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Roseofscarlet
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Black spot on my maddu (goldfish)
« on: January 21, 2012, 11:18:48 AM »

Hi,

My maddu is acting little dull lately. I spotted a black spot on his left side near eye. Some people said its a blood clot. Can anyone suggest what can i do to cure my fish.. Sad
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Goldiegirl
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Re: Black spot on my maddu (goldfish)
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2012, 01:05:41 PM »

Hi Roseofscarlet! 

If the black spot, or a smudge, is on the body and not on the eye itself it is probably a wound or an ammonia burn that is healing up. Black is usually always a sign of healing.  You probably have had an ammonia spike that your fish is getting over, which can leave it acting droopy and exhibiting black spots.  I would suggest testing the water...something every aquarist should do when something seems abnormal in the tank.  If your ammonia is higher than 0, do a 50%-60% water change.  A tank that is still cycling or is overcrowded can cause ammonia spike. 

The fish may have also been wounded by another fish or a decoration in the tank, and the wound is healing. 

Either way, test the water and let us know your results.   Smiley
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Nossie
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Re: Black spot on my maddu (goldfish)
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2012, 05:18:32 AM »

I agree with goldiegirl Smiley
And in case you don't have a test kit, it's usually a good idea to start changing more water more often. At least once a week, and at least 50-60% of the water. This is a great way to avoid an ammonia spike and/or bad water quality, which is the number one cause of goldfish illness and discomfort.
(Here's a thread with some guidelines: (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.) )

Of course a sensible stocking level will make it easier too. Ten gallons per goldfish minimum in a tank no smaller than 20 gal. It's not that complicated to calculate Smiley But please keep us updated, and tell us more about the stocking levels in your tank and how you take care of it!
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Roseofscarlet
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Re: Black spot on my maddu (goldfish)
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012, 12:44:36 PM »

Thanx goldie girl and nossie..have changed the water and also added medicine...
maddu is active now..(maddu saying thanx to you both)

My only concern is when will the black spot go off. will it go or not?

also i give a pinch of pallete to both maddu and bannu once a day. is it too mch/
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Re: Black spot on my maddu (goldfish)
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012, 05:40:56 PM »

I am glad to hear that your fish is doing better.  Smiley What medication have you added to the tank?  You probably shouldn't add anything strong- could mess up your water quality again.  I would suggest only adding a bit of salt to speed up the healing process...2 tbsp per 10 gallons of water. 

The black spot WILL eventually go away, providing you supply your fish with good water.  I believe ammonia burns don't last too long; 3 weeks at the most I would say.

I must confess my ignorance regarding what pallete is...?
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Re: Black spot on my maddu (goldfish)
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012, 04:10:02 AM »

Maybe she means "pellets"?

But, Roseofscalet, don't add any medicine when your fish is acting just fine but only has something small showing. This is very important, the water quality in the tank goes before anything else and most strong medicines will destroy the beneficial bacteria and your fish will only get more sick! Remember that a 50% water change will usually do the trick, and if you feel unsure, add some iodine-free salt like Goldiegirl suggested.

If you do mean "pellets" when you say "pallete", there's no way for us to tell whether you're overfeeding them or not, it depends on the size of the pellets as well as how big pinches you take Wink But if the fish finish the food within a few moments, it's probably a good amount Smiley
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Roseofscarlet
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Re: Black spot on my maddu (goldfish)
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2012, 11:25:13 AM »

I am a novice in this field but u both been a great support. Ya I meant pellet and they finish it off in Nanak seconds.....I added anti chlorine medicine also I have a medium size fish bowl so mch salt should I put?
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Re: Black spot on my maddu (goldfish)
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2012, 12:17:09 PM »

You need a tank immediately. 20 gallons if Maddu is your only fish. Goldfish simply cannot live in a bowl, no wonder he has ammonia burns. His waste is poisoning and burning him. Change most the water every day until you get a tank. You can add up to one tablespoon salt per gallon. GET A TANK RIGHT NOW! Please.
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Re: Black spot on my maddu (goldfish)
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2012, 12:31:09 PM »

Then you're feeding them a good amount of food Smiley
But like cheri said, you need a tank right now! Since you mentioned two goldfish a 25-30 gallon tank should suffice.
They're suffering every day and night being in a bowl Sad

And if you say "anti chlorine medicine" I'll assume you mean water conditioner? Which is something you have to add to every single bucket while changing out the water in the tank, or else the fish will be burnt by the chlorine as well Sad
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Re: Black spot on my maddu (goldfish)
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2012, 02:34:21 PM »

When keeping goldfish in a bowl, the water quality deteriorates incredibly fast with only a few feedings.  Plus, fish excrete ammonia through their gills and even a tiny fish can quickly poison itself.  I am sorry to have to be the bearer of bad news but... your goldfish will not live long in a bowl...goldfish can easily achieve a lifespan of over 40 years if kept properly.  Life expectancy in a goldfish bowl is more like a few months to half a year.  Goldfish bowls do not typically provide enough room to house the necessary equipment such as filters and air stones, thus causing your fish to display ammonia burns and poor behavior.  Please get a larger tank for your fish if you care about them.  Trust me it is SO much less stress to provide your fish with proper housing; both for you and your fish.  Goldfish grow quite rapidly and need the room - anything less than 20 gallons for a single-tailed fish results in stunting, a painful death for the fish...that is, if they can live through all of the toxins in the water.

So many people hold to the idea that goldfish will do fine in bowls.  The stereotype is sadly the cause of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of fish deaths every year.

Please be a wonderful pet owner and get a larger tank for your fish.  Smiley
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