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Yes, I have three here hopefully you are able to see it she kept moving around haha1c5bf593-9c8e-49a4-ac35-8e872537104e.jpg.36e299a3585b1120f11e8075c6fdce75.jpg0a3c34c4-23ab-41a6-b318-f62b19035608.jpg.79017c5ec10140889a49f45f4394416a.jpg72f1b456-6fff-4644-949a-2715442517d0.jpg.39ea5dd6e3d6258e558aca0a3a34c427.jpg

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That looks to be a little irritated....if it was me, I would just salt the tank at .1%. This might help. 😊 Aquarium salt or Morgan's canning salt.

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I actually don't have aquarium salt with me right now since I'm a bit of a beginner to keeping goldfish but I'll get it soon. Thank you! I'm not sure if it's an irritation or something stuck but her poop seems to be really thin as if something is preventing her to poo properly.

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You can use any type of salt that doesn't have additives, if that is any easier :) Anything that is just pure salt

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Sounds good to me! Thank you very much!

I've heard that normal salt without additives doesn't have much benefit compared to aquarium salt, is this true?

Also, I found a fish scale in my aquarium it's hard to find since I have white sand as the substrate is this normal or something to be concerned about? 

I had researched about what could potentially be poking out of my female goldfish's vent and I found something called vent prolapse, could that be the case? 

Will the salt have any negative side affects to the fish? 

How much salt should I add to the aquarium? 

 

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Hi, I haven't heard of any thing about normal salt not having he benefits of aquarium salt. I haven't used aquarium salt in YEARS and haven't noticed any difference apart from the price :)

The scale is fine, Fish occasionally lose scales :)

I don't think it looks like a prolapse, that was a thought I had which is why I wanted to see photos :)

There shouldn't be any negative side effects, especially since we are using a low dose.

 

You will want to dose the tank to 0.1% salt, which is  1 gram per Litre

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I have done exactly what you've asked and she definitely seems to be getting better. How often should I be doing this for? Every water change?

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I'm glad she is getting better! I'd probably keep the salt in for a week or two, each WC add the salt for the amount of water you removed, since salt doesn't evaporate out the water :)

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