Quick, But Crucial, Question 'bout Goldfish

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Since I don't want to do too much explaining in the initial post (I would rather break it down.), I have a concern as to what might be going on here, by symptoms alone. (But I can, and will, provide a bit more info.)
What does this sound like? Parasites?

-Clamped fins
-Scratches
-Aggression (Doesn't happen much most of the time, maybe a nip or two if they jostle into each other by accident. They go nuts during feeding time, though)
-Stringy Poo
-Lack of activity
-Blemishes and "freckles"

The reason why I'm keeping this so stubby is that lately, I've been feeling not-so-good about my fish. It's an absurd, indescribable mixture of not showing enough concern and worrying extensively about them, even experiencing insomnia and overall anxiety.
 

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is the poop clear, clamped fins might mean bad water,lack ity could be stress,or ammonia wats you're tank and stocking. also what type of goldifish?
 

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navyfish4life said:
is the poop clear, clamped fins might mean bad water,lack ity could be stress,or ammonia wats you're tank and stocking. also what type of goldifish?
I agree with navyfish4life, it sounds like a water quality issue. Do you have pictures of these "freckles"?

Also, what are your water parameters?
 

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as stated above what are your current water parameters?

by white freckles do you mean ich? a picture would help.
 
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Liz♡Gold said:
I agree with navyfish4life, it sounds like a water quality issue. Do you have pictures of these "freckles"?

Also, what are your water parameters?
My parameters are all within healthy range. Sunday's a water change/water test day, so I'll get some more up-to-date info.

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as stated above what are your current water parameters?

by white freckles do you mean ich? a picture would help.
I can't add a pic just yet. The freckles are black and smaller than a sand grain.
 

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Stringy poop usually makes me think internal parasites (though there are other explanations); scratching, clamped fins, and the "freckles" makes me think external parasites. I've used both Seachem MetroPlex and Seachem ParaGuard for parasites and had luck with both. I believe medicine with prazoquantel in it (e.g. PraziPro and others) is also used for parasites, but I've never used it before.
 
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RyleighJ said:
Stringy poop usually makes me think internal parasites (though there are other explanations); scratching, clamped fins, and the "freckles" makes me think external parasites. I've used both Seachem MetroPlex and Seachem ParaGuard for parasites and had luck with both. I believe medicine with prazoquantel in it (e.g. PraziPro and others) is also used for parasites, but I've never used it before.
Should I treat them for parasites, then?
On Chance, the smaller fish, her gills are a tad pinker (underneath the covering) than Silhouette's. Is this normal?
 

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