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  1. Ok thanks Helen will do. Question, why does Alphonso have red streaks in his tail? I thought I noticed it in the other fish before, even when they haven't been sick.
  2. I don't believe this. Helen had me move Speckles to the big tank so that I can put Alphonso in the QT tank. Speckles instantly wanted to be with his new friends! He never is this active.
  3. Well, I scrubbed bottom of the big tank, moved Speckles to big tank. I am going to have to do the 100% water change tonight for Alfredo, but afterwards I need to go to bed I'll deal with more tomorrow. This is off topic but when I moved Speckles I couldn't believe my eyes. He truly wanted to be with the other fish! He never swims this far!! I caught the tail end of it on video:
  4. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level (tank):0 * Nitrite Level (tank)0 * Nitrate level (Tank) 10 * Ammonia Level (Tap): 0 * Nitrite Level (Tap) 0 * Nitrate level (Tap) 0 * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.37, KH is 80 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 6.6 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops, except my PH monitor is digital * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? There is an Aquaclear (fluval) 110, and a penguin bio-wheel 200. Maybe I don't have enough filtration? * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * Water temperature? 73 * How often do you change the water and how much? once a week, 50% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? its been about a week now, and i changed 50% * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 60 gallons, running for over a year now * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 fish, all 4 inches each * What do you feed your fish and how often? Pro-gold every evening * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? no * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) Alfredo has had small signs of dropsy. The only thing I've noticed from all 3 fish is red streaks in their fins. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? bloody streaks * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? They are all a little lethargic. My two fish were lying on the bottom briefly this morning, and Alfredo has been floating at the top * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. I have never used prazi on this big tank. If it were flukes, why randomly now? * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. Video on the way These pictures don't need any words... I am horrified. His scales were ALWAYS a little raised since I've had him. I just didn't notice, how did I miss this? Why is all this happening at once? I feel like I'm going to lose all my fish
  5. Ok working on it now, and no Helen there is no gravel in the bigger tank.
  6. Speckles is in the QT. He's not sick at all. He was in the main tank just fine with the other fish. It is also bare bottom and they dont pick on him. Would it be OK to move Speckles to the main tank and put Alfredo in where Speckles was? what about soaking his food? should i treat again for flukes? its been a while
  7. I am more concerned because of his energy level being down though
  8. Helen, yes it is the same fish. I had taken pictures before from overhead but to be honest he is still showing tiny signs of the pineconing since before. guess I kinda just forgot about it because it didn't seem to be affecting him. His energy level is slightly down from normal. I can take overhead pics again
  9. So, Alfredo, the fish I've had about two years has been hanging out at the top a little more than I feel comfortable with. I've have had fish with swimbladder problems in the past and at first it never seemed like a major issue, but then it always seemed to get worse and worse once a fish started showing symptoms. Seems to me from my exerience before you know it the fish can never get to the bottom or is constantly at the top. Is it more of a progressive disease and that once they start showing signs it will only get worse and worse? I am not going to freak out. I just noticed he's definitely at the top all the time and the floating isn't terrible but not good. I have not changed anything. The nitrates are only 10! What is the best solution for a fish that has started to show swimbladder problems? Peas? fasting? Why does it always seem that I have at least 1 fish that is having problems? I think I have 8 or 9 fish. Either I'm a bad fishy mommy or these things just happen if you have enough goldfish? I try my best! EDIT* oops, did you need water params?
  10. Thank you so much. I'm so nervous someone is going to judge me for the way I keep Speckles alive. I appreciate your support. I feel like maybe I should get him a 20 gallon. I honestly had him in the 10 gallon because I thought 3 months ago he was about to die, yet he keeps on kicking so he's surprised me. I feel like he might enjoy a 20 gallon. I feel bad for him being all alone, but the other fish pick on him. Almost forgot, I change his water about once every 3 days. I dont know if its excessive but the tank is so small I like to keep his water quality good to give him every last chance of being able to live as long as he can.
  11. I really wanted to put this up for those of you who were following my thread on Speckles. Now this is NOT Freckles that I just put down, its a different fish. I wanted to give you an update. He continues to do the best he can, and that's all we can ask for. He shows me every day that he wants to be alive. For those of you who have not read the thread on Speckles, this may seem disturbing. This is my very Special calico ryukin Speckles. A while back as you can see in my old threads, I was debating whether or not I wanted to put him down. After a lot of thinking and advice from Koko's I decided that just because he's handicapped it doesn't make his life not worth living. I keep him alive because he responds to my care. I had quite a different situation with another calico ryukin (coincidence) where life for him was clearly NOT worth living. I have him in a bare bottom tank because he's on the bottom most of the time and its easier for him to slide around and its not abrasive. I don't have much decor in the tank because he tends to get blown into it or will have trouble turning around when he gets too close to it. I think he's doing great and he's trying so hard! (yes I am aware of his enormous belly)I'm afraid its been this way for a very long time and will stay this way.) In the video he actually makes it off the bottom for a few seconds, something he hasn't been able to do for a long time! I think I fed him too much though lol. Should I get him a 20 gallon? Do you think the 10 gallon is too small?
  12. Thanks! It actually is a panorama, so it isn't shaped the way it looks
  13. Around $100... but worth it, especially since I have extremely low PH out of the tap and NO KH. So I constantly have to be checking the PH.
  14. These are really accurate as far as I can tell. Expensive but I love them. Calibrating them is a pain though. I got 3 of them!!
  15. Well, now that Freckles has died I have an unused 10 gallon quarantine tank what do I do with it? Do I take the whole thing down and let it dry in case Freckles had some kind of disease from the finrot? Even though I treated it? What should I do with it? (Don't mind the LED light, I have a normal one.) This is a panorama of the living room: I do have 4 tanks running which is a little too much... I feel like instead of a crazy cat lady I'm a crazy fish lady with 4 tanks running lol. I have the 60 gallon, 20 gallon, and two 10 gallon ones. The 10 gallons are the two small ones on each side of the photo. Speckles because he's handicapped is in the 10 gallon all the way to the left. (he needs bare bottom tank, and I don't want him to get picked on) Freckles was in the 10 gallon all the way to the right, (the one I'm asking about what I should do with)
  16. That is Speckles isn't it? Hasn't he been sick also? He looks really good. No the video is Freckles when he was well.Speckles is doing really well though!
  17. Freckles went peacefully today. Thanks everyone for the support. It hurts to lose one so much..
  18. I want to name him Wiggles!!! He literally starts wiggling and gets SO excited when I go near the tank! He's precious.... so friendly and outgoing!!
  19. Thanks for the support it really helps. I hate when these things happen. I feel so helpless. I have done every possible thing in the world that I know how for this fish. Fish get sick just like other animals do. It is hard. We all know how much you love and care for Freckles. I saw that you had posted a funny photo of Alphonso late last night.(I saw it just earlier now.) Seems like he might have been keeping you company last night while perhaps watching Freckles???? All us goldfish lovers here on Koko's care for you and Freckles. That is very kind of you.. Thank you. I need all the support I can get. It's only everyone here who would understand that a goldfish is no more I insignificant than a dog or cat.
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