White Stuff on goldfish wen

kraizykate

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Hey Guys,

First of all, I'd like to say thanks for letting me join the group. My name is Kate, by the way. I'm worried about my goldfish since he has some white stuff on his wen recently. I'm not so sure if this is ich or fungus, so please help me out . My goldfish is still active and eating properly, so thank goodness for that. Additional info: I have a 15 gallon tank, with 0 ammonia and nitrite and 20 nitrates. I'll post some pics too so that you guys can see. I have aquarium salts and I was wondering if this will help. If it is, how do I use it?

Thanks

 
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jdhef

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Welcome to FishLore!

In the picture it looks like it is white and cottony which is usually a fungus. (Ich would look like the entire fish was sprinkled with salt). I would recommend trying to medicate with some sort of anti-fungus medication (don't forget to remove the carbon before adding meds to the tank).
 
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kraizykate

Member
Hey there,

Thanks for your input. I'll definitely buy some anti-fungus meds... Umm, any recommendations?

Thanks!
 
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jdhef

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I have used either Maracyn I or Maracyn II to successfully treat fungus in the past. But Mardel, stopped making it, and another company (I think Fritz Aquatics) has started (I guess they sold the business to Fritz Aquatics). But I haven't seen it locally since Mardel stopped making it. So I don't have experience with another brand to recommend.
 

Aquarist

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Good morning,

White on a Goldfish Wen is also a sign of new growth and there is no need for treatment:






(scroll to White Spots on Head Growth)

Moving your thread to Cyprinids (Includes Goldfish) Goldfish section of the forum.

Ken
 

lbonini1

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My Oranda (Pictured in my avatar) gets this sometimes too and usually it's followed by a rounder looking Wen a few days later. Watch it closely and keep water pristine.

*You will need to upgrade your aquarium to at least 20 gallons for your Goldfish to reach his full potential.*
 

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