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Posted May 24, 2010
My camera is dead.
Something's up or wrong with Sushii! I checked her water quality and everything is fine!
Today nothing was on her fins.....
NOW on the back tail under her fins and not on the rims but on the fins itself are white blisters and they are white and they look like pimples! Nothing was there this morning and now it's all over her and underneath!
I have no idea what these things are!
Posted April 2, 2010
Well after 2 1/2 weeks of observation, ect. I diagnosed Sushii with swim bladder disorder!
I need to know what is the best way to treat and hopefully defeat this issue! She's had it now for 3 1/2 weeks.
She bottoms sits and head dives or swims oddly. She still does the 'coughing' swims backwards and hit the ground.
Her water levels are fine.
My hands are up in the air with this one!
Posted March 17, 2010
Thanks Sarah and Amymitchell.
She seems to be doing slightly better since I have started feeding some AP food.
Posted March 16, 2010
Okay I got a video...I am uploading it now.
Sorry the quality is not that good....but you can see something is wrong.
She does a spiral slam comes up to greet me and then slams in the corner at the end.
She comes up and spirals and slams her head in the gravel and you can see her coughing.
I can try getting video.
I have actually been crying since seeing her like this. I did a 50% water change and it still hasn't had an effect.
Something is very wrong with Sushii!
All water levels are normal! I checked it all! Food and diet has not changed; only added peaches, strawberries, and corn and she is fine!
Two weeks ago she was up and swimming, foraging, and being a goldfish!
Since the heater was accidentally "shut off" and the tank was 79 degrees and dropped to 63 degrees for two days, and I slowly reworked the tank back up to 79 degrees over four days not to shock her!
She no longer swims but sits! When she gets up to swim she coughs, spirals down, and slams on her belly!
She only acts normal when it comes to eating! Chopstix is falling into depression but Sushii is ignoring her!
I checked for dopsy, ich, velvet...nothing!
Poop is normal!
Ever since the temp drop she has never been the same.
in Goldfish Discussion
Posted March 7, 2010
Do what your heart says.
in Equipment and Water Care
BIG hugs to you Amber! I hope your fish will be okay!!
Posted March 5, 2010
Well I came home and both were sitting! Chopstix is still small enough to hide under Sushii's tail, so after freaking out for a few minutes I found her!
They don't seem that happy right now, so I am raising the tank again by another 2 degrees. I feel bad for my babies! I didn't mean for this to happen to them.
I did both.
One gorgeous one not so gorgeous.
Well the tank is 66 degrees...so I've only raised it slowly and to my surprise Sushii is having a ball?!? She is up and around being goofy in the bubbles and swimming with Chopstix.
The cold water doesn't seem to bother her as of now.
Huh? Should I keep her at 68-70 degrees?
Oh. And it was my sister who unplugged the heater! She told me she thought the thermometer said 90 degrees, but her vision is not that great, and so she unplugged it and forgot to tell me. She said she unplugged it on Monday night!
Which explains why my room was so blasted cold over the last several days! I forgave her, I mean I would understand why'd she freak out because her goldfish died when the tank heater didn't shut off and she was at work and it cooked them in other words, so she panicked over mine. I told her the heater was fine!
Ugh. The moors are eating now and seem to be fine.
I just gave her a small snack and she seems to be snapping out of her cold front and she getting very aggressive right now when it comes to eating.
I don't know WHO touched my heater...but I will find out! I am very fired up right now, you have no idea!
Posted March 5, 2010
Edited March 5, 2010 by Sushi13
I am seriously scared! Sushii came up to see me, and Chopstix is nudging her to swim...it looks like the dial was even played with on my heater! I am trying to fix it right now!
Sushii is not like the cold water either!
I will do what you say, Sarah! Thank you!
I don't know what happened or who done it!! Yesterday my tank was 79 degrees! I stuck my hand in the water and realized it was freezing! I looked at the temp and it's 63 degrees!!!
I don't know who unplugged it! I don't want my babies to get ill or get dopsy! I don't know what to do!
I just turned back on the heater!
Chopstix is fine BUT Sushii is now bottom sitting and barely seems to be moving!
in Goldfish Food
Posted March 1, 2010
Lupin that research was done when I was 17. I remember looking online back in the day, but that was over ten years ago. I haven't given my fish bloodworm or frozen foods since then.
It was some fish hobbyist with 25 years of experience and that is only what I remember.
It can be transmitted through certain foods by my understanding!
I remember I gave my fish frozen bloodworms...days later they got dospy and died! I did research then and they said it can be transmitted by frozen foods!
I never fed frozen food after that experience!
My fear is feeding them bloodworms and they get dospsy!
What does gel food look like?
I've had bad experiences with bloods worms back in the past that has put a natural fear in me to feed my fish that again!
Vegetables they hate! I have tried carrots, lettuce, cucumber and they simply spit it out or ignore it! :|
Ingredients in HBH Discs:
Fish meal, wheat flour, wheat germ, pea powder, shrimp meal, krill meal, wheat starch, spirulina algae, squid meal, beet powder, dehydrated alfalfa meal, red pepper powder, brewers dried yeast, astaxanthin, natural mixed tocopherols (preservative), rosemary extract, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), vitamin a acetate, choline chloride, a-tocopheryl acetate (source of vitamin e), niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, pyridoxine hcl, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, folic acid, d-activated animal sterol (source of vitamin d3), vitamin b12 supplement, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, magnesium proteinate, iron proteinate, citric acid.
* Crude Protein (min) 44.0%
* Crude Fat (min) 5.0%
* Crude Fiber (max) 2.0%
* Moisture (max) 10.0%
Gel food I have not tried with them yet....not sure how they will react to it. Daphnia food, again I have not tried with them.
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I switched my Moor's diets over the last week:
Morning- HBH Goldfish Discs
Evening- HBH Goldfish Discs
Morning- Tetra Flake (Snack Only)
Is this enough variety for them?
I've had luck with Cichlids all my life.
Two years ago, I restarted with golfish and had no luck when the first one died. Ooops. :|
I have my goldie babies now...and I wouldn't exchange them for no other fish! Not even tropicals.
I just pm'd you a few hours ago on other things to improve Rusty's swimming! I didn't see the thread until now.
Good thing it's working out for you!
Hopefully your babies school together soon!
Posted February 27, 2010
Anymore have a black moor male....I think Sushii needs some love. Girl is looking really fat.