Gold fish turning white !?

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  1. ausghostdog

    ausghostdog Member

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    So one of my goldfish are turning white, apprently it's a common thing but it's weird as hell to see. All the other fish are just this one is turning white, only the face of it is left gold at the moment.

    Anyone else have this happen?
     
  2. ck_psy

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    its turned into a ghostfish!

    post pics
     
  3. dir

    dir Member

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    Jesus mate, how long did you think the paint lasts on those things, anyway? Take it back to the LFS and tell them they should have used oil-based paint. Latex is water-soluable...
     
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    ausghostdog

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    I will try again in the morning, jsut tried then and the images failed there too dark.

    But I paid for the long lasting, must be a defective one. Two years it has only lasted :(
     
  5. Digit

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    i had this happen once too. His name was Tich, when i got him he was lovely and gold, like a goldfish should be, however, after a couple of years, he started to turn white. He ended up completely white from tip to tail and was a good 15 or so cm i suppose (not exactly sure, i never measured, or if i did i was too young to remember how big he was).

    I just always figured that it was just caused by old age, like human's with greying or white hair...

    Is your fish old?
     
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    ausghostdog

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    Year and a half give or take.
     
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    I've had black Goldfish turn orange over time :D
     
  8. Crusher

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    Maybe its a whitegold fish?
     
  9. Fatmantan

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    My black turned to orange, now turning white. A few years old now.

    Fish are racist though.
     
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    I bought two black popeyed goldfish a long time ago and one of them turned completely gold/orange over time and the other stayed completely black.
     
  11. Sorry6

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    I've got about 5 fish that have changed to white in my pond, all different ages and sizes. They seem happy :lol:
     
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    They turned white when they're cooked :)
     

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