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  1. Update: Even though the black ranchu looked a ton better, I think the heat issue must've did something as it passed away yesterday. Knew something was wrong in the AM when I went to feed them and it didn't want food... :'( The oranda is looking OK so far....
  2. It’s definitely not warm enough with the new heater. I will be picking up a different one today after the orchid show I’m working at. I really liked those old heaters too! They were tiny, but alas...Glass! Oh well...will keep an eye on them! I see a few more spots on the Iranda this morning. 😕 Ranchu is looking good, but this will probably set them back!
  3. Ok, so update! I went to change the water and do the last ich treatment and dummy me forgot to unplug the heater and it fell out and broke! AHHH!!! I ran out and got another, but I don't think I can adjust the temperature on this one! I put it in anyway because I didn't feel like running back out for a new one. The oranda still has a spot on its wen. I'll check the water temp in a bit to see if it went up. It's supposed to go up 3-6 degrees.
  4. I am literally seeing no what stuff on the black ranchu! No dots, no slime! Temp was around 73 and today we got up to 70 outside so it went up to 75/76 in the tank! They are happy and swimming around! Will do another 50% water change I’m Sat with one final dose of the ich meds just in case!
  5. Didn’t even get to the salt bath! Looks 100% better already!
  6. I have kosher salt! Just didn't think I had enough aquarium salt!
  7. I'm going to have to see if I even have that much salt on hand! LOL! Can I reuse the saltwater for the subsequent dips? Will be hard to match temps....maybe better to use some tank water and replace what I take out instead.
  8. Temp now after 14 hrs is 73 degrees. They look more active and less white stuff on the black ranchu
  9. Anyone have suggestions for a salinity meter?
  10. It's been running for a couple of months so the filter should be good! I have two more treatments of the ich stuff. Next change and dose is Wednesday and then Saturday. I've been feeding them only once a day since.
  11. Yeah I know about the quarantine restart. I haven't put the heater in as I just read your post this morning from work. All the tank has is a sponge filter so it has plenty of aeration also. I switched to the ich treatment three days ago. Did the 50% water change yesterday. They seem to feel better somewhat.
  12. Hmm...ok did not know they liked it that warm! I don't think I have had the orange and white one for three months. Maybe a month more? Figured it was still in quarantine so I just put the new black one in with it. I didn't treat them with anything prior to seeing symptoms. I did switch to a ich treatment b/c it also has fungal treatment also. Will have to see if I can dig out a heater in my aquarium supply container! It would help the ich hatch out faster anyway so the meds can kill them!
  13. I can't remember how long I have had them. The black one is new. That one was from a LFS and the Oranda is from Petco. Yes, the water is that cold. They're in my basement. I'm feeding them a little less now in case it is overfeeding being the cause. There is one Java Fern in there, but that is from my established tank. Only live food is live brine shrimp. Otherwise they got frozen bloodworms, frozen brine shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp.
  14. Tap water tested exactly like tank water
  15. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0.25ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) 0ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) Sterilizing tunes to take tap water * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 58F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 5 gal quarantine tank...been a few months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Sponge * How often do you change the water and how much? Usually 50% once to twice a week. Recently every other day. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Changed it after taking the above readings, 90% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2, 1” long without tail * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime & Mardel Maracyn Oxy & salt * What do you feed your fish and how often? New Life Spectrum Thera+, Live brine shrimp, frozen bloodworms, frozen mysis shrimp, frozen brine, romaine * Any new fish added to the tank? Yes, Black Ranchu * Any medications added to the tank? See above * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. See above. At every water change. Been treating for about a week or so? * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Yes, grains of sat, white patches, red tails * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Yes, Oranda staying on bottom more.
  16. I don't know! I think the black Ranchu brought it in. I know it had ich at one point, but that seems to be ok. It's harder to tell on the Oranda because it is mostly white, but its tail is all veiny like high ammonia so it is obviously stressed. The Oranda seems more listless and the Ranchu floats more, but he is at least wiggling around. They're still in quarantine thankfully! I'll try to get a better pic, but it maybe tough. I'll turn off the sponge filter. It'll probably help get a clearer pic. I'm feeding them 1 to 2 times a day. We have salt and Mardel antifungal so far.
  17. Weird. I didn’t realize you replied! Here’s a pic. Will get you the rest of the info later
  18. Well it looks like it possibly is on my black ranchu. He has some white-ish stuff on him. I think he had some ich too, which is now gone. I put salt in the water. I think I may have methelyene blue somewhere. Never had much luck with that stuff though. The oranda is harder to tell, but his tail has some blood vessels that are kind of prominent. I did a 50% water change last night and added more salt and Mardel fungal. Seemed to almost go away and come back.
  19. What's a good fungal treatment? I have a bottle of Mardel, but it doesn't seem to be working...might be kind of old.
  20. Oh they are tiny barbels! I think I spotted some on my guy (I think it's a boy anyway!), but I'm not sure. Ended up with a great use of my 48" Fluval light I got on sale! I grabbed my other regular goldfish and stuck it under the same light next to where this guy is chilling out!
  21. Here he is! A little lighter atm cuz I just changed out some of his water.
  22. Hmm....I will have to take a closer look when I get home tonight! I don't think his color is as dark as yours, but this one has been inside for awhile I bet! I will try and get a pic too.
  23. Do they have barbels or none, Mandy? Jenny, I definitely picked one up! LOL! I couldn't resist! I got the biggest one with the longest tail! He was hard to catch! When the guy left to get a blue net so we could see better I snagged him He's about 6" long from snout to base of tail! I didn't realize they were in their indoor pond until I got a closer look to try to pet the koi LOL! Then I saw these dark shadows popping up! I was like WHOA!
  24. Has anyone ever seen black comets?! A local fish store to me has them for $6.99! Will they stay black?
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