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steve
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green growth on pond goldfish
« on: April 06, 2010, 08:53:51 AM »

I have 11 goldfish in a garden pond. over two days one has developed a bright green growth on the side of his body. anyone any ideas what this is and how I treat it and whether it is a danger to the other fish. This one is very poorly.
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Mindemae
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Re: green growth on pond goldfish
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2010, 10:35:23 AM »

First off I would take him out of the pond and put him into a hospital tank. 
Can you post pictures?  I'm not sure if it is a wound or caused by a parasite or a bacterial infection or fungus of some sort.  I guess I would start right away treating with salt, 1 TBS per 5 gallons of water and then  both melafix and pimafix.  You can also treat for a parasite too safely.  I use Paracid.  It is safe to use with salt and melafix and pimafix.
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steve
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Re: green growth on pond goldfish
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010, 11:39:55 AM »

How kind to reply. I'll try that straight away.

He's now in hospital. The green is frondy, like a fungus my wife says.

Sorry I don't have a digital camera - it's been sent back to manufacturer for repair - so can't send a photo.
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Re: green growth on pond goldfish
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2010, 05:54:59 AM »

Steve, please watch your other goldfish in the pond, hope there is no infection spreading.
And hope your fish is doing better.
And please treat like Mindemae suggested.

GOOD LUCK
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