Just walk away, Flint, walk away..... Major fin rot problem on a fancy goldfish. - Page 9 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
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post #81 of 100 Old 12-13-2013, 04:18 PM
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I would really suspect gill flukes.

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post #82 of 100 Old 12-13-2013, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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How can I check for those?
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post #83 of 100 Old 12-13-2013, 05:18 PM
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Can't without a microscope but I have never seen an import or very many pet store Goldies that didn't have them to some extent.

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post #84 of 100 Old 12-13-2013, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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How do I go about treating for those? Or do they not harm the fish? I'm sorry for all of these silly questions, I haven't dealt with many issues in my years of fish keeping.
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post #85 of 100 Old 12-13-2013, 06:22 PM
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How do I go about treating for those? Or do they not harm the fish? I'm sorry for all of these silly questions, I haven't dealt with many issues in my years of fish keeping.
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No they need to go. It kind of like you having the common cold. The cold won't kill but it lower your ability to fight off other infections. So you get pneumonia and died well the cold didn't kill you but it played a role. The very first thing I do with every new goldie while they are in QT is a fluke treatment I don't even do a scrap to look for Flukes anymore be cause 99% time you will find some number of skiin or gill flukes present. we fix all in one shot

Do a 1 part Hydrogen peroxide to 9 parts water for 10 seconds as a dip
Then as soon a he comes out of the dip use a cotton swab and iodine to clean the edge of the rotting fin then cover it with neosporin. Work quick to minimize his time out of the water and try not to handle him with the net more that you need to, use your hands as much as possible. repeat in 4 Days. This will kill the Flukes and the fin rot

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post #86 of 100 Old 12-13-2013, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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I don't have iodine but I have A&D will that work?
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post #87 of 100 Old 12-13-2013, 07:21 PM
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I don't have iodine but I have A&D will that work?
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I don't have the foggiest idea what A&D is
A&D as in diaper rash?

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post #88 of 100 Old 12-14-2013, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
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It's just like neosporin.
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post #89 of 100 Old 12-14-2013, 04:07 AM
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Coming along for the post. Hope your fish gets well. Why not treat with AQ salt for the tail? I would not put A&D on a fish.

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post #90 of 100 Old 12-14-2013, 04:19 AM Thread Starter
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AQ salt isn't good to use on FW unless it's a last result in my opinion. It's always done more harm than good for me.
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