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My goldfish is not opening its mouth fully and not able to eat the food for as l

  1. fishkeeper21

    fishkeeper21 Valued Member Member

    My other goldfish died I don't want to loose this one
  2. dandelion

    dandelion Valued Member Member

    What are the tank stats? Size, chemical readings, etc. Also when did this start happening? Any details help.
  3. OP

    fishkeeper21 Valued Member Member

    Today 55 gallon never done a chemical test
  4. peregrine

    peregrine Valued Member Member

    If you could test the water for the water parameters it would be really helpful.

    Also is there any other fish in the tank?
  5. OP

    fishkeeper21 Valued Member Member

    Cory and a pleco
  6. bizaliz3

    bizaliz3 Fishlore Legend Member

    Goldfish are cold water fish whereas the cory and pleco are tropical warm water fish. What temperature is the tank?

    edit: I just want to add that cories also need to be in groups. In a 55 gallon I would get 6-10 of the same cory species.

    If the goldfish is a common goldfish, it belongs in a pond unfortunately. They get a foot long and are really no different than Koi in my opinion.

    And the pleco...if it is a common pleco, will outgrow the 55 as well.....

    You aren't asking about stocking, however, the health of your fish are very much affected by the water quality and the temp of the water...
  7. S

    Shiloh Keller New Member Member

    pleco and goldfish shouldnt be together, the pleco will eventually notice the goldies slime coat and try to suck it off the fish