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post #1 of 2 Old 08-23-2009, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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my goldfish has pod like growths around its eye

hi i have a medium sized bio orb and i have had my 3 goldfish in it for several months now and recently i noticed a cluster of small whiteish circular growths around one of the fishes eye he seems to be eating and swimming normaly. any suggestions on what it could be and how to treat it ?
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post #2 of 2 Old 08-23-2009, 10:17 AM
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Hello ardo950, welcome to the forum!

Can you post a picture of this growth?

Do you know how many gallons the bio orb is? What kind of filtration? Goldfish produce a lot of waste, their waist can quickly become a problem in smaller tanks. Many goldfish fall ill to ammonia and nitrite poisoning, not saying that is what is wrong with your fish, but extra clean water will help in the healing process.

If you do not have a water test kit, the liquid API freshwater testing kit would be a good one to buy. Most fish stores will test for free, but I find having a test kit at home handy. Any time I see a fish with signs of illness, the first thing I do is test the water.
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