Is this a parasite? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 04-03-2009, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Redcap18's Avatar
 
Is this a parasite?

Hello everyone. Before I describe the symptoms I'll let you know the parameters of my water:
Ammonia=0
Nitrite=0
Nitrate= about 20-30

One of my oranda goldfish has very clear and long feces can this be an internal parasite? And if so I was also wondering if parasite clear would be a good medication to use and if it is safe for healthy goldfish aswell as the beneficial bacteria in my tank and filter. Also the oranda goldfish that has this problem is eating and acting as healthy as can be so this is why I am very unsure of what it can be.

Thanks for all the help!
Redcap18 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 04-03-2009, 05:34 PM
Member
 
Twistersmom's Avatar
 
IP will usually cuase the fish to be either thin or bloated. Its possible the fish is just constipated. I would try feeding the fish some peas with the skin removed for a few days and see if the long feces problem goes away. I would medicate as a last resort and maybe go with a anti-parasite medicated fish food.

Last edited by Twistersmom; 04-03-2009 at 05:37 PM.
Twistersmom is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 04-03-2009, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Redcap18's Avatar
 
Thanks for replying =). Do you think it will spread to my other healthy goldfish? And he does seem a little bloated if I fed him some anti-parasite food would it be bad for my healthy goldfish if they ate some of it?
Redcap18 is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 04-03-2009, 08:56 PM
Member
 
Twistersmom's Avatar
 
No, If you think it is IP, I would treat the whole tank.
Twistersmom is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Parasite question. bhone20 Freshwater and Tropical Fish 9 11-03-2010 09:45 PM
red sores, possible parasite? Mordechaj Tropical Fish Diseases 2 09-14-2008 11:14 AM
Parasite? KingTriton Tropical Fish Diseases 2 04-09-2008 02:12 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome