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Sick goldfish

Peter Thane

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Hi there, my goldfish is sick and he hasn't eaten for a few days. I've tested water and it is perfect, good filter and regular cleaning and water changes. 

I bought a new plant a week before and wondering if that brought in a disease or parisite. 

He is opening mouth, looks like he's breathing constantly doesn't stop. No energy just staying in the same spot. Not going to the surface. Tank well oxygenated. 

He seems to have a kind of growth from his bottom lip. About 5 mm long and it looks like skin. 

Hopefully someone can help me, help him. He's probably around 5 years old and part of my family. 

Attached is a video. 

Thank you. 


Just noticed that he has on one side his gill is red and has whitish like short wormy things in there. 


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Please copy & paste 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.?

"If copy and paste doesn't work for you, quote this post and put your answers after each question."

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