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Oranda with Curled Gill Cover

Discussion in 'Goldfish Clinic' started by Cheyenne B., Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Cheyenne B.

    Cheyenne B. Active Member

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    I made the mistake of going in my local PetSmart for some cat food. Of course, I had to see the fish and fell in love with two oranda's. I had a 40 gallon breeder ready for some ranchu but here I am with oranda's. The calico oranda has a curled gill cover. The aquarium has been treated with Prime and aquarium salt. I plan to treat with Prazi Pro tomorrow. Could this just be a fluke? He seems healthy otherwise and is very energetic.
     
  2. Breann Thurman

    Breann Thurman Well-Known Member

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    Picture? I think it could just be a out turned gil cover. Common deformity. as long as the fish looks healthy I'd do a normal round of prazi just for prevention because you never know what those fish carry
     
  3. Cheyenne B.

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    I can't get a decent picture, I've tried all morning. My lights haven't arrived yet, and picking him up right now really freaks him out. If my light ever gets here, I'll get a decent picture.

    I'm doing Prazi today.
     
  4. joe

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    curled gills are nothing to be concerned about so long as the fish is active an eating, it is genetic I would not breed the fish but other then that so long as it is healthy
     
  5. Cheyenne B.

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    He has been eating like a pig since I put him in the tank. He seems healthy otherwise, just thought I'd better treat both with Prazi just because of the condition they were in, it was quite sad. I don't purposely breed any of my fish. I'm pretty sure they are both males so this shouldn't be a problem. Thanks for the input, Joe :)
     
  6. Breann Thurman

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    I just saw your little video on instagram, and I read about the little calico. Good for you on saving him! hes so cute. I used to not really like orandas but now I have a appreciation for them.
     
  7. joe

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    your videos are great very informative, that was nice of you to save the fish
     
  8. Cheyenne B.

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    Thank you, I'll be filming a YouTube video about him in the next day or so. I was waiting for my lights to come in. He's doing so well right now, he seems so happy :)
     
  9. Cheyenne B.

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    Thanks, Joe. I just want to help fellow fish keepers. I simply couldn't let such a beautiful fish live in a bowl the rest of its life.
     
  10. Cheyenne B.

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    Here's a better look at him and his story:

     
  11. Cheyenne B.

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    And if you don't mind, give me your thoughts on the breed of Enzo, the black/grey one.
     
  12. Breann Thurman

    Breann Thurman Well-Known Member

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    Enzo looks like a younger oranda he could still be developing that wen. A lot of these pet stores sell fish at a insanely young age. Pretty much they color them up and then send them off. I have a calico fantail that I found at a Petco when I lived in California that was no more than a inch long nose to tail. He was just TINY. The guy next to me was buying feeders to feed his oscar and wanted to maybe get a fancy goldfish as a slow treat for later. He was looking at my now fantail. He was like that "that white one is pretty." I did butt in and say Im looking to buy that one for my tank. Now I have Callisto, a little black and white narceous fantail that actually looks more like a ribbon tail.

    It baffles me how uneducated these places are. If i were that employee I wouldn't of sold them ANY fish. Not even a betta. They claim to have healthly fish and healthy pets. Yet teach so many uneducated people how to abuse them. Fish in particular. I cant blame the dad and the 5 year old. They too are likely uneducated. Its not rocket science to go to google and look up "how to care for a goldfish"
     

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