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  1. Will wait till Thursday. I think we got lucky and found two healthy ones.
  2. Good job saving them! It is frustrating to talk to people that don't understand goldfish. They have very unique needs and can be time-consuming and a huge shock if you don't know what you are doing. I know I didn't realize all the work that would be necessary when I got mine. They are totally worth it though. I have a black moor and a gold fantail in the same tank and I love that color combination. Hope your QT goes well.
  3. Water parameters before change tonight (end of Dose 3 of Prazi): Temp: 79.3F pH: 7.4 Ammonia: 0.25 ppm Nitrite: 0.15 ppm Nitrate: 40-50 ppm We did an ~85% water change and added 7 tsp of salt, 2x Prime, and a little Cycle. They seem to be doing ok. P-body (black one) was acting a bit strange right after but I think its because its so hard to match the temperature when we do the change. It got a little cold a little fast since we were adding a lot of ice to make the tap colder. They both seem ok now though and are begging for food as usual. Should we wait a couple days before Dose 4 or do another water change tomorrow and start it?
  4. I can't advise you on what to do, but pictures might help identify the bumps if you can post a couple...or a video. Good luck!
  5. Ok..so if we do a 75% water change, 7 tsp with a measuring spoon would be ok? Oh...and the water parameters tonight are perfect! It might not last long, but I am excited. (Ammonia: 0ppm, Nitrite: 0 ppm)
  6. Lol. I will take a picture...or use 6.5 tsps with the next water change. Real measuring cups make things easier I suppose. So if I use a measuring spoon...do 6.5 total? or 7.5?
  7. It was a kitchen spoon...that might be a tablespoon? I am not good at remembering which is which... If we need to add more we can...might have to wait till we have more ice though.
  8. New video. They are still doing well.
  9. Yes. We did a 90% water change tonight and put 1 teaspoon and a half in...that sound about right? And we did add the Prazi too.
  10. Ok. Thanks! I will test the water tomorrow night to make sure ammonia/nitrites are under control. Here is a new video finally. I think Atlas (orange one) is getting some new spots.
  11. Hey. Update. We are doing a water change before adding Prazi. Water parameters: Temp: 79F pH: 7.4 Ammonia: 0.25 ppm Nitrite: ~0.15 ppm (Just slightly purple) Nitrate: 30 ppm Since we're seeing a little nitrite, do I need to do anything special? We are adding the normal salt, a little Cycle, and double Prime...and Prazi if you think we should still (this will start Dose 3 after a 3 day break with no Prazi in).
  12. I was hoping we wouldn't see the spike too. Just didn't want to be surprised by it. I tend to get worked up over the water issues. I will ask Josh to get a video after he gets home from work...his phone is so much better than mine. We did just get some new plants to put in (fake ones) so maybe that is the issue. We'll try rearranging and see if that helps. Thanks! We have been feeding them only once a day (usually afternoon) so I guess it was close to normal food time...maybe I'll feed them in the morning at at night if you think they might need more food. I just didn't want to overfeed with the water being a bit off at the moment.
  13. We didn't get to the water change until today. But we did a 90% since they had made quite a mess. I will leave Prazi out for 3 days. The spots on the orange one are gone. I think he is messing with my head. Lol. The orange one seems to be changing colors (I hope that is all it is). He is getting more black on him! I will post a video later tonight if I can. Water parameters are still doing ok...ammonia is under 0.25ppm now, so I am hoping the cycle is catching up. Will we see a nitrite spike again? Just wondering. Also...the orange one is getting a little nippy toward the black one. Could this be because we aren't feeding them enough? I don't think the black one is hurt at all yet, but she seems a bit skittish. Any ideas?
  14. Today marks the end of Dose 2...will put water with no Prazi in and dose the 3rd dose with another water change tomorrow.
  15. Thanks for the suggestion...I think we may have gone with Atlas and P-body but I'm not sure yet. I definitely want their names to match their personalities.
  16. Update: They are still doing well. Ammonia was at 0.15-0.25 ppm today. Its decreasing a bit. They are still eating fine and active. I did spot two tiny white spots on the orange one's tail...the one from her head is gone though. I am probably worried for nothing but I am trying to get a picture or video that shows it so you can see what you think. We are going to do a big water change tomorrow. I forgot to test the tap tonight but hopefully I will remember tomorrow.
  17. They are doing well. Very active. Not sure I realized how active fish are supposed to be. They tried to nibble our hands while were were changing the tank water out. They act like they are starving but I think they are eating plenty. Fed them ~4 deshelled peas earlier today. Been feeding them only once a day to keep the waste down a bit hoping that would help. We've almost settled on names too--Atlas for the fantail and P-body (or Peabody) for the moor.
  18. Ok...did a 75% water change tonight and added Dose 2 of Prazi, replaced the salt, and added a little Nutrafin cycle again (last dregs of the bottle--getting a new one tomorrow). Water parameters before change: Temp: 78.4F pH: 7.4 Ammonia: 0.5 ppm Nitrites: 0 ppm Nitrates: 15-20ppm Is it weird that the ammonia is that high so soon after a water change (yesterday)? Starting to wonder if I should retest my tap water. I might tomorrow night anyway just in case.
  19. I know! Half the time I can't find her at all. She blends in too well.
  20. I went through 2 bottles I think when I cycled my tank and it took a while. I think it did help keep things from being worse and I am using a little bit now because I added new fish and I think its helping. Cycling takes a lot of time, but its worth it when you finally get the good test results back and you know your fish have good water. Good luck!
  21. http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/179194_3756617986841_744852382_n.jpg http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/406299_3757011516679_1475420462_n.jpg A couple of updated photos. We are still trying to name them...have it narrowed down to Atlas and P-body (from Portal 2)...or Inky and Clyde. What do you think?
  22. Ok. Did a water change tonight...they both had way too much fun. Water parameters: Temp: 78F pH: 7.4 Ammonia: 0.25ppm Nitrite: 0 ppm NItrate: 10-15ppm We added back in salt and Prime. Will start Prazi Round 2 tomorrow with a small water change (we did 90% tonight). Everything is going well. Just thought I'd update parameters. http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/528098_3756664708009_599411915_n.jpg http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/576120_3756662827962_481791016_n.jpg http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/179194_3756617986841_744852382_n.jpg (Hoping the photos work too).
  23. Thanks! I used that before...I don't remember why I had such trouble, but I think my computer does things I don't tell it to sometimes. Lol.
  24. Sorry I didn't get to post last night. I did test just the ammonia and it was at about 0.3ppm. I think tonight is the day for a water change so we will do that and add back the salt, but no Prazi. They are still eating well and very active. I have new pictures and as soon as I figure out how to get them up again, I'll post a few.
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