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  1. Hi neither of the people that are checking on house and feeding my cats have any fish knowledge!! but i will try and give them a lesson - and organise for them to do one water change. when you say that he may have had some organ damage - how will i know?? i'm encouraged by his appetite and the fact that he has these swimming sessions. am relieved that the high PH is not causing any more stress for him. had forgotten that the black marks were a good sing - as in a healing sign. so i guess all i can do is cross my fingers and carry on as i have been doing. thanks for your advise. amanda
  2. NO3 - 25 NO2 - 0 GH - >10d KH - 10d PH - 8.4 ammonia - 0 hi this tank has been running for about 3 yrs. holds about 15UK gallons. has one telescope goldfish living in there - he's (nose to tip of tail) 7in. fluval 2 internal filter plus additional airstone. i posted on here last week when i thought that indy was choking on a stone. despite looking i couldn't see anything. i then tested the water - i did a water change the day before - and to my horror it was all over the place, really high ammonia - so he was choking- but obviously not on a stone! i didn't post back, as i knew that i had to immediately take action on the water. he was upside down for at least four days. but i managed to give him the odd bit of food, like peas or sinking pellets - which he readily eats when he can find them. he is now resting on his side - though he will take the odd swimming session, where he is predominately upright - but when not swimming will tilt to the side - which i'm hoping is a good sign as before he was on his back. i'm feeding him very sparingly though. i've removed most of the stones - as i think that may have been part of the culprit to causing the water decline - along with the fact that although i normally change 10% of the watr every week - for the last month i've had bronchitis - and so hadn't kept up with it. so i'm aware i am to blame enormously. i've been doing 50% water changes daily i've just done a massive water change - and the PH is incredibly high!?! its normally around 7.6 i cant remember what is causing this... there are no plants or any ornaments in there now. i've pretty much stripped it bare. in the last two days some black marks have developed on his dorsal and anal fin along with some black smudges on his side. other than that he looks remarkably well considering i've practically poisoned him! today is tuesday - i leave the country for two weeks on sunday - so timing aint good. any suggestions on what i should do for him now? i did have some melafix in there - as his fins initially got a bit ragged at the ends - but this has stopped. i've added a couple teaspoons of aqualibram salts also. any advice would be great. many thanks amanda i should add that he has a healthy appetite, poo is normal - but clearly he's not out of the woods yet.
  3. Hi Jen this is a nightmare. he now has some blood on the inside of one of his bubble eyes! i cannot see a thing in there.. he has his head leaning forward all the time as it is.. it really looks like he has something that he is tryign to get out - but he cant.. and i cant see anything in there.. he's quite big. the size of my hand
  4. Hi. i have a white telescope living on his own in a 19 gallon tank. no sign of any illness. all is well with water - i've had him for about 3 yrs now in the same tank and set-up. he is at the bottom of tank and appears to be gasping - shaking his head once in awhile. dorsal fin upright etc.. i am convinced he has a stone stuck inside - i've tried holding him and looking in but cant see anything in there - his mouth is constantly open and his gills are going like the clappers. any idea of what i can do? many thanks amanda
  5. Hi there yesterday when i went to feed my fish i noticed my white telescope looking terrible. on his right side, toward his tail is a very messy area. scales sticking up, all red underneath, looks very sore. there was nothing at all the day before, the fish looked perfectly healthy. he is still eating, not showing any problem breathing signs, not hanging around the top or bottom. today - the area that is affected hasn't spread any further. he is in a 21UK gallon tank with a black moor - they were bought together, have had them for a year now. they are both about 6/7in. my gut instinct was that the moor had kinda beaten telescope up - as they have always hated each other. the moor always shows the signs that he's ripe for breeding, and is slightly bigger than whitey, they are always picking on each other. there is a few rocks in there, no sharp edges - cos of their eyes, but a rough surface. was thinking that it may have occurred during a lights out hardcore bust -up between the two of them. but then thought - what if its actually something more serious.... moore is fine. whitey seems fine in character etc. started feeding with medigold as soon as i noticed the injury. all water params totally fine, nothing new introduced into tank, no other signs of illness (i have 4 cory's that live in the tank also) wondered whether anyone could offer me any advice? (i know it probably sounds crazy assuming that the injury has come from a bit of a fight - but these two fish have hated each other from day one...i've never known anything like it)
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