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Old 11-02-2011, 10:01 AM   #1 
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Unhappy goldfish help...goldfish website not letting me in?

Hi;
the reason why im posting this emergency thread here even tho its not a goldfish website is because im facing an emergency and the goldfish website is not letting me post anything (some problem with new members or something)

Anyways if anyone here is a goldfish expert please help me...

My goldfish just recently started developing red spots under its front fins. They look strange and scary. I just looked it up online and it says it needs antibiotic fish food. Is there any alternative as I dont have a fish/pet store close by at the moment?
Whats going on with my fish? Is it contagious?

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There are no signs of itching and the fish is eating perfectly fine...4 pellets a day! and it would eat as long as im giving it pellets but im limiting it to avoid over feeding.
The type is: A common gold fish. slightly long body. It grew a little since i got it.
My fish is ALWAYS gasping for air and on the surface even tho i change water everyday and apply chlorine remover PLUS always have the oxygen pump on all night all day.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:07 AM   #2 
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I'm not a goldfish expert, but something to help before the real experts come along. There's a sticky up at the top of this forum that asks a bunch of questions about your tank set up heating, filtration ect. would you mind filling that out? It'll save time for when the real experts come by : )

Sorry about your fish, hope someone can help

(off hand..sounds like amonia burn)
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:10 AM   #3 
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Here you go if you have trouble finding it

Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:11 AM   #4 
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Sounds like ammonia burn is starting to burn his body. This is VERY severe. If it is on his body, you need to improve living conditions. My Goldfish beau got burned once when I had him in a bowl (This was before I researched, so I didn't know.) He was burned on his fins. Some on dorsal and some on his tailfin. He has fully recovered, but this sounds more severe.

Can you provide us some information on his housing and living conditions?


Let me find that help sheet..


EDIT- Please use the one ShyDog has posted, and I will be able to assist you more.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:12 AM   #5 
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ignore my double post, internet getting silly

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Old 11-02-2011, 10:13 AM   #6 
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My heart goes out to this little guy. Ammonia burn is painful.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:14 AM   #7 
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do i answer all that here? in this same thread?
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:15 AM   #8 
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Yeah, you can copy and paste it and fill it out for us.

Thank you! 'll do anything I can to help. But be warned, I might come out a little strict and blunt. This sounds like a problem.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:23 AM   #9 
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How often do you perform a water change?
Everyday
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
100 percent
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
chlorine remover

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
No

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

I have no idea how to test water i never done it

One gold Fish is placed in about 2 gallons of water (9.5 liters)

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Old 11-02-2011, 10:27 AM   #10 
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Okay, well we can already tell that ammonia is probably through the roof, and i'm sure so is Nitrite and Nitrate.

I think the problem is that he is in 2 gallons.

Could you please fill out the rest of it? That isn't enough information. But something definetly should be done about his tank size. If you got him a ten gallon with double filtration that would be much better.
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