Something wrong with my fish?


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I went out by my pond today and immediately noticed something different about my orange comet. It didn't look like this yesterday. Many of its scales have a different, lighter color to them, yellowish. Any help would be appreciated. Here are a few photos through a bag.

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Could be just changing color or brushed itself up against something possibly due to spawn chasing.
 

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Could be just changing color or brushed itself up against something possibly due to spawn chasing.
Yeah, one of my blue ones was feisty with it today. Should I quarantine it or do something about it?
 
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JB, I don't have anything to add about your orange comet but I wanted to ask is that fish on the left of your avatar a new one?

Do you have any more pictures of it? From what I can see of it I like it :)
 

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JB, I don't have anything to add about your orange comet but I wanted to ask is that fish on the left of your avatar a new one? Do you have any more pictures of it? From what I can see of it I like it :)
Yes! its one of my favorites. Here's the pics I've got of it so far...
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I would not worry about those areas but I could be wrong. the reason I say that is because the fins on the fish are not clamped. Clamped fins usually indicate a problem.
I'll keep that in mind for the future.
 

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I tried to edit my original post but it wouldn't let me. I was examining it more and noticed this white film on it too. I quarantined it to be safe and would like to know what I'm dealing with here.
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JB my biggest orange females scales look like that after lots of chasing and spawning. From rubbing against the rocks I presume since they are up against them a lot. I need to remove a few rougher rocks. I have not noticed any film though. Of course I'm new to fish keeping so no advise from me, just an observation with my own fish.
 

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My orange guy has had a rough day. He nearly killed himself. I went out and saw him laying on the hot concrete. Thought he was dead. There was no wet spots anywhere. Rushed over and saw he was still gasping for air.. or, uh, water. Put him back in quarantine(this time with cover on). I'm not sure if the film was caused by being on the concrete, because I think I saw it before all that, but would like others to chime in about that film. After that near death experience and anything else that may be wrong with him, I'm monitoring him frequently. I keep calling it a 'he' but have no idea.
 
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over the years I have had a coulpe bettas jump ship and when they did it messed up their slime coat. One of them was "shedding" so much it was coming off in pieces. Im willing to bet thats what your seeing on your goldfish (especially if it was after being out of the water)

Glad you found him in time
 
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over the years I have had a coulpe bettas jump ship and when they did it messed up their slime coat. One of them was "shedding" so much it was coming off in pieces. Im willing to bet thats what your seeing on your goldfish (especially if it was after being out of the water)

Glad you found him in time
If its during the mating season it my well be a responce to being bashed and battered about , yet it could also indicate a parasite

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Have you tested your water? Goldfish rarely jump out of the pond, but when they do it is often a water quality issue. Shedding slime coat can also indicate something wrong with the water. Any chance anything toxic has gotten into your pond?

It is possible for a fish to flop out during the flashing that occurs during spawning. I never seen it happen, but they sure do splash a lot. If they are spawning, that's probably a female and she has been taking a bit of a beating.
 

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My orange guy has had a rough day. He nearly killed himself. I went out and saw him laying on the hot concrete. Thought he was dead. There was no wet spots anywhere. Rushed over and saw he was still gasping for air.. or, uh, water. Put him back in quarantine(this time with cover on). I'm not sure if the film was caused by being on the concrete, because I think I saw it before all that, but would like others to chime in about that film. After that near death experience and anything else that may be wrong with him, I'm monitoring him frequently. I keep calling it a 'he' but have no idea.
He tried to kill himself when you took him out of the pond.
 
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A few of my goldfish have some marks on them too. Definitely to spawning in my case. They do get very aggressive. They recall hop about to get out of the shallows back to the pond. Hope your fish are okay. I agree about goldfish jumping out, pretty rare.
 

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Have you tested your water? Goldfish rarely jump out of the pond, but when they do it is often a water quality issue. Shedding slime coat can also indicate something wrong with the water. Any chance anything toxic has gotten into your pond?
It didn't jump out of the pond, it jumped out of quarantine shortly after I put it in, while I was waiting to see what people had to say here. My guess is that it was nervous or scared from being taken out of the pond and put into something so much smaller.
 
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[QUOTEIt didn't jump out of the pond, it jumped out of quarantine shortly after I put it in, while I was waiting to see what people had to say here. My guess is that it was nervous or scared from being taken out of the pond and put into something so much smaller.][/QUOTE]

My thoughts exactly JB ;)
 
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What are you using for QT? Tap water? Did you dechlorinate? Pond water? How big is the container? Do you have an air bubbler or a filter going? Is it in direct sun and getting too hot? This all seems very disorganized.
 

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What are you using for QT? Tap water? Did you dechlorinate? Pond water? How big is the container? Do you have an air bubbler or a filter going? Is it in direct sun and getting too hot? This all seems very disorganized.
Why does it seem very disorganized? Or, How can it seem very disorganized when I haven't said anything about it?
 
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