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jordon.chynna
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My Goldfish giving me mixed signals
« on: February 16, 2012, 07:27:08 AM »

Ok, I'm confused. My fish all still eat. My parameters are fine. They are a mixture of small orandas, fancies and one Ryukin. the two fantails are going today. However for a while now all of the fish have been pooping normally but then some long white stringy poop as well - they are all normal except Spook, who has taken a turn for the worst. Fins clamped, seems to have something like dry skin on his head in one place and the other fancy keeps trying to eat his fins - they also flash, move their fins rapidly and yawn sometimes. But then they all act completely fine and happy. I don't know what to do?

Oh forgot to say some of their poop vents seem to be sticking out a little too..
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scrivens345
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Re: My Goldfish giving me mixed signals
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 08:28:37 AM »

Ok, you've enough fish for it not to be a top-fish issue. The bullying is probably because of the fish being injured/unwell; plus Ryukins are known bullies.  I should move the victim to a quarrantine tank and give him a chance to recover.

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The white poop may just be eggs being reabsorbed.but it could be a sign of bacterial disease.
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jordon.chynna
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Re: My Goldfish giving me mixed signals
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012, 09:35:43 AM »

Another thing I should mention is that Spook keeps kind of floating vertically head towards the bottom of the tank and trembles - I see tremors in his body like he's shivering sometimes.
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Skwishee
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Re: My Goldfish giving me mixed signals
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 03:48:32 AM »

If you have a spare tank or even a spare plastic box (provided it's big enough) and of course a filter, you can use this as a quarantine tank, to separate Spooks from the others.

I read in the other thread, you are already aware that the tank is over stocked.

With the anal vent, if on some of them, it is like a small protruding bump, then I believe that means you may have some females Wink Female vents protrude whereas male vents are concave.

When you say 'tremble'... Is it just the fish rooting around in the gravel? I know when my goldfish forages she goes completely vertical and shakes her tail to give her the propulsion to get food in the bottom. Perhaps that's what your seeing?

Also if all the fish are flashing, then there is something wrong with the water, when you say you are getting good results, may I ask what the results are for the individual tests? i.e. ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and ph.
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Re: My Goldfish giving me mixed signals
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2012, 11:59:03 AM »

I think may have a disease called Lymphocystis, which is a virus that 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, but it would be a good idea to separate your infected fish from the rest. There is no known treatment at the moment, though.

The only thing that doesn't come in on symptoms is the white, stringy, poop. But the white poop is also caused by signs of stress and high levels of ammonia and nitrite. So this is probably what your fish has. Hope it helps!
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Re: My Goldfish giving me mixed signals
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 04:55:10 AM »

Cal: Where would you find any lymphocystis on this Huh There are no lumps of anything on these fish so it's rather not a good bet.

The tank is crowded, so the fish will of course be showing signs of distress every once in a while Smiley
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