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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
Hi folks, I hope you're all doing well. I have been really busy with work and school and am rarely here these days. I wanted to provide an update on my baby crown pearlscales. Originally I posted 3 - a few days later I went back and grabbed two more. Unfortunately, my favorite pearlscale, who had the most round extreme body shape, developed swim bladder problems and flipped as he continued to grow, and I euthanized him about a week ago when he began to develop sores from floating and wasn't getting food. He was so cute and seeing the baby photos of him made me a little sad, but the good news is, the other four are doing beautifully and growing very well. I recently purchased a 125g tank and my 7 ranchu went into that, with the 4 pearlscales inheriting the 75g. I baffled the outflow of the one large HOB filter so that they aren't pushed around, and redid the tank for them. I sold the last of my baby ranchu from this summers breeding and am enjoying watching the pearlscales continue to grow. Here is the initial thread from when they were babies : http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/118466-baby-hamanishiki-crown-pearlscales/ And here they are today in their new tank!