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The Fantail goldfish comes in several different versions depending on where you live. Japan has the Wakin and Ryukin. The USA has a humpback Ryukin.
Goldfish breeding doesn't always go to plan. The more exotic the variety, the more likely you are to strike problems.
Fiberglass goldfish ponds can range from 50-100 gallons right up to the size of swimming pools. A second hand swimming pool would make an ideal pond.
Concrete goldfish ponds are more of a commitment because of the more permanent construction materials they are made from.
Goldfish velvet disease is a protozoan parasite similar to Ich. Infected fish have a light tan velvet like coating over their bodies.
Ulcer disease is a bacterial attack of the skin and surrounding tissue usually caused by poor water conditions. Injuries can also cause ulcer disease.
Ulceration disease causes the gills to become inflamed and filminess of the eyes. The disease causes filminess of the eyes and swollen gills.
Red pest disease also known as pond pest, causes blood red patches to appear on the fish’s body. is caused by a bacterial infection (bacterium cyprinicida).
Goldfish indigestion or constipation isn’t a disease, but a condition brought on by poor quality food. If it isn't treated promptly, permanent imbalance may result.
Goldfish flukes are particularly dangerous to fry and adults under 2 inches (52mm) in body length, and are difficult to control or eradicate entirely.