02-03-2010, 04:36 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Wierd Goldfish Abnormalities, Any Help?
Hi all, Im new to this site and would like to see what you experts think about some of my goldfish and how they look.
I have 4 goldfish: a fancy goldfish, red cap oranda, waikin and a lionhead.
This is my first tank and everything in the 35 gal tank is fine, I do a weekly water change 20-25%, wash filter in tank water etc.
There are some abnormalities that Ive noticed two of my goldfish have - crooked spines. I've read that this is a normal occurence and it doesnt seem to affect them much except the linohead has a fairly crooked tail and causes her to sometimes "roll" when she is sucking gravel up which is actually kinda cute and I think she enjoys it.
The MAIN problem I see is the red cap oranda having an abnormal fish gill cover on one side - it is not growing flush with the body but rather flipped outwards like how you would flip an eyelid outwards. It doesnt look like its bothering her and Ive tried to gently "flip" it back with my fingers but that proved unsuccessful. Its stuck there and Im worried how it will affect her life. Any ideas? Can I even fix something like this or will it eventually "flip" back flush when she gets older? Please see the attached pics.
Thanks and any comments would be appreciated!
02-03-2010, 04:44 AM #2
Don't know what to tell you about the deformities. Lots of fish nowadays are so inbred that its more and more common to see this sort of thing. The gill does worry me though.
For sanities sake, could you tell us the parameters? ammonia nitrites etc..also the temp? Sounds like you got the water changes down!
And I have to say it, they will outgrow that tank, fast. Faster than you think. Be prepared.Who is "General Failure" and why is he reading my hard drive?
02-03-2010, 09:38 AM #3