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Old 01-24-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default Goldfish has long, red thing hanging off from between his fins?

Hey guys. I'm pretty sure my one goldfish is a fantail.. from what Google images shows me, it sure looks like one. Inbetween its fins, where I'm guessing its butt would be, there is a long, red stringy type thing about 1/2" long. The goldfish himself is about 1.25" long. It looks like its about to break at one point. He seems to be swimming happily. I have no idea what it is? He likes to eat red food flakes, so is it just poop..?
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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It's poop.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:04 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by phlyergirl View Post
It's poop.
Thanks for that :P
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:06 PM   #4
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I'm a little obsessed with goldfish poop. :P LOL
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:30 PM   #5
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:06 AM   #6
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lol,nice one
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:13 AM   #7
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hmm-no offence-your 13 (acording to your profile)...im 12,and even I know what poop is
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:29 AM   #8
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Don't worry Venemous Rock, if my fish had red poop i would probably freak out too. You get so attached to your fish that the smallest thing can set you off!
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:12 AM   #9
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BTW, it's good that it's the same color as the food you give them, but the "stringy" description worries me. It shouldn't be stringy. It should be thick and solid and it shouldn't hang off them for a long time. Stringy means stress or infection.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:50 PM   #10
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Or internal parasites if it comes out looking like sausage links with space between them.
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