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Hi Guys, I like any information that you could kindly provide on my fish Goldie Salvo

He is approximately 14 years old, he's had this white bump on his head now for at least 4 years, over the last few months it has increased slightly he seems very happy and alert and full of character

This isn't an emergency however any thoughts you may have would be appreciated

Oh and I've been reading other posts about ''trailing poo'' which you will see in the video, I've never fed him veges but I should probably start if this is a bad sign

Cheers K


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I can't comment on the lump as I haven't a clue there but poop, I can talk about poop no bother! Long thin poop that is white is one of two things, a bacterial infection or constipation. Have another look at the poop, if there is air bubbles in the poop it could be a bacterial infection which is treated with medicated foods/antibiotics, if not, it is constipation and a course of peas or fasting will sort that out!

Peas are easy to make, grab some peas and cook em, deshell em and mush em up before adding to tank. Best to try and put in the corner of the tank or give directly to the fish depending on how it feeds, i.e does it come up to the top of tank knowing it is getting fed!

Alternatively you can make gel food by blitzing varies veggies together with a gelatine mix, lots of guides on Koko's for that.

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Better ask one of the Goldfish experts on the site, but to the best of my knowledge, I can't think of a parasite or infection that would last 5 years and not cuase your goldfish to behave abnormally. I think it's a tumor.

If the growth (which like I said, needs further diagnosis) is indeed a tumor, there are a few doors open to you I have heard of. There are well known cases of Goldfish tumors where the tumor can be easily sliced off and dabbed with some special ointment. I've actually seen a video of this being done to a goldfish. Rumor has it that it is such an easy procedure that even the at home goldfish keeper can do it. If you live in an area where there are one or more fish specialists at your local vet, perhaps take your fish there. We have one in our town that specializes in small animals and I believe fish as well. I've also seen an AMAZING procedure in which a member of Kokos took her fish to a treatment center, and recieved the first ever laser operation done on a fish. The goldfish (which was substantially large) had a tube inserted into its mouth, and was given a constant stream of water in the mouth, past the gills, infused with a special chemical like anasthesia so it would go to sleep and wake up after the surgery was complete. Modern medicine can work wonders :)

Just some food for thought.

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