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DesigNerd

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  1. He is just bored in there but still moving around.

    I completely forgot to add more salts, I was so busy yesterday. Is it too late to do so? I realize I don't know how many tsp per gallon to add for increasing to .2% and .3%

    I lifted the bubbler out of the water and his scales kinda look a little open. My first thought was dropsy. I'll post video in a bit.


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    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!


  3. 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.


  4. 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.

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    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.


  5. too bad they don't keep their black to long :( here's whats left of mine ;) lol

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    :o So pretty. I wouldn't mind having one like this.

    That's it. I need a pond. And a yard. And a house to go along with that.

    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?! :clapping:


  6. 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!


  7. 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.


  8. 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.

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