see what you mean about the veins though.
If there are veins in the tail but no other symptoms and water quality indicates ammonia and nitrites are 0ppm and nitrates under 40ppm, then it may be that it's natural for the fish.
Usually veins in the tail are a warning sign, often caused by bad water quality and can be a sign of not only fin rot, but internal infections as well.
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Nossie
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Re: HELP: Red on goldfish fins
« Reply #64 on: April 20, 2012, 06:15:52 AM »

I use normal sea salt whenever that's needed, epsom salts is a completely different chemical and is used as a muscle relaxant or laxative when treating goldfish with dropsy, constipation or swim bladder issues.

Once you see the diluted blood vessels in the tail, you'll know the difference between that and visible veins in healthy goldfish Wink One of my orandas was showing these, it almost looks as if there's dried blood between the rays in the fins. I also have a really old tancho fantail who has pretty prominent but healthy-looking veins in the tail.
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Re: HELP: Red on goldfish fins
« Reply #65 on: April 20, 2012, 11:38:49 AM »

Okay thanks for everybodies input!
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