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Old 01-24-2010, 11:31 AM   #1
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My fish has an itchy back or somethin'

I think my fish is all itchy as my fish has been rubbing itself on the other...
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Old 01-24-2010, 03:30 PM   #2
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Does your fish have any white spots?
What temperature is your tank?
How long as your tank been up and running?
Have you tested your water for ammonia, nitrates and nitrites?
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:14 AM   #3
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He has lots of white spots, and his fin on his back is all floppy. Its just cold water realy.
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those little white spots are probably ich. if it looks like its been sprinkled with salt. google ich and see if that's what you've got
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I've you've just set your tank up, then it's likely being caused by ammonia poisoning. I know, I had exactly the same issue with my goldfish
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You still talking about the 2 goldfish in the small (5gal?) tank?

Chances are, you have ich, which is brought on by water parameter problems.

First thing - check your water parameters, do a large water change & good gravel vac.

Second - treat with salt. You need to raise the salt level slowly to 0.3% over 2 days. <Add 0.1% every 12-24 hrs.> This is the detailed instructions (with ich pics for you to look at.)
http://thegab.org/Illness-and-Treatm...with-salt.html

Finally, do consider upgrading your tank - it is difficult to keep goldfish in small setup, and you run into problems like this constantly.
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