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Weird growth on goldfish, lying on floor

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Hi, I need some urgent advice. My goldfish has developed some sort of strange growth, and now it has got to the point where he is laying on the floor and not moving much. He is still eating however. I have no idea what it is and need help as soon as I can. He is a panda moor and quite old now, around 8 years. I have attached a photo, will post details about tank details etc. below.

Thank you for any help.

 

 

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Tank test results: 
Ammonia - Unfortunately can't get a reading at the moment as my awful test strips don't include this
Nitrite level - 0mg
Nitrate level - 50mg
pH - 6.8
Chlorine - 0.8mg/L

Tap test results:
Ammonia - N/A
Nitrite level - 0mg
Nitrate level - 25mg

Test kit used - eSHa Aqua Test strips

Water temp - Unknown but should be around room temperature

Tank size - Around 40-45 gallons, been running for around 8 years 

Water change of about 45 litres performed today. No treatment has been added to the water as I do not know what's wrong with him. The growth on him looks quite bloody and has strange white parts.

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Can you please get a top view photo of this fish? 

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On April 23, 2018 at 1:31 PM, Buruusu said:

Tank test results: 
Ammonia - Unfortunately can't get a reading at the moment as my awful test strips don't include this
Nitrite level - 0mg
Nitrate level - 50mg
pH - 6.8
Chlorine - 0.8mg/L

Tap test results:
Ammonia - N/A
Nitrite level - 0mg
Nitrate level - 25mg

Test kit used - eSHa Aqua Test strips

Water temp - Unknown but should be around room temperature

Tank size - Around 40-45 gallons, been running for around 8 years 

Water change of about 45 litres performed today. No treatment has been added to the water as I do not know what's wrong with him. The growth on him looks quite bloody and has strange white parts.

when you can fill this out for us.

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.?

you did a great job just need more information :) 

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Welcome to Kokos & hope your Goldfish feels better.

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