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  1. Hey I was at the store yesterday and I had to check out the fish even though I don't plan on getting more. There was a BEAUTIFUL blue Oranda for sale. $31. I think it's a female but not totally sure. He/she looks VERY healthy even though it's from s chain store. The picture makes her look more chocolate but she's a beautiful silvery Blue. They she has been there for months and no one has bought her. I thought If anyone could give her a good home it would be someone from kokos. She's in Jenkintown PA. Last I remember we can't post store names but it's one of the main chains but I've noticed this particular store always has super clean tanks and very healthy looking fish.
  2. Well spoke too soon. Just as quickly as he stopped, then started again, he had stopped eating again. I dunno what to do. Seperatly, does anyone know how long an unopened bottle of prazi pro is good for? My daughter actually notIced that my blood parrot cichlid had bright red under his gills and I had noticed that but she said "it looks like a coral reef". And it does. It looks like red with long red strings and she found another post that said it was gill flukes. I dunno much about cichlids. This wasn't even supposed to be my fish. She found this pic online and it looks EXACTLY like my fish. I just know my prazi is unopened but I think I bought it like 4 years ago.
  3. Thanks! I'm so so glad he did a 180. I don't know what happened to make him stop and I don't know what happened to make him start but luckily he's doing well!
  4. Hey guys! Thanks for all the advice. I didn't know what duckweed was but I tried bloodworms and a few other types of food with no luck. I was getting super worried cause like Artic Mama said a goldfish must eat. And I wouldn't want him to waste away. But he still seemed so active and healthy and wasn't wasting away at least not visually. Then out of nowhere one day I tried the Hikari pellets that had been his main food and he just ate them! It's like as quickly as he stopped he just started again even though nothing changed! Hes eaten 5 or 6 times now. He won't touch the bloodworms but I have a rescue Blood Parrot that is stunted (previous owners put him in with aggressive African cichlids) and he's loving the bloodworms! So good news! And that's a good video to watch in case there is an issue in the future! Thanks everyone!
  5. Thanks everyone. It's been between 2-3 weeks since he's eaten ANYTHING At ALL. But I'm in agreement that since he is otherwise behaving normally I should monitor and watch . I think bloodworms in garlic is a great idea though! I'll keep you guys posted! P.s. Hi Koko!!!! Hope you have been doing well!! 😊
  6. Thanks for answering. I tried handfeeding but he doesn't let me. I've had other fish that let me hand feed but when I tried with him he just wiggled away and it was stressing him out. So I coukdht even get any food in. I also thought they were cataracts and not a bacterial cloudy eye. But like I said he has had them for a while. And I've had totally blind fish still find food. So even with them he should be able to smell the food. I think what baffles me the most is that he went from eating like a pig one day to not eating at all. It wasn't a slow loss of interest in food. It was overnight. I appreciate your response! Wish me luck!
  7. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 20 * Ammonia Level(Tap) ? * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 20 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.0 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Freshwater Master Test Kit * Water temperature? 65 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 46 Gallons and its been running for about 8 years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Penguin 350 * How often do you change the water and how much? Between 50% and 75% weekly * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 6 days ago, 75% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 fish remaining who is almost 9 years old and she is approx 8-9 inches including tail * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Hikari Lionhead Sinking Pellets as main food as main food every 2 days. (I used to feed once daily but I do not live at the same house as my fish anymore so have been feeding less) * Any new fish added to the tank? No, no new fish in at least 6 years * 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. Years ago I was actually very active on this site and was even a moderator for a brief period. I learned how to keep my fish from this site and at one point my collection was up to 30 goldfish. I set this tank up approx 8 years ago (maybe 9) with 5 fish. The tank and all fish were treated with 2 weeks of salt at 0.3% and with at least a month of prazi. All fish were added at the same time. No new fish were ever added. THe fish in this tank thrived but a few died during a power outage. Other than that, one fish dropsied and I had treated with Metro Meds at the time. But this particular fish has never been sick. Slowly the fish died off for various reasons (most from the week long power outade during Sandy, or dropsy). This fish has never had any major issues. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? She has a bit of cloudy eye that he has had for about a year. I honestly believe its an age thing. And she has a few missing scales. That also has been been about a year now. However aside from that she is doing well. NO frayed fins, no red streaks, no fungus, no pop eye, no pineconing. She is swimming happily. Her dorsal fin is upright. Sorry I keep saying she but I actually believe its a he based on the vent I just named her a girlie name so I am in the habit of calling her she. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? On Christmast I noticed that the food I had given him the day before was not touched at all. He normally gobbles it up. Over the past couple of weeks I have racked my brain, trying to think of why he had stopped eating. Nothing has changed at ALL. But he is refusing food. I tried a fresh bag, no luck. I tried a different brand of food. No Luck. I checked his mouth and it is opening and there is no blockage or anything. He basically just stopped eating completely but is otherwise acting TOTALLY normal. No swimbladder issues or anything like that. Does anyone have ANY ideas as to what is wrong. Thanks in advance! C2358053-65F0-4DB7-92B0-7740975820AC.MOV
  8. Hey! I remember you saying the other day that you collect goldfish books. I've been buying the ones I've seen (only about 4-5 of them) and am done reading them. At this point, the books I've read are very basic, and I'm finding that most of the things I've learned on here from you guys already!!! I always like to be ahead of myself, and am looking into getting a few books that go further than the basic. You know, that delve into diseases, medications, treatments etc. I want to learn more. I want to understand things like "gram negative bacteria", and different medicine names.. Right now the books I've read are more like "there are many fish diseases. Many need antibiotics. Ask someone which to use...". It doesn't have to be just disease but basically I am looking for a few good books that will teach me things beyond just rereading basic knowledge. I love to read (especially at the beach). I am going to buy the book that Rick was part of. There was also this really good book at the library that I want to try to find on ebay or something. It was older but was exactly the kind of book I am talking about. I think it was "goldfish guide" by Dr. Matsui & Dr. Axelrod. (I have two titles written down I think that was the one.) Any recommendations?? They don't have to be brand new either, I would be fine with something that I would have to track down on ebay, etc. If ANYONE knows any I am interested. Not just from Daryl, I just directed the question to her because I remember her saying she collects them! Or even books that are more basic but just have something "better" about them. Thanks!!!
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