12-07-2009, 10:36 PM
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I have some suggestions, I'm no expert, but I know some useful things, I guess.
Solution: Bacterial Infection. (Most likely what your fish has.)
Bacterial infections are caused from overcrowding, cold/dirty water, corn based diets, and infections like sores. They make the skin red and may have white 'blemishes' on it from anchor worm, fish lice, and skin flukes.
- Cloudy eyes
- Reddening of skin or fins
- Open red or white sores
- Ragged fins
- Skin inflammation
- Bulging eyes
- Fungus-like white growth
- Rapid breathing
There are many medications available in pet shops that treat bacterial infection in goldfish.
For open sores it is recommended to wash them in iodine or hydrogen peroxide solution and apply antibiotic ointment. In some cases it may be necessary for a vet to administer an antibiotic injection. When treating these goldfish illnesses it is also advisable to add 1-3g of aquarium salt to the water due to salt loss caused by bacterial infection.