Poorly Rescued Goldfish

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Bogart16

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I picked up a new friend tonight. I had been preparing a new tank over the last few weeks for goldfish. Yesterday, someone posted in a local aquarium facebook group about a black moor they were looking to give a new home. I picked him up tonight.

The previous owners named him Midas. Apparently, they had been keeping him in a 3 gallon tank for about a year. After I got him home and in the tank, I was able to get a good look at him. It looks like the gill cover on his one side is severely beat up. He's also pretty small for a year old goldfish, but that's to be expected given his previous living conditions.

I gave him some of a pea tonight and the plan is to get him on a solid diet of sinking pellets and veggies. There'll be lots of water changes until that injury clears up. Any other recommendations?

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Just a heads up, sometimes fish are born w/o gill plates, leaving their gills exposed. This is due to genetics and won't be fixed with time. He looks bright and alert though, so I think he will be fine in a few weeks. Glad to hear you've given him a proper home.
 
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Just a heads up, sometimes fish are born w/o gill plates, leaving their gills exposed. This is due to genetics and won't be fixed with time. He looks bright and alert though, so I think he will be fine in a few weeks. Glad to hear you've given him a proper home.
Good to know. I didn't even think about it possibly being a deformation. I'll message his previous owner and see what she knows. I was leaning toward injury only because it looks a little ragged on the edges. My phone was having a hard time getting a clear picture to show it.
 
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