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What are the white spots on the fins of a goldfish?


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Answered 2008-07-06 22:06:39

It's probably a condition called "ick" it is likely that your fish has a fungal infection get it checked out and also remove any other fish from the tank aswell and dont forget to grt your water tested you can do this at aquariums and fish shops !

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How do you know which goldfish is male which is female?

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What is a goldfish that is white all over and barely gold spots?

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How do you tell if a goldfish is ready to mate?

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What does it mean when your goldfish has white spots?

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How do you determine the gender of fantail goldfish?

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How can you tell if a ryukin goldfish is a girl or boy?

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How can you recognize female goldfish?

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How do you treet fish with white spots on it?

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What is the white fluff on your goldfish?

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How may legs does a goldfish have?

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How do you tell the difference from a female goldfish and a male goldfish?

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How many fins do goldfish have?

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Where are the ears on a goldfish?

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How do you determine the sex of a common goldfish?

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How can you tell if your goldfish are breeding?

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How do you determine goldfish gender?

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