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  • Test Results for the Following:
    • * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0ppm
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm
    • * Nitrate level(Tank) 5.0ppm
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0ppm
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0ppm
    • * Nitrate level(Tap) 10ppm
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.0
    • Other Required Info:
      • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API freshwater mater test kit
      • * Water temperature? 75 F
      • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 45 gal running 6months seeded from a pervious smaller tank.
      • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 2 HOBs aquaclear 70 and and an aquaclear 30
      • * How often do you change the water and how much? once a week 50% to 70%
      • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 3days 60%
      • * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3fish oranda 3inch blackmoor 3inches ranchu 2inches
      • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime, stresszyme, and aquarium salt
      • * What do you feed your fish and how often? Sunday: fast, Mon: peas Tues: twice a day morning protien(bloodworms, sinking pellets, brineshrimp) evening (veggies or pellets) Wed: peas once Thursday- firday same as monday, saturday peas.
      • * Any new fish added to the tank? no new fish
      • * Any medications added to the tank? no medication
      • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. First week of october finished an ick treatment with quick cure. I have been salting the tank ever to every other water change.
      • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Regarding my black moor, I have noticed for a while a small fleshy nub on his anus. I have tired googling it with no results. I think it may be a worm but would like advice.
      • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc. No unsual behavior.

As mentioned this is a question about my black moor and his bum. I have noticed this nub on his anus for months now and figured I would just keep an eye on it to see if there is any change in his behavior or the size of the nub. I havent notice any change besides the fact that my black moor doesn't seem to be rounding in his belly. I hand feed mostly, and when I do pellets I make sure he gets his share. My Oranda and Ranchu have been showing the typical fancy goldfish round stomach but my blackmoor to me has always looked thin. It never bothered me until my brother, who knows nothing of fish, said "Hey, this guy looks a bit skinny" and thats when i really started to worry about the guy. So what do you guys think? Is it a worm? Cause that is what I think it is but I didnt want to do any medication/quartine until I was sure.

Here are some pictures!

Here he is, looking sleek

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Here is his belly and just bellow his anal fin you can see a peek of the fleshy nub

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I will work on trying to get better pictures if needed, but till then this is all I got.

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Hello, thank you for such a thorough description and for answering all the questions. I really appreciate that!

I think that the white nub is actually an outie vent, an indicator that your fish is a lady moor. However, because the pics are not absolutely clear, would you be able to upload a video for us? Thank you! :)

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Hello, thank you for such a thorough description and for answering all the questions. I really appreciate that!

I think that the white nub is actually an outie vent, an indicator that your fish is a lady moor. However, because the pics are not absolutely clear, would you be able to upload a video for us? Thank you! :)

A agree with you initial observation. The only other 'worms' I know that stick out of vents constantly are camallanus worms but this is definitely not them.

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So...does anyone know how hard it is to film a fish bum? Well, let me tell you. lol. Here is the best video I can get. I think the best shot of 'her' (apparently) bum is at the 1:32 1:33 mark. If it does so happen just to be a female thing how does she look health wise? Is she too skinny or just a healthy lookin fish?

Thank you for the quick replies and help, enjoy the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKAZlaQqoOM

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I can't really see much, but I am fairly confident that it's her vent, and nothing more than that. This is in part because if you have a worm sticking out, it would have continued to creep out until it's quite unmistakable. Here is a pic of a female goldfish vent. Does this look like what you see?

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Both of your fish look great. :)

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I can't really see much, but I am fairly confident that it's her vent, and nothing more than that. This is in part because if you have a worm sticking out, it would have continued to creep out until it's quite unmistakable. Here is a pic of a female goldfish vent. Does this look like what you see?

female_vent1.jpg

Both of your fish look great. :)

That is exactly what it looks like. Haha, thank you so much for the help!

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