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debbie
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SICK SICK SICK Goldfish HELP ASAP
« on: March 04, 2010, 06:16:39 PM »

I have 10 goldfish in a 29 gal tank and have had them 1 to 2 years.  In the last couple of days they are all at the bottom of the tank with their backs fins flat and some have red bellies.  They also look like they have a film covering them.  I recently added live plants but removed them yesterday.  They still seem to be getting worse.
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Nicole
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Re: SICK SICK SICK Goldfish HELP ASAP
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2010, 07:01:07 PM »

My best guess is that this is a bacterial infection.  Have you tried an antibiotic treatment?  I like Pimafix myself, but your local pet store can probably help as well.
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debbie
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Re: SICK SICK SICK Goldfish HELP ASAP
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010, 09:23:22 AM »

Yes I've tried that but no help
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Nossie
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Re: SICK SICK SICK Goldfish HELP ASAP
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010, 03:27:56 AM »

It's an internal infection so you'd have to treat this with injections of antibiotics. Although, if their bellies are red already, I'm afaid there isn't much you could do...
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debbie
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Re: SICK SICK SICK Goldfish HELP ASAP
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2010, 06:18:01 AM »

The last one died last Cry
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Katarine
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Re: SICK SICK SICK Goldfish HELP ASAP
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2010, 02:00:35 PM »

I'm sorry to hear that we couldn't save your fish. Truly I am.. I hope all goes well in your future fish keeping.. Sad
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Nossie
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Re: SICK SICK SICK Goldfish HELP ASAP
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010, 11:03:08 AM »

Oh, sorry for your loss... Sad Those internal infections are tricky things...
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Littlefishy
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Re: SICK SICK SICK Goldfish HELP ASAP
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2010, 05:35:43 AM »

Im sorry!  Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry
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goldfishluver12
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Re: SICK SICK SICK Goldfish HELP ASAP
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2010, 12:14:36 PM »

Im so sorry to hear that!! The first few fish i had last month died from ICU i'm pretty sure. Don't feel bad it happens to everyone.
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darren
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Re: SICK SICK SICK Goldfish HELP ASAP
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2010, 03:42:39 AM »

I think the plants carried the disease velvet in to your aquarium which quickly transferred to all your fish.  The disease multiplies quickly in very clear warm water with strong lighting.  On white colored fish it looks like rusty red ich.  Healthy fish are lost in only 2 or 3 days.  I have had success with removing fish to a bucket with just an air stone and feeding the fish well while letting the water go very murky in low light conditions.  The velvet grows more slowly and spreads a lot less as the spores find it harder to attach on to the fish when the water is all murky.  Velvet is a tricky bug as part of its cycle involves photosynthesis.  So while everyone is aware about intro of bug carrying fish the plants seem harmless.
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