George the goldfish’s surgery to remove a tumor is a neat little story! (With more photos)
He said people often became attached to pets, “from goldfish to budgie”, and that veterinarians valued the bonds between humans and animals, and did not discriminate between the species when trying to save lives.
"Every day I’ll do something different like this - operate on a little frog, or treat budgies, lizards, snakes and wildlife," Dr Rich said.
Despite their size, he said goldfish could live up to 30 years if looked after properly.
Dear Fishblr, Please halllllpppppp! This is my bebe Garrus! This weird wart/sore thing appeared on him seemingly overnight! Wtf is it?! He also has one scale on his side that seems to be sticking out a little. Otherwise he is acting like his usual self. He
stareslives in a 55g (I know it’s a bit too small, I’m upgrading when I can get the money) with two other pretty big goldies and they all get along. My water quality is good, with no amonia or nitrites and low nitrates. Please help! I’ve never seen anything like this!
Reblogging again and tagging all the fish people I follow because I’m scurred for my baby! I’ve got him in a 40g tub with an air stone now and there are several scales that he apparently lost at the bottom of the tub. No one on Koko’s seems to know what’s up, which is always my go to place so I don’t know what to do! :((((
any of you guys have any clue what could be up with my bebe?
It looks to me like some sort of ulcer. I don’t have first-hand experience with them so what I could tell you, you could probably get from a google search tbh. I’m also sort of high on cold meds at the moment making me doubly nervous about suggesting a course of action. Sorry >.>.
Ulcers can be caused by many things, usually bacterial infection or secondary bacterial infection after injury, poor water quality, or parasites. Viruses as well but those are rarer.
But yeah, that’s my 2 cents! I hope you can get him feeling better soon! It’s always so rough to see something like this on your fishy and feeling so helpless.
Def cysts, it’s called cauliflower sometimes.
Yeah, lymphocystis came to mind too, but I wasn’t quick to suggest something I didn’t think was terribly common (?) in fancy aquarium goldfish and not nearly as treatable as ulcerations. I wouldn’t rule it out though. Like I said, I don’t really have first-hand experience with lesions like this. ^^;