Sick Goldfish! Sos

ginabean

My goldfish can’t close his mouth! He got these red patches underneath his mouth area. He appears to try to eat, but can’t use his mouth at all. He is also staying near the top of the surface of the tank and it’s seems like he’s suffering. Please help I don’t know how to treat him. This has gone on for about a day or two. I don't have a heater but I do have a filter. I also have a few other goldfish in the tank and they appear to be fine.
It doesn't look like he has anything in his mouth, I tried to look when he was directly facing me. Nothing was in view, unless there is gravel lodged farther down. I'm afraid to hurt him by looking with tweezers.

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BresComet

First, he could have a piece of gravel lodged in his mouth that he can't work out, causing him to be unable to close his mouth, but as for the red patches, it could be ulcers or mouth rot.
 

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