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  1. it would be good to start a thread over in D&D unless things have gotten really bad then put it in 911. There is where Mods mostly check first when logging in. In the meantime I'd try a fast and then cooked deshelled peas for Buster if you haven't already. Hope to see your new thread soon!

  2. so your snail hasn't passed? that's good news! :) snails need more care then one might think, have you browsed the snail part of the forum here? If you want to be certain that the snail is feeding try taking it out and feeding separately. You would know when it's done when the food is gone, but don't over feed him. Use the food list that Tay linked to earlier in this thread for food ideas.

  3. are the fish new? did you order them or pick them up in store? just from the description I can't be as much help but if you could take pictures of the poo that would help so much! the poo could be anything from stress, to something more.

    what type of pellets are these? how big are your fish? what is your set-up? actually, could you fill out the questions from the white box at the top of this thread? just copy and paste it and then fill it in. :)

    also your post is a bit confusing, were you in the middle of typing when you decided "all was clear"?

  4. you said white spots on the dry spot of the heater...did a lot of water evaporate from the tank? Was the water level under or at the water line for the heater? I may be too late in asking, but just want to make sure that the heater is still working and didn't perhaps burn out if the water level got too low?

    I can't believe this has happened, it seems so unusual. There MUST be something your sis isn't telling you. :undecided:

  5. that's terrible, although I'm not a goldfish expert, I just think it's unnecessary. In the comment from Rick the tails were trimmed for deception reasons, not grooming so that makes me think it's not something that credible breeders do.

  6. It was diagnosed from the mods on this forum as well.

    really? this thread here? http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/81351-help-sick-goldfish/ b/c I didn't see any confirmation, all I saw were other members, not mod's, asking for a picture.

    not trying to be a jerk about it, but I feel like what you said could have been pm'd to me considering I took the time out to pm you and apologize after being informed by Texana that the fluid sacs are a later stage of pop eye.

    and haveaNOSday I'm sorry for doing this on your thread. once you fill out the questionaire that Iheartfishes has posted things will focus back onto you.

    [*]Test Results for the Following:

    [*]Ammonia Level?

    [*]Nitrite Level?

    [*]Nitrate level?

    [*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)?

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

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

    [*]Water temperature?

    [*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?

    [*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)?

    [*]How often do you change the water and how much?

    [*]How many fish in the tank and their size?

    [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners?

    [*]What do you feed your fish and how often?

    [*]Any new fish added to the tank?

    [*]Any medications added to the tank?

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

    [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

  7. Pop eye usually looks like a fluid filled sack under the eyes-like if the fish had bags. I have not had cases where it was red-so a pic will help. Do to his age it could also be some abnormal growth.

    I'm sorry but you're wrong, that is not pop eye. pop eye is when the eye is literally being pushed out of the head. here is a picture popeye1_small.jpg

  8. Brandy your pH happens to be very low. Do you have any baking soda? You can use this as a temporary quick fix to raise the pH until you can go out to the store and pick up some crushed coral or order Buff-it-up from Goldfishconnection.com

    Remember pH needs to be raised slowly and checked often. There is a great link in my sig about pH help.

    edit also try not to use any medications at this point and time, lets work on bringing up your pH first.

    There is no filter in the qt tank. I would have to take the filter out of the big one...so one fish is going to have to be without a filter. I will set that up. I haven't tested the water this morning. I will do that now.

    I don't think you need a qt, keep the fish together in the tank and raise the pH there. If you do qt the one fish you'll need to perform twice daily water changes to keep the ammonia at zero.

  9. ok, done. it was strange at first, I couldn't get it to go in and I was more poking him and noticed that the blood is coming out of his skin. once I remembered to hold the syringe like a pencil it went in smoothly but I did need to take him out of the water for the injection - maybe like 30 seconds.

    do these injections need to be timed based? like same time tomorrow night or just anytime tomorrow?

  10. yes definitely not floaty. but he has three red areas; left side, right side, underside.

    ok so the needles I have say 25 x 5/8A, 0.5mm x 15.8mm. edit these are shorter and wider.

    oh and two sets of cat insulin syringes and needles but it doesn't say the size but the needles are pretty tiny as well. edit these are longer and slimmer in width

  11. earlier this evening when I got home he was swimming around in his basket but now he is mostly quiet. he's not floaty at all. he is bottom sitting in the basket. is the pressure an issue since the basket floats him about mid tank?

    he did feel a bit soft but I didn't squeeze him so I barely cupped him for the photos.

    I can't get the maracyn plus until 2morrow. :undecided: I do have metro plus if that makes any difference?? is the baytril a bad thing right now? my Dad had said I should use it but I told him I'd have to as you first.

    I'll leave him alone (no handling) but should I still try and feed him anymore?

  12. the stress coat should also be a dechlorinator, double check your bottle though. so when adding in the tap water you always want to put the dechlor into the tank right before adding in water. It should say on the bottle that it removes chlorine, chloramines, heavy metals, etc. depending on the brand you'll know how much dechlor to add with each water change.

    is this your stress coat? http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=4025

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