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aclewis3
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i need help please! pink worm?
« on: April 30, 2010, 01:36:42 AM »

i just recently adopted some goldfish...i have this one now that looks like it has a pink worm undernieth his belly? hes swimming fine and eating. but im worried it could be something serious or worse be passed to the other little ones in there?! could some one help with this? Cry
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Re: i need help please! pink worm?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2010, 01:51:02 AM »

Did the goldfish live in a pond previously or an aquarium? Fish living outside are more prone to parasitic infections then ones living in an aquarium.

Can you post a picture of the goldfish with this condition?   

Is the pink worm breaking through the skin underneath the fish's belly and how big and long is it it?
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Re: i need help please! pink worm?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2010, 01:54:19 AM »

well i cant get a picture of it... but hes swimmin fine he is very small i got him from petsmart. he did not have it til i came home alittle bit ago...its just looks like a pink worm coming out of him like where they go the bathroom? you can see it up inside him too...
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Re: i need help please! pink worm?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2010, 02:03:23 AM »

Look carefully to see if it's really a worm and not  a long string of fish poo.   Fish poo sometime looks like a pinkish worm too depending on what you fed the fish.   

See if it actually wiggles around like a worm.
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Re: i need help please! pink worm?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2010, 02:04:50 AM »

ok im going to go back up and check on him and see if its gone or what...
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Re: i need help please! pink worm?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2010, 04:19:40 AM »

If the fish is swimming around the poo can "wiggle" too due to the fishes movement until it drops off
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Re: i need help please! pink worm?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010, 05:28:25 AM »

aclewis3:: Is the "worm" gone yet? Is your fish okay?
I just thought that I might share some info about parasites in the shape of worms. There is a kind that has a rather pink hue tot it, and can attach to the lower belly of the fish, but you can easily see that it's a worm because of the texture on the worm's skin. Usually worms have a different color, some of them can be pretty close to black, but it's always easy to see the difference between these worms and a string of poo. Besides, if the worm is there for long without being dealt with, it might cause reddenings on the fish's skin where it's been attached as most parasites are eating directly from the fish's blood or muscles.

You could also try borrowing some books about fish and fish health from the library to see pictures of this kind of parasites better (:
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Re: i need help please! pink worm?
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2010, 05:46:16 AM »

Nossie, this is GOOD info about worms, indeed.

I watched Humphrey the other day when he pooped, his poo just wiggled around like being alive, but it WAS poo, nothing else. It took about 5 min or more to fall off and I this is why I  can understand aclewis3 worries.

Yes, aclewis3, hope your fish is ok
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Re: i need help please! pink worm?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2010, 06:02:34 AM »

Thank you (:

Why yes, it's like that sometimes, so for someone who hasn't had fish before might get alarmed, which is good in a way (:
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Re: i need help please! pink worm?
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2010, 04:58:45 AM »

I agree, it is very good and asking questions is the way to learn.  Smiley
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