12-20-2010, 05:21 AM
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Abnomally fat goldfish, unknown sickness
Hey there, my friend has been telling my about how she has a pond that had goldfish in it. She kept saying that one of them was very fat and I figured that it couldnt be that serious until i actually saw it. This goldfish looked as if someone had pumped it up with an air pump. She said it had been like this for more than 2 months already. I did not get a good look at the scales to see if they were raised. I would have said it was dropsy, but it should have died ages ago if that was the case. Plus, the size of this fish is absolutely shocking. Pictures of dropsy is nothing compared to this fish. I showed a picture of a goldfish with dropsy to my friend and she said that it was nothing compared to her fish. I really want to know whats wrong with this fish and if possible, cure it. I do not know the exact size of this pond or the filtration, but it may be overstocked and Im not sure about the water quality. The rest of the goldfish lookk healthy though.