I’m very familiar with tropical fresh water tanks and recently switched out my 10 gallon tank to a 29 gallon so I could get a goldfish. I just bought a standard Oranda from PetSmart where they said they take extra good care of them and even had very large ones. So I bought everything, set up the tank, added conditioner and bacteria starter, acclimated my fish, and added the existing fish I had from before which are three tetras and two mini danios. I added an algae eater the worker recommended me at petsmart then added my Oranda. I’ve kept an eye on the tank all day and just now I noticed two things sticking out of my Oranda’s scales. I have no idea what they are, I’ve never seen them. My tanks PH is somewhere from 6.8-7.2. I just use the test strips from Walmart. Please let me know what it is.
TL;DR: I’m a new owner. There’s something coming out of my Oranda and I don’t know what it is.