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  1. I'm sorry I'm doing this through my phone so I can't search.... Is it normal to have gill movement after 15 minutes
  2. Happy thanksgiving everyone! Can someone tell me how many drops of clove oil to add to a gallon of water? Thanks
  3. Scales look much better today already. Woke up to a TON of poop in the tank! Like TONS.
  4. Oh no So sorry for your loss! He was very cute!!
  5. Ok, I have the QT going with an air stone. I have him in a little tiny cooler with epsom and giving him a few MM every couple minutes. The pH is still at a 9 in the dang tank. -If I decide that my little huns should go through all this. I may keep them in my 30g at my parents. BUT I am not necessarily going to be home much since I will be 3 hours away. What is the minimal I can feed them and do water changes? Is there any way they can handle monthly water changes if feeding is minimal? My parents would have to do the feeding. Or would they be better off "in a better place"? I WILL NOT get my parents to do the changes for me, I cannot ask them to do that because they do so much for me anyway! And they wont understand the point when they both are laying on there sides barely moving.
  6. I have a QT running for him right now just waiting for the ph to go down to add him. Is the filter running enough to make the ph go down? I dont have an airstone in it. Should I go hunt one down or is that ok for now? Thanks everyone, I will wait and see but treat him for now.
  7. Thanks for everyones input! First, i just wanna add that me thinking about whether I wanna even try, is not because I dont think he could recover. I see your guys fish recover all the time from dropsy on here! I have been thinking about euthanizing him for the past month, along with Brian. They both are side sinkers and cant eat on there own and seem miserable. So when he pineconed, thats when I started to really question. I love my fish so much, which is why I am debating if I should make them go through their lives unhappy. I really wish I could find someone who would take them in, but there is just no one around here that I know that knows a thing about goldfish. I could always craig list them but chances them getting a home that cares for them more than I do is slim, and I want them to get the best care they can if I decide they should live their little lives It is around his tail, on his stomach, and slightly on his sides. Remember a month ago I said his stomach was soft? I wonder if that relates to this at all. Hmmm. Anyways, just for the night (since I have a lot of packing to do) I have been giving him MM until I decide what to do. The place I am moving into is a girls (who I dont even know) apartment, I am just using an open room for a few months so I dont want to have to bring more than my 50g... including setting up a temporary bin for them. I dont want to bombard her place with my sick fish, if that makes sense.
  8. Is it possible for me to feed MM in the main tank to him (i have to hand feed him all the time anyways) and feed him a pea with epsom? Anyway this will help treat it since it is pretty early in?
  9. Ugh it is so hard! Those two the only ones I feel some sort of attachment and emotion to but at the same time their quality of life is borderline non existent. I feel so bad for them and can barely look at them. I really have no idea what to do. I cant really do a QT right now because I dont have anywhere for it to go and I am trying to move out.
  10. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level (tank): 0 * Nitrite Level (tank) 0 * Nitrate level (Tank) 10 * Ammonia Level (Tap): .25 * Nitrite Level (Tap) 0 * Nitrate level (Tap) 0 * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.2 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 9+ Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? api drops * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 2 AC 70 * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime * Water temperature? 72 * How often do you change the water and how much? 2 days, 10% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 2 days ago, 10% * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 50- 2 years * How many fish in the tank and their size? 5- 3-4 inches no fins * What do you feed your fish and how often? pellets, every other day * Any new fish added to the tank? combined all 5 2 weeks ago * Any medications added to the tank? no * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) Sinker 2 years * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? pineconed * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. MM a few times for SBD- nothing for about a year * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. Sorry, photobucket hasnt worked since updated. Toby is starting to pinecone on his lower half. What I am trying to figure out is..... whether to treat or euthanize I love him, you know I do. But how far do I let this go? I am moving next week 3 hours away and I am not sure what to do. My bf and I broke up and he left me his 3 so I combined all 5 in a 50g and I am overstocked. I cannot have more than my 50g in my new place so I am so at loss what to do. Both him and Brian have little to no quality of life and the 3 healthy ones are males and brian and toby I believe are females so they are constantly being picked on. I dunno what to do
  11. I hate to change the subject, but pleased to see you are from Fargo I am from Fergus so I am always making my fish errands up there! My favorite fish I ever had, I got at pet-smart last February but sadly he fought a tough battle. I am in the middle of the decision whether to move to Fargo or not!! Have in the past but not sure if I wanna go back or head to the cities. Anyways, just saw when you posted about my chickens! I got 2 of them from someone in Lisbon so if you ever get into the hobby somewhere down the line, I am just a neighborhood away to help ya out
  12. Thanks Haley, that means a lot to me! And I am feeling ok over all about it. It hasnt been as exhausting as everything I went through with Greg but it sucked that Brians issues literally started right after Gregs 3 month battle he lost. And Brians was probably almost 3 months too. I feel better that me not giving him enough medicine wasnt the reason it all failed. It was such bad timing with stuff going on in my life and I just couldnt get there enough to help him. And thanks for everything to everyone! Especially Alex!!!
  13. Yay goooooogs! Wow, I knew he was a little cutie, but he is SO HANDSOME! His colors are amazing! ETA: I am talking about googs of course. haha
  14. Hey alex, So I was thinking and thought I would double check.... I wasnt living at my apartment for a few weeks so Brian did not get nearly as much MM as he should have.... do you think it would be pointless to give it another shot now that I am back there again to give him a good dose for a week or do you think it is too late anyway? I feel terrible that I wasnt able to administer a good amount but with the circumstances, it was just impossible
  15. Understandable.... I have gone back and forth with it but I worry Id regret it! Though I still think about it from time to time because quality of life is little to none
  16. Thank you! I was sad to see you lost yours Oddly enough, neither one of them were ever floaters. They have been in the same tank together for over 2 years now and my first one has been like that for 1.5 years now. Brian was such a healthy boy for almost 3 years until last month Hard to say when he became a sinker but I havent seen him swim for a couple weeks now. Aghhh, its not even that they are sinkers but they are on their sides too which makes it SO much harder.
  17. Sadly, no all 3 of my fish that have had their issues (brian, toby, greg) all came from 3 different stores. So it must be something in my tank. So I have the 2 sinkers in my 55g and 3 perfectly healthy orandas in the 30g. I have been waiting for brians final "diagnosis" before I moved them around but now it makes sense to have those 2 in the 30g. Any advice on anything I should do before adding the 3 healthy ones to the deadly large tank? Should I break it down and totally clean it as much as I can? Keep in mind, it will be tough to do because of having to let the water sit for a couple days for the ph to go down.
  18. So weird. Is it that common or am I just cursed? I only know of 2 other people on her that has had one. Poor buddy
  19. It has been quite a long time in this state, do you think I have myself another sinker? Should I add him back to the 55g?
  20. Thank you so much! It has been an incredibly hard year, especially with pets, but even with my career and other things too! I trust God that things will improve. I went through a year or so when I was 16 where I had terrible losses with pets and I am hoping this little streak ends soon. I have too many pets so I just have to be strong knowing that I will lose them all one day. Just enjoying the ones I have and trying not to think the what ifs. Long story short, I am going to have to bring Brian to my parents so i can give him the best care I can with continual water changes. Is moving him 10ish miles going to hurt him? I know it stresses out the average fish so I worry with him being so sick....
  21. Of salt? I havent used regular salt at all but I did the 2 days of epsom, He is in a 5g (maybe 10 but I think 5) tank alone
  22. Still no changes at all! Any ideas what is going on? Just a bacterial infection that isnt getting better or worse?
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