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Old 01-01-2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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White like bump/ pimple on goldfish

Can anyone let me know whats going on here ? Huge white thing sticking out of fish side this morning?

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Old 01-01-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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Update white bump is now gone looks like this now... Any ideas ? fishes are acting like normal... Just now in the spot of the white stuff it look like a red healing wound...
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:25 PM   #3
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Welcome to AA!!! That bump was very strange. Did it move at all? It almost looks like some type of worm sticking out. I would suggest dosing with a theraputic level of aquarium salt & watching him very closely to see if anything else pops out. If it does, let us know & we will figure out the best course of treatment.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:37 PM   #4
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When I used to have goldfish, this started to happen to them off and on- truly yucky looking - and it would clear up after treating them with melafix. I didn't know about aquarium salt back then... And I'll tell you that it always came on after using one of those "vacation" fish feeder doohickies. Now that I have learned a LOT more about water quality and how important it is I would definitely attribute it to bad water quality. I had 3 goldfish in a 5 gallon tank- which I now know was a major problem right there!

See if the aquarium salt and regular water changes - those goldfish need it more often than others-- keeps it from coming back.

Hopefully someone else here can actually identify it!
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Thx for the help, no it did not move it kind of looked like " flesh " weird... Will keep u posted thx again for reply
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:05 PM   #6
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Can i ask what size tank he in & if he has any tank mates? Do you test your water for ammonia, nitrites, nitrates? How do these numbers look?
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Did a 70 percent water change and everything went away fishes have been doing great so far and wound is healed... Thx for your help people
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Yay! Good news!
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:47 PM   #9
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Bad news guyssss !
The fish that had the white bump looks like hes going to fish heaven ! Hes gasping at the bottom of the tank and on his side :-( the other one is just fine... I checked water ph amonia ect... Everything looks just like usual did a 30 percent water change just to see if that would help...
Fingers are crossed but hes not looking to good... I know its just a fish but watching him gasping or air at the bottom of the thank is messed up should i just take him out of his misery ???
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Im so sorry about your guy! If he is suffering unduly & there doesnt appear to be any chance of recovery, you should consider euthanizing him rather than letting him suffer. This is your decision to make.
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