I need help identifying what is wrong with my fish!?
The black goldfish has quite a few prominent white spots and has his fins clamped. The shubunkin has some white dots and also what i assume to be streaks of blood on his tail. I have a good filter and keep up with my water changes and the other two fish seem perfectly healthy. Is this fin rot? Ick? Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am a beginner at fish keeping!
- 5 months ago
White spots normally indicate ich, a protozoan disease
That's why it can be useful to quarantine fish in a separate tank beforehand, this can help prevent further outbreaks.
- Anonymous5 months ago
Beginners often make some simple mistakes
With adequate info about the tank sometimes we can figure it out
I clean out my tank roughly once a week"
....what exactly does that mean, ,, clean out the tank?
You never clean out a whole tank.
i use water conditioner for my tap water and benificial bacteria"
......I use Amquel and Novaqua, but Prime is also good. The rest can be crap..... beneficial bacteria is rarely useful once a tank is running for a while.
The hang on filter is cleaned out once a month"
.....again what does that mean.? You never clean all the filter materials at the same time.
The tank is about 7 gallons"
......that's a tiny tank. Small tanks are harder to keep healthy
And goldfish don't belong in such a tiny tank.
I feed my fish sinking pellet food and sometimes garden peas"
...... don't feed every day. Everybody feeds too much food.
. Thanks for the reply!"
.......you're welcome allanah