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  1. So I live in South Florida and my friends outdoor pond has an infestation of island apple snails (they are non natives) she gave me 2 clutches of eggs to hatch (my lfs will take them once they are big enough and trade me for store cred.) I hatched 200 eggs and messed up a lot. I have about 10 survivors that are currently living in a 5g tank with a sponge filter. This morning I moved an algae covered decoration from my other tank into theirs as well as purchased duckweed from the nearby petstore that got it in by accident. I had mentioned to the lady at the petstore that there was a single fry in the duckweed (which was kept in their ram cichlid tank). Now it could be a different type of fish but I would expect that it would have been eaten quickly by the rams if it wasn't one of theirs? Anyways she didn't seem to care much and scooped him up in my duckweed. So now in my 5g tank I cut a bit of my biofilter from my cycled hexagon and added it to the tank near the sponge filter and added the duckweed and the algae. What should I do next? Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  2. I have 3 nerites and my oldest one I've had for 3 years now. He has this huge white scar down his shell. All of my nerites are missing the tips of their shells because (I think) I had bladder snails or something in the tank by accident at one point and they used to hitch rides and possibly hurt the other shells somehow (they're all dead and gone now). My zebra nerite has not moved much from the top of the tank but it is a deep tank (hexagon) so I wouldn't expect them to go to the bottom but he never leaves the filter area. My old nerite goes everywhere and is always active. My little olive nerite was at the top a couple of days ago He did move around quite a bit. My boyfriend was making me a glass lid for the tank so that I had one properly fitting and he pulled the snail off of the side of the tank. I heard a pop sort of sound and he dropped the snail back into the water. The snail hasn't been out but I did see him retract even more when I picked him up earlier. However he also hasn't moved again since then. How can I tell if he's hurt or dying? I have a pic of the zebra, the old leopard one and then my little immobile olive colored one. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  3. Hey everyone it's been a while. I took a break from goldfish and still haven't returned to them. I may once I graduate this winter. This is my angelfish in my I think 27 or 33g hex. He lives with three nerites two minnows one tetra and one leopard cory. He is about 1 year old, the cory is about 2 years old, The nerites are almost 3 years old. The tetra is about 3 years old and the Minnows I just replace whenever he eats them. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  4. I euthanized him, he was looking like crap and unable to unbend himself when I went to check on him after my last post. Appreciate everyone help.
  5. I euthanized him, he was looking like crap and unable to unbend himself when I went to check on him after my last post. Appreciate everyone help.
  6. How long do I give him before I know it's not going to work? I know it was said 4 days for improvement, now slime coat is floating around the tank and he's the same, listless and pineconed.
  7. He ate another half of a pea and perked up a tiny bit. We went from laying on his back at the bottom of the tank to hanging out in headstands by his bubbles, floating up in his bubbles, and swimming straight for the first time in 2 days before going back to the bubbles. ( I took the peas out that he didn't eat) He's still pineconed and it takes him a couple of "spit outs" before he'll actually eat but he might be getting better?
  8. Sorry also wondering what to do with my filter cartridge and biowheel? I have it in a small container of old tank water with an air stone because my tank was cycled with it, no gravel/sand. Should I toss them and start over since there were parasites?
  9. I have a tetra whisper air pump and a bendable bubble wall. I just checked and there's nothing obvious to change the air flow, am wondering if I wrap sponge around the bubble wall? I have this: http://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore/tetra-whisper-aquarium-air-pump-for-20-gallon-aquariums and this: http://www.petsolutions.com/C/Aquarium-Air-Stones-Wands/I/Bendable-Bubble-Wall.aspx?CAWELAID=520009670000361688&CAGPSPN=pla&catargetid=520009670000082367&cadevice=c&gclid=CjwKEAiAwZO0BRDvxs_1w-qFnhkSJABo10ggTLsvkEnf7weNkN27Iw1Gw_GF7mPMFXPnTdqDv-cXEhoC7-zw_wcB
  10. I found triple sulfa at a store one county over, just got home and added it to the tank. I also blanched a pea and shelled, he ate 1/4 of it. I have the bubble wall coiled up into a corner and I had turned my filter off because between the two it was too powerful, ordered a sponge filter on Amazon. He goes over to the bubble wall and wedges himself against it and the tank wall or gets pushed/floats around becaue even the bubbles are strong for him. I know medications can drop my O2 levels, should I uncoil the bubble wall?
  11. Does anyone know of a place I can get those online with fast delivery? The LFS are all marine and only carry erythromycin and tetracycline and minocycline, I got paid today and have already been to Petco, Petsmart, Petsupermarket, Pet supplies plus, and I've already checked with all of the open LFS within the county. Also should I feed him a pea? This is day 4 since he hasn't eaten anything. He's still tracking me with his eyes. No changes so far.
  12. I've had them off since this started, should I offer him a pea? I fasted him two days in a row now. He's still floating upside down and very listless but he's tracking me with his eyes and swimming a small amount. I have the filter off and the bubble wand is curled into the corner but it's even pushing him around now. Pineconing is definitely obvious now but I've seen worse pictures on here also and he has a very thin thread-like poo this morning. What other anitbiotic do I need in regards to ingredients? The only way I can get anything sooner than Thursday (assuming the only LFS which is an hour away is open after I get out of work at 12) is if we carry it at work.
  13. Just an update, he's upside down again and right back to where we were this morning. How long do I give him for improvement before trying to save him becomes prolonged death? I hate watching him suffer like this.
  14. Added the epsom salt and 500mg of metronidazole, removed my filter cartridge because it has carbon component and he's still upright but bottom sitting and the pineconing got a tiny bit worse but not by that much.
  15. I have 250 mg of metronidazole remaining packet-wise. If it's safe- I have human/canine metro pills I can crush without prazi. I have 250mg tablets and I can get 500mg tablets rx'd from work. I have the equivalent of these: http://www.allivet.com/p-690-metronidazole-tablet-250-mg.aspx?gclid=Cj0KEQiA-4i0BRCaudDcrrnDi6kBEiQAZSh5f6IRpfiT1mk4Gklj1_y1mB0DzZMprd7lMUMlLaxWKUMaAvHw8P8HAQ
  16. I only have general cure until Thursday (payday) which has metro/prazi in it. Also I have epsom salt, can I add that in addition to Aq. salt? Also my ph has been wonky for a long time. I used to add 1 and 1/8ths tbsp baking soda to buffer but even that wasn't helping? I treated him for the bugs I found in my filter. see: http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/123286-bah-humbug-butch-needs-help-and-i-need-a-new-tank/
  17. I've put him back in the main tank, which I also did a 100% WC on and salted 1tsp/gal any other suggestions?
  18. Pineconing or am I imagining things? He is able to hold himself upright now..
  19. He's still alive, I didn't know what to do and he was getting worse so I did a 100% WC, the suggested 25% WCs due to my pH instability does not bring my nitrates down enough and that's the only thing wrong with my water assuming that both rounds of GC got rid of the parasites.. hopefully he lives.
  20. In the video I had moved him, in his tank water, into a 2.5 gal. container with air stone since he kept getting sucked into the filter and I had to run to work first thing this morning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qx511pchRY&feature=youtu.be
  21. Please copy & paste fill the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems: Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0.25 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0.0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 40 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 1.0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) pH: 7.4, kh: 17.8, gH: 71.2 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) ph: 8.4, kh: 53.4, gh: 89 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? api drops * Water temperature? 76 F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20, since February * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? penguin biowheel 150gph * How often do you change the water and how much? 25-30% twice a week * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 12/26/15, 25%. * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 oranda, 4 inches total length * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? 2 sinking pellets daily (fasted yesterday due to floating issues and was going to do a pea this morning but found him like this) and bloodworms twice a week, right before WC. * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? General cure dose 1 on 12/19, dose 2 on 12/21 and 25% WC on 12/23, salt 0.1% (1tsp/gal) for flukes, anchor worm, and lice. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. see above * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? missing scales (he had wedged himself last night between plant and stone, possible raised scales or I might just be seeing things, I have bad vision. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? staying at the bottom, is able to right himself but is upside down and "bent", lethargic, gasping, low respiration and odd twitching (video to come soon)
  22. Tons of improvement tonight. Almost back to normal, I think my pellets might have gone bad too, I fed bloodworms tonight and he perked up immediately. my parameters are good though. Did the 25% WC tonight and things are lookin good..
  23. I'm trying to find one I can afford. CL in my area is all marine 40+ gallon or hermit crab 10g tanks and I can't afford a new tank and new filter all at once. The cats kept trying to fish him out of the plastic bin that I had set up when I had two fish and so I gave up on that idea real fast, lost one fish and now he's chillin in his tank. His bubble curtain is flexible, I've stretched it across the entire tank to keep things moving. Open to any other suggestions of course.
  24. Thanks Dawn, me too! There's not much else to do at the moment. Tank parameters aren't terrible.. kH keeps dropping though. * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0.0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0.0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) 10.0ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) pH: 7.4 KH: 35.6 (possibly lower, my first drop was clear with blue tint, hardly blue at all) GH: 89
  25. His gills seem really red to me. Lethargic headstands in his bubble area
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