Help! Sick Bubble Eyed Goldfish :(

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    Cheyenne

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    Hi there,
    So I just recently purchased a bubble eyed goldfish from my local pet store on the 11th (today is the 13th), and when I checked on the tank this afternoon I noticed he had what almost looked like a pimple near his tail fin. I have been looking all over the internet trying to find a disease that matches with his symptoms, but I have had no luck. He is still eating regularly, still swimming around with lots of energy, and is pooping regularly; so in other words he looks completely healthy except this white bump on him. If you could please help me figure out what is going on, I would be very grateful. :) IMG_1742.JPG IMG_1742.JPG IMG_1741.JPG
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    We need this information to further your problem please;
    Tank size:
    Inhabitants:
    Ammonia levels:
    Nitrite:
    Nitrate:
    Cycled?
     
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    Rock Tillandsia

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    Looks like Fish lice to me..
    should see closer
    Fish lice can be removed with tweezers, or medication (organophosphate) .
     
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    Try removing it with tweezers.
     
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    Mmathis TurtleMommy

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    @Cheyenne I don't think it's a fish louse. The area is very inflamed (reddened) and swollen, or at least it appears so in your pictures. You said it looks like a pimple, and it does, but a pimple that is possibly infected. Can you take it back to the store? If you've only had it 2 days, then I suspect it had this when you bought the fish.

    I don't know what kind of treatment advice to give you.....sorry. And I know you've gotten attached to it.

    BTW, I think it's a Celestial Eye. See how the eyes are facing upward?
     
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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    Could easily be the initial stages of fish pox.
     
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    That's a bubble eye. Some of the bubble eyes got very small bubbles that they almost look like celestial.
     
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