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Hello. I’ve searched the posts and read that my goldfish either has a problem - or he doesn’t, and I don’t know which it is! He is a year old and grew considerably after eating all but two of his children last summer. We found the female dead and thought he was alone so bought two more fish, months later we discovered two little ones that had evaded him. All five have survived the winter and they are very active and seem fine. However, he has developed black patches which were not there before winter and I don’t know if they are ok or not. Can anyone tell me please? This is our first pond. Thank you.
 

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Most times they start out black and then start to turn orange. Yours looks fine tho.
 

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Simply looks like a fun color change to me! I had a all orange goldfish go to bleach white over the course of the past year, pretty cool to watch.
 
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in the last six months my pond has welcomed over 20 baby goldfish and I discovered they are all born dark brown to black but have been changing color to orange as they grow
 
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I have a goldfish that was gold for five years, then turned white, except for his head, and is now slightly yellow. Maybe he had a bad fright. :)
 

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A fish turning black always concerns me. It's very common for them to turn from black to other colors, but to turn to black from orange or white or whatever, can be a problem. That is often a sign of too high an ammonia level in the water.

Test your water for ammonia and see if that is a problem. If there is no ammonia, I wouldn't worry about it.
 

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