|Here is a question I received from a Goldfish Collector
"I have six red cap orandas app. four to five inches long in a 55 gallon tank. I've had them for four weeks. They have been treated for flukes and placed on your Medi-Gold for ten days. All my water tests are good. They all are very active and eat your Pro-Gold like little pigs."
"My problem is, everyday they are losing more of their head growth. Their heads look like it could be some kind of a bacterial infection or a parasite eating it away. I've treated with three kinds of antibiotic treatments and for parasites. Nothing has helped, in fact, some have very little head growth left. Two of the fish show no signs of this problem. Do you think I have "hole in the head"? Should I be using your Metro-Meds?"
Kathy H.- Ohio
After a few questions, I told Kathy she didn't have a bacterial infection, parasite or "hole in the head" problem of any kind. The problem she had is what I call "Head Hunters"!
If you noticed in her question she said she had two goldfish that showed no signs of any head growth damage. Those two goldfish were the "culprits" they were eating the head growth of the other goldfish!
Kathy remove the two "Head Hunters" from the tank and the problem stopped, in fact, within thirty days she could see new head growth returning on her red cap orandas.
Once a goldfish becomes a "head hunter" you can never trust him again.
RH - 08/03/08
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