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  1. Thank you for the heads-up! I'll make sure to check it out.
  2. Yes! I think it will be a permanent filter for the goldfish too. It blends in well with my black background. Should I do any water changes again? Or just wait it out for now?
  3. I tested the water today, and I got..... Ammonia: 0.25 ppm or 0 ppm(hard to tell) Nitrites: 0 ppm Nitrates : 0 or 5 ppm Am I almost back to normal?
  4. Thank you for the speedy reply dnalex! Alrighty, will do. I'll unhook the bubble wand in my goldfish tank, and replace it with the sponge filter from my tropical tank. I may just leave it there permanently...wouldn't hurt to have more filtration in the poop machine tank. (My 10 gallon tropical already has a Aquaclear 20, and is fully planted. Hopefully all goes well
  5. I think I just lost my cycle. Alrighty....so here's the story. Ever since the death of my oranda two weeks ago....I completely forgot to supplement the tank with a source of ammonia. Just yesterday, my family and I went out to buy two new goldfish, a black moor and a ryukin. At school, I realized the situation, and as soon as I got home I tested the water. Ammonia: 1.00 ppm Nitrites: 0.25 ppm Nitrates: 0 or 5 ppm(Can't tell from the color) EEEEEK! What can I do? Should I carry out a water change and how large? Would bringing out the sponge filter from my tropical tank help? Edit: Oops, I totally meant nitrites instead of nitrates in the thread title.
  6. Thanks guys! Yeah, he might indeed have had something before when I just got him. I usually buy my fish from a local pet shop, but this little guy was bought at a chain pet shop. I'm assuming it's safe to carry out with a 100% water change without messing up my cycle?
  7. I checked on him today when I woke up......he's passed away.
  8. Thanks for the help guys! Well, I got home...and he's looking worse. His tail is almost gone now. And he's not eating either. I'll keep up with the daily water changes. (30% enough? Or should I be changing more) and I'll keep on adding salt. What shocks me is that this pretty much happened over night(or I was completely oblivious and didn't see). Getting caught in the filter might just be a possibility, but I don't remember having to pull him out.
  9. Sorry for the triple post, but I couldn't edit. I tested his water...and these were the results: pH: 7.8 Ammonia: 0.25 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 5 ppm
  10. Woke up this morning and got some pictures of him, he's swimming a bit more now, but it looks like his fins have worsened.
  11. The water results are before the water change, I'll test it again today and see what I get. I've heard about Prazi, I'll see if my lfs has any of it. I'll increase the salt concentration and see if I can go about getting a bottle of Prazi. Thanks! Oh! Should I be doing daily water changes?
  12. Surprisingly, the readings were from before the water change! I was surprised myself. Here are some pictures, I'll try to get some more "close and personal" pictures of his fans tomorrow morning, but this is the best I can do for now. Sorry!
  13. So I have a new guy in my tank, an oranda. He's been doing great for the first three weeks of having him, but then I skipped out on doing a water change for one week and now(I highly regret doing this. ).....BAM fin rot and bottom sitting. I've been reading other posts on treating fin rot, but I'm wondering if this is actually fin rot. Today, he was doing fine when I woke up(and that got me happy), after doing a 40% water change, he went back to bottom sitting. * Ammonia Level: 0 * Nitrite Level: 0 * Nitrate level: 5 ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 8.2 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 7.4 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?: API Freshwater Master Test Kit * Water temperature?: 74F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?: 20 Gallons(but actually holds 16 gallons), a year * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?: AquaClear 150 * How often do you change the water and how much? : I do two 40% changes weekly(Not too much right...?) * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?: 60% Water Change, This morning * How many fish in the tank and their size? One Oranda, he's around....2 inches? I'm afraid of measuring him right now * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Prime Water Conditioner * What do you feed your fish and how often? Nutrafin Goldfish Sinking Pellets, but I JUST switched to Aqueon Goldfish Granules today(After hearing good reviews on Aqueon and finding out it was much more nutritious than Nutrafin) Three times daily, 3 pellets each feeding and I soak the pellets before each feeding. * Any new fish added to the tank? Nope. * Any medications added to the tank? Aquarium Salt 0.1% concentration now(has had that for him ever since I got him. I use it as a preventative for new fish) * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. For this aquarium, I've only had used salt, maximum one month at a time. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Bloody streaks, frayed fins, and white "areas" on the skin. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? He's still eating, but not that much. I have to hand feed him now since he's always at the bottom. Thank you for your help! I'm wondering if I should start doing daily water changes, but would that stress him out?
  14. Unfortunately, I checked up on him...and....he's passed on. After discovering that he died....I looked outside and there it was, the Northern Lights. Nemo had a great send off.
  15. The salt is still at 0.3%, from the Ich treatment. Could it be that the salt percentage is too high? He hasn't touched the peas either, and now he's staying on the bottom with his spine in an arc and breathing heavily. I've seen this before.....and it doesn't look good. I'll do a 50% water change again(my weekly one), and perhaps reduce the salt concentration to 0.1% And thank you for keeping both of us in your thoughts shellbell.
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