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  1. Hi Everyone, we have three fancy goldfish; two fantail and one black moor. About two months ago, the black moor developed a fungus. We did regular water changes, fungal treatments and salts. We also seperated the fish and increased the aeration in his temporary tank. The fungus is mostly gone, however after 6 weeks of repeated treatment, this fish has a pink/red growth/lump coming from behind his gill plate (see photos) This fish still eats and slowly swims but isn’t very energetic compared to the other two. my question is; do we carry on with the treatment or is it more humane to euthanise this fish? thank you for any advice you can give, Lorna
  2. This has been a problem that’s been around for a while. I’ve tried other forums, but nobody even responded to my post. I have an Oranda goldfish with a strange growth on its head. It started on the top of its head and spread to the sides of its head. It had the growth on both sides, but now the one side has no sign that there was anything there. As you can see, the growth on the other side is abnormally large. This just grew to this size. It was much smaller. I can’t seem to figure out what it is or how to fix it. Any help would be fantastic. Thank you for your time. https://ibb.co/9YXLZFm https://ibb.co/8rJ4XTP https://ibb.co/sF7wzY9 https://ibb.co/FK0hMdN https://ibb.co/nf5ywy8
  3. Hello, my goldfish is 1 year old and I just did a full tank change. Now I noticed white growth from one eye and maybe a little on the other eye. What is it? what should I do? My first goldfish!!
  4. I have finally, officially, grown a fish to one hundred grams!!! :o Yeah, I know, for many of you this is nothing, but this is three years in the making and no small feat for me! I present to you Myrtle the Mammoth See, even she is shocked! woohoooo! Biff is almost 70g now - and probably the youngest in the tank - so who knows, maybe he'll be next
  5. Hello, My pearl scale goldfish has a growth on its head. I believe it is a growth rather than a fungus or "ick" because it is not white and cottony, but is flesh-colored, and because it is concentrated in only one area. I think it began last October. It's getting steadily bigger and seems to be curving around and will soon start to poke my fish's eye. My fish is twelve years old. I have some pictures but I'm not sure how to post them, of if I can. Can people perform surgery on goldfish to remove growths like this? I'd be very grateful for any advice you can give. Thank you so much Robin
  6. So I fired up my 10 gallon tank and got a 17 cent comet out of the feeder bin. I am going to record his growth on my goldfish blod and tumblr, and here if I can remember!! My goal is to show people just how fast they grow out of a tank. I have raised many a common and comet and fancy in my day, but documenting it seemed fun and educational. I have also learned that Tumblr is full of trolls. But trolls atleast are bumbing the trend on my first post!! Lol! Anyways Tuttle is 1 inch long with tail, in a 10 gallon tetrapro tank with a tetrapro I filter until I can dig out my aquaclear! Tank was cycled with fish food and treated with prime. Hurrah!
  7. Hi all, I realize that this depends on parameters, lighting, and other environmental circumstances, but I was wondering if anyone would care to share their experience with so-called "fast-growing" plants like creeping Charlie, pennywort (if this is in fact fast growing...), and even thinks like wisteria, which my fish have always destroyed/dug up before it had a chance. For my own part, I'm curious about how quickly stemmed plants will establish roots, although I would be interested in any thoughts on carpeting plants... though these are the plants that my fish seem to enjoy destroying the most. I have a T5-HO light (7,000 K) with a supplemental Finnex LED. I use root tabs and water column fertilizers (Flourish comp and Excel... though I am chaste with the Excel dosing). I also use a neutral sand substrate (Estes "Stoney River" that is both marine and freshwater safe). I'm fishless cycling right now, so the ammonia is around 3-4 ppm and the heat at 82 F, and I am hoping that the plants will have a chance to steel themselves from the fishy onslaught that is coming in a couple of weeks. Thoughts? I am a plant beginner.
  8. HI, I have two goldfish that are about 14 years old. They are in a 29 gallon tank with gravel substrate and a pretty large 3 stage filter (I think it is a 75gal or similar which holds the sponge, carbon and good bacteria housing. Both fish are around 10" long including their tails. I couldnt tell you what kind of goldfish they are but I can say that I purchased one of them from a feeder tank 14 years ago. I have a few issues going on that I am trying to resolve but before I take the action that I believe is necessary, I wanted to do a little research to make sure that was best. Both fish are eating algae pellets since the "little one" had swim bladder issues in the past and a vege diet is supposed to help that. He almost died a few times years ago before I changed to this food so I do not want to change food at this point to anything else. 1) The oldest goldfish ("the big one") acts pretty normal, eats regularly (1x per day). Over time, I have noticed a growth growing under the scales. It is located between his bottom fins and the tail on the right side of his body about 3/4 of the way down the side of his body. This part of his body is white but the growth area is actually orange like the top half of his body. Growth seems to be getting larger and larger over time. 2) The younger goldfish (the "little one") has always had some issues probably due to the fact that he was a feeder fish in an unhealthy tank when little. He has had swim bladder issues and even now floats on the top a bit when he makes a pig out of himself. This fish seems to have the bulk of the issues all of the time. He eats 1x per day (same food). His tail has been getting red streaks more recently that I believe are being caused by ammonia in the tank. He also has a growth under the scales but his is on the top of where the tail meets the body just behind the dorsal fin. Today I noticed that the scales seem to be starting to detatch due to the size of this lump. I have had a very hard time trying to get this tank to cycle. While I am trying to figure out how to fix these issues, I am doing a 40% water change almost daily to help keep the pH and ammonia under control. I do put 1/2 tsp of salt per gallon into the tank during water changes. So, I have three issues to resolve 1) cycle issue 2) red streaks in tail (which may be related to cycle issue) 3) growth under scales I just ordered a nitrite test kit since I cannot find it at my local stores. I am also looking into getting a 55 gallon tank but I want to make sure we think that will help the situation. Please let me know your thoughts on all 3 points. slideshow with picture of each lump can be seen at: (Hopefully it works)
  9. I can hardly believe I've had this little wiggler for over three months ! Nor can i believe how much he's grown He is turning out to be a stunner for sure ....and quite the ladies man 3 months ago: today:
  10. I got to thinking.... I know that it can be extremely difficult to say how fast goldfish grow, but is it easier to ask when they are done growing? Do we just have to wait until a few months have gone by with no growth, or is there a set age goldfish stop growing, kind of like humans? Are they done after 2 years? 3? Any replies appreciated. Interested in seeing the views on this.
  11. Hi Guys, Just doing the rounds with my tanks to check up on everyone and it occurred to me that my pom pom and my telescope don't seem to be growing…or are growing very slowly. Do these guys just stay smaller?
  12. This is my second goldfish Cloud 9... I was wondering what breed "it" is and I also wondered if goldfish's fins continued to grow as they grew up? I really hope so because I see these beautiful long finned fish and I can't find them anywhere... Thanks! P.S. There is actually NO yellow on him. It is just the glare from the lamp next to their tank. He is all pinkish white. P.S.S. He has a tiny tiny wen. P.S.S.S. Lets just pretend for a moment I'm NOT a photography student or that these aren't my pictures. LOL
  13. Hi guys....hope you are all well today..... Did my routine water change yesterday, and everything in the tank seemed fine....I attached an image of the tank, as it was at 6.40 PM last night. The fish in question looked like this yesterday morning. You can just make out a slight bump on her head, but I didn't notice at the time.... This morning i woke and fed the little guys as normal, and noticed that the "growth" had become larger... This may be a better view/angle..... What do you think my friends? I would welcome any suggestions or diagnosis theories. Lyn and I are off out for Sunday lunch...but I'll respond and carry out any suggested treatments when we return later this afternoon Thanks in anticipation of your valued help/solutions to my problem......she is my favourite fish (I now we shouldn't have favourites but Hey-Ho!!)
  14. Hey all, Hope you are doing good! I was just wondering how fast goldfish actually grow. I have had my little lionhead for a week now and I have been feeding him and his tankmate (calico oranda) on Hikari Oranda as well as peas every 4 days or so. He has put on weight well, and I swear he has grown about a cm. Is this normal? Thanks!
  15. I've been thinking about this for a while now. I don't notice anything but overall growth when my goldfish are in the pond but when they are in the basement, I notice that they seem to grow in parts instead of evenly throughout. They all seem to have grown in depth, but now some are growing tails, some in length, some are getting some width to them. I have a little twin that seems to have huge oversized gills all of a sudden If I side view some I can see a hump forming. They all seem to grow in parts. Do you notice overall growth or part growth in your fish?
  16. Cali my calico telescope is three inches from front to anal fin. And flo is two inches from front to anal fin have yet to weigh them
  17. Hi all! With the new addition I wanted to begin tracking his growth and also update on Edie's growth which I haven't done in a few months. I am really happy with Edie's growth And I can't wait to begin fattening up my little tiny skinny guy! First Edie: Length (body only): (not much growth in body length, although I think there may be some tail growth ) 2/26/12 - 3.4 inches 9/25/12 - 3.6 inches Weight: 2/2/12: 95 g 2/26/12: 103 g 4/14/12: 111 g 6/1/12: 115 g 9/25/12: 136 g 2/26/12 9/25/12 2/26/12 9/25/12 And now for our unnamed guy: Length: 9/25/12: 3.4 inches Weight: 9/25/12: A sad sad 65 grams 9/25/12 9/25/12
  18. So the gang has been eating Repashy for about 2 weeks and I wanted to see if it's made a difference in their weight: Fluffy 59 grams Hercule Poirot 21 Jelly Bean 9 Emma Goldman 17 on July 19, Fluffy 56 grams Hercule 18 grams Emma 14 Jelly 9 Fluffy has been much less floaty since we switched to Repashy. They all seem to love it and are doing well if the weight gain is any indication. Jelly Bean has not put on any weight...it's kind of strange because I think he looks bigger...time will tell, I guess. Today when I did the water change, I noticed some white 'grains of salt' on Fluffy and Hercule. I decided to dose with .1% salt. So I had to move the snails out to their own container. Here's a picture. They have a plant, a bubbler and a net so they won't crawl out. They look pretty happy. I've put some Repashy in there for food. They don't seem to have discovered its deliciousness yet. That's the news from the Bubbles house for now! Happy Weekend to you all! mj
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