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  1. thanks for your reply. Would putting potassium permanganate on it help? Or just leaving it alone be best. Are these terminal? :-( Edit: I just read this, *external link removed* that might explain it, I feed her these flakes and they do kind of get soggy when I get to the bottom of the food container.
  2. I've had him/her for about 5 years. The bump started out small but recently it got bigger :-(
  3. well I had to euthanize her with clove oil :-( I did a amateurish necropsy and made an unholy mess. But, the only things I saw unusual were, her intestines seemed bloated but maybe that was because I waited a couple hours after she was gone. There was also a black tarry substance from around her organs. any ideas? What I think she had was some kind of tumor or cancer.
  4. well I anesthetized her with clove oil and felt around there, it felt surprisingly empty where her behind is, even tho it looks swollen. I also felt what seemed almost like "broken glass" around there, maybe I gave her kidney stones from feeding too much peas :-( I don't think she has worms or anything.
  5. Thanks so much can you show us how to make de-worming gel food?
  6. can you guys take another look, there is a bulge near her anal fin, you can't really see it here. maybe she is egg bound.http://www.flickr.com/photos/aliber4079/7306091782/ <a href=" title="fishy by zoosmart, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7236/7306091782_313eca98c8.jpg" width="500" height="337" alt="fishy"></a>
  7. Sorry for the late response. Some light white stuff came out this morning, she was fed midday one pea which she digested normally, he belly is much better looking. Next batch is going to be green beans then peas. Middle and Baby Goldfish is the big tank are on pea and protein flakes. Next stop is the petstore for a more varied diet for Middle and Baby Goldfish the youngest. Gradual introduction of mixed vegies then the most digestible protein for Big Goldfish Girl who looks very happy by herself in her heated tank. If you could point to the most digestible protein for her, I would be grateful. Mrs Goldone Again thousands, billions of thank yous!
  8. My Big Baby Goldfish Girl is feeling better! Yeah! She gave hand kisses to Mr Goldone. We added another heater because the other one was not doing that good. What and when would you feed her next? Or just fasting? PS: realized that the post about feeding for constipation was on the wrong thread and moved it but get an error message when I try to edit any post.
  9. I just read that green bean might be more helpful that peas for constipation. Would frozen ones be ok?
  10. I just read that green bean might be more helpful that peas for constipation. Would frozen ones be ok?
  11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/aliber4079/?saved=1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/aliber4079/?saved=1 New attempt at posting pictures.
  12. Big Golfish Girl has been moved to her own 50 gallons tank with a heater and a teaspoon of Epsom salt was added. She is contorting like she is ready to spawn.
  13. mrs Goldone again. I saw something that looked like the eggs Big Goldfish Girl made in the prior years when I checked everybody thoroughly. A little afterward, Baby Goldfish which is dark orange but has no outward signs of a breeding male went after her, it was a move that Silver Goldfish and Baby have been making any time Big Goldfish Girl has been full of eggs. That moves usually results in egg release and protein eating for all 3. This year, that is not working. It might have to do with the weird weather we had, summer temperatures in winter, a tiny bout of cold winter weather last week that warms up then cool down and so on, week after weeks. I wanted to take more pictures but the camera decided not to cooperate. I will move the prior one to another place. If that doesn't work, I don't know.
  14. Mrs Goldone here, Koko were you able to access the pictures? I can sit the water for 24 hours. And test at each end. The pressure from the pump has been lowered considerably and the water level is 4 inches lower than the top of the tank. The 3 Goldfish had a good nite sleep and day nap. It is possible for us to have very low light, even during the day, in the vicinity of the tank.
  15. Cannot edit previous post, so current tank Ph is 8.2 but the tap is 8.8. Mr Goldone confirmed that the Ph has never, ever been that high in any of our tap water. But being in the midwest, we don't know what the stupids are doing with our water. We do not have an alkalinity test, something to get next shopping trip.
  16. Mrs Goldone again. Well, we used to feed them commercial Tetrafin food but after Big Gold Fish Girl sensitivity, we started feeding her peas and of course the others as well, I also gave them a little bit of lettuce. I just found out Petsmart has more food now, including the San Francisco Bay Brand. Most of the tank water is replaced, just enough left for the fish to be comfortable in it. It is the first time I have seen the Ph that high. You guys have to tell me how to check for alkalinity, because I don't know how. I am allergic to the stuff in the test drop, Mr Goldone is going have to do it as well as helping me download the pictures. I should have asked for help earlier, my poor baby.
  17. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level 0 * Nitrite Level 0 * Nitrate level between 0 and 5.0 warm yellow not lemon yellow * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.8 dark purple (High range Ph) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Freshwater Master Kit drops. * Water temperature? * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75 Gals, since late summer 2010 * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 1 Ehmein ecco comfort filter, 1 bigger Ehmein ecco pro filter. * How often do you change the water and how much? Once a week. Last nite Mr Goldone added fresh coral to one of our filters. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? On Sunday night, we are now thursday afternoon. * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 common goldfishes, 6 inches female (our patient) 2 4 inches, one silver presumed female and one gold undetermined gender but very feisty. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Peas once a day * 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. For the conditions below we have used salt, then prazi. Big Goldfish Girl jumped 2 times out of her tank in two different locations. The fist time was from her former 50 gallon tank (It was shared by Silver Goldfish Girl who didn't jump) The second time was from her present 75 gallon tank (It was shared by Silver Goldfish Girl and Baby Goldfish who didn't jump) She spawned eggs at least 2 times, she was bumped by the others but no milt was ever produced, the eggs were eaten by the two other fishes, the last time. Prior time(s), only the middle fish (Silver Golfish Girl) when the baby was a fry. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? She had the bloody streaks several times and we took action and it stopped. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? All our Golfishes love love love love to eat. For the past two or 3 nights, after eating Big Goldfish Girl has been swimming head down. She also has been staying chin on the bottom of the tank more often resulting in a red streaked chin which is not present today. She is still putting her chin down the tank floor and has an arched look. I (Mrs Goldone) only do water tests and salt treatments if they are needed during the day. Goldone, the Mr, does water changes, treatments, hospital tank setups in the evenings and during weekends. We wonder if feeding our goldfishes once a day is too much. Due to Big Goldfish Girl sensitivity, we have only fed everybody warmed up organic peas. I also gave them a little bit of organic lettuce torn in tiny tiny pieces.
  18. No, no pleco. Just my 3 goldfishes. After doing all the water testing, I did pea feeding and everybody was feisty then calmly foraged. I know that Big Goldfish Girl is for sure a girl since she made eggs during previous Springs, I could not see any breeding pearls anywhere on the presumed Baby Goldfish Boy, the pectoral fins are just thicker.
  19. Mrs Goldone here. I think our baby girl is a boy! Thick front of pectoral fins. This morning I found my big girl tail all torn up (just found out she was a fantail) and there had been sign of fighting (bites) all over everybody. All I know for sure is that Big Fantail Girl is a Girl. I have to gender the others and separate them. Luckily I have an extra tank and two cycled filters. Main Tank is 75gal, ammonia 0, high Ph 8.8, nitrite 0, nitrate is warm yellow but the card has the same lemon yellow color as ammonia, so I don't know what to think, but is definitely not orange. Test is drops in bottles from API Freshwater Master and Mini Test Kits. Water changed 3 days ago, 90%. Enough for Big Goldfish Girl to swim upright. No sign of anything wrong. Ich and other things. There has never been a problem between Silver girl and Big Gold Fish Girl but Baby has always been more aggressive. We got him? from fry he is 4, now. I now remember that he had to be separated before but gave us the moping treatment in the other tank which is placed on the other side of the big tank, so they can see each other. Due to aggression which seems to be triggered by visual cues,??it might be smarter to keep the side that looks to the other tank blocked in some way. From now on, we will separate them when the water temperature gets warmer. Please chime in and let me know if you can think of something else. Our Big Goldfish Gild looks exhausted.
  20. I thought mine was the only one that did that. It doesn't have to be feeding time, I'll just be sitting there and he splashes to get attention. Our golfish are all "common" goldfish girls..Our oldest, Big Gold Fish Girl is 7, she is the loudest smack noise maker, and the biggest splasher (no problem dousing us if we stand too close and have no food, or social interaction ready.The middle girl, Silver Girl is 4, she is not very streamlined and might be the result of the store breeding what ever unsold adults they had, causing inbreeding. She is as subdued as she is beautiful and very very smart.Our youngest is 3, we got her as a fry hence her name Baby Fishy, she has turned into the most beautiful pure orange gold fish, who is very feisty and stood her own to Big Gold Fish Girl the minute she was big enough to join the other 2. She is now as big as Silver Girl. I just had to interrupt the post to break a WWF Fish style skirmish between the 2. The first time it ever happened in our presence. They usually get along well and look unhappy if one of them has to be in the hospital tank. All tanks are always within sight of each other. Leaving the computer screen on after the lights are off and the tank cover on is a no-no for Baby who bangs the plastic cover placed on the surface the glass lid does not reach.Using a portable electronic device with the screen facing away from the tank does not cause any reaction. Thank You fellow Kokos Goldfish forum members for helping taking care of our girls.
  21. My ammonia levels are low enough to where I can add salt, according to what I have been told. I do have an airstone along with a 350gph filter on my 20 gallon tank, so its way quite overfiltered and plenty of air, I think it may be due to my waters 8.2+ pH I am at a bit of a dilemma here, because my parents are getting really uptight about how much I'm spending on my fish tanks, so much so that I can't buy anything more (my dad hates me having a fish tank, for no reason, he just hates it) so I am stuck with high pH water. hi ph is ok, except it makes them more sensitive to ammonia but otherwise it's ok. well within reason, less than 8.0
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