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3 days ago, I put 2 black goldfish in my pond (koi, comet, and these 2 black gold fish).

Yesterday, I saw some damage, but I thought just physical damage for some reason.

Today, I removed it from my pond. There is a lot of damage on there scale. Please see the picture.

Is this a goldfish disease? If so, what is it? Can it infect my koi and comet?

The temperature of my pond around 60 degree.

There seems to be a fungus attach to one of the damage scale.

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The gold/orange scales in the lower mid-body region of your goldfish look undamaged. It is the start of de-melanization in moors of mixed ancestry as it is a heritable characteristic. The process typically begins just in the lower body region and chest area, as seen in your fish. It is quite common for pet store moors to lose their black partially or completely as they grow. Some become completely metallic gold over time. Here is a link to an article which covers many pigmentation issues in goldfish: Understanding Color in Goldfish Article
 
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