06-02-2014, 11:01 AM
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I sent you a message. But just so others know, this is a fancy goldfish, so not a coldwater fish at all. Commons, comets, and shebunkins, etc, like colder water. Fancy goldfish need warmer temperature. I keep mine at 76F. He does not look too bad. 7-10 days in API Triple Sulfa should get him on the road to healing and keep him from getting a secondary bacterial infection.
Yes, they need a lot of space, extra filtration, extra oxygen, and once healed, and the other fish is fully quarantined and treated, a friend would be good. Once this guy is well I would also treat him for flukes and potential internal parasites. He looks a proper size. Beautiful. I suggest several high quality pellets, occasional treats of bloodworms, Repashy soilent green is good, peas on occasion after a fast is good. Feed carefully, not too much. They are prone to being floaty.