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  2. Posting on forums like this as well as fish oriented facebook groups Ive found to be good ways to find people who wll care for your fish Good luck!
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  4. People are going to ask if you can ship or is this fish pick up only..... Also what state you live in......We have rehomed many fish in the past.... You can also post on Craigslist too....
  5. I have Ph issues like yours. I have find what @Arctic Mama said. In fact I like her idea of a bucket and letting the coral leach out and then add that to the water. The other thing is, dont do big water changes. I do smaller ones so that my ph doesnt adjust to much on them. My Kh is almost nothing in the winter times so I have to keep an eye out on my ph and …😁
  6. He was more shocked of the size of him and how aggressive he is. We had Oscars a long time ago and they weren't nearly as aggressive as this is. 😁
  7. Hi and I'm sorry to hear about your fish if you can: Please copy & paste the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems: Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level(Tank) Nitrite Level(Tank) Nitrate level(Tank) Ammonia Level(Tap) Nitrite Level(Tap) Nitrate level(Tap) Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Water temperature? Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? How often do you change the water and how much? How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? How many fish in the tank and their size? What kind of water additives or conditioners? What do you feed your fish and how often? Any new fish added to the tank? Any medications added to the tank? List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? "If copy and paste doesn't work for you, quote this post and put your answers after each question." This will help us to be able to help you out. 🤗
  8. Hello, I currently have two goldfish in a 75 gallon- one is about 3/3.5in (telescope, I think female), and the other is a 7in oranda male. Unfortunately the big one seems to be chasing the telescope a lot, and at first I thought the telescope would grow but it just never did. Does anyone here have experience rehoming their fish? I obviously would only send her to a good home and would be able to ship. Attached photo
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  10. Haha. You’re welcome to hang here, we love talking fish, it’s just been quiet in the forum lately with a lot of real life stuff going on. But we are happy to help. 90% of the time, water quality is either the root of a problem or the solution to a minor issue before it becomes major. The rest of the problems are almost completely solved or minimized by proper quarantine procedures and biosecurity between new arrivals and the existing stock
  11. Thank you for your help! My params are in order today and the spot is gone! I'll be back here the next time the fish so much as twitches weird (just kidding).
  12. My recommendation is to just keep a sack of the crushed coral in a five gallon bucket, leaching in throughout the week. Add that to each water change and you’ve already supplemented some of what was lost. Little swings in hardness aren’t the end of the world, especially if you’re also buffering with baking soda - which is easy to mix in each water change and keep things steadier. That’s my recommendation, a mix of the slower leaching buffers like the wonder shells and aragonite along with a chemical additive like the sodium bicarb to help with the pH and buffering more quickly. Acidic soft water is very tough for goldfish if it isn’t stable, and it’s difficult to stabilize. I don’t envy you that, but you’re on the right track.
  13. Hello, this is my first post here. I am not sure if my tapwater changed recently because I don't remember having this issue in the past, but basically I started noticing that the pH of my tank has been super low, like in the 6.2 area. The KH and GH are zero and this may have always been the case because I didn't start testing for that until recently. So, I tested my tapwater, and sure enough it is super acidic and no minerals. I've added crushed coral to filter and some wonder shells to my aquarium and plan to probably add aragonite to my substrate. However, I do large and frequent water changes. Every time I change my water, won't I basically just be taking out all those dissolved minerals and (hopefully) heightened pH and replacing it with acidic and soft water all over again? Aside from undoing progress, I also just don't want any big possibly shocking changes to happen. My tank is 75 gallons so I don't think using buckets in any way is an option. I can't possibly be the only person with this issue, so what do you guys do? Also looking for product recommendations aside from what I'm already using.
  14. I imagine what he had said . Most of my friends, when they see Psyco for first time they say “Wow, such an ugly fish!” and I answer “Yes, no doubt, he is ugly but irresistibly charming “.
  15. I wouldn’t worry at this juncture, she looks pretty good! That’s not much in terms of wen spots, nothing I’d say needs additional meds as of today I’m sorry your water is garbage, that makes everything harder.
  16. So I am a mom and my son has had the same 3 goldfish for 3 years.... 2 weeks ago one I noticed had a swim bladder issue. Took him out and put him in a hospital tank. He didn't make it. However at the same time I changed a bit more than half the water and treated the other tank. Now another is in the hospital. His fins are ripped and he is turning black by his fins. I also noticed his gills are a bit inflamed. I would post a picture but I can't figure out how from my camera roll. I saw on Google fin rot and black spots but I don't think it matches. But like I said I am a mom... No fish expert.
  17. Thank you, as of this morning my tank was reading 0.25 ammonia, 0 nitrite, and 20ppm nitrate. I have a hard time distinguishing between 10 and 20 nitrate, but its definitely orange and not red like 40ppm. pH was 7.4. I did a 90% water change after the test and the pimple area is looking better, but still there. My tap comes out 0.25 ammonia, 0 nitrites, 0 nitrates. I suspect high chloramines. The pH of tap is 7.2 but off gasses to 6.0. I run crushed coral in the filters to buffer pH. I use the API master test kit and have been feeding sparingly (once every other day) but the fish has taken a liking to the moss balls and eats them when shes feeling hungry. She is the only inhabitant of the 40 gallon tank, upgraded to get her a friend once the parameters and health stuff is in check. Water is 70 degrees. I have not medicated for anything. I generally do water changes twice per week of 25-30% If I get lazy I do 50% once per week. I have two filters, an Aquaclear 30 and an Aquaclear 70. She has been lethargic and bottom sitting sporadically. I use Fritz ACCR as a conditioner. These were the best pictures I could get today: Picture 1 Picture 2 Describing it as a pimple is accurate, except its red and sore looking, like a pimple you tried to pop too early.
  18. I had to show Hubby your fish and he was shocked lol
  19. Thanks Koko! That fish is like a guard dog, very aggressive, trusts only his owner, me
  20. That fish is impressive. So big 😮😮
  21. Generally those wen spots are bacterial cysts, and your shifting water conditions could definitely explain it. If you ammonia gets above .25 ppms please do a full water change (it may be daily, or every other day, for awhile). I’d give it a week or so of impeccable water quality and if that doesn’t resolve the behavior and the cyst/pimple on its own, we can look into treatment. While it could be hexamita, that’s much less likely with what you’re describing. If you need more help because of worsening symptoms, please fill out this form as completely as possible and we can go further. But I think this is just some weakening of the fish’s immune system due to the swinging parameters, based on what you’re describing and showing. And even if it isn’t, getting rid of the ammonia and nitrites and cutting the nitrate quantity will help keep the fish strong for any treatment, too. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) * Nitrite Level(Tank) * Nitrate level(Tank) * Ammonia Level(Tap) * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? * Water temperature? * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? * How often do you change the water and how much? * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? * How many fish in the tank and their size? * What kind of water additives or conditioners? * What do you feed your fish and how often? * Any new fish added to the tank? * Any medications added to the tank? * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?
  22. My girl has a red spot in her wen I'm trying to diagnose. It just popped up a couple of days ago and has since gotten more noticeable. It is difficult to get a picture of because it is not on the surface, at most angles you cant see it. I am dealing with a mini cycle from upgrading her from a 20 gal to a 40 gallon breeder. Parameters as of this morning were pH: 7.2 Ammonia 0.5 Nitrites 0.25 Nitrates 20 She is bottom sitting some but still active and eating, no clamping or flashing. Please tell me it isnt hole in the head!
  23. Couple of pictures of my bad boy. Already 5 years old.
  24. and Please copy & paste the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems: Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level(Tank) Nitrite Level(Tank) Nitrate level(Tank) Ammonia Level(Tap) Nitrite Level(Tap) Nitrate level(Tap) Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Water temperature? Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? How often do you change the water and how much? How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? How many fish in the tank and their size? What kind of water additives or conditioners? What do you feed your fish and how often? Any new fish added to the tank? Any medications added to the tank? List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? "If copy and paste doesn't work for you, quote this post and put your answers after each question." Thank you Also if you could some photos. I want to see if there is a bone problem.
  25. Hello Mel! It sounds like your goldfish has some internal health problems. Here I only can recommend you 50% waters change every 2 -3 days. I am not very good to make correct diagnoses of sick goldfish but I will text Koko about your case. She definitely will give you some correct directions.
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