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Elsa
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HELP! My Goldfish has bumps
« on: February 20, 2018, 05:48:54 PM »

I have had this fantail goldfish for at least 3 years.  In the last month, I have noticed these pimples like bumps on the fish.  There are more of them now.  The fish eats and swims around ok...but does anyone know what this is and how to treat it?  I have researched it and can't really find anything relating definitively on this.  I recently put aquarium salt in the tank after I changed 50% of the water.  I have a 29 gal tank with 3 goldfish...a pretty big one about 4" with long flowy tail, the one affected about 2-1/2 inches and a little one.
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Comet Keeper
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Re: HELP! My Goldfish has bumps
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2018, 04:25:18 PM »

Hello Elsa...

If you keep a very clean tank and your fish is otherwise acting normally, this is very likely harmless.  29 gallons is very small for heavy waste producers like species of Goldfish, because there's not a lot of water to dilute the dissolving waste.  A tank the size you have would call for a 50 percent water change twice weekly to keep the toxins out of the water.  Standard aquarium salt is a good idea, I use a rounded teaspoon in every 5 gallons of treated tap water for my Comets' tank.  It eases the stress on the fish and discourages the growth of parasites.  Have you ever fed organic minced garlic?  The product shouldn't have any additives, just the garlic and water.  It's very nutritious and will boost the fishes' immune system to help them fight something like a pathogen.

I would recommend keeping the tank water extra clean with an added water change each week and try the garlic.

CK

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Elsa
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Re: HELP! My Goldfish has bumps
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 07:52:06 PM »

Thanks for your input. You mean give them some minced garlic...regular garlic?  I will try that.  Thanks again. 
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Emmanuel
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Re: HELP! My Goldfish has bumps
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2018, 11:54:05 PM »

Your information is good information that I am looking for.
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