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Old 04-11-2013, 04:00 PM   #1 
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Growth on side

My fish is not a betta fish but a gold fish and my friend told me this is a good place to get help for a fish! I came home to discover that my goldfish was laying on the bottom of the tank with a lump on its side. The lump seems to keep it floating at the bottom on the bowl and it's spine is slightly bent. The growth is only on the right side of its body and I don't know how to help him! Can anyone help me and my goldfish?
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:12 PM   #2 
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could it be bloating? internal parasite?

I don't know anything about goldfish; try searching the web about it while waiting for someone else to reply here!
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:34 PM   #3 
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is the lump growing?
also is he able to make it to the surface for air?
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:41 PM   #4 
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My guess is that your goldfish has bubble disease. This is what I found...

Gas Bubbles are caused by supersaturated gases (concentrated amounts of oxygen) found in tap water. These gases push oxygen out of the water suffocating fish. These gases also enter the body forming pockets of gas under the skin. Although these tumor looking bumps aren't dangerous, it's an indication that there is not enough oxygen in the water.

Perform fresh water change working water over by pouring several times, before adding to tank.
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