Red blotch on goldfish

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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    @MitchM gave some fantastic advice just sayin'
     
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    You do get attached!
     
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    Hi Sissy,
    I have made / got a wodden cover for the pond so like you say it may be wise to cover it up when the sun is due to come out. ive checked the little guy this morning and he seems to be in good health apart from the red blotch on his tail. just worried that keeping him isolated will scare him more and him not get better. it may be a burn or a ulcer but if its a ulcer I don't want the other fish to get infected as well but if its a burn I don't want to make him unhappy by keeping him in there. I know that sounds soppy
    chris
     
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    Not soppy at all - very sweet. My husband is constantly saying "I think our fish are happy in our pond. Don't you think they're happy in our pond?" and I reply "well, if they aren't I don't guess there's much they can do about it!".

    Good luck with your fish - you've gotten good advice here already so I won't repeat what's already been said.
     
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    hahahaha, I know what you mean. mine seem to get really excited and wiz around after ive cleaned the pond pump out. I think its their way of showing their affection lol.. anyway thank you for your help.
    chris
     
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    The sore on the side of your fish is definitely not a burn. It really needs treatment or it will slowly get worse. Then it might be too late for the little guy.

    If you decide to treat in a separate container it is very important to use an air pump for water circulation and to keep water ammonia free by doing water changes.
     
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    I agree with @bettasngoldfish , I do not believe your fish has a chemical burn, but rather an ulcer. How is the fish looking today?
     
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    Unfortunately I woke this morning to find the little guy had passed away. I'm a little gutted but at least he didn't die still in the pet shop. Thank you for all your help and advice. I was maybe a little too late.

    Chris
     
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    The fish had already been placed in a hospital tank and was being treated with medifin. :

    Sorry about your fish.
     
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    thank you, I know I shouldn't but I do get attached to the little guys. going to thoroughly check the others when I finish work to make sure the are ok

    chris
     
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    So sorry about the loss of your little fish :(
     
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    Thank you Tula, I just hope the others don't get sick too. the first thing ill be doing when I get home from work is checking the other 12.
     
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    So sorry!
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Just a quick note. Checked all remaining 12 fish and all seem happy and healthy. Thank you all for you help and support. I really do appreciate it
    Chris
     
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    Sorry to hear you lost him.....
     
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