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post #1 of 6 Old 05-20-2009, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Oranda Goldfish Changing Color, Help

I currently have an orange oranda goldfish mixed in with plenty of different types of goldfish, however this oranda has gone through it all, he's always sick and I always need to treat him, however this time I'm not to sure whats going on.

About 2-3 weeks ago he was very ill and he lost alot of fin, tail and scales, they have all grown back, however he is turning black, I'm not talking a little bit I'm talking ALOT, fins, tails, head, Under his mouth, everywhere.

Today he looked a little ill, however some days he is just a stupid fish.

Any input on whats up?
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-21-2009, 07:00 PM
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Good grief! Do you have pics? What is your lighting capacity? Pics of setup? This is highly unusual to me unless the fish is growing. Black is not a stable color for goldfish. It changes over time in several cases except for black moors which truly stay black.

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post #3 of 6 Old 05-21-2009, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Well this problem is solved I guess, the fish is reallllly lazy and tends to just float on the bottom of the tank

I saw him this morning, however after work this evening...I come home...and POOF...hes gone :( not a bit of him left, I have no idea where he went, I literally looked everywhere.

Wherever you are buddy RIP :(
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post #4 of 6 Old 05-22-2009, 01:12 AM
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Sorry to hear that.

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post #5 of 6 Old 05-22-2009, 09:12 AM
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Not knowing what was going on with him, i would do some drastic water changes over the next few weeks, just in case..........An unknown illness always makes me nervous for the other fish in the tank.........Sorry you lost him
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post #6 of 6 Old 05-23-2009, 10:40 PM
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sorry for you lose...I agree with fishin pole, you should test your water and do larger water changes.
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