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Guest sarah kelly

my fancy goldfish seems to have a split in his tail fin. its only on one side and has a red streak running up from the split. his top fin is also all scrunched down. i cant get a picture of him on here, i dont have a camera but none of my other fish are effected. i also have a black moor 2 comets and 2 shubunkins in with him. i have been treating the water with melafix. he is still swimming around but sometimes hides down under the rocks. when i feed them however he will come out and eat just like the rest of them. i was wondering if perhaps he has just hurt himself or if i should be trying a different method of treatment.

the water quality is good, i am a stickler for water quality and put charcoal balls in the water to control ammonia and do a 1/3 water change weekly. nitrite-0, nitrate-0, ph 7.2 (i also add carbonate hardness generator to the water to stop my ph from rising or falling too quickly and check the ph every day) i havent added any new fish and they have been in the same tank since october last year.

if you guys need any more info let me know ok but i think i have covered every thing if you can offer any suggestions my fancy and i would be extremely garaeful!

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Guest sarah kelly

4 foot tank

ammonia is 0

i havent noticed any agressiveness from any of the other fish. they are all still kinda small about two inches in length not including their fins. i went to the pet shop and they suggested a fungus treatment so i got him out of the tank in my hand, applied the treatment and am going to do it again in 3 days. thay told me to continue with the melafix. does this sound about right? thanks for replying!

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Guest FinnyFinnedFriend

yeah, if it is finrot, follow the medication instructions though, and if it doesnt clear up you may have a problem, can you quarenteen the fish?

Im no expert but I do know that Quarenteening him will help ensure that your other fish dont become infected

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