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  1. Hi guys it is with GREAT regret that I have to let my fish "Kissy" go She is dearly loved but we only have 3 weeks to vacate a rental property with no luck finding ANYWHERE to live it seems we will either live in a tent or I will hit the road and head north She is approximately 15cm in length, 3-4 years old, golden in colour with no other coloring. She currently lives in a 150L tank I would like need to see your set up to make sure she is going to a good home Kissy lives in Caulfield, and I could probably bring her to you if your place is local Thanks
  2. Thanks guys all good now There is a suspicious white furry spot near her eye, at first I thought it was wen growth but it is kinda oozing and is getting red underneath. I am hoping it's not a bacterial infection, I have dealt with an aggressive case b4 with my other fish so I am prepared and know what to look for. I'm just keeping an eye on her now if things get worse I'll be posting in disease and diagnoses. Fingers crossed the salt and WCs take care of it!!
  3. Hi guys Putting my oranda into QT tonight the QT has been salted at 0.1% - the PH readings on my API test kit Main tank is approx 7 PH and QT is approx 8 PH Was wondering if this difference in PH will upset my fish? Thanks
  4. Hey guys, thanks for all your responses! I am happy to report that my fish are best of friends again I have been reading a bit lot about territorial behaviour in fish and believe the aggressive nature of my larger fish (in particular) was a territorial claim of the new plant added to the aquarium It really has beautified the tank, they are more lively, use a lot more of the tank (instead of their usual preferred corner) Every morning I chant to my girls "plant is your friend - plant is your friend" so fingers crossed they don't destroy it. Eventually I really want a tank full of plants Cheers x
  5. * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0.25 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 10 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0.25 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 5.0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)7.8 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 21 degrees * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 150 litres * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fuval 305 canister filter approx 3 years * How often do you change the water and how much? Once weekly, 50-70% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 2 days ago 50% * How many fish in the tank and their size? Ranchu 15cm - Oranda 10cm * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often?Twice daily - Peas and Hikari lionhead pellets * Any new fish added to the tank? no however added aquatic plant (anubias) * Any medications added to the tank? no * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. (Prazi 7 days), (Anitbiotics bacterial infection treated in QT 14 days) (salt approx 7 days?) all this in the last 12 months * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? no * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? read previous posts - ranchu is aggressively chasing and sucking on oranda. Hmmm so there seems to be an ammonia spike will do a WC however still doesn't explain the aggressive behaviour, video to come shortly Fantailfan - yes in retrospect I did notice a single white creamy fish (not of the goldfish variety) in the planted tank
  6. Hi guys Work up this morning to some weird behavior from my 2 fish. They are taking turns in chasing and sucking each others body like they have found some delicious food on each other. It's quite frenzied, they always get along so well it's a little distressing perhaps something external must be causing this. I brought an aquatic plant a few days ago (anubias) and I didn't bleach or quarantine it, the guy in the aquarium shop thought I was crazy for suggesting it he told me the worst thing that could happen is that that tank would get snails (and this is a specialist aquarium shop) Now I'm worried I've introduced some nasty parasite into the tank I will keep an eye on them today and take a video if this behaviour continues Oh sorry I will post parameters in my next post, I did a 50% WC only a couple of days ago and all parameters were fine! Any suggestions?
  7. Thanks for your replies guys I will call the company tomorrow to see if I can get a specific time and date. Phillyn thanks for your amazing post and pictures I am quite embarrassed to admit I HAVE NEVER cleaned the hoses or valves there's a good 2 years of gunk probably built up in there! I do clean the filter ever 4-6 weeks and of course 50% of the water weekly anyway will definitely clean the hoses/valves soon. What do you use for the hoses? A long pipe cleaner?
  8. Thanks guys for all your replies No Flips no battery, power will only be turned off for a short while tho Phillyn thanks for your lengthy reply, I would turn the filter off in advance and shut off the flow valve however the problem is I don't know what day they are coming to install the meter all I know is it is within the next 7 days so it could be any time any day next week. I love the idea of putting the stocking over the outlet to stop the gungy stuff going back into the tank that is a great tip! So it sounds as tho the fluval should restart fingers crossed! Thanks again!
  9. Hi guys over the next week there will be a new electricity meter installed on my property, to install the meter the electricity company will need to turn the power off for approx 30min -1 hour. They haven't given me a specific time so I can't turn my filter off at the wall in advance and most likely I will be at work so I can't make sure everything is running smoothly with the filter anyway once the power returns. My question is will my Fluval 305 canister filter restart no problems once the power is turned back on?
  10. Yes totally agree Narny, it was my first batch of gel food and I made soooo much!! I will halve the ingredients this time
  11. Hi guys, my lovely oranda has thankfully recovered from a bacterial infection and I am being scrupulous about her water and food. I made some gel food approx 6 months ago that contained salmon did a quick search and they say you should never freeze fish longer than this. How long can you freeze gel food for? And do we believe it could do any harm if you feed it to your fish if it is past it's best by date? Cheers
  12. So my oranda is doing superb!! The wound is turning grey colour, and I can't really see any dropsy apart from a couple of raised scales I held off using the metronidazole as she healing well with water changes and epsom salt.
  13. Hi Sennenko Hope this helps http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/60876-using-salt/
  14. Awww thanks for thinking of me Bagho xox Yes VICTORY I have gotten my hands on some metronizadole
  15. Ok this is Miss Kissy today, as you can see the wound is healing fast, she is very still because she is in a very small bowl so I could get a good video of her condition. I still see dropsy on the wound side or am I seeing things? As I mentioned in my last post I can get my hands on some metronidazole this evening
  16. OMG !!! In the next 12hours I will be able to get some metronidazole from a friend who has 7 200mg tablets in her medicine cabinet!! Will that be enough to treat her??
  17. Well she certainly doesn't behave like a fish who has dropsy bodoba She still has raised scales and looks bloated in the tummy, I haven't seen any poos yet in 3 days, I have been feeding her peas. I'll try to get some more pics tonight when I do a WC
  18. Thanks bodoba, I will read the link The wound is pretty much healed, I am impressed by her recovery
  19. and I wish Aussies had access to antibiotics for their sick fish like the US does!
  20. This is the lovely Miss Kissy She's a perky little water angel and by her behavior she appears very healthy Do fish ever survive dropsy without medication?
  21. Hey Aussies anyone know of an aquatic vet in Melbourne? I came across this guy http://www.thefishvet.com.au/ornamental_fish.html but he only visits Melbourne 1st Sat of every month. I've searched the net but can only find aquatic vets who visit retail, fish suppliers and universities.......grrrr
  22. No he doesn't do fish I came across this guy for all you Aussies living in Melbourne but he only visits Melbourne 1st Saturday of every month http://www.thefishvet.com.au/ornamental_fish.html
  23. Thanks guys, OMG why haven't I thought of this before I have taken my guineas pigs in emergencies to a vet just around the corner, he has a HUGE TANK STOCKED WITH GOLD FISH!! I'll try first thing in the morn.
  24. Today I took the amoxicillin out of the water each capsule also contains the salt trihydrate which I have read in INSOLUBLE in water anyway so it is pretty useless to continue even if there's a chance it could work. Miss Kissy's wound is healing fast so the water changes have helped immensely. She is so active and hungry all the time you would think there was nothing wrong with her . She's still dropsy I am so bloody frustrated that Australia doesn't allow antibiotics to help our sick fish grrrrr. I have had success with bacterial infection/dropsy before (however I had some metroniddzole that I brought from a guy down a dark alley) I will start the epsom salt treatment again tonight and I suppose next time you hear from me will be either good or bad news.
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