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  1. I used Aquarium Salt from Petsmart. I started the salt with 10 teaspoons/10 gallons, then increased it to 20 teaspoons/10 gallons. I salted for 16 days. At the moment she is salt free (waiting to hear if you guys think she's safe to go back with the others).

    She's been eating metromeds since the 11th. For the past few days she's been getting some peas too.

  2. Thursday the 11th very late at night I noticed my little ranchu girl was pine coning. I immediately took her out of the tank and put her in qt, started salting her, and started her on metro meds (I bought them a while back just in case, thank god). She was floaty, one side was more bloated than the other, and she was definitely pine coning. The following day I increased her salt and did 100% water changes every day. Oh and she had an air stone. Literally 4 days later she looked 100% back to normal. Swimming just fine, no floating, no pine coning, just a happy little fish. Now more than two weeks later, she still looks perfectly fine.

    I guess my question is this: is she safe to go back in the main tank? Did I really cure her? Is dropsy ever curable? And I don't have any tank readings because it was about 1am when I saw she was sick. I also cleaned out one of the filters completely and have done several water changes since. (And I figured she was a goner, though I had to try).

    Thanks so much, everyone.

  3. Guys. My ranchu with the back sore has the exact same back sore after less than two weeks, and my telescope has the bumps on her tail again. This time they look worse. Red streaks are back on the fins worse than last time, too. Obviously something is not right in my tank. My 75 gallon tank. How do I go about salting or treating a 75 gallon tank?

  4. I didn't do anything different and I'm pretty sure it did not correspond to water changes. I know for sure the telescope had nothing to do with water changes. I just have two lady fish and one ranchu who treats them like sister wives ;). I'm excited to see what happens again this spring/summer.

  5. It's been my experience, and I don't try to get mine to spawn, but I woke up to fresh eggs on at least 7 different occasions. Pretty sure 5 of them were from my pearlscale, and the other times was my telescope. I only ever saw it happen once during normal human waking hours. The rest happened overnight sometime, but I stay up pretty late, so it seems that it happened very early in the morning.

  6. Well, my ranchu went back in the tank after two weeks of qt. That was on the 8th of this month. Now less than two weeks later, the red/white fuzzy spot is back again. I'm going to start setting up the qt again, but does anyone know what might be going on? I've had this guy for more than a year and he's never had any problems. Now this twice in less than a month.

  7. Sarted salting right away. He'll go up to .2 percent when I get home from work. I think it already looks better, but it also might be because I was afraid it would be worse over night.

    I thought it might have been from exposure to air when he's just chillaxin. He does occasionally seem to have some floating issues but it never lasts long, and he's never had any sores like this before.

    Thanks everyone! I will keep a close eye on him and report back.

  8. Just noticed it this morning and it was not there two days ago when I did the water change. I have metromeds, medigold, melafix, maracyn 2, prazipro, and salt on hand in case anything like this happens so I can treat right away. None of my fish have ever had anything like this. He's acting the same as always. Thanks in advance for your help!


    * Ammonia Level (tank):

    • * Nitrite Level (tank)<.3
    • * NH3/NH4 (Tank) 0
    • * Ammonia Level (Tap):
    • * Nitrite Level (Tap) <.3
    • * NH3/NH4 (Tap) 0
    • * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8-8.5
    • * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8-8.5
    • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Tetra test, Drops
    • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquatop CF400 and CF500 with UV, 125 and 175 gallons
    • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? tap water conditioner and bacteria w each change
    • * Water temperature? 72 F
    • * How often do you change the water and how much? 5-7 days, at least 75%

    * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 2 days, 80%

    • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? tank is 75 g, running for 1 year
    • * How many fish in the tank and their size? 6 fish, 2 inches
    • * What do you feed your fish and how often? home made gel food, pro gold, peas, blood worms on occasion, fed twice a day
    • * Any new fish added to the tank? No
    • * Any medications added to the tank? neigh.
    • * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) two fish died this summer, unknown cause. treated whole tank with prazi. telescope had eye injury but all better now!
    • * 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.? Neigh.
    • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. This was completed maybe 3 months ago
    • Day 1: Big WC (>50%), add Prazi. Make sure salt is at the appropriate concentration. This is the beginning of Round 1.
      Day 5: Big WC (>50%), replace salt, but do not add Prazi. This is the end of Round 1.
      Day 6: Big WC (>50%), replace salt, and add Prazi. This is the start of Round 2.
      Day 10: Big WC (>50%), replace salt, but do not add Prazi. This is the end of Round 2.
      Day 11: Big WC (>50%), replace salt, and add Prazi. This is the start of Round 3.
      Day 15: Big WC (>50%), replace salt, but do not add Prazi. This is the end of Round 3.
      Day 16: Big WC (>50%), replace salt, and add Prazi. This is the start of Round 4.
      Day 20: Big WC (>50%), replace salt, but do not add Prazi. This is the end of Round 4.

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