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Is this ammonia burn?? What should I do?

Discussion in 'Goldfish Clinic' started by Brooke, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Brooke

    Brooke New Member

    Aug 1, 2017

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  2. joe

    joe Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2008
    I live in Miami Florida
    I would say no based on what I am seeing it appears to look like the fish may be loosing or adding color however please answer the following questions
    What is Ammonia Level?
    What is Nitrite Level?
    What is Nitrate level?
    What is Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH)?
    What is Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH)?
    What is the brand of test-kit used(strips or drops)?
    What is your water temperature?
    What is the size of the tank (how many gals.) and how long has it been set up?
    What is the name and size of the filter(s)?
    Is there any substrate in the tank? If so how deep? and what kind (sand, gravel)?
    How often do you change the water and how much?
    How many fish in the tank and their size?
    Do you use water conditioner(if so, what kind)?
    What do you feed your fish and how often?
    Is there any new fish/plant added to the tank? if so how long is the quarantine period?
    Is there any medications added to the tank?
    Describe the problems you are seeing: example grains of salt on body, bloddy streaks, frayed fins, fungus, staying at bottom, not eating, etc?
  3. shakaho

    shakaho Well-Known Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Orlando FL
    Please answer the questions above. That will help us answer your question.
  4. Ponder

    Ponder Active Member

    Jan 8, 2016
    It's difficult to tell from a picture, but this looks like an ulcer to me, maybe from an injury, or from poor water conditions. You can treat it with some Triple Antibiotic ointment, like Neosporin. But treating this and keeping the fish in poor water isn't going to help the problem.

    Good water quality is essential to having healthy fish, so having the answers to those questions is the first step in knowing how to deal with the problem.

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