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  1. Test Results for the Following:

    • * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0
    • * Nitrate level(Tank) between 10 and 20
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0
    • * Nitrate level(Tap)
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info:
    • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Api drops
    • * Water temperature? 75 F
    • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 79 gallon tank and running more than 3 yrs.
    • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval fx5
    • * How often do you change the water and how much? I usually do 75 %to 50 % every week
    • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? I did 75% today
    • * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 fish
    • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime, florish
    • * What do you feed your fish and how often? 2 x a day , Pro gold, pea’s,spirulina flakes , salade supreme .
    • * 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. Salt .1% 3 weeks ago.
    • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Bloody and frayed fins .
    • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Staying at the bottom only today

    Hi everyone , well a little history on my fishey , his name is rupert hes about 5 years or older , hes been healthy all his life except for a few weeks now, I saw something white growning out from his gills , I tryed to salt him but it didnt help, hes always gasping at the surface and drinking bubbles at the surface, his fins are a lil frayed, I have a video I was trying to post. he was eating healthy until today when I hand feed him...

    please help Im not sure what to do.

  2. Does he have clamped fins in addition to the bottom sitting by chance? Could you get us a video of him?

    It seems as though he would have adjusted to the substrate change by now if that was the only thing going on :idont

    Have you ever treated for flukes?

    I think Alex's suggestion of a salt dip is a good one, is there a particular reason why you decided not to do this?

    No I never treated for flukes , I will take a video , well I wanted to do the salt dip but I didn't have a extra tank to put him in , I do now

  3. Ok so I bought her last month and she looked healthy , I took media from my other tank to establish this tank but I don't think it's fully cycled, I was on day 6 of the prazi schedule when I came home today to see her floating on top of the tank , she has no balance I think she has sb but how? She was fine all along , I tried to feed her peas but she's not eating anything and I think I'm gonna loose her tonight :-( the only thing I could think of is when I do her cleaning she stands on her nose I think that's how she is when she's scard, any suggestions would help thank you,

  4. Test Results for the Following:

    * Ammonia Level (tank): 0

    * Nitrite Level (tank) 0

    * Nitrate level (Tank) 0

    * Ammonia Level (Tap): 0

    * Nitrite Level (Tap) 0

    * Nitrate level (Tap) not sure

    * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6

    * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

    Other Required Info: not sure

    * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops

    * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Filter came with my 20 gallon tank not sure righ now

    * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime

    * Water temperature? 79 f

    * How often do you change the water and how much? Doing the prazi treatment with 0.1 salt

    * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Tonight 95

    %

    * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 10 gallon running 1month

    * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 fish ( pics in other post)

    * What do you feed your fish and how often? Twice a day , pro gold, salad supreme, spirulina flakes,peas, gel food, spinage, kale

    * Any new fish added to the tank? She is new she's 1month old tommaro

    * Any medications added to the tank? Prazi and 0.1% salt

    * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.)

    * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Looks a bit black on one of her fin

    * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? She didn't eat at all yesterday

    * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.

    * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video.

  5. Ok so it all started about 2weeks ago when I bough Eco complete for the aquarium , I added 3 bags of it in the tank and he stared acting different, he's been bottom sitting a lot he also lost a few scales and he has bloody streeks, he's been healthy since I got him like 3 yrs ago he was a few months old when I got him . Last week when I was moving the plants in the aquarium I pushed all the Eco complete to the side and he just moved to the place with no rocks , this is the first time I placed any gravel in the tank , I always had it bear bottom. Any suggestions why he's acting like this and what to do? I wanted to put .1 %salt but I'm not sure cuz I think it will kill all my plants, the only new thing that I bough new was the plants but I did a bleach dip for the plants b4 added it I the tank.

  6. Test Results for the Following:

    * Ammonia Level (tank): 0

    * Nitrite Level (tank) 0

    * Nitrate level (Tank) 5.0

    * Ammonia Level (Tap): 0

    * Nitrite Level (Tap) not sure

    * Nitrate level (Tap) not sure

    * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6

    * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6

    Other Required Info:

    * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops

    * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval fx5

    * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime, flourish for the plant and plant tabs

    * Water temperature? 77F

    * How often do you change the water and how much? 50% once a week

    * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 75%lastnight

    * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 79 gallon , more than 3 yrs

    * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 black moor

    * What do you feed your fish and how often? Twice a day , pro gold, salad supreme, spirulina flakes,peas, gel food, spinage, kale

    * Any new fish added to the tank? No

    * Any medications added to the tank? No

    * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.)

    * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Bloody streaks, loss of scales

    * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Bottom sitting

    * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. He wasn't sick since I bought him

    * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video.

  7. 1 teaspoon is technically equal to 4.9 something ml

    I wouldn't worry about it too much. Just use your tsp. The salt concentration we use is low and it's okay if you're a bit above or under - there's actually really no getting around this without using a salinity meter, measuring with teaspoons is an imperfect system :P If you have a scale, weighing out the salt you will use is the most precise way to go about it (without measuring salinity digitally). You want 1 gram per liter for .1% :)

    Remember that if you are using powdered prazi you can add salt to .3%, but if you are using prazipro (liquid) you'll need to keep salt at .1%

    Oh thanks for telling me that :-) I was going to use .3% with liquid prazi , I didn't know that :-(

    At higher salt concentrations the liquid prazi isn't as effective. You can double dose the prazi and treat with .3% salt, but unless you have a fish that is showing some serious fluke symptoms I would just stick with the regular dosage and .1% salt :) Also, if your fish is not showing immediate symptoms of flukes that require attention right away, you can start off with .3% for a week, then drop down to .1% and start prazi.

    Here are the prazi schedules if you haven't seen it already:

    http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/105076-schedules-for-the-treatment-of-flukes-etc-using-praziquantel/

    Thank you so much , you answer my questions :-)

  8. 1 teaspoon is technically equal to 4.9 something ml

    I wouldn't worry about it too much. Just use your tsp. The salt concentration we use is low and it's okay if you're a bit above or under - there's actually really no getting around this without using a salinity meter, measuring with teaspoons is an imperfect system :P If you have a scale, weighing out the salt you will use is the most precise way to go about it (without measuring salinity digitally). You want 1 gram per liter for .1% :)

    Remember that if you are using powdered prazi you can add salt to .3%, but if you are using prazipro (liquid) you'll need to keep salt at .1%

    Oh thanks for telling me that :-) I was going to use .3% with liquid prazi , I didn't know that :-(

  9. Just got a new oranda her name is webby :-)

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  10. As mentioned, the first plant is a sword of some type, and the leaves it has currently are not its aquatic leaves. Even if it was in ideal conditions, it would eventually shed those leaves and grow different ones. As it is, it will do better with a substrate it can root into well, with root tabs or spikes, as well as a fertilizer added to the water and a lot of light. Five hours is probably not going to be enough light time, especially if you are only using your standard fixture (and forgive me for assuming this if you have something more powerful, but most people I run into aren't running anything more technical than the 17watt fluorescent that came with their tank.)

    I have never had any luck with anacharis and rarely recommend it to people. It is naturally a floating plant and, in my experience, does poorly when kept like a rooting plant.

    I really liked that plant but it completed died :-( oh well

  11. Yes, the second plant looks very much like brazilian pennywort. This plant did better for me when I let it float free at the surface. The leaves will spread out sort of like small lily pads, it looks quite pretty! Up there they will also benefit more from your light.

    I would keep the light on more than 5 hours daily. I'd go with 8 hours minimum. The current substrate probably does not help either.

    How big is the tank, how many fish and what kind (so we can figure out the amount of nutrients), and how many watts is the light? :)

    Yup I already ordered Eco complete and root tabs since last week just waiting for them , 79 gallon tank with one big goldy , not sure about the lighting

  12. the first one is an amazon sword.... the second one looks like it might be pennywort?? but I'm not certain about that.

    The sword really needs good substrate with root tabs, it is a heavy root feeder. I would replace the glass stones with some sort of gravel/sand something that the roots can get into and the root tabs can be used with.

    Many plants will initially die back a bit when you first get them as they adjust to the different water params etc. Cut off any leaves that are dead/dying.

    What type of lighting do you have? How many watts/what type? How big is the tank?

    I personally wouldn't go more than 8 hrs for light, but that's just me.

    I ordered Eco complete and root tabs online just waiting to receive them :-), I'm not sure how many watts, my tank is a 79 gallon tank with 1 big black moor , will be getting 2 or 3 more goldy but I'm looking for healthy goldfish but it's sometimes really hard to find :-( thanks for the reply

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