Red Fin disease Goldfish

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It stated with Fish being dormant and laying low all the time. Then we saw the reddish appearance on the basal end of Fin. It's become maroonish and I feel concerned. Attaching the pics for assistance. I have platys, White cat fish along with Gold fish alage eater. All are doing just fine however I have quarantined Goldie in a different tank. Have been treating with Melafix since 4 days, however I removed the charcoal medium yesterday. Since then I have seen a little improvement however the inflammation still persist
 

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The red patches look to be Septicemia, a symptom of some
type of internal infection.
The hemorrhaging can be caused by either a bacteria or virus.
I think you're doing about all that can be done. Sometimes it heals up on its own.
Hope things get better soon.
 
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I actually successfully treated a much more mild case in my goldies Using Furan-2. But this is very severe and may be hard to treat.
 
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I have cranked the temp today and he is moving better. Haven't fed since yesterday and I already pity him
 
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Jenaskris said:
I have cranked the temp today and he is moving better. Haven't fed since yesterday and I already pity him
You’ll need meds if he’s going to survive. I don’t know if he’ll make it because of how severe it is but you could try furan-2.
 
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Update: The inflammation has reduced. The fish has started moving well. Fed pich of pellets dipped in garlic juice. I am closely monitoring him.
 
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Jenaskris said:
Update: The inflammation has reduced. The fish has started moving well. Fed pich of pellets dipped in garlic juice. I am closely monitoring him.
 

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That's good news. Why did you cranck up the temp ?
 
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I'm sorry but I wasn't using the heater for a long time. The cold water was the culprit.
 
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I'm sorry but I wasn't using the heater for a long time. The cold water was the culprit.
But goldfish are coldwater fish, so don't exactly understand what you mean.
 
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Yes but the temperature of the water can't go below 20 degrees. It's detrimental for gold fishes.
 
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Jenaskris said:
Yes but the temperature of the water can't go below 20 degrees. It's detrimental for gold fishes.
Actually they can got a bit lower. I know that’s it gotten into the low 60’s (like 62) for my goldies who are thriving.
 
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I have taken your suggestion and mellowed the temp down. I have added paracidol which is copper based medicine and I see significant improvement. It was hard to capture the picture as the fish is moving pretty well (not complaining )

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Especially in case of bacterial infections crancking up the temp has an opposite result. That's whybI asked.
 
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I am not sure if removing charcoal medium made Melafix more potent or quarantining or stopping the feeding, which one of those helped. But I think it was the charcoal medium which was the culprit here.
 
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The fish is swimming okay now. I am treating him with Api general cure. But I am still worried as I noticed some reddish lesions around the gills.
 

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