Goldfish turned white? and developed Red Patches!
Hi, My 20 gallon tank houses 4 Goldfishes, 2 Black Moore, 1 Sucker cat and 1 white shark. The tank was setup 5 months ago and has undergone cycling. Recent readings showed: Ammonia-0ml/l, Nitrite-0 ml/l, Nitrate<25 mg/l and pH-8.0. The tank has two filters.
Of late for past one week the color of goldfish turned from orange-gold to white and has now become completely white including its tail. Moreover, i have noticed 4 red patches on its body which have grown in size and color in past week and she has also developed a a red streak on her tailfin. On closely observing i saw similar red patches on other goldfish too but they have not turned white in color. Plz help.
Can you post a picture?
a picture indeed would be a great help if you are able.
you say red straks in the tail ? not a good sing usually,it could be septisemia(sp)
however i don't have enough knowlage to say if it is or not.
i know you say you have two filters,but could you say what the water change routine is
What test kit do you have? If the fish is developing red streaks while your test results tell you the water parameters are fine, I would question its reliability. Red streaks usually happen with goldfish once the ammonia and nitrite elevate quickly. Please post a current photo of your fish. The color change seems normal to me just like other goldies changing their colors as they grow. Does it have black smudges around?
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