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omg that is very sad i will have a talk with him and see what can be done what shoukd he do with the fish? keep him andtry treating him or .....(u knw the sad thing) . what can be done of itch? he has got butterflyfin goldfish and a multi coloured goldie. they have itch.If the scales are protruding it's dropsy and the fish is as good as dead.
That being said, three goldfish, even two, in a fifteen gallon is WAY to over crowded. Goldie's like that, commons or comets, get two feet long and are very messy fish. One alone needs at least a 55 gallon minimum. The amount of waste they make is what will ruin your water peramiters and make you fish sick. Best option is to rehome then.
i will look upto the article and see what he can do. he has no idea about fishes and the lfs said you could fit in 5 or more in there so sad how they see fish like that.... i dont think that he can rehome him somewhere even the lfs wont take them i think any suggestions to what can be done?I could be wrong but the white looks like a fungal disease, 7 Common Goldfish Diseases: Are Your Goldfish Sick?Complete Goldfish Care (see if this link works, scroll down to fungal infection). The scales popping out like pine cone could be dropsy Dropsy: Does your goldfish look swollen?
I don't mean to be critical at a tough time but 15 gallons is way way way too small for 3 goldfish. Especially commet type goldfish. Those guys get way long and many think they aren't even suitable for tanks at all. I have 3 fancy type goldfish in my 50 gallon tank and it's considered fully stocked (some might add one more). Unfortunately your friends goldfish's growth will be stunted but their insides keep growing in cramped body and they will die.
Sadly, most people at fish stores know nothing about them and as some people have said, all they care about is the money. Fancy goldfish are really the only ones that can be in an average tank and even one of them need a 20-30 gallon minimum. ALWAY get a second option. People on here have experience and more importantly they don't want your money.i will look upto the article and see what he can do. he has no idea about fishes and the lfs said you could fit in 5 or more in there so sad how they see fish like that.... i dont think that he can rehome him somewhere even the lfs wont take them i think any suggestions to what can be done?