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Yana
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Fancy goldfish disease?
« on: January 26, 2012, 05:21:33 AM »

Hi i need some help. I have an outside pond with all kinds of  fancy goldfish. My crystal eye gold fish has some kind of flesh eating disease on its back (or so i think, look at images). Also heís eye is a problem, he lost an eye in a fight. But what is also weird is that it started to turn black, also on his body after he lost his eye. Some of my other fish also has these what looks like chafing (white in color) on their bodies/scales and some of them has tails that looks like its eaten away at. At first i thought it was the fish fighting cause i had some aggressive commet fish i saw hurting my other fish, but i got rid of all my commets and the problem still continues and i donít see them fighting anymore.  i wanna know what all of these problems are and what i can do about it. Thanks!  Undecided
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Nossie
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Re: Fancy goldfish disease?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 10:47:58 AM »

Looks a lot like fin rot... is there a way for you to separate these fish into a quarantine tank and treat them with some anti-bacterial medicine?
That's really the only solution I can think of Undecided
Also, these fancies are generally pretty sensitive, they aren't very well suited to be kept in ponds.
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Yana
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Re: Fancy goldfish disease?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 02:49:32 PM »

Yeah i can do that. I have 3 ponds. I'll just move some fish around. Thanks very much for the advice!  Wink
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Nossie
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Re: Fancy goldfish disease?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 03:07:57 AM »

Okay good! Smiley Let me know how it goes Smiley
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fantailer
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Re: Fancy goldfish disease?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 05:42:55 AM »

You could also add some salt and warm up the water if you the fish into quarantine.
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Skwishee
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Re: Fancy goldfish disease?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2012, 04:38:18 AM »

Just for the future, if an area of a fish goes black after an injury, this is usually a sign of healing and the black will eventually fade away Smiley

It was a good call to get rid of the comets, single tailed fish such as the comet aren't always aggressive, but because they are very fast moving, it is usually best not to keep them with some of the fancier, slower moving varieties, not only because of the aggression but because their speed can stress out the fish.

If you treat the fish in quarantine as Nossie suggested though, I'm sure they will be fine, it sounds like they're injuries from the comets haven't healed. So do take up her suggestion of treating with anti bacterial.

As for the white areas? Do the white areas look fuzzy in any way? Or are they smooth?
And it is just localised to particular areas?

Let us know how you get on!
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