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  1. unfortunately he died last night :/ it was pretty sudden too he still looked normal yesteday, i could tell he wasnt feeling well because he would stay at the bottom and only swim to the top a little but today i came home from work and saw that he was in the corner bent over.
  2. i actually dont i am going to the pet store tonight tho, how much aquarium salt should i give
  3. ok great so I shoudlnt have any ornaments? I only have the one bigger house cuz in case h eer wants to hide in there but i will take the gravel out today, also should i be giving him aything right now? i only have melafix
  4. also im noticing today that his eyes are bulging out ALOT more they are literally out of his head and his scales are getting more cottonish
  5. so i just checked and the metronidazole is a gel .75% 70g the meracyn two is expired already in 2013 :/
  6. ok sure will the melafix help at all? i will let you know on the other in a couple min
  7. i actually have Metronidazole but for humans lol i dont know if i can use that on him or not on hand for fish i have meracyn not sure if I or II and I have melafix too i ran out of salt ill have to go get some on thursday bc im at work and school all day tomorrow, itll be closed by the time i get out
  8. ive posted the better lighting if you stillneed more let me know i will try hes so difficult to keep still
  9. here are the rest of the videos i hope this lighting helps http://youtu.be/NePa5-vI1PU http://youtu.be/N235JEGzRj0 http://youtu.be/WNEOUm2u7-E http://youtu.be/PZZLGAM4x48
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NePa5-vI1PU&feature=youtu.be i tried a different lighting he wouldnt stay still so i couldnt get good pictures but i got a couple videos this is 1 of 4. i will post the others once their done downloading
  11. Just trying to give some perspective on water amounts and prices:Unless you're using RODI or distilled water (and if you don't know, you're not) 27 gallons a day is not much at all. * A ten minute shower uses about 27 gallons of water with water efficient shower heads. * Flushing the average water conserving toilet uses 1.6 gallons per flush. Old toilets use double that. * I live in a desert, and my water prices is about $2.27 per thousand gallons. This works out to about $0.002 per 27 gallon water change. A 100% change every day would cost about six cents per month. * Lookup the price per gallon/liter of your city's water and do the math. It's probably so cheap it's better to worry about the fish than the cost of the water. I totally get wanting to conserve water - I live in a desert. I 'dump' my old tank water into my lawn & garden during the growing season, and use it to wash my cars. Water changes in your 27 gallon aquarium will barely make a dent in your water use. Humans use a ton. its not so much the water use, its the sewer use. My bill comes out to $300 every 3 months and the majority is not the water its literally the sewage/pipe use. I live in washington dc so its more expensive then the average state.which sucks, i just want to find somethin even its temporarily until i can get my 27 gal back. i also have to factor in the electricity. with the 27 gal i use two filters since its a bigger tank.I know it doesnt seem like it would affect much but it really does with all the electricity i use too connecting my filters, the air bubbles etc. Im willing to get my 27 gal back but at the moment I cant because its in my backtard and its covered with ice so i cant bring it in alone since im a small girl lol. i was wondering if in the mean time i should use melafix? and also i dont see cyst in his body it just looks like his scales are deteriorating and he has cotton like substance in that side of his body, I would like to add the melafix but if salt is better i would do that too. i just want to make sure the melafix wont hurt him
  12. would you recommend the salt or melafix? i have melafix but ive had it for some years do you think its still ok to use, i never used it, maybe just once so its full. Here is another video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nskMmsa3FUM&feature=youtu.be will the bump go down once i treat him, i really thought it was a tumor just the way it sticks out, you probably cant tll much on the video, unfortunately i have crappy lighting in my house in general thanks for the quick response btw!
  13. Hi All! So my goldfish has developed a huge bump on his left side, one day it wasnt there the next it was. maybe it happened in a course of a couple days but it really was sudden, now its protruding out to the point where it looks like his scales are coming off and it looks a little cotton-ish too. it doesnt seem to hurt him he is still acting his normal self. I figured it was a tumor and that hes going to probably die soon and just gave up and didnt even bother trying to figure it out and let nature take its course. (I had a goldfish that died months ago and I had him for 5 years, I was really sad when he passed because that goldy and I went through hell and back trying to keep him alive when he would get sick, which happened alot when I first got him but we always made it through, i spent alot of $$ on things to give him a good healthy life, so after he died I kind of gave up and said I wouldnt do that anymore bc i got really attached and was really sad) So since Ive hhad a goldy pass, I figured it was time for this one to go and I was going to let everything run its course but the animal lover inside of me is telling me to try and keep him alive if I can and o anything possible so IM here once again after a couple years asking what can do to this fishy to help him, if its not too late. I will leave info that I have below and a video of him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u96Tdd7kge8 ammonia: i naturally have ammonia but I use PRIME so it wont hurt him. usuall stuck between .25 and .50 last water change was last week I always do 50% (my pipes are frozen at the moment so i cant possibly do another right now) nitrite 0ppm nitrate 10ppm ph is normal too i havent used salt i havent used any medication hes on a 10 gal tank, i used to have him in a 27 gal but because of all the water changes i couldnt keep him in it anymore it was costing me alot of $$ on my water bill his stomach is a bit bloated im assuming cuz of the food i give him they aretetrafin goldfish crisp, i try feeding him peas once in a while to help with any bladder issues his eyes are a bit bulged out too, again i think this was from before when i couldnt do many chages in water so the lack of water changes may have affected him before i dont know the brand of tank or filter i dont have the boxes anymore and i dont change filter i just rinse it with his tank water i also have airstones, two of them in his tank if anyone could help i would really appreciate it THANKS!
  14. ok i did the water change today so today starts the first round. i did a 50% WC and since i have a 27 gal i did 42 tsp of salt since i already had salt inside before i just replaced what i took out. and 1 tablespoon of prazipro(since 3 teaspoon equals 1 tablespoon) i also did double dose of prime. should i be checking my ammonia nitrite and nitrate? also how long before they stop gasping for air?
  15. thats such a good idea i never thought of that! lol also i have another issue my two oldest goldfish have eyes that are bulging out but i notice it now more (this week)then before what can i do for that and what causes it? srry i also wanted to ask if i already have salt in my tank from the last water change, and i only do a 50% water change shouldnt i be adding half the amount of salt since its only a partial wc
  16. I don't know if this has been brought up or not, but when you say you clean your filters, how do you clean them? You do run them under tap water or clean them in tank water in a bucket? Or de chlorinated tap water? Also, I wold recommend removing the Carbon . ok i will remove the carbon. i usually clean under tap water but i hear that i should do it with tank water so i will be doing that from now on
  17. thats such a good idea i never thought of that! lol also i have another issue my two oldest goldfish have eyes that are bulging out but i notice it now more (this week)then before what can i do for that and what causes it?
  18. ive never used so much salt so i worry lol into how many cups of water should i dilute all the salt? and yes im using aquarium salt do i add the prazipro straight into the tank?
  19. how much prazi should i add each time? and also will it affect the treatment if i have ammonia in my tap water? is .1% of salt a teaspoon per gallon? so 27 teaspoons cuz i have a 27 gall tank?
  20. I received my Prazipro!!!! What should i do now? i read on directions that it should be used with a certain stress x and clorAm-X to remove ammonia and the other stuff, is thar necessary? because i like using just my Prime. it also says stuff about removing activated carbon and stop foam fractionation? im confused now lol so if you could tell me exactly how i should do this please! i dont want to mess up! my last water change was last thursday should i do another wc this thur(today) before adding this treatment?? and does it matter that my water has ammonia cuz i havent been able to remove it from my tap. i have pics of my filters on the first page of this thread and all the info of my tank on the first post too. thanks in advance!
  21. ok i just ordered my prazi hopefully it will be in in the next couple days. can i add the prazi while i hve salt in my tank? also should i use the prazi exactly how the directions say on the bottle or is there another way i should add?
  22. yes i think i still have my 10 gal tank somewhere. but i will only need that if the get secondary infection right?
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