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footblisters
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Goldfish with residue on its skin
« on: January 07, 2010, 05:36:22 AM »

My goldfish has been resting at the bottom of its tank only moving to feed. I have put it in a seperate tank and after one month it has started to swim again normally.

The problem now is that it has residue on its skin and mouth. Just like the residue that sits on a plant or ornament in the tank.

How are you meant to clean a goldfish?

Any suggestions or advise?
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Katarine
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Re: Goldfish with residue on its skin
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010, 11:32:21 PM »

i would say take a soft toothbrush to it. I'm not sure if that's how you are supposed to do it, but I had the same thing happen to my little guy, and he's still with me. I'd talk with a pet stor or a vet just to be sure..
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asorvia
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Re: Goldfish with residue on its skin
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010, 08:44:36 PM »

"clean a goldfish"....?
what do you mean...? if there is residue on the fish, don;t do anything to it or you might wipe off all the scales it has-since your fish has been ill, i wouldnt take any chances hurting it...
heheheheee.....
clean a goldfish...
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Katarine
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Re: Goldfish with residue on its skin
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2010, 09:25:10 PM »

-facepalm- It was a suggestion. I never say im right, so i always suggest talking to a professional.. or at least someone else who knows what they're doing. I dont think the slimy residue is anything harmful, i mean, it could just be algae growth on the fish... Who knows?
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Re: Goldfish with residue on its skin
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2010, 10:06:56 PM »

Algae growing on a fish!?!  If algae is growing on any fish I would expect it's been dead for quite a long while.
Now I am laughing!  Ok, sorry for laughing but gee.... Roll Eyes
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Katarine
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Re: Goldfish with residue on its skin
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2010, 10:10:29 PM »

Pahhh alright alright alright. Im more of an id*ot than i thought. I'm just gonna stop right now before people start trying to hunt me down  Embarrassed
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Re: Goldfish with residue on its skin
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2010, 10:13:57 PM »

Awww, please don't stop, you are too fun! Grin
We are laughing with you and you are not an id*ot!
Omg we have all made mistakes where our fish are concerned at one time or another. 
That's how we learn...and posting different opinions is how we learn too! Wink
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Re: Goldfish with residue on its skin
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2010, 10:16:08 PM »

^^ ahahahaha fine Smiley Im so used to knwoing things though.. this is most definitely new territory, though i am not new with fish... Smiley
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Re: Goldfish with residue on its skin
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2010, 10:36:20 AM »

Can you describe the residue?  Does it have a color, or does it look like excess slime coat?  What type of water conditioner do you use? 
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