Hi 2 of my gold fish have lumps they Do not seem to bother them and have been there for months but they seem to be getting more and larger. My Koi have none of these I have searched but still not sure how to treat these.
Yes the koi and goldfish are in the same pondHello and welcome!
I second what @Lisak1 said. And keep in mind that you need to know what it is before you can treat it. Are your koi and goldfish in the same pond?
Yes the koi and goldfish are in the same pond
I had them in a small pond for years, 2 of them have a lot of these growths even around the eyes I have decided the best way is to put them to rest as is distressing watching them they have had a good life thanks for you help all the koi are ok really fit and happyOh I missed that - 15 year old goldfish! That's awesome! Where were they before they went in the pond? Have you added any fish to the pond recently? Or did all these fish go in at the same time?
I am concerned about two things - 1. you say your pond is 700 to 1000 gallons... that's a significant difference and 2. you have a lot of fish in a small pond. I don't know that it's related to what you're dealing with now, but overstocking will definitely affect water quality, so maybe something to think about for the future.
Hi I use test strips and all the colours are in the safe zone@Miket Please tell us the results of your water tests. We really need to know the actual numbers of the results rather than “OK,” or “normal.” What tests do you do? Do you use test strips or liquid test kit?
If you can possibly get hold of a liquid test kit (like API), that would give a more reliable set of results. We recommend to test for pH, ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, and KH and GH (but these 2 aren’t included in a standard kit so have to be purchased separately).Hi I use test strips and all the colours are in the safe zone
Thanks for the advice will get a new test kit and post my resultsIf you can possibly get hold of a liquid test kit (like API), that would give a more reliable set of results. We recommend to test for pH, ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, and KH and GH (but these 2 aren’t included in a standard kit so have to be purchased separately).
And if you can’t get a liquid kit, maybe take a few pics of the strips next to the indicator for comparison.
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