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hi all ,

my fish looks sick :( my dad takes care of them ,but this time when i came back from over seas ,1 fish got a big white pumple on it and some on the fin.

i have no idea what caused it. plz help me cure it.

here some pics of the fish

http://www.flickr.com/photos/47208568@N02/5075387072/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/47208568@N02/5075385136/in/photostream/

all ur help are appreciated.

i change 50% of water every month

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hi and welcome. please fill this out so we can better help you.

[*]Test Results for the Following:

[*]Ammonia Level?

[*]Nitrite Level?

[*]Nitrate level?

[*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)?

[*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)?

[*]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 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?

[*]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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hi all ,

my fish looks sick :( my dad takes care of them ,but this time when i came back from over seas ,1 fish got a big white pumple on it and some on the fin.

i have no idea what caused it. plz help me cure it.

here some pics of the fish

http://www.flickr.com/photos/47208568@N02/5075387072/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/47208568@N02/5075385136/in/photostream/

all ur help are appreciated.

i change 50% of water every month

no new fish

i feed them flakes twice daily

fish are normally active

water temp is 22

tank size about 12gal per fish

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I think until a MOD stops by, a large water change with temp and pH matched water will help. Clean out any ornaments you have and/or gravel.

I think part of the problem is your water change routine. Usually goldies need 50% water change WEEKLY. This is if your tank is totally cycled. So if you can do large water changes over the next few days that should help with the accumulation of debris and bad bacteria.

Is there any chance you can get your water tested at a local petstore?

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hi gombla,

welcome to koko's.. nice to meet you. i hope your fish gets better soon..

whilst you wait for either water testing or a mod to come along and help, i agree with captain findsus goldfish that you should do a water change. minimum of 50%. because it's sick, you will need to do these changes daily.

also, seeing as your sick fish has something that may pop and infect the water in your main tank, i recommend you hospitalize it. do you have a qt tank to separate it?

you can use a plastic tub minimum of 10 gallons with a filter and bubbler. if your filter is cycled, you can take some filter media from that and add it to the hospital filter to bring on a near enough instant cycle.

two reasons why you will need to separate it. one as i've already explained, due to the nature of the problem possibly oozing infected fluids into the main tank where your other fish is, and second because you will most likely need to medicate., since your other fish is well, there is no need for it to receive medications.

good luck, we're here to help you, so if you can get back to us with the water parameters and the rest of the questions above, that will be a huge step forward for us to gain a better insight to the problem your fish is experiencing.

best of luck to you and your fish.. i hope it's nothing too serious.

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