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Bluefish

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  1. Hi,

    I had a previous thread in D & D but since my question is on making medicated food, I’m starting a new post here (mods I hope this is in the right section).

    I was trying to make an anti-parasite medicated food combining 3 meds (metro, prazi and febendazole) for my skinny goldies (thanks dnalex btw for the help with that topic).

    Unfortunately, this is at the moment on hold until I can get the meds (amazon shipping was too much, so looking at ebay..) :(

    Once I get a hold of the meds though,

    1) What amount of med powder to food? (I will be using repashy) Is it equal amounts of each?

    2) Do all 3 meds have to be in the same food? I’m asking because I have flakes from AngelPlus

    which already have fenbendazole in them..I would like to use them if possible (Dad is getting

    tired of me ordering ‘more’ things for the fish)

    3) How much to feed and for how long?

    Thanks!

  2. Anyone? -not sure what to use for med food. I'm planning to do the prazi after the repashy arrives so the nerite won't starve (I read that prazi may kill nerites so going to put it in a spare tank) I suppose they will be ok until then?

    Noticed a red spot/streak on the tail on 2 of them tonight- really hope it's not an infection :(

  3. * Ammonia Level: 0

    * Nitrite Level:0

    * Nitrate level: 5

    * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines):8.0

    * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 7.2

    Other Required Info:

    * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops

    * Water temperature? 80F

    * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? tank is 90 gals, been running for 3 years

    * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? It a sump that came with the tank (Not sure- it just says made by Little Giant Pump Co, type U21B )

    * How often do you change the water and how much? Usually 50% weekly, last few months it’s been every 2-3 weeks, did a 50% last Saturday and 60% on Thursday

    * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Thursday, 60%

    * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 comets, 4-5 inches excluding tail

    * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime

    * What do you feed your fish and how often? daily, homemade gel food, NLS pellets (though cutting that out now), shrimp, blanched greens, frozen bloodworm-brine shrimp mix

    * Any new fish added to the tank? No

    * 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.

    In May: a few weeks gel food with metro, 3 days for 4 weeks jungle ant-parasite food

    * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?
    no

    * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? difficulty swimming down due to floatiness; skinnyess despite eating; occasional headstanding and shimmying (body sways side to side when staying still)

    My comets have been having ongoing issues with floatiness and skinnyness. Feeding jungle anti-parasite food last time helped but its becoming an issue again. All the fish are still skinny (they filled out a little bit after the round of jungle food but not much). My dad has been feeding the fish (NLS pellets) for me during the week for the past 2-3 months- he says he has not seen any floating even with the pellets. This week however, the one goldie is getting floaty again after feeding. (With NLS it starts 5 min after feeding vs with gel food it is delayed to a few hours after feeding). Also, now the other two are having occasional head standing (I see this at night mostly).

    Videos:

    Floating goldie

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    These were taken tonight with the lights out (sorry, I don't know how to turn the videos)

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    I’m feeding gel food now which has helped, but the one fish still floats a few hours after feeding. This morning, it started 2 hours after feeding and is still happening now. He is usually ok again the next morning. He doesn't get floaty with the blanched spinach/greens or frozen bloodworm-brine shrimp (which I feed on the weekends).

    I’m not that good with diagnosis so wanted some input on what this is as well as what to do. Is it an internal issue- still a parasite, maybe mixed with a bacterial problem (b/c of the headstanding)?

    I’ve put in an order for repashy last week and I’ve also got an order of flubendazole flake food (for my skinny betta but also for the goldies) on the way if that will help. I was also thinking of doing prazi+salt again.

    Meds I have on hand now:

    Prazi pro

    Salt

    Metro powder (have a bit left over from last time)

    Triple sulfa

    Thanks- appreciate any input/thoughts

  4. Its good to know the black will probably stay. Some at the store had a hint of orange underneath the black while others had more of a solid black, so wonder if diet and lighting will cause the colour to change as well.

    How can we tell they are koi/goldfish hybrids- is it the body shape?

    Its a shame they may outgrow aquariums- they would make awesome pond fish though- and its cool to see some members here have some of their own. :D

  5. Hey everyone, it's been awhile since I've posted so hello :) I have a LFS near me called Lucky Aquarium- they have a good goldfish section, koi and plecos too. This week I popped in to take a look- they had some "Japanese black comets" for sale. So pretty- anyone seen these before? I wonder how long the black stays though. These guys were 4-5 inches body length and were in with some koi and wakins.

    Too bad I don't have space for one, was really tempted though!

    Some (blurry) pics from my phone (very fast swimmers)

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  6. Sigh..I'm back...the goldies are acting funny again. :(

    This was 2 hours after morning feeding today; the lympho fish is flipping on her side (but nothing to be done for that I guess?). The skinny one I'm most concerned about because he is still having floaty issues (trouble swimming down)- really gassy poo today too. I may be wrong, but I don't think its the food causing this (gel food, shrimp, bloodworms), hope they don't need more meds..They also don't seem to be bulking up (though the biggest goldie has a little bit).

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  7. Darn, they're hard to videotape..I didn't see any headstanding today..but I'll try another video if I can catch them later this week. I have comparison photos for the skinniest fish:

    Before:

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    After:

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    Front view:

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    Not sure if he's put on any weight; in both photos he's still pretty skinny.. So on to fattening them up now?

  8. Hi again! So..its been a while, just wanted to update. I've been feeding the jungle food for 3 days consecutive for almost the full 4 weeks (this Sat is the last day)...I'm wondering if I should be seeing signs of improvement by now? Cause there's no real change (though I think the biggest one filled out just a tiny bit..and the poop of the skinniest one is thicker/less floaty ). I could post some pics tomorrow-but does anyone have experience feeding jungle food for longer?

    Thanks

  9. Hi, I tried soaking the pellets for 10 secs, but found it didn't really soften them much (maybe I just have weak fingers? lol or perhaps I need to squeeze harder)..wasn't until maybe 20 sec that I found them soft enough to squeeze..I guess if its mushy then the meds have leached out? Pouring the soaked pellets them in after 10 sec pushes the pellets down enough for the goldies to notice- but that still leaves the eyesight problem goldie unable to find it.

    Hmm..should I give it another try or time to try putting it gelfood?

  10. Hi guys,

    My goldies are having an internal parasite issue (http://www.kokosgold...__fromsearch__1). I'm just starting to feed them the Jungle antiparasite food this morning (thanks again teh_Kibbster for getting me some!). However the food floats and my goldies who are used to gel food are having trouble finding it (my eyesight problem goldie doesn't even notice it). Is there a way to make the food sink? Could I mix it into my gel food somehow? Thanks!

    P.S. Not sure if this should go here or D&D- mods feel free to move if in the wrong spot :D

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