goldfish with large red spot on head - Page 2
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Tropical Fish Diseases » goldfish with large red spot on head

goldfish with large red spot on head

This is a discussion on goldfish with large red spot on head within the Tropical Fish Diseases forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Is the algae eater you speak of a plecostomus? I would highly suggest you remove it from goldfish tank. From personal experience with goldfish, ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Dojo Loach
Dojo Loach
Heckel Discus
Heckel Discus
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
goldfish with large red spot on head
Old 05-17-2010, 10:37 PM   #11
 
JouteiMike's Avatar
 
Is the algae eater you speak of a plecostomus? I would highly suggest you remove it from goldfish tank. From personal experience with goldfish, I once had a plecostomus living with fancy goldfish and noticed one goldie had a sore developing closer to its tail. I suspected it got injured somehow so I kept an eye on it. It showed no signed of improvement until I caught the plecostomus attached to the goldfish, sucking on it right where the sore was. I immediately and hastily removed the pleco and put it in a different tank with different species of fish. I am not saying the sore is directly correlated to the pleco, it's just a precaution I want to express due to personal experience.

Also, I notice the goldfish to look like a common, or comet. What type of set-up do you have as far as the "pumps" go? 5 gallons is significantly too small for even one goldfish, let alone 2 goldfish and pleco. Common goldfish, or comets, are usually kept in MUCH bigger aquariums, but more commonly in ponds. For aquariums, I would suggest sticking to no smaller than 75 gallon for 2-4 fancy goldies, not comets. They will grow BIG! And generate mucho waste. I do hope you plan on getting a bigger aquarium, or giving them back the pet store and picking up a betta, ghost shrimp, or maybe a dwarf puffer. 5 gallons are rather small in general and may be difficult to maintain due to their size in relation to water chemistry and temperature. If you get a 10-30 gallon tank your choices increase.
JouteiMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2010, 03:05 PM   #12
 
Red spot on goldfish head

thank you so much for replying...MooPig thanks you !

I guess I should have left things alone. Funny, after I cleaned the water (3 days ago) the spot has faded a whole bunch !

I never suspected the pleco...weird... but they seem to not like to be near each other...

MooPig has been living in that 5-10 tank for 3 hears... I think it might be a 10 gallon tank (walmart special)

I will keep a close eye on the little critters and see if the spot goes away any more. If it keeps fading this fast and I didn't do anything but clean the water...then maybe it was the pleco...at least I THINK it is a placo??

thanks again.
jollymoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2010, 09:12 AM   #13
 
Yup, Past experience for me was to find Plecos "Attached and Sucming" to the goldfish, because goldfish has a layer of slime on there bodies, this is to protect them from bacteria and other harmful bacteria away from their bodies, the Pleco for some reason really likes to stick itself to these goldfishes lol
Tobias168 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2010, 12:40 PM   #14
 
pleco is a little vampire

Moopig got better in just a few days. I forgot to return here and give an update.

Sure looks like the pleco put a "hicky" on the goldfish's forhead...

go figure... certainly glad I didn't have to buy a bunch of chemicals and medicine !

All is well now and no more "vampire sucking" ...
jollymoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2010, 08:41 PM   #15
 
Happy Ending (Y)
Tobias168 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2010, 05:23 AM   #16
 
JouteiMike's Avatar
 
Glad to see things are looking better for you and your fish!
JouteiMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 01:55 AM   #17
 
Cool

I brought 2 gold fishes and 6 months back.. i dont have a big place to keep them in a big tank.. so placed them a small bowl..
uptil now they were good.. but few days back i noticed the same thing.. theres a red region on their head between there eyes..
looks like they have some blisters or red thing under the skin..
i dont know what to do...

please somebody help ...
swtcindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2012, 07:12 PM   #18
 
thekoimaiden's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by swtcindy View Post
so placed them a small bowl..
This is your problem right here. Goldfish make a lot of waste and get rather large. They need a big tank to survive long term. They are hardy enough to survive these terrible conditions for much longer than most fish, but isn't a justification for keeping them in a small bowl. These sores are probably bacterial infections caused by poor water quality. With a one gallon bowl you need to do daily 100% water changes to keep the water from becoming toxic. I strongly recommend you upgrade to a larger tank. Even a 10 gal plastic bin from walmart will be a better home.
thekoimaiden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2012, 02:37 AM   #19
 
Thank you so much.. i brought a bigger bowl for my fishes.. n a filter, air pump as well.. :) n they seem better now .. :D
swtcindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2012, 11:36 AM   #20
 
thekoimaiden's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by swtcindy View Post
Thank you so much.. i brought a bigger bowl for my fishes.. n a filter, air pump as well.. :) n they seem better now .. :D
You're very welcome! While it's great that you got them a larger bowl, unless it is more than 20 gallons you are still in the danger zone. With proper care goldfish grow over 10 inches. Twenty gallons is the minimum for one double-tailed goldfish, and 55 gallons is the minimum for a single-tailed goldfish. Ideally single tailed goldfish should be in a pond and the double-tails should be in an aquarium longer than 3 feet. Despite what the people at the pet store say (very rarely do they have any knowledge about fishkeeping), goldfish aren't great beginner fish due to their large size and high waste production. Reading this will help you learn more about goldfish: TFK Gold fish information
thekoimaiden is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spot on Betta's head JMILLER Tropical Fish Diseases 6 02-26-2010 06:31 AM
Big red spot on goldfish's head. monapica Tropical Fish Diseases 0 08-30-2008 07:31 PM
Spot on betta's head syncmaster23 Tropical Fish Diseases 5 05-05-2007 12:46 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:13 PM.