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Brutice2007
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White spots on my goldfish?
« on: July 30, 2010, 11:13:48 AM »

I just realized my filter has not been working up to or near what it should be.  I have replaced the filter with a new one.  But now the comet goldfish are not doing so well they have white spots on them I do not know what that means please help and let me know it there is a way to save them or if it is to late Undecided
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Re: White spots on my goldfish?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 12:50:58 PM »

If you could post pictures it would help. but white spots usually means Ich. There are tons of medicines on the market for it.
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Hanna
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Re: White spots on my goldfish?
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 04:45:42 PM »

How is your waterquality?
How big is your tank and how many goldfish do you have?
Did you test for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH? As illnesses come from poor water quality because the fish is stressed and got a weak immune system?
How do the spots look like? Is the fish rubbing himself?
Can you please post a pic?

As for start please do a 30% waterchange, add conditioner and beneficial bacteria to the fresh water. And treat with Pimafix/Melafix according to bottle instructions.
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Brutice2007
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Re: White spots on my goldfish?
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010, 05:19:27 PM »

The fish have passed away....my question now is is it okay to reuse my fish tank how do I disinfect it so it is safe the next time I buy fish?  The fish had the ich from the store I am amusing I have only had them four days.  Thank you so much for your help.
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Hanna
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Re: White spots on my goldfish?
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2010, 05:52:44 PM »

Sorry to hear from your loss Sad

Did the store give you a 1 week guarantee for the fish?
Can you go back and ask your money back? Or get new fish @ no costs?

The best thing to do is to get everything out. Throw the plants. Clean all decoration in hot water. Rinse the gravel in hot water as much as you can.
Clean the tank with aquarium salt and hot water, rinse it thoroughly to remove the salt residues, as goldfish are freshwater fish and salt should only be used for treatment.
Sun also kills germs.

After all this is done, set up your tank and let it cycle before adding new fish.
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Brutice2007
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Re: White spots on my goldfish?
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2010, 06:08:27 PM »

Thank you so much...They were feeder fish only 25cents.  I threw rocks out and filter bags.  I put the fish in the lake it seamed like a proper fit.  Around here I have hard time finding small fish that aren't feeder fish(I like to watch them grow).  I have a common gold fish that is huge in a separate tank who was originally a feeder(very small).  I  have had him for four years and had another for 6 but the last few times I have tried feeders they have slowly died any suggestions to find healthy comets?
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Re: White spots on my goldfish?
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010, 06:38:38 PM »

Well, no one can be 100% sure that the fish one buys is healthy. There is always a small risk that the fish has been infected somewhere along its journey to the pet shop.
But looking for a pet shop which is really spotless clean and looked after, no bad smell hanging in the air, nice clean fish nets and jugs, tanks sparkling like diamonds and HAPPY FISH WIGGLING AND SWIMMING, there is a huge chance that the fish are healthy, almost 100%
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Re: White spots on my goldfish?
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2010, 10:59:57 AM »

If you by accident HAPPEN to get sick fish from the shop anyway, or even if they look completely healthy, you should always keep them in quarantine for at least 2 weeks with a salt treatment, and possibly melafix and pimafix. This will be as a preventive thing, and it will kill any potential parasites/infections on your fish Smiley You should also make sure that the tank is cycled before you introduce fish, as ammonia and nitrite are highly toxic to fish. A tank is cycled when ammonia and nitrite are zero and nitrates start showing up Smiley
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