Test Results for the Following:
* Ammonia Level:Not sure
* Nitrite Level:High
* Nitrate level:Not sure
* Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and :chloramines) Ph is 6.4
* Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)Out of test strips Other Required Info:
* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Sera test strips
* Water temperature?around 21 celsius
* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20 gallons we bought it used in May.
* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Cant tell.
* How often do you change the water and how much? normally Half the tank once a week, but since this new year, we do it everyday.
* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? all of it yesterday
* How many fish in the tank and their size? Two fish, a comet 3.5 inches, and an oranda, 1.7 inches.
* What kind of water additives or conditioners? Aquasana, prodac, and most often, 24 hours to let water sit.
* What do you feed your fish and how often?Aquarian advanced nutrition goldfish pellets. twice to three times a day, two or three pellets every "meal". Once every week we feed them boiled peas.
* Any new fish added to the tank? nope
* Any medications added to the tank? 0.3 prosent salt
* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. 0,3prosent salt, changing every 24 hours.
* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Blood streaks on one fish fungus on other(fungus gone now)
* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?First fish that got sick was sucking up at the air, and spitting out pellets. After treating him in the other tank(he is fine now) other fish began to sitt at the bottom, and would hardly ever eat, if he did, he would spit it out again.
"This new year, we saw our little fish Newton with a kind of fin rot or something, and we didn't think he would make it. so we put him in a smaller tank, with 0,3 present salt, and after one day he was fine. we kept him in there, changing salt and water every morning" He is fine now, but we still have him in quarantine.
"Suddenly we noticed Nishigini, our comet sarasa, was sick. he would eat his pellets, and then spit them out again, he was not moving very much, just floating in the middle of the tank. Yesterday evening we even noticed blood streaks in his fins!
So we decided he looked so bad, we did a full cleaning of the tank, and then we put water back in(yes, it had been standing for 24 hours...). we then put Nishigini in, and from experience had seen that he could start the cycle and be fine." This was a horrible mistake, as he was much sicker then we thought.
"After fifteen minutes he was fine, swimming around, happily, all the blood streaks had even gone away! we thought that he would be fine," Heres the part that confused me. He looked as good as ever!
"but an hour or two later he was sitting at the bottom of the tank, not moving, sitting at a bad angle. The blood streaks were back too. He had totally crashed." We freaked out, and changed more water, hoping he would be fine next morning.
"So we woke up early to check on him, but it was too late then. He was dead, not moving at all, poor little thing". Newton is still living, in his quarantine, looking fine. We have orderd a new filter too, because the filter is old. I really want help because Im afraid if we move him back in, he will get wacked out too! So please help so i avoid loosing him too!!
"So tonight we will bury our longest living, and favorite fish, Nishigini the sarasa comet goldfish, together with Thomas, our first loss. I feel i could had done so much more, and I was to afraid for Newton, I didn't focus on Nishigini! we bought him together with Thomas in February, and he was by far the most friendly, smart, beautiful goldfish I have ever seen. And I feel horrible. R.I.P Nishigini..."