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  1. Probably just inside the aquarium. I got a fluval fx6 if that helps.
  2. Hello guys! It's been a while since I have been on here! I am currently trying to find a superb UV sterilizer out there for my 60 gal, I aiming to find a UV that would be able to kill/destroy any harmful micro organism ranging from harmful bacteria, viruses, or any waterborne pathogens that can cause harm or damage to my goldfish. I will welcome any responses than boil down to a conclusion on which great quality UV I should get. Warm regards.
  3. My goldie has finally passed on this morning. Thank you all for your support. You guys did your very best to help me and so did I.
  4. 100% true. There are no such thing as a perfect goldfish keeper. Things just unexpectedly went around strangely. I still want to tremendously thank you and everyone who did whatever they can to help assist me throughout this intense situation. I did everything precisely the people here that instructed me on the attempt to save my goldfish.
  5. Ugh, euthanizing him is a very tough thing for me to do. Yes, I've already expected this result to happen since very few goldies do survive from dropsy and dropsy has a high mortality rate. Yeah I already have tried metronidazole and still continuing the second dosing schedule you had adviced and I'm on my second week. This topic was started just right after I noticed my goldfish having dropsy which was early this March and yet no changes have been observed and he just seems to get worse. I have to assume thats there is obviously SOMETHING wrong with my tank since I moved here. I am guessing during the move, negative bacteria was allowed to multiply and form in my tank (not visible). Is there a way I can disinfect it. I've tried my very best with my beloved goldie. It sucks so much that I raised him in 2012 from the size of a small quarter to a huge fat healthy goldfish with no history of prior diseases, illnesses, or symptoms. This is probably the SECOND loss of my goldfish since I moved here, I'm talking about my two goldies that I raised and lived a long healthy life like the first one from 2011 (that passed in Feb if you've seen my previous posts) and this one (I bought him in March of 2013). Aagain what I stated before about the possible bacteria in my tank I have to disinfect it. I really still want it to give it another try since I'm not finished with the dosing schedule :\
  6. Hello guys! its been a while since I'm still following the dosing schedule. He almost died last night, he was on his side and seriously I thought he was done for..... I found out this morning that he survived. His barely been eating and has refuse finishing the entire batch of food i fed him. Unfortunately the pine coning still looks the same. Anything else I can do? I know dropsy is an particularly nearly impossible symptom to recover from and few aquarists out had only had their goldfish recover from dropsy. Luckily his still very much alive
  7. I forgot to mention that I purchased it on amazon, not from a local store so no dosage added yet
  8. Just purchased Metroplex! Hope this will help my Goldie
  9. One question do you know where I can get Metronidazole. And Triple Sulfa are you refering to API Triple Sulfa?
  10. Thanks for the advice! I'll continue to update!
  11. When i was gone from the 19-26 he wasn't on any meds or epsom. He was on Maracyn 2 and Epsom schedule (listed in the first post of the topic) the entire week before i traveled. Look the posts before.
  12. Hey guys I got back from California last night, UPDATE: Unfortunately he still looks the same and is still pineconing but at the same time his continuing to eat and my sister has fed it with peas the entire time i was gone. Need advice!!
  13. Thanks all. Its DAY 3 and I followed every advice that Arctic Mama said. Just did a 100% water change, rinsed the sterlite like mad, replaced epsom and added one pack of maracyn 2 just now. Unfortunately he still looks the same and the pineconing is still there (it irritates me alot having to see his scales protude out and it gives me goosebumps but I still sucked it up and frequently check on him). I might be feared that I treated the dropsy late, and bacteria may have build up in the dry aquarium while I was moving so I might have to clean my aquarium like mad. Great news is that he is still eating normally, and pooping alot as well too. I'm sticking to feeding him with green peas. Later when I feed him I'm gonna soak the green peas with his water (epsom and maracyn 2 thats in the water already) so that the stuff would get into his system. IM GOING to California this Saturday and staying there until the 26th. My sister is going to be entrusted looking after him for that week and continue the treatment. After Day 7 (the day I leave) I'll need advice for continued treatment before the day I hit the plane and leave. Dropsy is a hit or miss but it never hurts to try and put in the best effort to save him.
  14. So guys, I recieved the Maracyn 2 and KH/GH test this morning started the process right after the mail truck delievered it to me. Did a 100% water change, rinsed the sterlite, added 1 teaspoon of epsom, two packets of maracyn 2. Tested the GH/KH: KH: 35.8 GH: 53.7 Seems to be higher than I expected is the KH/GH suitable for Goldfish?
  15. Thanks, I just want to give you all a headsup that I will be travelling to California next Saturday and be away for one week. However, I'll be traveling by myself and my family will be able to take over and will make them recieve clear directions on continued treatment
  16. UPDATE Day 3: His has pooped alot and continues to eat? I still have yet, to receive a response for my question about Maracyn 2 just to be safe since its coming in tomorrow and anymore suggestions
  17. UPDATE as of Day 2: Nothing much has changed. However, I fed him frozen green peas today and he ate all of it. He was pooping today too so that a good sign. When the Maracyn 2 arrives do I put two packets in it?
  18. The last time he ate was last night before I saw dropsy. and he never spits it out as I always observe him when he eats and theres never any leftovers. I do occasionally feed him with green peas and i'll definitely feed him now. Does help alot with digestion and the bloatness if he happens to be constipated. Unfortunately I did not find Maracyn 2 at any of my local pet stores so I went ahead and purchase a 20 packet Maracyn 2 on Amazon and will arrive exactly in 2 days. Had no option for next day. Going to purhcase the API GH/KH test kit as well. Just purchased it as well.
  19. Day 2: It's been almost 12 hours since his been in the hospital tank treated with epsom salt. Strangely did not find any waste even though he ate normally last night. Should some green peas be able to help him?
  20. Does this mean that I have to put more water in my 65 quart tub?
  21. If don't happen to get Maracyn 2, would Maracyn or Maracyn Plus also work? Also isn't two packets a little too much?
  22. Should Petco or PetSmart have Maracyn Two in their stores? I'm hope that I don't run there for nothing in stock and wait for online order to come.
  23. Got him in with clean new water, poured in 1/2 teaspoon of epsom salt. Wish me luck while I get the MAracyn Two tomorrow....
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