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Please help! Red raised sores all over fish!

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I desperately need help. I have been scouring the internet but can’t really find exactly what my goldfish has. He’s a big guy, about 8 inches with red, pimple-like sores all over him but they are pointed…almost like little tiny spikes coming out of them. I have treated him with Melafix & even tried a two-day treatment for ick. I tried sharing a photo from my iCloud but could not get it to work 

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See if you can host images on photo bucket or flickr and copy the link here?  Also if you can fill out our diagnostic form completely, that will help us help you. Especially with what you’re describing we need to know the history of this fish and EVERY animal and plant in his tank or pond.


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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