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My Gold fish has brown on His/Her gill

 
 
Lolzlil
 
Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2012 02:36 pm
Help i do not now what is wrong i have two fish a gold fish and a shubunkin goldfish in the same tank which is designed for only two and my normal gold fish has brown on her gill and it is really worring me please help
 
jcboy
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2012 02:47 pm
@Lolzlil,
Growing up I use to have a lot of different kinds of tropical fish tanks, even saltwater tanks. How big is the tank their in? They can create a lot of waste especially if it's a small tank.
Lolzlil
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2012 02:54 pm
@jcboy,
There in a 19L tank i think. Its from pets at home and it said suitable for two fish. Thank you. Do you think its because there in a small tank??
jcboy
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2012 03:00 pm
@Lolzlil,
You might need a better filtration system and frequent water changes. Fish cause a lot of ammonia in the water. My first tank was only 20 gallons and sometimes that can be too small for goldfish since they create a lot of waste.
Lolzlil
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2012 03:05 pm
@jcboy,
Okay thank you very much hope you cane help other people like you have helped me and while we are talking do you know how to tell if goldfish are male and female ???
jcboy
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2012 03:07 pm
@Lolzlil,
Come back and let us know how they are.

Remember not too over feed too, that also polutes the water. Good luck!
Lolzlil
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2012 03:09 pm
@jcboy,
Ok thank you
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jcboy
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2012 03:09 pm
@Lolzlil,
Lolzlil wrote:

do you know how to tell if goldfish are male and female ???


I don't but I found this for you:

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Want to be able to tell the sex of your Goldfish? At one glance, they all look the same right? Wrong! If you want to breed goldfishes, you better not have all males in the tank.

Following are some methods that can be used to recognize the sexes but even these are useless unless the fish are at least a year old, i.e., have attained sexual maturity.

1. Midline ridge: male goldfish have a ridge running through the back of pelvic fins to their vent opening on the underside. The ridge is either completely missing or smaller in females.

2. Firmness of abdomen: The area between pelvic and anal fins is pliable for females but very firm for males.

3. Shape of the vent: Though difficult to figure out, the female vent is rounder and convex, whereas the male vent is thinner and concave.

4. Shape of the pectoral fins: Male pectoral fins are pointed with stiffer leading ray and female pectorals are rounded, shorter with finer front fin ray.

5. Features: females are brighter colored and are more active. This could be a difficult way of pointing out a female but you could try!

6. Check out: One theory says that you can introduce a known female into the tank and watch for the reaction of fish. Males will check out the new fish but the females will show no interest!

The only way you can learn to spot male and female goldfish is by closely observing known males and females and noticing their various traits. A pet shop could be a nice place to learn this.

During spawning season it will be easier because the male will follow and nudge the female relentlessly sometimes even bruising and injuring the female. Finally, it’s only your experience that will give you any degree of confidence of judging the sexes by looking at them in a tank. Difficult but definitely not impossible!

Hope the information have solve your curiosity.
Lolzlil
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2012 03:10 pm
@jcboy,
Thank you
jcboy
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2012 03:10 pm
@Lolzlil,
You're welcome!
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Lolzlil
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2012 03:12 pm
@jcboy,
I think i have a male and female by reading that.
jcboy
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2012 03:14 pm
@Lolzlil,
Well then you may need a larger tank then a 19L. Maybe you can get a used one? sometimes pet stores will sell off their used tanks pretty cheap. Smile
Lolzlil
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2012 03:17 pm
@jcboy,
Ok thank you i think my grandma might have a old one which is quite big but we will have to wait and see if anything happens Smile
jcboy
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2012 03:18 pm
@Lolzlil,
Okay will that would work, good luck with your fish! Smile
Lolzlil
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2012 03:19 pm
@jcboy,
Thank you so much Smile
FOUND SOUL
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2012 03:33 pm
@Lolzlil,
I had and still have the exact same thing on my goldfish.

The urine in the water, burns their gills.

The pet store advised me to change only half the water, once a fortnight and fully change it the following fortnight. He said you can't over do chlorine neutraliser, but suggested around 5 drops for a small fish bowl. Also, he advised and so I purchased, live plants as they breathe oxygen.

The burnt mark is still on my goldfish but it hasn't got worse and that was 3 months ago.

I follow the above.

Filters are your better bet but the above is ok as well.
jcboy
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2012 03:50 pm
@FOUND SOUL,
That’s very true, the ammonia in the water will burn them. A good filtration system and water changes help. Wink
FOUND SOUL
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2012 03:55 pm
@jcboy,
Which is exactly what you said Wink Just wanted to let the OP know, I did it too Shocked bad Mum Exclamation Neutral The live plant actually really helps too Cool
Lolzlil
 
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Reply Thu 11 Oct, 2012 01:18 am
@FOUND SOUL,
Okay thank you both i will do that i have been looking for better filteration systems online and i will get a live plant for them thank you both Smile
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Lolzlil
 
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Reply Thu 11 Oct, 2012 01:20 am
@jcboy,
On my display picture are my two fish you can sea the brown marks on the gold ones gill abit do you thing it is a ammonia burn??
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