White Spots On Facy Goldfish Tail

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Mesefis, Apr 12, 2018.

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    Mesefis New Member Member

    I have a 90 g aquarium with 5 fancy goldfish and a pleco. Yesterday, I woke up and saw that one of my goldfish has white spots on its tail. I read all the symptoms of ich. He seems to be actong just the same, swiming around actively, doesn't grasp for oxygen and seems to be breathing quite fine, active same as usual. Today I notices another white spot on another goldfish. Is it ich? What should I do? Which medication do you recommend. I've had these fish for 3 months already and maintain regular water changes. 20180412_165319.jpg 20180412_165258.jpg 20180412_165319.jpg 20180412_165319.jpg 20180412_165258.jpg 20180412_165319.jpg 20180412_165258.jpg 20180412_165756.jpg
     
  2. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

    Thats ich! Start by raising the temperature a bit before meds.
     
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    Mesefis New Member Member

    I have a coldwater aquarium. What temperature should i raise it to?
     




  4. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

    hmm, not too familer with cold water, id try putting it up like 2-4 degrees.
     
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    Mesefis New Member Member

    Will do. Thank you.
     
  6. Mom2some

    Mom2some Well Known Member Member

    Ich Fish Disease

    Heat is the generally best answer, but it requires high temps to really speed up the life cycle if ICH. I don’t know who the goldfish specialists are to page them... very pretty fish!

    There is a goldfish sub-forum where a search might turn up an answer?
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2018
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    Mesefis New Member Member

    Thank you. I will look into that also.
     
  8. OP
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    Mesefis New Member Member

    Unfortunately 2 min ago one of my goldfish died. :( he didnt even had white spots at all. He seemed happy until yesterday while doing a water change he just stayed at the bottom, this morning he just stayed at the top. After i fed them, he past away. What could this be? Also ick? Can it be something else. The other goldfish with the spots is now recovering, the white spots have disappeared.

    Eta: his vent seemed pinkish red, mostly red and also the parts where the fins connected to the body were red. I've inspected all the other fish and they're all fine.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2018
  9. trash.binh91

    trash.binh91 Valued Member Member

    sorry for your loss
     
  10. Fashooga

    Fashooga Fishlore VIP Member

    Was anything introduced to the tank recently? New fish?
     
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    Mesefis New Member Member

    Thank you. It was my toddler's favorite fish, he even named him after himself. It's going to be sad trying ro explain to him where he's at.
     
  12. trash.binh91

    trash.binh91 Valued Member Member

    that's even worse
     
  13. trash.binh91

    trash.binh91 Valued Member Member

    maybe you could get one that looked exactly like it and your toddler would never notice it? but that's just replacing the old fish, and that's rude
     
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    Mesefis New Member Member

    The newest fish was introduced a month ago. I quarantined it before the introduction, and he seems to be perfectly fine.
     
  15. OP
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    Mesefis New Member Member

    Thank you. I will just try my best to explain it to him. I'll ask him if he wants to choose another fish. If not, we'll just leave it how it is.
     
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    Mesefis New Member Member

    It turned out it was velvet. My whole tank past away. Except for my pleco. He's still as happy as could be. I tried treating it, but it was too late.
     




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