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« on: April 09, 2010, 07:07:29 AM »

Hello Everyone, I have a pond with 21 assorted goldfish shubunkins a couple of large tench and a silver koi, all these I have had since babies, I have noticed that on one of the Goldfish there has developed what I can only discribe as a large yellow Zit, this is just what it looks like, I have no idea what it is, at the moment it is in comparison to the size of its body, the size of a small pea bright yellow in colour , the fish is feeding and doesnt seem to be in destress, but i am concerned that it may be serious and infect the other fish, does anyone have a clue what this may be?
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Re: desease
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2010, 12:49:19 PM »

I would guess that it's a kind of tumor or ulcer (possibly a parasite, but it's hard to tell)... maybe take the fish out of the pond and examine him closely in a tank for a while!
Try treating the "zit" with some salt or antibiotic and see if it will get better. Watch your fish closely too in case he'd get worse! Watch how he's eating, swimming, if he's active, does he look like he's in any kind of pain?

But it's rather hard to tell you anything useful since I'm no pro on tumors, and it might be easier to figure something out if you had a picture of it.
I would still recommend taking him out and looking closely at him! Just to be sure (: You could always try borrowing some book about pond fish/goldfish and their diseases and see if you can find any symptoms like this one!
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Re: desease
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2010, 02:53:54 PM »

Hi Judy,
Can you poosible post a picture sowe can see what the "bump" actually looks like.
For now I would do as Nossie suggests and put him in a hospital tank and treatwith aquarium salt 1 tbs per 5 gallons of water.  You might also want to treat with melafix.  Use as directed on bottle. Smiley
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