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Wandafish
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Black Spots
« on: June 14, 2010, 02:46:27 PM »

I know some black spots are a sign of ammonia burns, but I'm not sure if my goldfish's black spots are because of this.

I just got it yesterday and named her Wanda   Grin  I   got her at a fair yesterday and put clean water in her new tank.

She has small black spots on the ends of some of her fins and really light markings on the top of her head and beginning of her tail.

Does this sound like a result of ammonia burns to you guys?

Thanks for your help!  Huh
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Katarine
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Re: Black Spots
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2010, 03:35:31 PM »

well, did she have them before? or did they just appear? do you have pictures you can upload?

chances are if they just just appeared it may be ammonia burning, but if she had them when you got her then it may just be markings. if you really are worried, do a 5%-10% water change every couple of days, add some cycler to the tank, and hopefully the ammonia will go down. Also if you plan on keeeping a fish, get a test kit. The ones here in Canada will run you about 40$ CAD, but I heard that they are only 20$ US (dont ask me why there is a huge proce jump, I dunno either)

This test kit will prove an invaluble resourse to you.
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Wandafish
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Re: Black Spots
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2010, 03:52:59 PM »

She had them since I got her.  I'll try to take pictures now  (Thank you so much for the help!)
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Katarine
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Re: Black Spots
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2010, 04:04:08 PM »

then they are PROBABLY just markings. but to make sure, do little water changes Smiley
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Mindemae
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Re: Black Spots
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2010, 06:10:27 PM »

Oh a fair fish... Sad
Those fish are usually not very healthy.
What size tank do you have your fish in?
Did you treat the water with any type of condtioner.
Your fish may have some fin rot going on.
I would add 1 TBS of aquarium salt to every 5 gallons of water.
You might wat to get some Melafix and add that to your water per bottle directions.
You will also want to add a water condtioner and a bacteria booster to your tank water.
Good luck and keep us posted. Smiley
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Hanna
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Re: Black Spots
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2010, 04:27:07 AM »

I'd keep an eye on those spots, and check your water chemistry and follow Mindemaes and Katarines advise.
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saal88
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Re: Black Spots
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010, 02:44:27 PM »

Hello I have two shubunkin goldfish and one of them has a black spot near his eye i dont know if it could be a disease I need help finding out if he will be okay. Sad
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Katarine
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Re: Black Spots
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2010, 03:11:26 PM »

hi,

check your water for amminia first.
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Hanna
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Re: Black Spots
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2010, 12:54:50 AM »

Yes, Number one rule I believe: if there are unusual spots showing or you notice a  strange behaviour
TEST YOUR WATER   A  S   A   P
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Mindemae
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Re: Black Spots
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2010, 01:31:39 PM »

Could you post a picture of your fish?
I have a shubunkin with just one black eye and he is fine.  It is considered a fault but he is fine for a pet.
Is your fish's eye black or did a black spot just show up?
If it just showed up then you may have a water quality issue so do like Kat and Hanna said and either test your water yourself or take a sampl in to your local aquatic pet shop. Smiley
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Katarine
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Re: Black Spots
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2010, 01:33:37 PM »

and I meant check for ammonia.. wow I was having an off day.

I've said it befpre and I'll say it again, Checking your water is by far the most important thing you can do for your fish
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Re: Black Spots
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2010, 05:14:10 PM »

I do want to add that if the water test comes back fine and your fish is fine, it may just be pigmentation.  So many pet store fish are bred with other varieties that you may just have a fishie with a little shubunkin in her.  I've seen a few goldies in wild ponds that have a little black and they do just fine.  But do check the water first.
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Mindemae
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Re: Black Spots
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2010, 06:07:49 PM »

Nicole! 
Are you still "a-round"? LOL! Wink  I thought you were having contractions?
Hurry up and have that baby!!! Cheesy
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Katarine
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Re: Black Spots
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2010, 07:46:31 PM »

lol Oh Nicole! I hope that baby isnt too late! All that weight is a lot to lug around!!!
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Hanna
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Re: Black Spots
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2010, 06:07:07 AM »

Nicole, sometimes one can have a bit contractions, but the baby stil doesn't want to come straight away... could be a couple of days, but not much longer either. You'll have your baby soon  Wink
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