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Introduction to aquarium fish diseases and treatments.
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Charlie Roche - 2011-04-19
Coleen, no it is probably not normal that your goldfish is turning white. However, do not panic. Please click on Fish Diseases and Treatment attached to this comment. There are a couple of conditions that cause white spoting or cloudiness in a gold fish. Scroll down to symptoms and look up what you believe best applies to your goldfish and treat accordingly.

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lara - 2011-04-19
My sisters fish (Titch) who is a coldwater goldfish is in trouble. He has been lying on the bottom of his tank and has been clamping his fins. I think he has either got clamped fin or constipation. I would be pleased for any replies thanks?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-19
    Click on the attached lin Fish Diseases and Treatment. A goldfish is not the regular normal fish to become constipated. I also don't see how as they don't have a stomach, so if they eat they eliminate. Clamped fins is usually a sign of stress and relates to the condition of the water. Is the water clean, the PH, temperature etc? It is recommended you clean the tank/gravel and try a quick/cure. Let us know.
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chickenpock26 - 2011-04-15
I have a 2 goldfish named Otis and Olly. Olly startedd bullying Otis so we seperated them. All was going well until a few days ago I noticed Olly wasn't swimming as much and staying in the bottom left corner of his tank and he is getting red spots or blurrs or rashes under hin fins. What do I do?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-15
    Click on Fish Disease and Treatment that is attached to your question. If you go down to symptoms, it sounds like Olly has Red Pest Disease which is a bacteria and treatable. First click on the Fish Disease link and scroll down till you get to the signs of the disease Red Pest. If these see to be Olly's symptoms, then scroll down a little father and you will come to the disease Red Pest and the recommended treatment. Let us know. OK?
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bluegill222 - 2011-04-12
I have red eye tetras and they are eating ok and everything but they swim vertically, up and down mostly. They are not gasping at the top of tank though. Occasionally they swim like they should but mostly vertical. They will sink downward then swim back up. Is this normal?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-12
    I went to U Tube and there are videos of red eye tetras swimming around. They seem to all be swimming up and then down (so vertically). Go to U Tube and enter red eye tetra and you'll come up with a whole bunch of tanks and fish and they seem to like to go up and down. Look like neat fish.
  • bluegill222 - 2011-04-12
    Thanks Mrs. Cheryl I will take a look and see if it looks like what they are currently doing.
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Wendy Sliker-Mcmickle - 2011-04-10
I have a fancy tail goldfish it has white strips on the tail fins and some clumping of the lower tail fins. I have asked at pet stores and they don't know what I am talking about if anyone has info that could help please share with me much appreciated.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-13
    Look on Animal World and click on the link FISH DISEASES and SYMPTOMS. There is some pretty easy diagnostics/symptoms to follow which may help you go in the right direction. I didn't exactly know what you meant by stripes and clumping. Look it up and if you can point me in a direction then maybe I can help you. Besides if I can't I know the owners of this site and they sure can.
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Darla - 2011-04-10
I just started touching one of my DoJo's & he's acting different. He stays in a vertical position & he's still for a long period of time. Anyone know if this is O.K?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-15
    I just added the Fish Diseases and Treament link you from Animal World. It lists various symptoms and remedies. Try looking there to see if something sounds/looks familiar to you.
    Is he still maintaining a vertical position as that doesn't sound good. Is he eating? They are nocturnal so I wouldn't expect a lot of movement (if any) during the day. When is it occuring? Have you watched him at night? Let us know.
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Anonymous - 2011-03-03
My fish has black patches around its fins.

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  • Anonymous - 2011-04-07
    Check the ammonia level in your water. That is usually the cause of black fins
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leigh - 2011-04-05
My beta and my bottom feeders have white stuff on their eyes and they look like they can't see. Help. Can you tell me what it is?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-05
    Check out the link in the reply as it should help. Then if you can would you give me a little more detail to go on? You can also check with your local fish store but the attached link from Animal World should help. Helps me.
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emilie fisher - 2011-04-04
Yesterday as I was cleaning my tank my fish had to set in cooler than normal water (which is why I was cleaning the tank) and my calico fantail started dying after I got warmer water in the tank I could literally pick him up with no fight. I had to hold him in place for him to get warm enough and he moved just fine all night and today. My tank is warm and my fish are fine except the calico, he is slimy and resting at the bottom of the tank yet when I hold him up he is energetic and swims away should I be worried?

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Judy Blanch - 2011-04-04
My goldfish has a whitish fleuro like covering on it's body and tail. It'ss not eating and is very sluggish. What should I do? I've changed the water in the tank and there is two other fish but they are not affected.

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