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HELP RANCHU GOLDFISH

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Hi, I have an urgent problem. My tiny ranchu has white little "mushroom-like," objects protruding From its wen/head area. I am unfortunately not home but my mother is fish sitting them. Any idea on what it is and how to treat it?

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A person I know who owns goldfish just replied to me and said during the winter they store protein up in their wens. Their digestive system works differently from summer to winter. That is what they said. Is this true?

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One of my orandas periodically gets them. They go away by themselves. Seems to be just excess slime coat, maybe?

Any other symptoms?

If it doesnt go away soon and/or other symptoms present, you'll want to fill out help form and post here. Link to form below.

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since the post is already in this area, please also answer the following questions.. perhaps with this information we can determine if there is or isn't a lurking problem.

 

Please copy & paste fill the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems:

  • Test Results for the Following:
    • * Ammonia Level(Tank)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank)
    • * Nitrate level(Tank)
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap)
    • * Nitrate level(Tap)
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    • Other Required Info:
      • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?
      • * Water temperature?
      • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?
      • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?
      • * How often do you change the water and how much?
  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?
  • * How many fish in the tank and their size?
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners?
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often?
  • * Any new fish added to the tank?
  • * Any medications added to the tank?
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

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How long have you had this fish?  Is there a fluid "sac" behind the right eye?

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How long have you had this fish?  Is there a fluid "sac" behind the right eye?

I saw that too... Looks to have ICH and popeye :o

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Unfortunately I am not home to get water perameters. I'm out of town.

Do not be alarmed. That's not ich. It's sand particles. He's had those ever since I've introduced him to sand. As for the sacs, I'm not really sure. It may be pop eye. I just realized that his eyes got bigger awhile back, but it didn't effect his appetite or behavior. So I wasn't too worried. How would you go about with pop eye? If it were the case?

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I'm no expert... But did you get the sand fresh from a packet? Would hate it to be ich and just came in with pre-loved sand

Xo

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