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Old 01-05-2013, 02:38 PM   #1
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My fish is now 2 years old, he was originally orange . Over the last few months he has turned white.

Tank info: 20 gal, 2 gold fish, cold water

Please help if possible, thanks x
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:29 PM   #2
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My fish is now 2 years old, he was originally orange . Over the last few months he has turned white.

Tank info: 20 gal, 2 gold fish, cold water

Please help if possible, thanks x
How's his behavior? It may columnaris disease...
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His behaviour is normal, likes to swallow stones though :/
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:41 PM   #4
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^ that's so weird. I know that gold fish due to their high bio load require a much bigger thank than a 20 gallon. This may be the reason why it's turning white but I am not 100% sure.
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From my research any goldfish need atleast a 30g for 1 fish and 20g additional for each goldie.
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From my research any goldfish need atleast a 30g for 1 fish and 20g additional for each goldie.
Thanks, I've had fish in that tank for years and they've always been ok. Don't know what's going on with him. :/
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If water parameters are okay, it might just be age. I've had Koi that looked one way when I bought them and a year or two later, looked very different. Had a white/silver one that turned to more of a gunmetal grey with a little white.
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Has your temperature changed?
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Has your temperature changed?
Temperature has stayed the same. Might be old Age.
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As long as he is eating and his behavior isn't different there is nothing wrong I had a gold fish do the exact same thing and he still lived For another 3 years until I gave him to a friend with a pond which he is still there. On a side note I decided to name him Michael Jackson for obvious reasons
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