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  1. Hey guys, sorry I haven't been around to reply. Have been kinda busy with Thanksgiving and all. To respond to you guys, no ultimatejoy, the growth was not fuzzy at all. I don't think at least. I wish I had gotten a picture of it. But she hasn't had another like it pop up so I guess that is good. Hey Alex, and thanks. As Helen said, I did as you said and put her into a QT tank with .1% salt and fed her some jungle AP because of the white stringy poop. So far her poop hasn't been like that since administering the Jungle Ap so that is a plus. Going to be moving her to a larger QT tank now that I setup, after setting up one earlier that ended up leaking on me. which is always nice. Thanks for your concern. Will keep you guys posted.
  2. * Ammonia Level - 0 * Nitrite Level - 0 * Nitrate level - ~2.5 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) - 7.4 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) - 7.4 * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops - api drop test kit. * Water temperature - 70 degrees * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running - 55 Gallon. Year and a half? * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s) - Penguin 200 + Penguin 350. * How often do you change the water and how much - usually 50% a week. Since this showed up 2x a week at 50% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change - 3 days ago, 50% * How many fish in the tank and their size - 3 fish, 2 are around 4 inches, 1 2.5 inches I'd say. * What kind of water additives or conditioners - novaqua+ * What do you feed your fish and how often - once a day progold pellets. * Any new fish added to the tank - the 2 latest fish added were added around 6 months ago. * 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 - I haven't treated the tank with anything for this yet. Just water changes. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus - It started off as a few pimple like marks raising up from under her scales. About an hour ago I found a large grain of salt like looking ball on her. Came back shortly after and it had fallen off, now a sore remains. She also has white stringy poop as you will see in the pictures. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc. - Eating enthusiastically, but spends most nights/some parts of the day resting at the bottom of a bowl in the tank. She started doing that about 2 weeks ago I would say. The marks started appearing shortly after. Her dorsal fin is pretty much down all the time. Hey guys, what started off as some unusual behavior of sitting at the bottom of a bowl in the tank turned into some growths popping up under her scales in two different locations. Then I noticed that her poop was white and stringy. My first thoughts of action were to do a water change and add in some salt but I held off on the salt and just stuck to fresh water. After doing just 2 water changes a week at 50% each, the growths went away and she was just left with some spots that you can tell had something going on under it. With some missing scales where they were. Earlier today I looked at her and saw a pretty large white ball stuck to her scales on her side, which is what got me worried. I went to get my camera to take a picture of it but by the time I got back it had fallen off. Now all that is left is a little sore spot with a red blood mark in the middle. I tried for a while to get a good picture which would show what is going on with her but for the life of me I just couldn't get a decent picture. This is the best I could do. In this one you can sorta see the spot where the white spot was, and fell off of right beneath her dorsal fin. Here is her other side where you can see what remains after the growths. Thanks for looking and any/all help.
  3. Doh! Sorry to hear about all your troubles with Orange Fishie Fang! Breaks my heart to see another fish go through whatever it is that is causing this. After reading everything you said that has gone on with Orange Fishie so far seems to be identical to what I went through with Wigglies. Between the spiraling until an abrupt stop, tilt, and sink to the bottom. Which in turns leads him to look like he is breathing for his life. To the horrific looking bent U shape bottom sitting. He had also gone through times where I really thought he wasn't going to make it. While I do agree with you that it most likely wasn't the Jungle AP that helped Wigglies improve a little bit, I still think it is a good idea that you keep him on the meds for the month they say you should. A tip that was given to me by Grace is to crush the pellets so they sink, it helped me quite a bit when feeding Wigglies. I am also inclined to agree with you that it is indeed a genetic neurological problem, more so after hearing about Tilty. It may just be time and clean water that helped Wigglies learn to deal with everything that he was going through. Right now Wigglies is going pretty strong. He will spiral randomly while swimming, it has turned into just a normal thing for him that he lives with but doesn't effect him in the least bit. And as crazy as it sounds, I lost both my other fish due to an unknown illness all while Wigglies went through this whole mess. I think it is all up to the willpower of the fish to be honest. I am really glad to hear that he is improving already. That is a great sign. And hopefully he continues to get better.
  4. I am so sorry to hear about Wisco, Jade. You did everything you could for him. RIP Wisco.
  5. Aye, started off treating with prazi pro thinking the problem could be flukes. Then went to jungle ap to cross parasites off the list. Right now I am giving him a break from meds, and will continue to treat for a bacterial infection to see if that is the cause. So no plant fertilizer, guess that may not have been the cause. And no quick turning either, interesting. I would go ahead and give the jungle ap a try, and hold off on the prazi pro for now. Although it is still unclear if both our fish have the same exact problem right now, they are very similar. On the subject of the spinning disease/ whirling disease I counted that out because I read somewhere that the fishes tail will turn black if they infected with that. If I find anything that gets serious results I will be sure to pass it your way.
  6. Hey Brhino, Sorry to hear about your troubles with your fish. After reading everything it does seem that your fish has the exact same issue that my current fish is dealing with. I did have a couple questions I wanted to ask you though about the fish in question, and your tank. Have you used a plant fertilizer in the tank at all while it has been up and running? Back when I made my thread on this issue, we came to the conclusion that it was most likely that which had caused this to happen to my fish. I am curious to know if you had used it as well. And secondly, does the fish only corkscrew? Or does he/she also swim circles in place a lot as well? My fish didn't start corkscrewing until after maybe a week or two of the irregular circle swimming. I'm guessing though that your fish had started with the corkscrewing to begin with? My fish has been going on like this for a couple months now and it seems like he will be like this for the rest of his life, as Stakos said earlier. I agree that it would not be unethical to keep trying to treat the fish. So far I have gone through two different medications for my fish, prazipro, and jungle AP medicated food. The prazi pro had little to no effect on him, but the jungle AP seemed to help him out a little bit. Although I do not know if this was caused by the medication or simply from time and clean water. My fish has gone through some rough times but right now is at a point where although he may not become 100% healthy again, he does look to be able to live a great life. Things may look bad at times but there is always a possibility that it could get better.
  7. Gorgeous new fish Helen! Absolutely lovely! Apollo, Athena, and Agapi. 3 Really great names! That's right. 3 thumbs up.
  8. Such wonderful pictures! Your fish look as beautiful as ever Helen! Thanks for sharing!
  9. Just got done with the second week so two weeks left according to the bottle. You can see how he still does what he was doing before but is looking a bit better.
  10. Hey Alex. I was actually planning on posting another update a little later today with a video but you beat me to it. After starting the jungle ap meds, he improved quite a bit after the first week. He still swims in corkscrews and spins but will swim normally from time to time. For a little while he was looking almost back to normal with little sporadic swimming but right now seems to be back to how he was before. He has more control over his swimming when it comes time to eat as well. Instead of the "trying to spin myself in the area of the food to vacuum up" its simply swimming and eating the foot normally. Thanks for asking and I will post that video a little later after I record it.
  11. A tip I learned here on koko's was to fill a few 1litre bottles with water about 70% of the way and freeze it. Then put them in the tank as giant ice cubes. I have like 5 or 6 in my freezer now taking up space for when it gets really hot. I usually use 2 at a time and rotate them around so there will always be some in the tank. They melt really fast. Another method I have heard works is pointing a fan directly on the top of the water. I have never done that myself but have heard it works wonders.
  12. Wow what a great little deck pond! I love it. Looks very nice Sakura! And also wow at how simple to make!
  13. That is my thoughts exactly Amy. There is absolutely no sign of anything wrong other then his swimming behavior.(yes I realize that is a pretty big sign of something wrong. ) That is what is really baffling to me. The small tank that I am going to use that I was talking about is a 2gallon beta tank which I know is terrible for goldfish. But this is simply to make it easiest for him to find and eat(hopefully) the medicated food. I was planning on moving him to that tank to feed the meds, then afterwords move him back into the bigger tank. Now if he does not eat the meds, I just cleaned out a 20gallon bucket I have that I would use to put him in to use which I believe is similar to the jungle ap, metro powder? I do not have any of that on hand and will have to order it but that is no problem. Unless there is a better medication out there I should purchase instead? This is a round bucket so I don't think one of my filters will be able to fit on the side of it so I plan on doing regular water changes to keep it as clean as possible. Good/bad course of action? Anything I am missing?
  14. Thank you Waterfaller and Vahlla. Hmm, interesting Vahlla. That is something I did not think about. That very well could be a possibility. Today he has gotten much worse. He is spending most of his time bottom sitting now with his tail bent over. I am going to be moving him to a smaller tank to try and make it easier for him to eat the Jungle AP meds.
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