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White string hanging from goldfish's anus - Canada

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this is magikarp, my red lionhead goldfish, he currently lives with 2 other red lionhead fish, a few days ago, he was extremely active and ended up stealing a lot of the other fishes food.


Ever since then, he has been hiding behind the decorations and moving a lit less, until today I noticed a white string coming from their anus, should I be worried? I've heard about feeding fish garlic or antibiotics.

-The tank is 10 gallons

- the other two fish are extremely lively and active

-I've had these fish for almost a week now


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:hi and welcome!  Cute fish! :D


Please fill out the following form as completely as possible.  Also could you include another picture that shows the white string?  

  • 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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Welcome to Kokos!!!! Hope your Goldfish feels better.

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