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  1. It means that you do not have a cycled tank.

    If the temp gets higher try removing lights/lids to allow for more aeration, see if you can get more bubbles, and if the water is still to hot for the fish add in frozen water bottles or invest in a fan for the fish tank.

  2. Well I went to the LFS in an attempt to get Prazipro and they were out, so I was stuck in traffic for over an hour. :thud

    So the treatment will have to wait until Friday anyway (they're getting a new shipment or I can't go to the pet store until Friday/Saturday, so I'll probably just go to the pet store (providing they have it)

    It's pretty impossible not to look at the fish in that petstore! :rofl the tanks are on the same row as the food/medicine, so if you're only going in for some prime (when I got Pear) or some food (I got Albus the Betta). Any more and I'll have to convert the bathtub into a tank and I'm sure the family will miss their showers!

  3. I added the Melafix before I left this morning and pear's doing fine. He's got an airstone in the 20g, and is swimming around like nothing was ever up. (I think he's happy to have plants again)

    I'll see if I can get the Prazi today. The fish store is just down the road from my college, but it all depends on traffic. (I get out of class JUST before rush hour, and if I don't move it I'm stuck.)

    Should I treat my betta for flukes then, too? :unsure:

    I don't mind treating in separate tanks, just wanted to make sure I knock the flukes out of the ballpark with one swipe, but it'll be okay. :) If I can't go to the lfs today it'll have to wait until sometime Friday/Saturday when I can get to the pet store. (Though I'd like to avoid going in there, the last two times I went I got a fish! :rofl )

  4. Alright, I'll hold off until Pear is well enough to join the bigboy tank. :P

    I think I'm going to go ahead and treat with the Melafix for now. The bottle seems good.. I think I'll try it, seeing as there was salt in the tank when Pear tore his tail fins up.

    I'll buy the Prazi when I can get to the fish store to buy Prime as well. :)

  5. The current tank hasn't always been cycled. I got it about a month(?) ago, but the filter that it's using has been cycled for quite some time now. :)

    I haven't seen Pear "flash" at all.. I looked up other symptoms of flukes and pear doesn't seem to have any of them :idont If you think I should still treat for flukes I guess I could do that. I'll have to see if I can get Prazi at the pet store soon..

  6. I found the melafix and it doesn't expire until 2013 though it has been open a while. The bottle does state it can treat finrot among other things.

    I'll do my best to stay onto of the daily 50's, as I have class all week, but I'm sure I'll manage.

    Thanks everyone. :) I'm sure pear thanks you as well. :heart

  7. Oh. :) Well then I'll mix the salt in the morning, Pear seems to be sitting again, though.. Can't blame her, if people stuck their giant hands in my room, moved around my stuff and sucked away my atmosphere it'd way stressful. X_X;

    I can't find the melafix, I imagine I gave it away at some point, which is probably a good thing because it might have been too old to use if I did still have it.

    I've salted to fix fin-tears/shreds before, but if that's all I have to do, then so be it! :P

  8. I think I have melafix but it stinks to high heaven and it makes me worry, but if it's what's needed I'll add it.

    I drained the tank to about 80% (as close to the bottom as I could without making Pear a beached whale.) I put back in some plastic plants to see if maybe that'd get pear up and going. (the bottom sitting/ "boredom" started after I took those out) I was thinking of adding her into the big goldie tank today, but now that I see possible finrot I don't think that'll be happening anytime soon.. Plus I was worried the bigger goldies might eat Pear for desert! :rofl

    I haven't put the salt back in, because I'm not sure about the dosing 100% now, and I'm not sure if I should add it with the Melafix, though I'm going to hold off on that. (At least until I find the bottle/ do some research. :unsure:

    As a side note: while doing the water change I noticed the shells I put in to balance the pH gave off a white cloud when I scrubbed them a little bit. I took them out and ran them under tap water, giving them a good finger-scrub.

    I'll go get on the search for that bottle and keep checking on Pear. Thanks guys. :heart

  9. Oh no.. I hope it's not finrot. I don't know the first thing about it.. off to google while I wait.. :(


    If it's fin rot I think another fish in a separate aquarium might have the beginning stages as well.. the ends of his caudal fins are lightening, but I thought it due to a color change he's going through.. he's turning white, I think. :no:

  10. Well, I thought I'd post this here, seeing as the fish seems in no imminent danger.

    Recently I bought my lovely goldie pear from the pet store, though I knew he had ich. I knew how to treat for it, so I proceeded to put pear in a tank by him/herself, and added salt. I had never seen the actual ich on my fish, but it's been ten days and I don't see a spot of ich on him, so I've been reducing the salt to 2 (the second-level dosage, I can never remember how to write it out, though. :rolleyes: )

    Everything seemed okay until a couple of days ago. I thought maybe Pear was bored because I took out the fake plants while doing a water change and now all Pear has is gravel and a terracotta pot along with a couple of seashells to balance the low pH that was in the tank, but now I wonder if it's becoming a problem. S/He seems to sit at the bottom for long periods of time, but if you give him/her food or pay attention long enough s/he'll get up and zoom around the tank, eating as much as possible or just swimming around.

    I looked at him/her just a minute ago and now his/her tail seems to be fraying with possible tears. :(

    [*]Test Results for the Following:

    [*]Ammonia Level? 0

    [*]Nitrite Level? 0

    [*]Nitrate level? Between 0 and 5

    [*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.6

    [*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? I don't have it on hand, but I'm pretty sure it's close to 7.6

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

    [*]Water temperature? 78 (though it varies, depending on how long the heater stays on, but its usually around there, It's so high in order to treat for ich.)

    [*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 30g, about a month, but it the filter was pre-running and all the media is seeded.

    [*]What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Whisper EX30, (I know, not enough for a goldie, but it was originally a tropical tank until I put them into the other tropical tank for Pear's QT.)

    [*]How often do you change the water and how much? I check the water every couple of days and change the water before the nitrates go over 20. I always change over 50% of the water, usually around 75 or so.

    [*]how many days ago was the last water change and how much? The last change was on the 26th, and I changed over 50% of the water (not sure how much)

    [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? Just Pear and he's barely bigger than my pinky.

    [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? I've been using Tetra's Aquasafe until I can get to the petstore to buy more Prime

    [*]What do you feed your fish and how often? I've been feeding Pear Omega One pellets, twice sometimes three times a day

    [*]Any new fish added to the tank? No one other than Pear

    [*]Any medications added to the tank? Salt (to the second recommended dose)

    [*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Frayed fins, no signs of the ich that the rest of his tankmates at the petstore had

    [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Pear will sit at the bottom for long periods of time until you go over to the tank for long enough or feed him/her, but has a healthy appetite and eats everything given.

    If you guys need I'll go take some pictures, though it doesn't look like anything other than some frayed caudal fins. :idont

  11. My cat's special about his water too. :rofl

    He won't drink from his bowl, but loves to drink from the running bathtub faucet, the dog's bowl (which the dog's water is gross and hairy), or the fish tanks. We shoo him away from the fish tanks, but there's bound to be times where we're not there to tell him off.

    As long as he's not going fishing I don't see a problem with it. :)

  12. :) I think the name Albus is going to stick. :heart

    Being a Harry Potter nerd doesn't help the fact that he'll be stuck with it. :rofl

    Also, I think he might be a double tail. :o I can't tell if it's a rip in his fin or a double tail.. As he heals up I'll let you guys know! :heart

  13. Definitely more for better quality. :) My two smaller goldies (An oranda and what the store called a "Chinese goldfish" ((A ranchu))) were around $10, at first I thought that was expensive for a simple goldfish, but they were in good health, and quality and I knew I (most likely) didn't have to even quarantine them. (though I know that's ill advised)

    but if you see a fish you absolutely love (and they aren't near death, or if they are and you think you can help and really LOVE that fish) go for it. Just keep in mind all the goldies need space and a most definite quarantine if you don't trust the pet store's care of that fish.


    Also, I've had moors attack bigger and smaller fish in cramped conditions, so it all depends on the attitude of the fish. When introducing them make sure they have spots to hide and the territory/set up of the tank is new to the moors and your existing fish and if you need to hand feed the moors so they get their fair share of food. :)

  14. Oh, it doesn't look anything like that! It must be the picture I took :rofl

    I think if I called it Pearl I would feel bad for Pear, my new pearl scale. :P

    I've looked for some names meaning white and so far I like



    I can't seem to find anymore. :o I must really like the letter A right now. :rofl

  15. Ooh. So DT as in.. what kind of looks like what the goldies have? two "sections" of tail near their posterior end? He's got one fin on top, one small section of fin toward the back, on the very end he has one that seems to wrap around, but I can't see too well right now as he's sleeping. :D

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