Goldfish Has Round Spots On Its Body

bpch2o

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Hello everyone,

I have a goldfish that lives in a 50-gallon tank with two koi fish and two other goldfish. I noticed lately he has developed round spots on his body that appears to look like tumors. At first, I thought it was Dropsy disease but it does not appear so since he is not bloated. All is normal otherwise, he does not display abnormal behavior symptoms--he is eating normal and has a lot of energy to swim around.

I treated the entire tank with Tetra Lifeguard All-In-One Freshwater Aquarium Treatment using the recommended dosage and treated the tank for 5 days, added some aquarium salt, and Melafix. I decided to treat the whole tank because I was worried the whole tank might be infected. He does not appear to be healing.

I attached a couple of photos to this post. Apologies for the poor quality, the lighting on my camera was not good and the fish was moving around.

If anyone could provide more information, it would be much appreciated.

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Fashooga

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A part of me wonders if it’s carp pox. A viral infection much like chicken pox to human. It’s not contagious and unlikely to kill but I would increase water changes and see if that helps.
 

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Are these fish wintering over in this tank? It's severely overstocked otherwise. The tank probably needs large daily water changes. Hopefully, this is only temporary stocking.
 
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Fashooga said:
A part of me wonders if it’s carp pox. A viral infection much like chicken pox to human. It’s not contagious and unlikely to kill but I would increase water changes and see if that helps.
Thank you. I was wondering the same. Maintaining good water quality and hoping it goes away.
 
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