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  1. Thanks Helen. It was a bad decision on my part and no one else. A hard lesson learned. Thank you for the algae tip. I had enough silk plants to drape the back of the tank and curve into the middle where Ponyo and Sushi liked to play so it very well may have used up more oxygen than I realized even though I have two bubblers plus a spray bar on top. I didn't see them struggling for air but I may have not been aware they were. I may get one small silk plant for Sushi that will be more algae manageable but will look in a different direction altogether for decorations now.
  2. Thank you. I feel so bad about losing him. Ponyo was decidedly my 3yr old granddaughter's fish and she 'helps' me feed them and wipes up water from the outside of the tank when I do WC cleaning so this was extra sad.
  3. Thank you for the clarification. Did I do damage to Sushi by having him in the salted tank? I had read on a another forum it was ok to keep them together if it was not a packed tank. There's so much conflicting info out there. Next time I will be sure to ask for help sooner. Honestly, I felt there was little else I could do till I was able to get the meds and did not want to frustrate anyone by asking for help and then not being able to follow through. I will get a supply of meds to have on hand this coming week. Could the brown algae growing silk plants have contributed to Dropsy?
  4. Here's a video just taken of Sushi.Does he look ok? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nETkaTfdRhA&feature=youtu.be
  5. Oh dear. I was going by post #7 in the link above: "approx 20 US gallons... half teaspoon or slightly less is the recommended dose." Since my tank is 29gal I stayed at 1/2 tsp.
  6. I'm sorry, I wrote that down wrong. PH is 7.4 Yes, I have crushed coral in my filter.
  7. I was following the info on this thread: http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/98779-comet-with-dropsy-help-please/
  8. Test Results for the Following:* Ammonia Level: 0 ppm * Nitrite Level: 0 ppm * Nitrate level: 10 ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 6.0 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): Don't recall. Had called township when first setting up tank (fishless cycling) and it was good reading. I listed it in my posts when first joined and you helped me with cycling. Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 29gal * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval 305 canister * How often do you change the water and how much? weekly, either 50% or 60% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today, 98% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3" without tail * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime with WC * What do you feed your fish and how often? variety of Goldfish-Connection food (Spirulina Flakes, Pro-Gold, Salad Supreme. Seafood Flakes); frozen bloodworms and Brine Shrimp and occasionally peas and blanched green lettuces (romaine, kale). * Any new fish added to the tank? No, got them at the same time from the same tank * Any medications added to the tank? No, just Epson salt after reading Kokos * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Three weeks after putting fish in tank did a Prazi treatment for flukes, etc as per Kokos instructions (May 2011). None since. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Ponyo had Dropsy w/ a couple white and black spots on body, bulging eyes, pinecone fins with three looking like bubbles. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Slowed down eating and last two days stayed stationary on bottom of tank.
  9. My other goldie so far seems fine but they were in the same tank. I was in the middle of the first Epson salt treatment. I did three days of salting tank (1/2tsp salt for 29gal tank @ 12 hrs apart) and today is the first day of no salt. I did a 100% WC today. Ponyo passed away this morning . I can not get meds till April 5th. I keep my bare-bottom tank very clean with weekly WC and cleaning and water tests are within proper range. I have no clue what happened to cause this. The only thing I am wondering is if it had to do with the silk plants I was allowing to grow algae. I was waiting for the brown algae to turn to green, it's been about three months now. I just threw them out. My question is what do I do now to help my remaining fish (Sushi) to stay healthy? Do I continue with the salt treatments as a preventative in case he's also sick but its not showing yet? As i said I will be able to buy whatever meds are needed the first week of April. I will fill out the questionnaire now.
  10. This morning I aimed the spray bar at the back glass and pointed up enough to make a good ripple without splashing out of the tank, turned the filter up all the way and it solved the problem! I'm happy because I love my fluval filter. My water is crystal clear and filter is very quiet and easy to maintain and holds a lot of media for BB. Thank you!
  11. That's really strange. I'll try aiming the spray bar further back and see how that is and if I can turn the filter at least up to 50%. Thanks everybody.
  12. I have a 29gal tank with a 305 Fluval canister filter that is causing way too strong a current for Ponyo and Sushi. I lowered the valve to 50% which is still too strong so now have it set a little lower than what is recommended. I have a spray bar an just aimed it up so it cuts through the water more but doesn't splash the hood glass to see if that will help. Are their any suggestions aside from buying a smaller canister filter?
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