What's Wrong With Malcolm

Carrie1153
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HI everyone. Just switched my guy to a bigger aquarium and this happened. He's eating great and swimming great. He's as friendly as ever. Just has these weird spots. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Carrie
 

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Rtessy
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It's hard to see from the pics (but I know how difficult it is to get pics of a goldfish, they move so much!). Is it more of a white dot or more like a gray sort of covering?
 
Carrie1153
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
HI there. It's neither. It's white, silver and goldish patches. They aren't fuzzy, and he seems fine apart from this. Thanks for responding.
 
Rtessy
  • #4
Huh, not what I was expecting lol. Do you happen to know the temperature? Or ammonia/nitrite/nitrate? Also how big is the new tank? I just switched mine to a bigger one a few weeks ago and I'm encountering a similar problem, but I think mine is costia, it looks kind of slimy. Might be worth looking into. Do you have any tank mates with Malcolm
 
Carrie1153
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
HI again. Temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius, haven't had the water tested yet but he has two tank mates, also goldfish and they are great. No color change or appetite change. All is good.

P.S. Went from a 20 gallon to a 36 gallon.
 
Rtessy
  • #6
I'm glad the others are doing well. It may be worth wile to try and look into costia and/or velvet, but I'm not so sure about the velvet. If it ends up being costia, it can be treated with basic ich medications. Sorry I'm not more knowledgeable, and I hope this helped in some respect.
 
Carrie1153
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
Thanks very much. I will look into that, as well as get the water tested. Thanks again for your help. Hope your little guy gets better. Carrie
 
Rtessy
  • #8
Thanks so much! I hope yours is fine as well, and again, sorry I couldn't be more helpful
 
Carrie1153
  • Thread Starter
  • #9
No worries. You were helpful.
 
Blitzar
  • #10
Where are they! Are they on his gill covers?
 
Carrie1153
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
Hi. No, they are mostly on the left side.
 
Blitzar
  • #12
Okay, because if they were on his gill covers, then I would asume he's just ready to breed.
 
Carrie1153
  • Thread Starter
  • #13
Ok. Thanks anyway.

Ok. Just found out my nitrates are a bit high. Nothing major. Going to do a ten percent water change and see if that helps.

Thanks to everyone who helped with my little buddy. Found out he has missing scales because my larger goldfish Pudge was being too aggressive after the tank change. Did a ten percent water change to help with the nitrates and got Malcolm a small quarantine tank for inside the big one if Pudge ever decides to assert his dominance again.
 
Blitzar
  • #14
Aww poor baby. Glad to hear you figured it out!
 
Carrie1153
  • Thread Starter
  • #15
Thanks.
 
Rtessy
  • #16
I'm glad you figured it out, hope those grow back soon!
 
Carrie1153
  • Thread Starter
  • #17
Me too.
 

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