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Do goldfish shed scales If so do you have any pictures Thanks

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I have a goldfish goldish in color that had a whiteish patch on his mid to lower back. I thought maybe he was shedding his scales and tonight the whiteish patch looks like sores or ulcers. I'm a little concerned, but don't know if maybe he is just shedding some scales.
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Gina replied 11 years ago.
Goldfish do not shed scales. If you are seeing ulcers, your best bet is to get some Melafix and treat the tank. Using the melafix, you should see improvement quickly. Also check your water perameters. High Ammonia or High Nitrates/nitrites can be your culprit. Good luck :)