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  1. Are you seeing any other symptoms, such as bottom sitting, fin clamping, flashing etc? Have you ever treated for flukes? Do you have adequate aeration in the tank (an airstone etc.)? How often are you seeing yawning? Occasional yawning is not atypical, it is when they are doing it frequently that it becomes a concerning behavior.
  2. can you feel clementine's belly back near the vent and let me know how it feels? (firm, soft etc.)
  3. Oh Hun, I am sooo sorry to hear that these things unfortunately happen. Don't beat yourself up. If you wanted to donate the meds to the forum I would be happy to take them to dispense free of charge to members (I can pm you my address if this is what you would like to do). Otherwise you could also probably resell the bag if you wanted to try to get back some of the money. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. It becomes inactive after 3 days. I'm glad to hear everything is going okay Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Hun, can you get us exact readings for your water and pictures. We really cannot help much without these things. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Wow! She is beautiful! And I personally love the yellow that comes out with the SG Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I believe it's possible for the black to come back some if they haven't lost it all. I remember seeing someone who's fish did gain black being out in a pond. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I couldn't edit this so I have quoted myself instead! This measurement is excluding tail and he's a telescope. Do you need a pic as well next to my hand? Only if you like thank you Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I meant for the 10 gallon filter to set that up without a cartridge so you can have more media in there and don't have to worry about changing the cartridge. The AC's are awesome because they don't use cartridges, you just rinse the media monthly and put it right back in I would not put your loach in the main tank. 4 ppm is too high for any fish.
  10. You need to upload pics to a hosting site such as photobucket, then link here. Here's the tutorial http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/95717-how-to-post-pics-photobucket/
  11. I know Just to be certain, have you checked your tap for nitrate? The fact that you have no nitrites and a nitrate reading, along with low ammonia is what makes me think you are well on your way, these are all good signs. But check your tap for nitrate just to be sure that that is not where the nitrate reading is coming from.
  12. he is so pretty! I *think* it might be a Borneo fern, which is not a true aquatic plant (usually used in terrariums). Just keep an eye on it, as long as it isn't rotting it is fine
  13. awww she is even cuter than in the site pictures! I love those cheeks. Congrats!
  14. what size is your tank and how many fish?
  15. Here is the prazi schedule. Please let me know if you have any questions or if anything is unclear Please salt the tank to .1% (1 tsp per gallon if you are using coarse grain aquarium salt, 3/4 tsp per gallon if you are using a fine grain salt). You can use either aquarium salt or grab some salt from the grocery store (this is cheaper), just make sure it has no additives/anti-caking agents. The Morton's canning and pickling salt is a widely available one that is safe. You will keep the tank salted to .1% for the duration of treatment (when you do a water change make sure you add back in the salt you took out. For example, if you do a 50% water change you need to add back in 50% of the salt etc.) Here's the prazi schedule: Day 1: add prazi Day 4: big water change (at least 50%) Day 5: big water change, add prazi Day 9: big water change Day 10: big water change, add prazi etc. until you have added prazi 4-6x
  16. Yes, as Mlegion says above, you are going to need more filtration for goldfish The ratings on filters are generally made with tropicals in mind. Goldfish grow very large and produce a lot of waste, so the recommended amount of filtration is 10x the tank volume in gallons per hour (gph). So, for your 55 you'll want 550 gph. The aqua tech you have runs 330 gph, so a second one of these would be great. But if you're looking to branch out I highly recommend the aqua clear filters. You'll also want to not use cartridges. They are a scam and a waste of money. All of your beneficial bacteria (BBs) that make up your cycle live in the filter media/cartridge, so when you change out the cartridge, you essentially throw out your cycle. You can also fit a lot more media in a filter without a cartridge and more media = more surface area for BBs to colonize, which is a really good thing Check out this article on setting up your filter w/out cartridges: http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/page/index.html/_/aquatic-equipment/simple-media-setup-for-hob-filters-r248 You can use gravel (put in a stocking like you describe) to help seed your tank if you trust that your pond is safe/disease free. Adding water will not really help, as there is a negligible amount of BBs in the water column.
  17. Yes, you can remove it once your tank is cycled. It will just help to speed up the cycling process. (and you could also put filter floss in your AC's when it is established) You should check out this link on setting up your filter without the cartridges They are just a waste of money and the carbon really isn't necessary http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/page/index.html/_/aquatic-equipment/simple-media-setup-for-hob-filters-r248
  18. It sounds like you are pretty close
  19. I am not sure what you mean about the BBs being on the slots in the filter. Is there no media/cartridge in the filter? If you like you can just put this filter on your main (new) tank and this will help to cycle it much faster
  20. ^ I can't see the pic, but yes, it is a lot of salt around 38 tablespoons if you were not weighing it out.
  21. As Jessica said, no need to remove your fish at any point during the treatment process You can add prazi directly to the tank with the fish in there. Salt can be added to the tank as long as it is dissolved in some water in a separate container first. Removing your fish from the tank is stressful for them, so you want to avoid doing this whenever possible.
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