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b8bidoll
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REPOSTED: pls, help me find out whu am i
« on: July 30, 2012, 03:48:11 PM »

HI I REPOSTED EARLIER POST,
hiya evryone,
i'm new to this, im about 1year old fishi called oliver or oli, i guess, im a boy. i live on my own, enjoy my food expecialy dried bloodworms, im happy lil fish, bt there is one problem, i dnt knw, which kind am i, or am i inbred???  my owner bought me from local pet shop,  where they sed, im red comet, and my wen dsnt need a treatment, im nt sure, their knowlegde about goldfishies is  as should.
please, will you help me find out my true id?
thank you

ps: my wen started t develope about half year ago n last week started groiwing again,  is there anything to help t keep it healthy, please??? thank you xxx
PS:
hiya thank you for your replayes i still having problem with uploading imgs, i dnt no how,  i have uploaded some img in gallery in to album here on site, bt still dnt no how to attach them in post, so only thing i have done is changed my profile picture to img id upload with my post, pls if you wud i wud love to knw what   you think xxx thank yu
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Nossie
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Re: REPOSTED: pls, help me find out whu am i
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012, 06:44:12 AM »

That is not a wen, the wen is on the top of the head, not the back. This is a common goldfish and he needs a 4 foot tank minimum.
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Skwishee
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Re: REPOSTED: pls, help me find out whu am i
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012, 08:53:28 AM »

Hiya b8bidoll and welcome to the forums,

It is a single tailed goldfish and these fish need large tanks (6ft x 3ft) or a pond! The reason for so much space is not only are they messy fish, but they have the potential to growing up to 1 foot in length.

As Nossie has said, that is definitely not a wen! The fish has had this for over a year?!
It looks like some kind of growth? I'm surprised it's survived this long? It could be carp pox? I know fish can survive with that condition... that's all I can think of...
Please check out this article about carp pox and see if it matches what's been happening to the fish (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.)

Any chances of upgrading the little guys accommodation?
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scrivens345
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Re: REPOSTED: pls, help me find out whu am i
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2012, 11:38:38 AM »

 It could bevLymphocystis

Caused by an iridovirus

The virus causes crusty grey-white lumps to develop on the skin and fins. These may affect freshwater or marine fishes, and sometimes take on the colour of the underlying skin. These lumps are clusters of enlarged cells.   The disease is viral, but may be triggered by stress, poor handling or poor water. Some fish may carry the virus without showing symptoms.   The disease rarely kills, although lesions may become secondarily infected. Ideally, infected fish should be isolated.   There is no known treatment. Some vets recommend the surgical removal of the lesions.
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Re: REPOSTED: pls, help me find out whu am i
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2012, 05:53:51 AM »

hiya, id like to thank yu for replayes, n UPDATE.
he is 1yr old, the growth is been there since i cn remember, bt around xmas time is started to be more prominent, growing bt was covered with scales, about month ago a white spot appeared on ritte side, i been watching it,  n put it dawn to growing, till about wk n half ago, wen my bf bought me new 14gallon tank /till then 6gallon/, thats when it started being really noticable, n i started worring when i saw it looked like was gting better, bt sudenly turned straight to as was before, like kinda, wen we got a cut n pik it, it gts deeper, anyway after bit research, i bought myxazin, bt nevr used meds before, he always been healthy, bt nw yu gave me confidence n i started i put 3 n yestrday 4 drops in water, he looked first shoked bt nw seems okei, he hsnt gt any other symptoms, nw he is asleep n there is white cotton like seethru stuff comeing out of his growth, still nt sure what couse is, maybe its genetic, bt im ti think it mitte be some kinda fungus,/hope in a way as i understand that fungus isnt that bad/, about tank size, im going to try my best  n buy him proper "crib", he has changed my life, nevr been animal person, till he came along, n gt his own way... i'd lve to do n giv him best... he is lil soldier, jst thought water parameters were okei last time, ph is 6.4 tho. thank yu, id lve to know, what yu think,
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Re: REPOSTED: pls, help me find out whu am i
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2012, 07:40:15 AM »

that sounds like either a fungus or cotton-wool disease

for the former treat with standard anti-fungal medications, such as methylene blue.

If the latter, then anti-biotics are needed

either way he will keep getting ill unless you get him into a large , properly-filtered tank PDQ
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Re: REPOSTED: pls, help me find out whu am i
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2012, 02:17:06 PM »

Hiya, glad to know the little guy is doing okay.
 
Have you got a water test kit to test for other water qualities besides PH such as ammonia, nitrites and nitrates? Those are extremely useful when cycling a tank or if something is wrong with the fish, the cause can be the water quality and the test will show this.
In a mature tank ammonia is 0ppm, nitrites is 0ppm and nitrates are below 40ppm Smiley

May I ask how big he is at 1 years old?
Being kept in a small tank will probably have stunted him, but he may have a growth spurt once his in bigger accommodation or he'll just be a very slow grower!
With my goldfish Lucky, I made a similar mistake of keeping her in a 5 gallon tank for 5 months, I moved her to a larger tank in January which is around 23 gallons/3 foot, she hasn't grown much despite being moved, but is otherwise generally happy and healthy, I'm using a stocking rule that the tank needs to be 6x the length of the fish, so she is okay in there until 6 inches, then she will need upgrading (currently she's around 3 1/2 inches).

The ideal accommodation for single tailed goldfish would be a nice pond or a 6ft x 3ft tank, this is so fish have plenty of space to grow, exercise and be healthy. Your other options are re-homing the fish to a pond or someone with a large tank once his better, I do know a fish rescue within the UK that is based in South Wales but has links around the UK that could help with re-homing if you wanted to take this option.

I also put together a thread about housing Single Tailed Goldfish, which has more detail on things;
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I know this is a lot of information to take on board, so take your time to consider things and good luck with the making the little guy better! Smiley
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Re: REPOSTED: pls, help me find out whu am i
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2012, 07:24:07 PM »

hiya, well its been 5days since i startd with myxazin, i read few articals about it(nt all gud), so i did it kinda my way, i do about 1.5 litres waterchange a day, so ive startd with 3drops, today ive put 1drop in syringe, sucked water halfed it in to another one and wen i was feeding sprayed his sore. I read, that it is antibiotics. What would u adviceme? Its his first meds ever. How would u do it? Wot about tank? I will do my best to get him proper size, bt need to find out were they sell them n for how much? He was a lil bigger, wen i got him, about 1year ago, now he is about 3inch/only body/. Are there any vitamines for r lil fishi frendz? ? I wonder, coze there loads for other pets, same with toys, bt us??  Well he has been generaly ok, bit cranky, i supouse, apart from today he spent nearly all day sleepy/chilling... Only got up evrytime i did, startd to worriing me. His (i call it wave) looks different, mayb smaller definetivly something is happening... The as i call it Baddies are at it thru night, in morning, very thin cotton like floating and kinda coming out of his sore, weird is nt thru day horrible things, arnt they?  I really dunt know wot to do? Please, can u help me, advice me and mi lil soldier??  We would really apreciate it. xxx     ps: oliver loves PETGOLDFISH.NET
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Re: REPOSTED: pls, help me find out whu am i
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2012, 03:48:36 AM »

Hiya, for being a year old he sounds like a similar size to my Lucky.

Are you in the UK? There are websites like Gumtree, Ebay, Preloved and similar sites, that sell second hand tanks. You could always try asking on Freecycle as well, or why not ask around friends/family/neighbors, they may have a spare tank around.

I would suggest looking for a tank around 3 or 4 foot (minimum), you could then use the 6x fish length rule to help you know when to upgrade him to a pond. So in a 3 foot tank he could grow up to 6 inches, in a 4 foot tank that would be 8 inches. Both would be ideal sizes for moving a tank fish into a pond.
You could always move him to a pond sooner (once his better of course), if the owner was able to make sure he wasn't out competed for food, or you could find someone with a larger tank that could take him on (again once his better).

In terms of vitamins, what do you currently feed the little guy?
As goldfish are omnivores they benefit from a varied diet, so for example with Lucky I feed her freeze dried tubifex, soaked goldfish flakes, gel or frozen bloodworms, frozen daphnia and I also feed her sushi nori seaweed and blanched vegetables such as spinach, peas, brocolli, carroti Smiley
Some people even make their own goldfish gel food. I think a varied diet would be really helpful Smiley Although keep in mind it might take a while for him to get used to new foods.

Also when you say the fish got up every time you did, do you mean his resting on the bottom of the tank?

With regards to to the Myaxin, having never used it before myself, I would just say to follow the instructions on the bottle.

With regards to the white string you see hanging out of his sores, have they always been there?
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Re: REPOSTED: pls, help me find out whu am i
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2012, 08:16:19 PM »

This may be a st*pid question but could it be some kind of infection? I remember one of my fish having something like that before one his side, but not as big. When I treated the tank tank with medicine it weeped puss out and then disappeared and the fish got better. It prob isn't as he has had it a long time, I just thought I would mention it as an idea with the fact that it sounds like it is weeping. Or as others have said it could be fungus that is now coming detached due to the medicine.
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