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Bob the Goldfish

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  1. No medication was ever put in.

    No strange markings or anything on any of the fish.

    Filter = AquaClear 70-gallon

    No water changes as of yet (have had new fish for 11 days).

    Fish are fed Tetra Goldfish Flakes twice a day (though it would be constantly if it were up to them!).

    Water temperature = 75 degrees (same as room temperature)

    Current pH = 7.7

  2. Technically a new tank (40-gallon) as it was completely restarted after the last of the previous fish had died. Four new small fish (a Comet and three Commons, as far as I can tell) have been put in, and were fine until today. This afternoon, one of the Commons was sitting on the bottom, breathing rapidly, indicating that it was stressed for some reason. A few hours later, it was dead.

    Ammonia = 0

    Nitrites = 0

    Nitrates = 5

    pH = 8.0 (since brought down to 7.8)

    The other fish are still fine and are constantly DEMANDING to be fed!

  3. Goldfish Problems:

    • Test Results for the Following:
      • * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0.1
      • * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0
      • * Nitrate level(Tank) 4
      • * Ammonia Level(Tap)
      • * Nitrite Level(Tap)
      • * Nitrate level(Tap)
      • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6
      • * 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? 40 Gallon
        • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? AquaClear
        • * How often do you change the water and how much? 10 Gallons - once a week.
    • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 10 Gallons
    • * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 medium-large female Commons.
    • * What kind of water additives or conditioners?
    • * What do you feed your fish and how often? Flakes - twice a day.
    • * Any new fish added to the tank? No
    • * Any medications added to the tank? No
    • * 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? White lump just above gills.
    • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? None


  4. Well, here's what I can provide:


    Ammonia level (tank) - 0.1

    Nitrite level (tank)  - 0

    Nitrate level (tank) - 4

    PH level (tank) - 7.6

    Tank size - 40 gallons

    Size of water change - 10 gallons

    Fish - 3 medium-large female Commons

    Food - flakes, twice a day

    No new fish added in many years.

    No medications in the tank.

    White lump found on side 2-3 days ago, hasn't changed.

    Behavior is still normal.





  5. Sadly, the Comet passed away this morning. She had not been eating well lately, if at all. She sat on the bottom a lot, but would still move around, and normally, when she wanted to. She is LOOKING better though, aside from being dead - the red has completely disappeared from her body, indicating that she was responding to the Prazi. Still red on her fins and tail. Will open her up later, and will also ask my father to test the water in the tank, which still contains a Common.

  6. Since I last posted, treatment with Prazi has begun, and the Comet may be doing better! She is showing some interest in food, and the red is looking more like orange now. However, one of the Commons is dead. The other is doing just fine, as it always has.

  7. I have asked my father to look into getting Prazi. I am also trying to convince him to start a salt treatment as well. However, Nubtail is dead. Her fins (what little she had) had turned red, and there were white lesions on her body. Her gills were possibly affected as well. Bacterial infection as a result of skin flukes? Will open her up later.

  8. Still no pictures (though I have begun talking to my father about it). However, I can tell you that the Comet is back in the QT tank, and the Commons are as well. They may be getting red along their fins as well. The Comet is getting red along her back now.

  9. Still haven't got any more pictures. As of today, the Comet is back in the main tank. She doesn't look any different, but is eating a little now. Also, her dorsal is now clamped, as was the case when she was last in the main tank. However, as I said before, her dorsal was raised normally in the QT tank. Also, I need to mention the Commons also have clamped dorsals and are bottom-sititng, however, they quite eagerly go for food.

    Will keep trying to get pictures.

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