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Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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my goldfish seems to be getting fat, i'm I over feeding it

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my goldfish seems to be getting fat, i'm I over feeding it?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.


Does he seem to be uniformly large or does he appear to just have a big belly?

Can he swim normally?

Is he eating?

When did you last see him passing feces?

Are you seeing any raising of his scales (aka pineconing - example)?

If possible, could you take a photo of him? If you can do so and post them online, I am happy to have a look (since it will let me see what you are seeing). To post them, you can either use the wee paper clip on the tool bar (More Info). Or you can post them on a 3rd party site (ie Flickr, Photobucket, Imgr etc) and paste the web address here.