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  1. Hi again guys, I always seem to be posting problems [*]Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level? 0 (Checked last week, will check tomorrow with water change) Nitrite Level? 0 (same as above) Nitrate level? 10-20 (same as above) Ph Level, (If possible,KH and GH and chloramines)? Will test tomorrow Ph Level (KH/GH) out of the Tap? As above Brand of test-kit used? (strips or drops?) API Drops [*]Tank size (How many Gals) and How long has it been running? 180L Running for about 2 years [*]What is the name and size of the filter/s? The jewel internal filter with a 1000lph powerhead and a 700 tetra tec ex [*]How often do you change the water and how much? every week around 50% [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 fish teo orandas and one pearlscale [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? King british Safe Guard [*]Any medications added to the tank? melafix [*]Add any new fish to the tank? Nope [*]What do you feed your fish? Peas and hikari oranda gold [*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt", bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Yes, hole in tail fin and redness all around it [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating,ect..? he has started to sit on the bottom recently. As said above water tested fine last week but tomorrow i am testing again with a waterchange so I will post the results again. When I first got my pearlie I did notice that his tail fin (caudal fin I believe) was not split like all my other fish, it seemed to be joined together, but because of his other top fin deformity I just assumed that it was another deformity. Recently I noticed something that looked like a small blister where the fin would normaly be split and a red streak around it. It has been a while now as i have been on holiday and now I know I need some advise. There is now a big round hole formed in the fin and there is alot of redness in the area. I will try and get a photo but he is a real wriggle bum and its hard to see it even when i follow him around as he moves so fast! I really have no idea what to do, and to be honest I am really getting disillusioned with fish keeping after losing 2 fish and I just cant remember a time when I wasnt worried about one of the fish for one reason or another. I have been trying melafix but to be honest its not doing anything, I just thought it was worth a try. I dont really want to use salt as my pearlie is sensitive to it but i prob could get away with salting to 0.1 or 0.2. Thank you for reading this and any help you might have
  2. I would love to see the video if you can find it.
  3. Well I had to rush off to university (im in my final year, so have a lot to do) and I didnt get chance to salt the tank or do the brushing. I am going to do a large water change today and salt the tank to .1. I will also try the brushing, but it will have t be with the baktopur as I have nothing else. I was watching him closely last night and I noticed that he was having a completly clear poop. It was almost invisible, I would not have seen it unless I was as close as I was. Im guessing this means that he has something bacterial? Is there anything else I can do?
  4. Spots lumps were never on the fins, they were all on his body and much different to these on Goldie now. In person, they dont look raised at all, more like the fin has just faded its colour to white in that area....if that makes sense. In the tank now is just prazi. I discovered during QT that my pearlscale was sensitive to salt, so I havent added any yet. I may salt up to .1% and see how my pearlie does and move him if he cant take it.
  5. I hope this photo is a bit better, i have since wiped down the outside of the tank.
  6. Hi Trinket, No its not ich, the camera I think picked up dust on the tank. I can see one on the tail fin. and there looks like a fades one on the dorsal fin. I will try and get a better photo for you. I first thought ich but its not salt grain like at all, and since there is only two I can see i thought it was not ich.
  7. Here I am again Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 20 180L Tank Running 1 half year 4 Fancy Fish two of them introduced to this tank a week ago after 3 weeks QT. 1700Lph filtration Water change 50% a week and gravel vac every week Currently being treated with Prazipro Fed Hikari pellets, peas Goldie has one streak on his back fin and also a strange white spot on the fin. He is bottom sitting, which I always thought was normal for him, but since getting the two new fish I have noticed just how much he bottom sits. He is eating as normal. His fins do look alittle frayed at the ends. I am really worried about him, after losing Spot not long ago from his lumps, and awful sudden finrot, i cannot bare to lose him too. Here are two photos showing the white thing. If anyone knows what it could be or has suggestions on what I can do please help, im really worried. The spots are on the back fin at the top. Its hard to see it, the camera doesnt show it very well. In real life it is much miore white and obvious.
  8. Hi Tjooks, and welcome to Koko's First off I am not sure about the scales/disease, hopefully someone who can help you more about that will come along soon. I just wanted to pop my head in and say that 180L is only 47 gallons which means that your tank is overstocked with 9 fancies in it. Here at Koko's we recommend 10 Gallons for fancies and 20 Gallons for comets. So since you are overstocked I would strongly recommend changing your changing your water more often than every two week and a bigger water volume. I have a 180 L tank with just 4 fancies and I change almost 50% of their water everyweek and gravel vac every week to keep the tank nice and clean for my them. I think a nie big water change will be good for your fish and also if you could answer as many of the questions in the white box above as you can, then when a helper comes along they will be able to help you much more
  9. Well, you will just have to come visit the US, and fill your travel bags with Pro-Gold! Tell me about it! Although, that may be more expensive than the shipping!
  10. I also have one and agree with everything that claire has said. It was really simple to set up, when I was researching I also watched that video on how to set it up and if anything it is easier than that. A very good filter too, had no problems with it had it over a year now.
  11. I wish I could get some pro-gold food it sounds so good. I emailed the Fish Sempai but the shipping costs were just too much.
  12. Looks like a comet to me. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/7352909.stm Amazing all the same though
  13. I was alittle concerned with how to set up my external filter when I first got it but now I wouldnt go back. It really was not complicated at all and like others have said, contains so much more media. I have a tetra tec and it really is very good. Also easy to get into when it comes to cleaning.
  14. Ohhh I love pearlies and Jade does not disappoint! She is a real beauty
  15. Thats my kitty Rosie. She is pretty isnt she
  16. Lavinia


    Are you sure the tank is 1 gallon? Because 1 gallon really is no where near enough water for your fish. If you have 3 fish in only 1 gallon of water i really cannot imagine it, that is such a small amount of water.
  17. I have never seen PC tabs in the uk. I ordered prazi pro from ebay.com
  18. deshell them im from the Uk and pea's i buy dont come in a shell there just hundreds of round green pea's in a bag. I am from the UK too. I buy a frozen bag and tip a few peas in a glass. Then pour boiling water over them (just half fil the glass). When the water has cooled I take out the pea and squeeze it so the two halfs pop out, I have two big fish and two tiny fish, so for the tiny fish it break the half up into very small bits and they really do love it. I wouldnt say what I do cooks the peas, more just makes sure they are thawed and a bit softer so that I can break them into smaller bits.
  19. I have been known to use my hand, but mostly I use jugs to catch them.
  20. As far as I am aware, when you clean the filter media you just swoosh it about in old tank water and the benificial bacteria will be ok as it is pretty stuck on to the media. Dont clean the media in tap water as that will kill them off and then the tank will have to re-cycle.
  21. Those photos are sooo cute!! haha, you so can't split them up now!!
  22. Aww amazing! Reba is gorgeous, that last photo is fantastic
  23. Lavinia


    Aww Well I didnt try in the end, too many people in the house who like sprouts and didnt want to spare one!!
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