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Lancia10
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Pond Golfish with one White Spot
« on: February 28, 2011, 11:49:17 AM »

I have a 500 gal. pond, add water and conditioner as needed, use CalPump with filter to keep water oxygenated and clean. While I have been scooping leaves from the bottom during the last couple of months, usually with a few days between each scooping to give the water time to clear again, I have not made any major changes to the environment and all other fish seem fine.  I have 8 large Shebunkin (5"-9") and two small ones born in the pond last year.  Most of the fish are more than a year old.  This weekend I did add water clarifier and algae remover but the problem occurred before this.

I have one fish with a white "pimple-looking" raised spot about 1/8" in diameter.  He has had it about a month.  I do not see any other symptoms of illness on any of the fish, but as a rank amateur, I might be missing something.  No ragged fins, no cluster of small white spots, no eye symptoms that I can see, however.  Here is a photo taken today.  It is the fish near the top.  I have a net due to heron problems.  Not a great photo but expedient.

Could you please help?  Thanks
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Summer Time
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Re: Pond Golfish with one White Spot
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 01:11:01 PM »

I can see the white spot, but not clearly. I'm not experienced with this type of problem but based on my reading, it could be a tumor, or if it's fuzzy then it could be a fungus or parasite.
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Lancia10
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Re: Pond Golfish with one White Spot
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 01:16:53 PM »

Thanks. I downgraded the res on the photo so much it's not clear. It looks exactly like an acne pimple although more irregular in shape.  It's about 1/8" in diameter.  Louise
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Re: Pond Golfish with one White Spot
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2011, 02:52:16 PM »

So it looks kind of... wet and slightly transparent? If so, you can ignore it as long as the fish isn't showing any discomfort Smiley I'd test the water parameters just to be safe though!!
If the spot looks fuzzy, you may want to separate the fish and treat him against fungus, there are plenty of remedies available for the purpose Smiley
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Lancia10
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Re: Pond Golfish with one White Spot
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2011, 12:00:23 PM »

Thanks.  Since the last post, the spot opened
and floated like a worm attached to the fish.  Then,
after a few days, it broke off and there is no apparent
wound remaining on the fish. All the fish are active,
appear healthy, and many are laying eggs.

Thanks
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Re: Pond Golfish with one White Spot
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2011, 02:54:52 AM »

So it was probably just a little cyst or something, everyone gets those sometimes Wink
Glad to hear everything's good with your fish!! Smiley
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Re: Pond Golfish with one White Spot
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2011, 08:25:04 AM »

Thanks. I didn't know fish got cysts.  Glad to know this forum exists.  Appreciate your time.  Louise
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