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HELP! My Goldfish has blister-like things on its side

Discussion in 'Coldwater Illness and Disease' started by lilchris_28, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. lilchris_28

    lilchris_28 Fish are friends...Not food.

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    I just went in to feed Fluffy, my Goldfish, and I noticed he has these blister-like things on his side. They weren't there last night when I fed him. Here's some pics I took of them. You know the bubble-eye goldfish? Kind of looks like that but on his sides. Poor Fluffy! On his right side it looks pink too.


    http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b30/precious_elf_legolas/IMG_4356.jpg

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    lilchris_28 Fish are friends...Not food.

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    I think what he has is hemorrhagic septicemia...which is my fault because I didn't change his water recently. So what do I do? I have some tablets to put in the water which I'm going to wait and use tomorrow when I wake up because I have to take the filter out and I just did a partial water change and it needs the filter for a while. I found online a site that said to put hydrogen peroxide on a Q-tip and rub it on the abrasions which I did and it busted the blisters which I'm thinking wasn't a good thing. I'm so worried about him.
     
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    hemorrhagic septicemia has different symptoms then this. Are you sure your water isn't over saturated in oxygen in some way?

    You also mentioned taking out your filter, do you have other media in your filter besides charcoal? CHarcoal is the least media goldfish needs. They need bio filtration and you really need to keep the filter running without the charcoal for the fish is possible



    I am sure someone else will come in with some good advice but I do know, it is CRUCIAL that you keep the water perfect. Do you have a test tube based test kit? He will not heal with meds if his water is bad.
     
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    The tank he is in now currently has a biowheel and a one of those filter pouches with carbon in it. I didn't even know water could get over-oxygenated. How do I know if it is or not? I just bought a 20 gallon to put him in in a few days after it cycles for a bit. This one just has a filter without a biowheel. I'm planning on buying another filter with one ASAP though next week I'm buying a bigger tank for my bichir. Can he just use the regular filter in his tank or does he need a bio wheel too?- I'm talking about my bichir on that one.
     
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    In your other thread you mentioned using a 50 gallon pump for a decor piece, correct? How big is the tank the fish is in now?


    WHat does your test kit say regarding the water quality-- how often are you doing water changes and what % of water are you taking out? A biowheel is great, but your fish need bio filtration much more than carbon. Can you take the carbon out and put in filterfloss, clean quilt batting, or a bio sponge? WHich costs like $3 at the pet store.
     
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    *lowers head in shame* The fish is in a 5 gallon now. I usually do a 25-30% water change once a month. As for the other stuff, you've lost me there.
     
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    Oh Jenny,

    Is this the only fish in the tank? How long have you had the fish?

    You need to get a $20 gallon tank, propery filtration and a test tube test kit ASAP. YOU WILL KILL this fish soon if you do not.. How long has the tank been running?

    And I truly suspect it is too much oxygen in the tank if you have been using a 50 gallon pump in 5 gallons of water. Get the pump OUT of the water tonight. Take the pump back and get a SMALL PUMP.


    Try and answer the questions I already asked asap if you can. And you should be doing a 50% water change EVERYDAY if that fish is in that tiny bit of water. Will you please take a picture of your whole tank and your filter so I can see what you have and try to help you?

    You also need to use a water conditioner, like Prime when doing changes. Have you been doing that?
     
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    I haven't been using a pump in the five gallon. I have the 50 in a 20 that I bought tonight. There's a pleco in there with him. I've had him for three years and the tank just as long. Yes, Prime is the conditioner I use everytime I add water. Gimme a sec and I'll get pics of the tank and filter.
     
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    Do you have any air going into this tank? Because it made sense that if the 50 pump was being used here, that could cause the bubble. I had a really hard time finding anything else like it...hopefully someone else will know exactly what it is. Post a pic, I am here.
     
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    Right now the only think in the tank besides the goldfish and the pleco is gravel and a little otter ornament. No air pump.
     

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