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goldfishluver12
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Red veins in tail
« on: March 23, 2011, 01:43:19 PM »

Hi i have a question about my white fantail goldfish named Pearl. Ive noticed lately that on her tail there seems to be a red vein. It just showed up. is this normal or do i need to do something? It seems to be acting perfectly normal and it eats with all the other fish in my tank. ill post a pic later.
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goldfishluver12
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Re: Red veins in tail
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2011, 01:53:21 PM »

Heres some additional info you might want to know.

1. How big is your tank:  Gal / litres

-It is 50 Gal

2. For how long has the tank been set up:

-It has been set up for almost 2 months

3. How many fish:

-4 goldfish

4. What kinf of fish:

-3 fantails and 1 common

5. What are the water parameters:    Ammonia.........ppm
                                                            Nitrite..............ppm
                                                            Nitrate.............ppm
                                                            pH..........................
                                                            Temp...............degrees Celsius / Fahrenheit

6. How often do you perform water changes:

-every week

7. How big are your waterchanges:      ..........about 20.......%

8. What kind of waterconditioner are you using:

-Tetra

9. Do you add beneficial bacteria:

-no

10. Symptoms your fish is showing:

- red vein in the tail

11. Since when does your fish show these symptoms:   

-few days ago

12. How is the normal behaviour of your fish:

- normal

13. How do the other fish behave:

-normal

14. Post pics of the sick fish:

15. Do you have a filter on your tank, what kind, how big (gallons per hour)

- yes 60 gallons

16. Do you provide extra aeration with an air pump and air stone/diffuser of some kind.

-yes i have a pump with an air stone
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Goldiegirl
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Re: Red veins in tail
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2011, 06:23:11 PM »

Water parameters show no numbers...do you have a test kit? Ammonia should be 0, nitrite 0, ph around a 7.0 to 7.8ish, nitrate less than 40 ppm.

My best guess (As to the info provided) is your fish is suffering from a change in water quality OR you are noticing the veins in its tail.

20% changes ok, though my advice would be to up it to a 40 or 50% change.
 
If your fish is white, red streaks in the tail are more noticable than in more colorful fish. If its only a slight streak, it shouldn't be anything to worry about. In lighter colored fish you can see the veins better. However, if you see multiple inflamed-looking veins throughout the tail you should be worried. A spike in Ammonia or Nitrite can cause that, and its blood hemmorhaging throughout the tail.

I use my redcap oranda to moniter my water quality lol Cheesy

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goldfishluver12
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Re: Red veins in tail
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011, 09:39:58 AM »

Thank you very much. The vein doesn't look inflamed so i'm not going to worry about it to much but i'm going to keep an eye on it just in case.
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Goldiegirl
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Re: Red veins in tail
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 12:59:44 PM »

Sounds good. It is also a good idea to test water parameters when you are unsure about anything. If you don't have a tester kit, you can usually get it tested for free at your LFS.  Cheesy

Good luck and happy fishkeeping!
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