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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2009, 07:55:06 AM »

 Sad i have 3 goldfish which i have had for about 7 years now. one of them is just sitting at the bottem of the tank he looks really sick he cant swim and he has black bits all over him whats wrong with him??
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SmithySteph
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2009, 01:27:08 PM »

My daughter lost her fish last week, we found her floating at the bottom of the tank, and I noticed that my son's fish wasn't looking too healthy.

After 'LISA' was released to the goldfish bowl in the sky I thought it best to clean the tank out and saw that 'MILLHOUSE' (son's fish) was floating on his side when i moved him from his tank into bowl used for cleaning... thought uhoh, another dead one, but he survived!

Stuck him back in clean water and noticed that he had some black marks, mainly under both eyes, but also 2 or 3 large spots on his head, almost hanging off of him... have read posts above and wonder if he had amonia burns, altho water wasn't that dirty. Cleaning the water seems to've worked tho, his eyes no longer seem to have black patches under them and he's just got the one black dangly bit on his head now.

Has been 9 days since Lisa passed (7yo now watching me type!), will clean Millhouse out again tomorrow, just wondering if anyone can give me advice on whether it should be ok to get a new fish now... I can't stand the hysterics of 7yo dd finding sunk fish again  Cry

not sure if it's relevant, but after Lisa died, Millhouse was very slow moving, not wanting to feed and 'looked quite depressed and sorry for himself', now he's swimming round like a complete loon and seems to constantly want feeding (more than before the black spot incident).

TIA
Smithy & the kids  Grin
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big fish
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2009, 04:05:49 PM »

my goldfish has a large black spot on his face and his face also seems to be getting shorter, i recently changed the tank water and its a 55 gallon tank im not sure what it is can someone help please?
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Lottie
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2009, 05:58:13 AM »

I had the problem this morning and my fish, well kep't swimming on its side and to the suface of the water, my dad had to take it out, at first it died then came to life, then died for good. itwas an upsetting sence as I am only nine. But not to worry go to the place you got the fish with a sample of water, that should help.  Cry Smiley
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2009, 11:12:16 PM »

My big goldfish has been killing my little goldfish Sad i bought them all at the same time like a week ago and one has dide everyday for the past three days at first i didnt know why until i noticed that the big Goldfish was pushing the little ones around...and to make things worse the little one thatss left is getting blackspots the big goldfish is white and gold and has natural blackspots..i think..
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bebe
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2009, 09:41:47 PM »

i have a gold fish and on his tummy he has this big round spot like purpleish/blackish and i dont know if i should change the water,
take the fish out can my other fish get the same thing Huh Huh
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Diamond
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2009, 03:41:57 PM »

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my goldfish died last  Cry and he had black patches on his body the day before. i also have another fish which i am now worried that the same thing will happen to him. i only have a small plastic bowl which i won at a fair do i need a better bowl and what was the black patches.
    my fish is the same i got him at the fair and now he is also starting to get white stuff on him
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Jennie
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2009, 11:12:22 AM »

I have 3 fancy gold fish in a tank, and two of them have bot these black marks on their tales, what does this mean, and what can I do about it??
Please help me out here!   Cry
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2009, 01:51:35 AM »

I bought my fantail goldfish 2  weeks ago probably. It was pretty  mostly orange but then I noticed he began to have black markings. I thought  they were just markings he was meant to have?? The black markings are on his fins and around his mouth...It didnt look like a disease but when I read all of this, im paranoid. Does a fish have all its markings from the beginning and anything else means something is wrong with him? or can its markings be gradual? Can anyone help?  Thank you
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Danielle
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2009, 06:32:16 PM »

i got my fish from a fair, and it started to have black spots, but i looked online and they said it was just like a sore that is healing.  If it has black spots it is like a scab.  The fish is just healing from ammonia burn.
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sudheer
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #40 on: February 23, 2010, 11:42:36 AM »

hey guys i brought 1 new aquarium...i got koi, gold fish, angels, red tail, n some other kind of fish which was very small and aggressive .....for every three days fish started dying.....v hv done almost every thing to take care.....but now the new prob is the gold fish has got some black patches on its tail....and moreover the angles were not able 2 strive along with those fish....these fish are frequently attacking the angles(gold fish)......please give me some solution for this....
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #41 on: February 23, 2010, 12:25:08 PM »

A bigger tank would probably help.
And most of the fish listed here are not compatible... for example the red tail. Is this by any chance a red-tailed black shark? If that's the case, it's not compatible with its own kind, and NO other fish with similar colors, as it is hostile towards them. But if this is a red-finned shark, then there's no reason to worry.

It would be very useful if you would tell me how big this tank is. For how long you've had it, and for how long you allowed it to stand empty before adding the fish.
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Person123
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #42 on: February 23, 2010, 02:28:42 PM »

I got 8 goldfish and put them in a large fishbowl. The water seems to be at a good temperature. 4 of the are small fish and 4 are larger (but still not bigger than 3cm!) one of them had flipover disease and died.
One of my fish started getting this weird red thing on its head and now 4 of my fish have this large red parasite on their head. 2 of them have black spots next to their eyes and black stripes on their tails. Only one of my fish has a seriously bad looking parasite. The others are not looking too bad but I still don't like the look of it! I cleaned the bowl and it did help a lot. I also put another smaller bowl and put the smaller fish there. Now it can't be overpopulation! The black things only started today! (I got my fish 1 week ago!!!
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PLEASE HELP ME!!! I LOVE THEM!
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #43 on: February 23, 2010, 02:50:02 PM »

A bowl is not a good place for fish to live. Get a tank as soon as possible and make sure to have sufficient filtration for goldfish!
And it most probably is over population if you keep 8 of them in there...
To allow your fish to recover successfully from this you should get great filtration and extra aeration for them in a spacious tank! And then you should treat them according to disease. Here a solution of salt might be in order. Salt kills most parasites, and relieves the osmotic pressure on the fish. Add it in a dose of one tablespoon per gallon, split up in three parts, one given every 12 hours for the fish to allow them to get used to the salt slowly.

The spots you see are probably ammonia burns and wounds, because your tank hasn't cycled, meaning the beneficial bacteria aren't established, resulting in high amounts of ammonia in the water. The cycle takes a few weeks to get established, but it can be helped in many different ways. Which I could tell you as soon as you'll decide to or get your new tank (:

One more thing to consider is that an adult goldfish needs at least 20 gallons of water (they're dirty and BIG) and add another 10 for each additional fish. Meaning that 8 goldfish would need 90 gallons or so. And the filtration should have a capacity twice as big as the tank, and you should need an extra air stone for sufficient oxygen for your fish.
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Stephanie ^^
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2010, 09:11:55 PM »

I have 4 goldfish and one of them stays at the bottom. 3 of my fish are the same type. They are the healthy ones. I have this other one that has black spots on its mouth. It swims away from the others. What Should I do!!!
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #45 on: February 27, 2010, 06:01:30 AM »

Were the black spots on his mouth there when you bought him? And more importantly, is his color allover containing black spots as normal? Is he eating well?
It might just be good to check your water parameters (pH, KH, nitrite, nitrate, ammonia) at the same time, to be on the safe side, so you won't treat him for nothing. Ammonia is known to give fish black colorations on their bodies if they've been exposed to this.

I would also like to ask about tank size, and how big your fish are. And for how long you've had this tank. Are you doing regular water changes? Do you have good filtration and air circulation (air stones)? Are you emptying it all and cleaning everything often?
Also, if you know exactly which varieties your fish are, there are those who shouldn't be kept together for various reasons.
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Stephanie^^
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #46 on: February 27, 2010, 12:20:17 PM »

The fish with black spots is about three years old. It did not have the spots when i brought him. i change the water with a filiter. I have 3 angel fish. He eats very little. His body is not all black.
The tank is 91/2 inches wide and 10 inches long. I had this tank for a 3 years (first time i brought it). I don't have air stones. My Dad put the angel fish in another tant which has a filter. I don't think ther is any thing wrong with them but one is fatter than all the others. TankSize: 14 1/2 inches wide, 10 inches long i had this tank for about 2 years
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #47 on: February 27, 2010, 12:44:06 PM »

In other words, you have a goldfish with 3 angel fish? Angel fish are not goldfish, and so he should not be housed with them, since both species grow very big, and your tank is rather small. Fish tend to get hostile towards one another when the tank is crowded.
An adult goldfish needs 20 gallon of water as a minimum. (A bigger goldfish obviously needs even more than that) And your tank can hardly be sufficient.
I also think that these spots around the mouth may be caused by bad water quality (which is pretty possible since the tank was so full), so you should really test all the water parameters I mentioned before, and correct what's necessary.
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Stephanie^^
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #48 on: February 27, 2010, 02:26:24 PM »

But how do i remove the spots? I sepreated them but is it to late? Embarrassed
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2010, 03:46:53 PM »

The spots will go away as soon as the water quality will be corrected (: Black spots are usually caused by ammonia burning the skin of the fish, a larger water change should help temporarily, but the ammonia raise could also be because your tank isn't cycled, and this can only be repaired through adding the beneficial bacteria to the tank. And then the water change should be avoided so your bacteria will have time to establish themselves. (I don't know much about your aquarium, so I'm only guessing.)
So I will say it again: BUY WATER TESTS, AND LOOK FOR EXCESSIVE AMMONIA, NITRITE, NITRATES and also PH!!!

You need to know if the water is good to know if you need to treat your fish for any bacterial infections or parasites.
Salt is very useful against most parasites given in a dose of 1 tablespoon per gallon of water. Split the dose up in three parts and give each in 12 hour intervals (10 in the morning, 10 in the evening, 10 in the morning next day) after dissolving the right amount of salt in a small amount of water. Some medicine against bacteria can also be added, but do ask in the pet store about a suitable medication (:

Still, don't treat your fish until you're certain that it's a disease and not just a problem with the water!
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Stephanie^^
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2010, 04:03:01 PM »

Will salt kill the gold fish? And why is the gold fish staying at the bottom a day long
                                          Thanks 4 your help too Cheesy
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Stephanie^^
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #51 on: February 27, 2010, 04:04:43 PM »

I mean all day long
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Ashley
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #52 on: February 27, 2010, 05:24:52 PM »

My gold fish is turning black all over its body!!! What shoulad i do?
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #53 on: February 28, 2010, 04:53:38 AM »

Stephanie: No, salt will not kill the goldfish as long as you allow him to get used to the salt slowly.

Ashley: Test your water for Ammonia. It could also be that his pigment simply is going away, it happens. (But is more common on black goldfish). The condition is called Mela-Nophore Migration, and shows on fish who live in bad water, are recovering, wounded, or infected with parasites or bacteria. See if your fish is otherwisely behaving normally, if this is the case, you don't have to worry.
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Nicole
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #54 on: February 28, 2010, 04:41:56 PM »

I've seen this in a few posts and thought it should be repeated:
GOLDFISH DO NOT BELONG IN A BOWL!!
I know people do it all the time at fairs, etc., but goldfish do not do well in bowls.  They can suffocate slowly, either from lack of oxygen or their own wastes, or even go blind.  Please keep your fishie in at least a ten-gallon tank with a filter, and this will take care of or prevent a lot of health problems.
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #55 on: March 02, 2010, 01:46:37 PM »

hi

don't know if i am typing in the right place, I have 1 goldfish in a tank of 6 and 2 suckies as the family call them They have all swam happily for over 1 year, now 1 has got very fat, it's eyes are bulging and it's scales are starting to look different. At first we thought eggs maybe on the way but with her eyes popping out we are now not sure. Water is brill but she seems to be gasping all the time. Can anyone help me with an answer? PLEASE
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Tracy
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #56 on: March 03, 2010, 11:01:31 PM »

I have a 10 gallon tank with 5 goldfish and 2 of them have black sopts on them could it be ammonia burns if only 2 of them have it
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #57 on: March 03, 2010, 11:02:55 PM »

i ment black spots  Grin
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #58 on: March 04, 2010, 05:54:38 AM »

Most likely, but only way to know for sure is to test your water for ammonia d:
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Re: Goldfish with black spots
« Reply #59 on: March 13, 2010, 04:17:46 PM »

One day I woke up and fed my Goldfish.I noticed some black spots on it and the tips of it's fins were black too! Huh I don't know what to do! Sad If it dosen't heal soon I'll have to get rid of it Cry!Iheard of some kit but where do i get it? How much is it? And will the black spots go away?! PLEASE HELP ME! Cry
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