mclough mclough
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  • Posted on: 22/1 15:03
Goldfish white scales #1
My goldfish has recently developed these white/missing scales and despite research I don't know what is happening to it. Could somebody please let me know if they've seen it before and what it might be? thx

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  • Posted on: 25/1 14:18
Re: Goldfish white scales #2
Will need to be brief - apologies.

Likely either a simple injury (eg on decor or by tankmate) and/or potential fungus - if white tufts, may be worth dosing with anti-fungus medication eg eSHa 2000 (NB to remove any carbon from filter if medicating and best to isolate affected fish in quarantine tank with spare heater if applicable and some mature filter media in spare filter to avoid unnecessary medication for other fish).

What are ammonia/nitrite/nitrate levels in tank?