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  1. thanks for the help. fish is in QT with heater and epsom salt. using a little powerhead too.
  2. we have some that says 100% magnesium sulfate USP (heptahydrate)...can i use this?
  3. when someone says to use epsom salt for dropsey, do they mean a special brand for fish? or any epsom salt? can i use saltwater aquarium salt for dropsey?
  4. i fed the bloodworms to my ryukin my qt will be a 10g have a 75w haeter, but it's already over 80 room temp over here. you mean clean the entire pond out, or give clean water to the qt? is this contagious? i will start feeding metro. will get epsom.
  5. i don't suspect the params would change much in a few days. the tests from then were: ammo, na, ni: 0 hard, alkaline water, ph 7.8 no chlorine the fish has been bloated for while. also the fish is acting perfectly normal.
  6. I THINK it's Dropsey!!!!!!!!!!!!! scales are starting to raise!!!!!!! noooooooooooooo.....but that irregular lump....is tha part of dropsey?
  7. i don't really want to move the filter box...ill just do a water change in a few days.
  8. i threw in 2 slime covered rocks in the filter (they get light) and some anacharis. problem solved? or should i put in a bioball or two from the prefilter box?
  9. whoops too late, put some of the medicine in bloodworms, but i think most dissolved in the water. don't forget the water is mature cycled pond water. i put some metro in the water, b/c i may have seen tiny white spots on him. also gave him a little half pea to eat in case it's constipation.
  10. are you going to paint the wood? i think that's a cool way to do filters.
  11. do you get your ranchus from vvvv or mmm? how much did you pay for the little guys, if you don't mind me asking? i want two ranchus, but the vvvv and mmm chus are poopy. i don't know what i should be paying for a good looking ranchu at other stores.
  12. [*]Test Results for the Following: water direct from my pond, so: [*]Ammonia Level?0 [*]Nitrite Level?0 [*]Nitrate level?0 [*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)?7.8 [*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)?probaly the same as above [*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?tetra aquarium test strips [*]Water temperature? like 80F [*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 5, water from pond [*]What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? eclipse filter, no medaia since it's a QT tank [*]How often do you change the water and how much? just set it up [*]how many days ago was the last water change and how much? just set it up [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 2" [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? pond water conditioner [*]What do you feed your fish and how often? just got it and has white poo [*]Any new fish added to the tank? <_< [*]Any medications added to the tank? not yet... [*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? maybe...1 tiny, brown dot on bottom of fish (is flat). prob coloring. [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? nope.
  13. I bought a ryukin goldfish at pestmart today, and even though he looks healthy, he has thin white poop with some normal color poop. should i feed him food with metronidazole? or is he just constipated? i don't believe there are any air bubbles.
  14. thanks. i bought a 2 inch ryukin at vvvv today he is a 5 gallon tank for observation. seems healthy, very active, gills look clear, no scratchin up against decoration. found this little fish to be far superior in terms of body of shape and symetry than other fish in tanks, but his tail arches down a less than other ryukin pictures i've seen. was going to get another fish, none of the other goldfish looked as good as this guy did. i tried to take pics, but they all turned out fuzzy.
  15. the poo was solid, a gravely-green brown color. i can feed some pees. so does this mean it is not carrying eggs? or is it constipated and gravid?
  16. i saw a long 2 inch poo come out this morning.
  17. by pregnant i mean there are eggs inside the body that are ready to be spawned. it's too dark for a pic. would gravid be a better term to use instead of pregnant?
  18. I think my sarasa comet is pregnant. It is VERY fat, however, it's midsection is not completely round and smooth. The fish has two small iregular lumps. The fish eats & swims normally, and is very active. What do you think? Pregnant or is there something wrong?
  19. i wanted to edit this onto the first post, but the edit button is missing? why? 1 wakin 1 american shubunkin 1 sarasa comet 3 crossbreeds
  20. i do believe that is a mosiac plant, a type of ludwigia. goldfish don't do really harm it, probaly only as much as other plants.
  21. how does the brick stay in place? pond demensions? looks good, and clean. i can tell this will turn out really nice.
  22. Thanks for the replies. Moved some stuff around: We have underwater lights in the pond, this is light sensor. It only stays on till 10 at night; a timer shuts it off so the goldfish can sleep. Removable lid to access equipment.
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