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Experience:  40 years experience with fish keeping
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I have a 6 year old goldfish, beautiful, happy eating. But

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I have a 6 year old goldfish, beautiful, happy eating. But for about 5 months it's tummy on both sides is HUGE. It looks as if it might pop any moment. There are 4 large Kris in the small pond here ,too, [in North Carolina]. Can you please advise me? Many Thanks, ***** *****(###) ###-####
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Fish
Expert:  Anna replied 2 months ago.

Hi Sally and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I'm a biologist with a special interest in fish. I'll be glad to help you today. Some additional information will be useful.

Is the swelling just in front of the tail, or is it more toward the front of the fish?

Are the scales sticking up on the swollen area, giving the fish a pine cone like appearance?

Thank you.