Sick Goldfish – It Can Happen To Even The Best Carers

Sick goldfish -No matter how good an owner you are, there will be times when you will have a sick goldfish.

There are many ways to identify whether or not your goldfish is ill. Odd behavioral and physical signs are often the easiest signs for determining if your goldfish is sick.

When you first get your goldfish home, study his behavior patterns. Being aware of strange activity is the best way to acknowledge if you have a sick goldfish. If your fish is shaking, rubbing up against objects in the tank, gasping for air or hiding in corners it may be a sign that something is wrong with your goldfish.

If you are unfamiliar with your goldfish’s behavior patterns, try taking a close look at him. Physical signs of illness include: tiny white bumps all over the body, blood spots, red or swollen gills, damaged fins or any worm like object that might be attached to you goldfish. If your goldfish is demonstrating any of these behavioral or physical signs, transfer him immediately to another tank.

The quarantine tank should be prepared properly and allowed to settle, in order to prevent further distress and shock to the fish. Separating the unhealthy fish from the others will help prevent the incidents of more sick goldfish.

Medications for your sick goldfish are readily available at pet stores and in most cases should be administered to the healthy fish as well.