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  1. He is exactly 4.75 inches long from nose to peduncle.
  2. He's about five inches from nose to peduncle. Maybe a bit smaller. He was getting 40 pellets of Metro-Meds.
  3. I should be getting the Medi-Gold soon. Can someone tell me how much to give him when I get it?
  4. Okay. I really appreciate all of this, guys.
  5. Okay I just ordered the Medi-Gold. What do you think is going on with his wen? And the red streaks?
  6. Just to clarify, neither of the bulges on his wen are bloody or have burst. They look red deep inside but that's it. And the first one isn't even red anymore.
  7. Hello, They have both been on Metro-Meds for one week now. The ulcers look about the same as they did in the last video I posted. He still has red streaks in his fins. The water in the bucket is not cycled. (Ammonia tests at 0.25 because the tap has ammonia, nitrites and nitrates are 0.) I have been doing daily water changes with the bucket and adding Prime. There is an air stone in there too. I don't have Medi-Gold, but I can get some if that would help. I am at the end of round four with the Prazi Pro for the main tank. There is no more epsom salt in the main tank.
  8. Okay I just did a large water change. The new water parameters are ammonia 0.25, nitrite 0 and nitrate 10. The large oranda is bottom-sitting a lot now. And the smaller one is still in that bucket. She's still eating but doesn't have a great appetite. Her fins are black on the edges where they were bloody before. She doesn't look bloated and she doesn't have bulging eyes.
  9. Okay. I also want to point out the red spot on his tail fin. You can see it in the video. It's where the fins split.
  10. Okay I can do a water change tomorrow. What's going on with his wen? The first bump almost looks like normal wen tissue now but I didn't think this is how new growth comes in. I'm so worried about him. Can I put the other one back in the main tank?
  11. This fish has been in the main tank. He has been getting MM and prazi. I am at the beginning of round four since two days ago. He has been getting MM for five days now. This is not the fish with popped eyes and raised scales. (That fish is still in QT but is doing much better. She has also been on MM for five days.) His scales are not raised. I don't think it's dropsy. Ammonia is testing for .25, nitrites are 0 and nitrates are 25.
  12. Here is a close-up of his head. He also has a red spot on his cheek. http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u613/tarannosaurus/For%20Koko/20130618_2347321_zps91742c5e.jpg
  13. The big oranda is developing another bulge in his wen. The original bulge is on the right side of his wen and the new one is on the left side. The new one is very red. http://s1324.photobucket.com/user/tarannosaurus/media/For%20Koko/20130618_170939_zps34d0bfd1.mp4.html What's happening here? The other oranda seems to be doing much better. No more eye-popping or pineconing. When can I put her back in the tank?
  14. This is the eighth day that epsom salt is in the tank, yesterday was the second time I added it.
  15. Hey I did a large water change this morning and I just tested the water. Ammonia is 0.1, nitrites are 0 and nitrates are 15. I added Epsom salt and Prazi Pro. The big guy still bottom sits sometimes. His dorsal fin looks a little depressed but the red streaks look much better. He still has that bulge on his wen but it's not really red anymore. I can see a couple more red places inside the wen. They look how the bulge looked before it was a bulge. His appetite is good. He's been eating all of his Metro-Meds. The small oranda is still in quarantine. She looks much better. Her eyes are no longer popping and her scales are back to normal. Appetite is good. She's also been getting the Metro-Meds. The telescope appears to be totally fine now, but I have been feeding him peas for the floating.
  16. So the .25 I'm getting on my test isn't really the ammonia level in the tank? My last WC was about a week ago and I'm still getting the .25. I would have thought the BB should have converted that by now. Also the tap ammonia is .1. Why is the ammonia higher in my tank? This is what I'm worried about.
  17. I use Prime but it doesn't look like it is removing the ammonia. I use Prime with every WC.
  18. I tested the water again today and the ammonia is at .25 ppm and nitrates are at 30 ppm. I will do a water change either today or tomorrow. Is there something I can add to the water to get rid of the ammonia when I do water changes since the tap has ammonia?
  19. Okay ignoring the salt part in these instructions but still adding epsom after each WC?
  20. Hmm I'm not sure which I am following. I have used prazi just the few times that I mentioned in this thread. I added epsom and prazi only when it was suggested.
  21. I can do more water changes. Why does my tank have ammonia in it if there are no nitrites and nitrates are present? I'm not concerned about anything else. I'll continue to add epsom salt and prazi with each water change and post the parameters each time. I'm separately feeding the two sick orandas Metro-Meds and the other one is getting peas. Does that sound right? Should I take the big guy out of the tank and put him in quarantine with the other sick oranda?
  22. Here is an update on the water parameters: Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) .25 ppm ??? (This is the first time I see ammonia in my tank!) * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 25 * Ammonia Level(Tap) .1 (I just noticed the tap has ammonia. I must have misread it when I initially tested it.) * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 68 F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55 gallons, one and a half years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval 305 and AquaClear 110 * How often do you change the water and how much? Weekly, at least 50% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Four days ago, 100% * How many fish in the tank and their size? Three * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? ProGold, daily * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? Prazi Pro, Epsom salt and Metro-Meds fed to two of the fish * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. (Please review thread) * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Bloody streaks, frayed fins, red sores, red bulge (Please review thread) * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Bottom-sitting (Please review thread) I am really concerned about the ammonia now.
  23. I haven't tested the water since the last WC four days ago. I have to go to work soon so I will test the water later this evening and post all of the parameters.
  24. The large oranda isn't doing so well. He has a lot of red streaks and sores on his fins. I fed him and the other oranda (in quarantine) Metro-Meds this morning. http://s1324.photobucket.com/user/tarannosaurus/media/For%20Koko/20130613_122548_zpsf43129d5.mp4.html He moves a lot whenever I approach the tank but bottom-sits otherwise.
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