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Lilylikeskarting

RED SPOTS DISAPPEARING AND REAPPEARING ON BODY

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Hi everyone,

I combed the internet hoping to find a similar case to my new sick goldfish.  I went to the petstore and couldn't help but "saving" this little guy who had some beginning symptoms of fin rot and one red spot at the base of his top fin. At home, he was in my hospital tank which is a 10 gallons tank  (30-40% water change daily while cycling it with Seachem Stability and Prime).  He was swimming normally and eating normally for a goldie yet I medicated with 8 teaspoons of aquarium salt. Two days later,  the red spot disappeared from the base of his top fin and was framing his mouth. He was now having a long red spot looking like a moustache. Eating and breathing normally. Then,  the next day the red spot was gone and red streaks appeared instead on its tail fins. I did a massive water change figurimg it could be ammonia poisoning and primed it too. Today I bought Tetra Parasite Guard and am stating this treatment... Any suggestions for my sick goldie?  I really am new to sick fish since my goldies have always been healthy.  I really wanna save this lil guy!!  Thanks for any advice. 

Note: It really makes sense to me that my fish is dealing with a Costia parasite.  I'll try to take a clear picture tomorrow!  

Edited by Lilylikeskarting
Costia parasite?

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Please copy & paste fill the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems:

  • 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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Welcome to Kokos and hope your Goldfish feels better.

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