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Can anyone help diagnose my goldfish?

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Hi.

Unfortunately my gold fish passed away as it was suffering from an ulcer.

Now the last goldfish I have amongst my koi is not looking too health.

There are no visible signs I can see. Can anyone look at the picture I've posted and help me diagnose my last goldfish?

It does seem bloated and is very lethargic.

Thanks

Eli

Below are my tank specs.

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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)

Unfortunately I don't have a test kit for the above :(

Other Required Info:

[*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?

[*]* Water temperature? 20degrees C

[*]* Tank size 20litre goldfish bowl.

and how long has it been running? 1 year.

[*]* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? None. As its a quarantine bowl.

[*]* How often do you change the water and how much? Everyday. 50%

[*]* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Everyday 50%

[*]* How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 about 2 inches.

[*]* What kind of water additives or conditioners? Salt. 2 teaspoons for 20litres of water.

[*]* What do you feed your fish and how often? Every day. Goldfish flakes.

[*]* Any new fish added to the tank? No

[*]* Any medications added to the tank? Potassium permanganate directly to the ulcer using an ear bud.

[*]* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.

Salt for 2 weeks added to the water. Potassium permanganate for 5 days.

[*]* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?

See picture

[*]* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

No.

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hello,  i won't be able to assist, however, since there are no visible signs of illness that i can see, it will be best that you provide a video so that we can see the fish's behaviour. also, if you can, please do a gill and belly check as i demonstrate in the video below and report back with your findings and video of your goldfish.

 

 

the information i request will be very helpful to those able to assist you.

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Hi. Thanks for the reply. I managed to feel the belly but I can't get my nails under the gills. They seem quite cLosed. I've uploaded a video showing the belly inspection and lethargic behaviour.

Eli

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Do you have your koi in a tank?  

 

 

If so, please fill out the form with main tank info.  Also can you get water information at a pet store if you don't have a test kit?  Where are you located?

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Hi. The form above is for the tank. I'm in Cape Town South Africa. I'll try get the water tested tomorrow

Yes. The koi are in the tank with the goldfish

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Sorry about your fish. Make sure to get numbers on the water parameters and not just "water is okay."

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Hi. The form above is for the tank. I'm in Cape Town South Africa. I'll try get the water tested tomorrow

Yes. The koi are in the tank with the goldfish

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The tank is 20 liters?  :idont

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Hi everyone. Thanks for the feedback. Sadly the goldfish didn't make it through the night :(

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I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Poor thing. He did look extremely lethargic when you checked his belly. Sorry you lost him. :(

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Hi. The form above is for the tank. I'm in Cape Town South Africa. I'll try get the water tested tomorrow

Yes. The koi are in the tank with the goldfish

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The tank is 20 liters?  :idont

He said in the fill out form that there's one fish in the QT bowl which is 20 liters. I figure he meant the goldfish normally lives with the Koi in the main tank. Though as they are Koi, the tank is probably still too small...

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I'm so sorry the little guy didn't make it. :(

Wishing you the best of luck in the future.

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Hi. The form above is for the tank. I'm in Cape Town South Africa. I'll try get the water tested tomorrow

Yes. The koi are in the tank with the goldfish

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

 

 

The tank is 20 liters?   :idont

He said in the fill out form that there's one fish in the QT bowl which is 20 liters. I figure he meant the goldfish normally lives with the Koi in the main tank. Though as they are Koi, the tank is probably still too small...

 

 

He also said "the form above is for the tank" which is where the koi are . . . :idont

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Hi. The form above is for the tank. I'm in Cape Town South Africa. I'll try get the water tested tomorrow

Yes. The koi are in the tank with the goldfish

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The tank is 20 liters? :idont

He said in the fill out form that there's one fish in the QT bowl which is 20 liters. I figure he meant the goldfish normally lives with the Koi in the main tank. Though as they are Koi, the tank is probably still too small...

Hi guys sorry I had a cut 'n paste error above regarding the tank volume.

My tank is 3.43m length x 0.8m wide and 1.15m deep. It's got 9 koi. The gold fish was living amongst the koi. They are all racing around happily, so no idea why the comet decided to go and swim with the fishes ;)

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9 koi? Idk about Koi... But even with a tank that large, that sounds pretty overstocked...

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Correct. The tank holds about 1000 gallons,  suitable for 1 to 3 koi.

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When I add all 9 koi together. I get a total of 46 inches of fish.

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They are 5 inches long.  They won't be that size for long.

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