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  1. Gotchya! My goodness, there is sooo much POOP! New bucket, check! Ph 7.4, check! Temp, meh... close enough. SO MUCH POOOOOOP!
  2. Oh dear. My other tanks are filled up with babies. He's been in the bucket for 5 days now. I could add a plant in there with him. If it's just another few days I suppose it'll have to be okay. I'll post video when I do another salt bath with him.
  3. <embed width="600" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullscreen="true" allowNetworking="all" wmode="transparent" src="http://static.photobucket.com/player.swf" flashvars="file=http%3A%2F%2Fvid6.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy230%2FEccoBell%2FFishies%2Fsick%2520fish%2FSick_Zon_after_first_dip-1.mp4"> Come to think about it, there is salts in his water but I don't know how much since it was only about a 1/4 cup of the dip water that transferred with him. Thank you all for your help and support!
  4. Alex; I should've taken video of that. He flailed around for a bit and fell onto his side then repeated. After about 30 seconds he went limp so I moved in with a mini bowl to scoop him up. His tail was out limp but he couldn't move. I worried for a moment he was dead. Then put him into a bucket with no salt what so ever but prime and 7.4 ph (same ph as the dip) and he went to the bottom. I'm gonna keep an eye on him but I don't think he could handle the dip. What should I do next? Try another dip or just forget it for now? Trinket, Yes that was just to move him from qt to the main tank both with bubblers. I was afraid that if I used the net more of his fins would come off. After the dip he went back into a simple bucket with only a bubbler, no filter for now.
  5. uh... so... .1% for an hour, .3% for 5 minutes, then .1% another hour??????
  6. This one you can see how red his gills are. kinda shows the sunkin eyes. He's also lost a lot of weight from that initial bout of medication. He's eating at least! Strange angle, thought it might show the eyes better.
  7. Thank you! I understand the salt dip post that's pinned. I'll be adding all new fresh water and very little of what he's currently sitting in during the moving process.
  8. Oh I just noticed his eyes are sunken in too. Not the eyeballs themselves but where his cheeks would be, like a human.
  9. I do need specific direction in this. His water has had the regular mineral salt solution that the box recommends for goldfish this entire time, in all the main tank, the hospital tank, and his current/recent QT bucket. I think it's a .1% solution already.
  10. Well this sucks. I just had to post a whole new thread about the smaller guy. Massive fin rot. He's been in QT for a FURAN-2 medication treatment but looks worse than before. Please follow the link http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/98742-shubunkin-with-massive-fin-rot/
  11. Zon was QT just a few weeks ago with the fish that had seizures, http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/97944-omg-seizures-help-please/page__st__0 Since then they both went back into the main tank and were doing well. After about a week or so I thought I saw flashing in one of the other fish so as preventative I added PraziPro to the tank. The next morning Zon started some major fin rot and he wasn't eating much mostly due to his weak nature. I immediately QT Zon and gave the full 4 course treatment of Furan-2 which contains Nitrofurazone and Furazonlidone. Half way through the treatment I added Melafix (tea tree oil). Since he was in a bucket it was really hard to analyze his fins. Just now I was about to put Zon into the maintank but noticed his fin rot is more severe. His right pectoral fin is clamped really tight. Dorsal fin has been clamped since the first treatment from the "OMG Seizures" episode from the link attached. Ph is 6.6 on the test but the water was 7.6 before adding the medication and the color of the medication may be tinging the color of the results. Ammonia 0 Nitrate 0 Nitrite 0 Warm room temp. about 72F. Upon realizing just how far the ph dropped during this posting we've added just a tiny touch of backing soda to this small plexiglass container he's in. Not sure to release him to the general pop, give him some more melafix, or put him back into QT with some other measures.
  12. So pretty. I wouldn't mind having one like this. I have been telling myself this for ever. Once I get my own place with A yard I think there will be more water than house. XD So... a moat?!
  13. That's it. I need a pond. And a yard. And a house to go along with that.
  14. They are all so small and young and cute! Lovely set up btw. I'm curious how your bubbles are so fine from the wands. I have only 1 wand in my tank but the bubbles come our big, like your bubbler on the right. Is it something to do with soft or hard water or ph or...??? I dunno... I'm hoping you know and can help me achieve that look you've got. Welcome to koko's!
  15. That tail is so beautiful, like flowing silk. Amazing! The black one is too funny.
  16. Sue is beautiful but looks so lonely. I love how your cat is like le mew mew and said "You know lady, I'm going to eat this fish when you're not looking." LOL
  17. Your white fantail has a mustache!! So hip! omg. Lovely bunny too.
  18. That looks like it took a long time. Is that for little baby goldfish or adults or both? I may have to try this now that I've got 94 fish.
  19. Ooh fancy! I'm glad dnalex that you showed me that because I was getting lots of different information. That large tank is 75 gallons. Only has the strip of bubbles for now but I'm looking to add a few bubble disks and a beefier filtration system sometime soon and some different lighting. I have a strip of LED's in use in the evenings for transitioning but I'd like to add a few more strips in warmer tones and maybe some other light source of a high intensity discharge for different wavelengths, mostly to penetrate the bubbles better so they don't go all strobe-like effect. Happysnapper, I've got to see your twinsy! We should do a dual video with them. Uriel was all white and I thought she was albino but the other month she got a little streak near her bum and the last couple weeks has been slowly turning a soft yellow. Maybe she'll turn into gold.
  20. Uriel has the stumpiest of tails, omg, so cute. She struggles and wuffles and tries so hard. She's got a system now starting at the front of the tank and wobbles her way backwards through the gravel 'cuz she's stronger backwards. HA! Silly tele.
  21. Hiya! So I've got the little fry finally in a proper tank as of late last night. Here's all my goldfishies in their 3 tanks. I didn't get into the tank of swordies but that may come later. Forgot to mention that I don't like the liquid fry food because it turns to glue and you have to scrape it off the bottom of the tank which is dangerous to the fry. I'll have a lot to adopt out this summer. nudge nudge wink wink Ryukin/shubunkin/telescope mixes. <embed width="600" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" wmode="transparent" src="http://static.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/EccoBell/Fishies/nurseryall.mp4">
  22. D'awe thanks everyone. I tried to catch video of them going into the bubbles but they stopped when I was near enough with the camera. They were so funny. They'd get shot up to the top then try as they might so hard to swim straight down. I think they were giggling, I know I was. They've already figured out how to use the current to their advantage.
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