Help Is This Ich?

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Hello, sorry not sure if this is the correct place to ask, but;

I’ve noticed this white spot on my goldfish’s tail this morning and was wondering if anyone could confirm whether it’s ich or not? It’s not displaying any other symptoms.

Also if it is, what do you recommend the best treatment to be, as I have aquarium salt here but will need to go and purchase medication if that is the best thing to do.

Thank you in anticipation.
 

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DebbieandRosie said:
Hello, sorry not sure if this is the correct place to ask, but;

I’ve noticed this white spot on my goldfish’s tail this morning and was wondering if anyone could confirm whether it’s ich or not? It’s not displaying any other symptoms.

Also if it is, what do you recommend the best treatment to be, as I have aquarium salt here but will need to go and purchase medication if that is the best thing to do.

Thank you in anticipation.
Your talking about the white spot that's within the orange? It doesn't look like ick, ick looks like someone dropped white paint all over the fish with a needle. Picture is when my betta had it. I got apI super ick cure followed bottle directions and it was gone within a week
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OurFirstTimeFishy said:
Your talking about the white spot that's within the orange? It doesn't look like ick, ick looks like someone dropped white paint all over the fish with a needle. Picture is when my betta had it. I got apI super ick cure followed bottle directions and it was gone within a week
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Yes the white spot on the orange. It wasn’t there yesterday and it looks fluffy which I read could be Ich!
 

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Well has any more spots appeared? If its ich there will b more then one spot in a relatively short amount of time after noticing the first spot. If its fluffy it could b a fungus. It really doesn't look like ich
 

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You'll have to keep an eye on it for a day and see what happens, it's hard figuring out what the correct issue is when all symptoms seem the same.
 
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JamieLu said:
Well has any more spots appeared? If its ich there will b more then one spot in a relatively short amount of time after noticing the first spot. If its fluffy it could b a fungus. It really doesn't look like ich
no more spots have appeared! Thank you

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Doesn't look like ich. What are your ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels?

I'd start with simply doing frequent 50% water changes. Clean water is often the best medicine.
Hi, they’re 0, 0, 10.

Thank you I will try that and see if anymore appear.
 

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Welcome to FishLore!

It's hard to tell from the photo. It could just be some discoloration, but if it looks fluffy or cottony it is most likely a fungus. I have successfully treated for fungus in the past with Tetra LifeGuard. But if you choose a different med, get one that is a true antibiotic, and not one of the "fix" meds (melafix, betttafix etc).

Also, if you are going to be using a med, be sure to remove your carbon from your filter, since carbon will strip the meds from the water. But be sure to leave your floss, since that is where the bacteria that cycles your tank resides. Depending on your filter you may have to cut a slit in the floss in order to dump out the carbon.

Best of luck!
 
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jdhef said:
Welcome to FishLore!

It's hard to tell from the photo. It could just be some discoloration, but if it looks fluffy or cottony it is most likely a fungus. I have successfully treated for fungus in the past with Tetra LifeGuard. But if you choose a different med, get one that is a true antibiotic, and not one of the "fix" meds (melafix, betttafix etc).

Also, if you are going to be using a med, be sure to remove your carbon from your filter, since carbon will strip the meds from the water. But be sure to leave your floss, since that is where the bacteria that cycles your tank resides. Depending on your filter you may have to cut a slit in the floss in order to dump out the carbon.

Best of luck!
Hello! It definitely looks fluffy so I’m going to see how it goes for a couple of days. I will order the Tetra Lifeguard just Incase.

The carbon is indeed within the floss!

Thank you it is much appreciated.
 

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