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  1. And probably not worth purchasing the metro meds. They always expire by the next time I want to use them again.
  2. Thanks tithra, maybe I'll try feeding them just veggies for a few days and just see if it improves at all. Are peas still considered the best bet cleaning them out? I have a 30g somewhere but I believe that it's just as deep as the 50g. Hmmm. If he was my only I would get him a 20 but I don't wanna do separate tanks for them
  3. Tonight is honestly the first night I've checked the stomach. He was floaty from day one so I just figured it was who he was. To be completely honest, I haven't been the fish owner I use to be. I change their water consistently but besides that, I got so burnt out from the hobby after losing so many so easily when I was doing my best with them. I actually lost most of Them after they became sinkers and then eventually caught something secondary. Ever since then... I just too exhausted from constantly monitoring them and over analyzing. He definitely could be a she. My other one has been chasing him or her around but I thought it could be him getting picked on, especially if he is ill. Always floaty; pretty much since November when I got him. They only get small sinking pellets I don't have metro meds anymore.
  4. I'm doing this on my phone and I don't see the form but I'll do my best to remember Ammonia: 0 Nitrites: 0 Nitrates: 10ish Ph: 7.4 tap and tank 55g running for 5 years with 2 fish. Oranda and ranchu. Just the 2 of them for about a year. They get fed sinking pellets every other day. I change the water 25% every other week or more often if my numbers go up but it's a huge tank for 2 small fish so no issues. I have an aqua clear 70 filter. My tiny ranchu has really had issues from day one. Small little guy that cannot swim well obviously from his swim bladder. He often is floating head down under my plants and when he comes out, is very floaty when he swims... Struggling really. He hasn't grown much at all either. He's been like this for a long time so i know a it's not just a matter of feeding him peas or fasting him so just wondering if there is anything else I can try and do for him. His tummy is pretty soft. Right between those fins on the very bottom. So i figure infection but since he's been floaty for so long, I assumed he would have died by now if it was an infection. He always looks very bloated too . Thanks for any help
  5. Ha i cant help but laugh looking at that pic because he literally could swallow that ranchu if he was hungry enough!
  6. Awww good thinking. I have in the past when I was doing medicated food so maybe I'll help him out for awhile until the other one grows. My big one is such a slow, gentle giant so he isnt very aggressive and obsessed with food in comparison.
  7. Thanks! I think it should be fine but I am in the opposite boat. The tiny one gets SO much that I am worried its too much where my huge oranda is so passive he gets LESS than the tiny one thats 1/10 its size. They are still alive after a month so no big deal but I just wonder if my big fish is basically starving.
  8. Ive never had to worry about how much to feed until now! I have 3 fish but my biggest is a huge oranda who is at least 8 times the size of my baby ranchu. I use to do large pellets but I was nervous they were too big for the baby so i bought small pellets that now seem too small for my oranda. I dont feed very much now because I dont want the little one to over eat and die but I feel bad because the big one doesnt get very much at all. If I feed more, will the little one know when to stop? The size difference is really insane so Ive never had to deal with this situation but I really am starting to worry that the big one isnt getting enough nutrients! Such a petty worry but I still want to ask your advice
  9. Well that sounds easy enough! I was afraid it would be one of those every other day, decrease the temp 2 degrees per .623 teaspoons of salt and increase the temp .75 degrees every 4th day based on .73 cups of salt while doing a 25% WC on the odd days and 45% every 5 days. Those ones make my head hurt I got some aquarium salt, that isnt a big deal... I just didnt want to spend 50 dollars on a heater just to help clear up the ich for a week. Since having fish, I have been lucky enough to avoid ich, though have had every other disease in the book! I almost gave up fish all together last month but couldnt resist. Got myself a TINY orange ranchu and another red cap oranda! Hope all is going well with everyone else!
  10. Guess I just have epsom salt so I am gonna run to the pet store quick to pick some up- any other medication I may need for it to have on hand?
  11. I do have salt! But not a heater at my place- I really am tight on money right now so if I can work around it that would be great. BUT- with a 50g tank and do water changes by hand (sink isnt compatible with my python), is this going to be a lot of work? Just wondering....
  12. Hi Everyone! Its been awhile since I have been on here! I got down to 1 fish last month and caved and got 2 more. I didnt quarantine the new guys (I know, I know!) and now have something "fishy" going on in my tank. I would assume it is Ich since its flecks of white all over the fins. I honestly dont know much about ich because I have never dealt with it but the fish at the store didnt have it and I just noticed it today! And its a ton! Just want to see what you guys advice for treating it since I am not familiar. Thanks! Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) Almost 0 * Ammonia Level(Tap) .25 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.2 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? drops * Water temperature? 70 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 50- 3 years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 2 AC 70's * How often do you change the water and how much? 25% weekly * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 5 days ago 25% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3- 1 large and 2 very small * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? small pellets every 2 -3 days * Any new fish added to the tank? 2 last month * Any medications added to the tank? prazi pro * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. prazi pro routine starting last month * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? TONS of grains of salt, especially on my big guy ive had for a few years * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, No completely normal
  13. He is pretty much not with it. I am just letting nature do its thing. He hasnt eaten at all, been belly up, if I touch him he will just purse his lips for about 5-10 seconds. I have learned with the last fish I have lost, that no matter how hard I attempt to save them, it isnt natural for them and there is no sense in trying to put them through misery any longer than necessary. And he is definitely more sick than the past ones. Poor buddy, he is my beautiful dark oranda with big chubby cheeks. I am slowly losing all my fish and it is always my favorite ones that go first. Just have 2 left now. Sigh...
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