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  1. Meant to post sooner - almost 2 years since our adventure on the carpet. Healed as well as can be expected. No scale regrowth on the left side, but otherwise healthy. Tail is a little weird, but I guess as good as can be expected.
  2. no bottom sitting. A bit nose down, but active and swimming.
  3. Much better, still a few persistent spots of fungus. Overall, headed in the right direction
  4. still a few blue spots where the fungus is still persisting. Overall, better than before.
  5. slooowly improving. I think Alive, eating, swimming, pooping. Just the skin is still majorly messed up.
  6. I'd say about the same photo here - https://photos.app.goo.gl/FMk82hZBiAqMMbJP7
  7. Thanks, I will try this. I have been aerating with a long air stone in a full 20 long. It has been a month and he continues to recover and heal - the fungus seems to be the main problem. Should I drop the water lever to 10 gallons?
  8. Unfortunately, I added the meth blue last Sunday, before testing chemistry. So I can't get an accurate read on blue water. Regardless, he has been in the blue for 5 days and not much seems changed except that the fungus is blue instead of white. How long could/should I continue treatment before trying something else?
  9. Ill get the chemistry data up soon, but it is a 20 gallon quarantine tank that was just set up and water changed frequently. Filter is an AC 50 with foam only. Lived with 2 other commons in a 75 gallon with an overflow into a homemade wet/dry filter. Water temp about 53 degrees F. In the quarantine I used salt and AP + with malachite green. I will get some meth blue, but the dosage you provided does not say what % the solution is. I will be getting the kordon 2.3% from amazon.
  10. My large comet jumped out a month ago. When I found him, he was quite dry, but I did notice gill movement so I tossed him back in the tank. He looked like he would not recover, basically floating on his side at the top of the tank. He did show some signs of recovery, but was quickly covered with thick woolly fungus. I put him in quarantine, bumped the salt to 0.3, wiped the fungus off daily, and tried an antifungal. He seemed to improve a bit - the best is the photo taken on the 16th, but I was away for the week and the fungus is definitely back. I think the problem is the dead/dying tissue on the exposed area that was driest when he jumped. Just trying to keep the fungus off until he heals. He lost all of his dorsal and tail initially, but as you can see from the photos, they are growing back nicely. 1/6 1/9 1/16 1/25 1/25
  11. sorry, will try to post a photo, in the meantime, here is a link https://1drv.ms/i/s!AqC3J2cNMwv97GdGWrUaOo0xd5_P https://goo.gl/photos/hEjzmKUC5SEgfUkw7
  12. Thanks. We have seen post with collapsed swim bladders. I was just wondering if anyone knew what could cause the fluid filled swim bladders.
  13. Forgot to mention, his body was obviously swollen and bloated on his sides and belly.
  14. One of our common goldfish started standing on their nose - nose to the bottom of the tank, struggling to back off the bottom to breathe. I did move him to QT, but he died overnight. Externally, a few dark spots on scales, slight fraying at edges of fins. Autopsy revealed completely fluid filled swim bladders. Small red spots adhering to other organs. Other fish in the tank are doing fine.
  15. My daughter took a tank water sample to school and looked at it under a microscope. Any help identifying the worm and other items? Thanks. Videos and screen capture in shared folder in the link. https://goo.gl/photos/sVqwruPZtDk8nw1Y7
  16. API Drops pH 7 Ammonia 0 Nitrates 10 Nitrites 0 Tap is generally good, did not test Tank is a 29 gallon emergency isolation tank with an AC 50 (I think, could be a 20) I did not want a strong filter as he was very weak when I put him in the tank Finished 2 weeks of metro meds about a week ago. I started the tank with media from a cycled tank. Have not changed the water since setting up. (about 4 weeks) A few weeks to the latest illness, I had salted my main 110 gallon tank to .01% - just generally did not like the look of the fish. they seem ok now. I don't remember if he went through PP when I got him or not. (At least a year ago) He generally hangs out near the bottom of the tank, but not ON the bottom of the tank. He eats just fine.
  17. I will get the chemistry info up soon, however, that incident was 3 weeks ago, and he is doing much better now.
  18. Note: According to my daughter, the white area is not a new development, I just never noticed it.
  19. My pearlscale goldfish lost a gill cover almost as soon as I got it. He has had no problems since. (at least a year ago, probably longer). About 3 weeks ago (the day I was flying away for vacation) I went to feed the fish and found him with his tail fins in the filter intake. I got him out of there, but he was in bad shape. I did not have much hope. I quickly put together a quarantine tank (29 gallon) and got him in there. When I got back a week later, he had made an amazing recovery, but I put him on metro-meds for 2 weeks. He acts ok now, although he tends to bottom sit. I am posting because I noticed a strange growth on his uncovered gill. I know they used to be a nice uniform red color, but now they have a white scaly growth. Just wondering if anyone has seen anything like this. Usual habitat - 110 gallon tank. Fish 3 4 inch, 3 1.5 inch recent introductions.
  20. Sorry to say, but GG didn't make it. He was moving around a little at 7 this morning, but he was dead by 8. Ammonia was up to .25, not surprising. I was encouraged by the fact that he did eat last night, but it would have been incredible if he actually made it out of this. Thanks to everyone for their help.
  21. I have metro-meds - not sure if he can eat though. Will try.
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