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Goldfish sore on his back

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I have previously treated the pond with blagdon fungus and bacteria treatment but the sore still hasn’t healed. Can anyone tell me what this disease is and how to cure it?

 

many thanks 

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Is there anything sharp in the pond the he could have got stuck on?

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Also the MODs will want answers to these questions to help. Please try and fill out as much as possible.

 

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Please copy & paste the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems.  If copy and paste doesn't work for you, just quote this post and type your answers after each question.

 

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?

 

 

 

You have a water quality problem, and we need the answers to all of these  questions to determine what is wrong and how to fix it.

Your tank is big enough for two goldfish once we handle the water problem.

 

* 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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No there’s nothing sharp in the pond, it the wound started small but has grown loads. 

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Ok will that gets rid of the simplest option.

Please try and fill out the questions and a MOD will be by later to help.

No there’s nothing sharp in the pond, it the wound started small but has grown loads. 


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800L pond with 3 sarassa (1x 5” and 2x 4”) and they are all male.  

nitrite - 0 

nitrate - 0

PH - 7.5

KH - 80

GH - 150

 

I do 1/3 water change every week, it has a small all in one pump/filter/UV and lots of oxygenators in the pond.

they have a small feed in the morning and a feed in the evening (small pellets)

the local temperature recently has been 29-30 degrees Celsius but this week has dropped to 21. 

 

hope this helps 

 

 

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We need you to completely fill out the form with an answer after each question. This will help us evaluate where the issue might be coming from and what steps to take. In addition, a better photo would help. It's hard to tell exactly what's going on with the water distorting the image. Looks pretty bad though, like a festering or necrotizing wound. The fish will probably need to be removed from the pond and treated in a hospital tank. But we do need all the answers on the form answered please. 

 

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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Test Results for the Following:

* Ammonia Level(Tank) not sure

* Nitrite Level(Pond) 0

* Nitrate level(Pond) 0

* Ammonia Level(Tap) not sure

* Nitrite Level(Tap)

* Nitrate level(Tap)

* Ph Level, Pond  (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) PH 7.5, GH 150, KH 80

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

Other Required Info:

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

* Water temperature? 22 degrees C

* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?  211 gallon pond and it has been running for 1 year 2 months 

* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?  all in one cup 129 (allpondsolutions)

* How often do you change the water and how much? every week 1/3 water change (tetra aquasafe used)

* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? water change done today

* How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 goldfish (1x 5 inch and 2x 4 inch) all male

* What kind of water additives or conditioners? none but have used algorem once or twice over the summer to reduce the green water

* What do you feed your fish and how often?  small feed in the morning and a regular 3 minute feed In the evening premium floating food pellets

* Any new fish added to the tank? no new fish added

* Any medications added to the tank? blagdon anti fungus and bacteria used for 7 days

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

blagdon anti fungus and bacteria used for 7 days

* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? no other problems 

* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?  during the hot days they do seem to stay under the lilipads but other than that they have all still been eating and more active once a water change has been done.

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Green water, fish behaving better when water is changed, a fish with a festering wound, 3 minute feedings, a small commercial filter, and an unknown ammonia reading likely spells an ammonia issue. We recommend you test with API Master Test Kits. These are actually accurate, unlike test strips... And they can read ammonia, which is the most toxic agent to fish. 

Did you notice ANY improvement in the wound at all after the week of medication? 

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Thanks very much for your quick reply. I’ll buy an ammonia test kit ASAP.

The wound hasn’t improved with the fungus and bacteria treatment.  I’m not sure what else to try? 

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Great on buying the ammonia test kit. Please give us the results ASAP. No improvement whatsoever usually means he isn't in clean water. Medicine won't help a fish that isn't in clean water. 

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Please remove the affected fish to a "hospital tank."   An under bed storage container like this makes an excellent  hospital tank.  You should only treat the whole pond/tank with medication if all of the fish have the same symptoms.  Medicating healthy fish creates pathogens with immunity to the medication, making it useless.

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