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Sassyfras McGee

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  1. I did a 90% water change on Friday, and since then Naan has been up and down between bottom sitting and acting fine. I should note that our ac went out and has been out the whole weekend - it will be fixed today. The house got up to 84 at the hottest yesterday, and the fish were acting fine during. Today, it is cooler and Naan is bottom sitting.
  2. Now at lunch they are bottom sitting again. The morning seem to be good for them. I think because I always feed them when I first get up
  3. This morning they seem to be happy. It's strange, they keep flip flopping. Currently there is a double dose of Prazi in their tank I do have Metro-Meds. And Medi-Gold
  4. Well, now both Naan and Spaetzle are bottom sitting. They are all up and about sometimes, but even when they are they seem to just kind of hang there or swim very slowly. Hmmmm
  5. Alright I dipped Naan last night (I was only supposed to dip him, right?) and this morning he seemed much happier! I will check his progress again when I go home for lunch in a minute
  6. Well thank you very much! That means a lot. I figure I am sort of their mother nature so I'm the only thing that can improve their little lives, so it's my responsibility to do so! On Thursday I did the water change, added salt, and a double dose of Prazi. Naan is bottoms sitting again, but he still gets up and swims around a lot. What's next?
  7. Alright the water is changed and we're salted. Tomorrow I'll do it again and add Prazi. That will be the 2nd round, technically, right? Or the 3rd since I double dosed the first time? Just wondering how I should time Naan's dip. In other news, Naan is no longer bottom sitting! Happy day! He's up and swimming about, and was doing so when I got home from work last night. SO happy, I'm so attached to the little guy.
  8. I do remember! Thank you so so so so much again! I will update as I proceed.
  9. Naan seems to be doing a bit better. He is still bottom sitting, but he seems to have more energy to swim around more often. I have to hide around a corner to catch him bottom sitting, pretty much the entire time I'm around he's up and about. But he's still plunking back down there when he gets tired. The other two seem perfectly fine.
  10. Alright, I'm back home! What is my next move? We're currently salted and double dosed on Prazi and have been since Friday evening.
  11. Awesome, will do. Thank you thank you thank you so much... seriously. I feel like you're my personal fishy savior. You are invaluable!
  12. Alright, salt is up to 3% as of last night. The other two seem to do well and then get lethargic throughout the day. Naan is still consistently bottom sitting. I'm going to Tucson for the weekend (tonight through Sunday afternoon) but my boyfriend will be home to take care of anything as long as I leave very very specific instructions and it's not too complicated. What do you suggest? I will be going home after work today, before I head off to Tucson.
  13. Now we're up to .2%, the two that were looking less lively seem to be perking up just a bit, but Naan is still bottom sitting. Will add the last .1% tonight.
  14. On hand I have Epsom salt and natural sea salt. Will either of those be ok for this purpose or should I wait until I can buy some tomorrow?
  15. Alright, I've done the water changes and fed cooked spinach... yesterday he ate it pretty readily, today he is not very interested and is leaning over to one side when he's bottom sitting. He's swimming around less too, I'm getting pretty worried. :[ The other fish are also less lively, but they are not bottom sitting.
  16. Agreed. How deep is the gravel bed? I would leave only about a 1/4 inch layer throughout the tank, and honestly for veils, I would encourage you to consider going bare bottom. As Amy said, the redness in the fins is due to bottom sitting and coming into contact with the bacteria on the gravel bed. How many cycles of flukes treatment did you do before? Flukes is extremely hard to eradicate, and perhaps more rounds are needed. It is 1" at the deepest places, so I will begin removing more of it. I could try out bare bottom. I did 4 rounds of fluke treatments, and still have more Prazi left.
  17. I vacuum it really well every time I change the water, until there is nothing left in there at all. I've found it doesn't take too long to get everything that is in there, so it doesn't seem too dirty. But I will start removing more of it. It's 1" at the deepest spots.
  18. Ok here is the video. He always gets up an swims when I come to the tank, sometimes he stays up for a few minutes even. The redness in his tail is much worse this evening Don't mind the voice in the background, my boyfriend did not know I was video taping ;]
  19. I just did a very large water change yesterday (85-90%) should I go ahead and do another? I'll try some spinach as I haven't had a lot of luck with peas in the past.
  20. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level 0 * Nitrite Level 0 * Nitrate level 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) ~8 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) ~8 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Drops * Water temperature? 77 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 37 gallons, 5 months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Marineland Eclipse 3, Eheim Classic 2213 * How often do you change the water and how much? 85% every 5-7 days * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Yesterday, 85% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 goldfish, 1 apple snail. Including tails: Naan is 6-7", Kimchi is 5", Spaetzle is 4-5" * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Stress coat * What do you feed your fish and how often? 3x per day, mainly Omega 1 sinking goldfish pellets. Supplemented with bloodworms, fruits and veggies. * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? no * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Medigold, salted tank and prazi pro all ending about a month and a half ago, treated for shortly over a month. See this thread: http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/98399-bottom-sitting-bloated-other-fish-starting-to-bottom-sit/ * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Slight redness in fins but that has been greatly reducing ever since fluke treatment. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? 1 fish bottom sitting, the rest are fine. Seems to have trouble staying buoyant in the water. After treating for flukes a month and a half ago, everyone seemed to be doing really well, and the redness in their tails has been disappearing. Yesterday I woke up and Naan was sitting on the bottom aside from occasionally swimming. He seems to WANT to swim and have energy, but can't stay buoyant unless he's constantly wiggling. Yesterday I fasted them and today I fed some cooked, shelled peas.
  21. Bummer! I woke up yesterday and Naan was bottom sitting. In hopes that it is just constipation or something, I fasted them yesterday and fed a few cooked, shelled peas today. The other two seem fine. Hopefully this takes care of the problem. The redness in all of their fins from the flukes has greatly reduced in the last few weeks so I thought they were on the up and up.
  22. Adorable, I think the music really added something too :]
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