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  1. Yes, you can run two rounds of prazi, each a week long (four days medication in, three days of break, repeat) as soon as the sulfaplex is out.
  2. Honestly if the fins are improving and there are zero other symptoms besides the one raised patch, hold off on the kanaplex and just let the fish rest until something else pops up or the swelling gets worse. We will assume the lifted scales are benign until other things in the fish’s condition indicate otherwise. Better to not use a medication we don’t have to, so it’s efficacy remains high for a later time when we DO desperately need it.
  3. Look up Gary Hater on Facebook He’s wonderful. https://thegoldfishcouncil.org/team/gary-hater/
  4. Can you please get the information and history details of the fish and the tank into the actual form? I look to specific parts of it for information and refer back often, the organizational format helps me help you. if you’re able, the strips are really inaccurate and a liquid test kit is a better choice. We recommend the API Freshwater Master Test kit, which Chewy has for a good price for US residents. Your nitrate is either mis-tested or off the charts ridiculously toxic. What kind of water change schedule do you have? Tank volume? Feeding schedule? Many more details please
  5. I’m going to need a lot more information and pictures to help more, so I know we aren’t missing a cause. Please attach as many clear pictures as you can that show him floating and his sore spot. Then fill out our diagnostic form with as much information as you can. A video of him swimming would also be helpful Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) * Nitrite Level(Tank) * Nitrate level(Tank) * Ammonia Level(Tap) * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? * Water temperature? * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? * How often do you change the water and how much? * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? * How many fish in the tank and their size? * What kind of water additives or conditioners? * What do you feed your fish and how often? * Any new fish added to the tank? * Any medications added to the tank? * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?
  6. Unfortunately swimbladder issues are usually either blockages due to constipation or a mechanically damaged or malformed swimbladder. Constipation you can observe with a fish who has thick poops or bubbles in their poop and whose swim bladder buoyancy issues improve after two or three days of fasting the fish. If that isn’t the case, there is no medication to treat it. A floater or lister will always do that. Many can live long and happy lives that way but some have problems that lead to secondary infections snd wounds from either being exposed to the air on one side or pinned to the bottom running substrate. Those can be treated too, if it’s an issue. Fish with swimbladder issues often benefit from shallow water - like six inches of depth, like a kiddie pool or under bed tote. Give that a try as well if you have a persistent floater and see if it doesn’t improve their balance in the water.
  7. How many days total did you run it? You want to continue the treatment for at least a week after you see the last visible symptom, as parasites hatch out and their eggs aren’t always susceptible to medication like the spawn are.
  8. If it progressed to pop eye we would use a combo of a different gram negative antibiotic (oxytetracycline is my favorite heavier hitter that is still broad spectrum) plus metronidazole. If those don’t nail it, it’s not bacterial in nature and we are pretty constrained on other treatments.
  9. If his behavior and eating are normal I wouldn’t pursue further treatment at this time. The clouding of the lens is harmless if there aren’t further signs of infection
  10. Localized swelling can be a blockage, injury, issue with a single organ, abscess, etc. it does happen and if the fish is swimming and pooping and not showing other symptoms we generally just shrug and let it go with the fin issues I think antibiotics were a good choice, since water quality doesn’t seem to have been the culprit to explain fin rot like that. But the scales lifting over the side could be any number of non-lethal things or some note problematic ones, and it’s good to watch to see what, if anything, that area might be responsive to.
  11. If we need another med it will be kanaplex or oxytetracycline, if you want to order some to have on hand just in case.
  12. Do a full treatment of the sulfaplex, no salt of either kind right now. Remember too, all these medications work more effectively and a bit quicker in warmer temperatures, which speed up the metabolism of the fish. So I’d bump up that tank temp to the mid seventies over the next few days. You should see improvement within 4-5 days. The pineconed scales are a symptom but at this point we want to see it the meds are fixing things internally, not the epsom temporarily reducing any swelling. The lifted scales aren’t severe enough that one would need to reduce that swelling for comfort, from the looks of it. Continue the sulfaplex for a MINIMUM of 10 days, 14 is better.
  13. So to be clear you’ve seen improvements in behavior, but new tail streaks? Or were those happening before? The eye actually looks good. There is definitely an infection and he may lose it, but it doesn’t look like it’s spreading around the rest of his body/head. If the tail streaks are new you may try turning the temp down a few degrees and seeing if the intensity of the streaks lessens to more of a low grade pink rather than blood red. Streaking takes a long time to subside fully, but sometimes stress from heat can exacerbate it.
  14. It’s your call, I don’t feel strongly one way or the other, but I think they’re fun to have going
  15. Could be an infection, could just be slime coat. Tough to say but I’m inclined to think it is excess slime coat from the treatment. Keep watching it and if it the lens gets milkier, bloody, or swollen/distended we can talk antibiotics.
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