Goldfish - flap over his gill is vey red?

elisa001

Hi guys I just bought another goldfish. The flap over his gill is vey red. Is this ammonia poisoning? Is it enough to heal him by just fixing his tank conditions or do I need to treat him for ulcers or something??
 

AquaticQueen

Sounds like ammonia burns/poisoning. What size is the tank?
 

elisa001

Sounds like ammonia burns/poisoning. What size is the tank?
He was in maybe 15 or 20 gallons from the store I got him from with other goldfish, and he is in my 15 gal quarantine but I have a cycled 55 gal waiting for him when he is healed
 

AquaticQueen

He was in maybe 15 or 20 gallons from the store I got him from with other goldfish, and he is in my 15 gal quarantine but I have a cycled 55 gal waiting for him when he is healed
The ammonia that goldfish produce will quickly become even more toxic, and really, he might be better off in the 55 gallon now.
 

elisa001

The ammonia that goldfish produce will quickly become even more toxic, and really, he might be better off in the 55 gallon now.
There are 2 other goldfish in my 55 gallon I didn’t want him to spread any diseases to them is ammonia poisoning contagious? I don’t think the fish has any other issues besides the red gill flap.
 

flyinGourami

Well is there any ammonia present? Its definitely possible to keep a goldfish in a 15 gallon with good parameters but only if the tank is cycled and maintained.
 

AquaticQueen

There are 2 other goldfish in my 55 gallon I didn’t want him to spread any diseases to them is ammonia poisoning contagious? I don’t think the fish has any other issues besides the red gill flap.
No. Ammonia poisoning is caused from high levels of ammonia and is not contagious.
 

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