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ahardeay

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  1. So my test results are in, 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, and 0 nitrate, ph 7.6 I got the API drop test kit. Is it possible that my fish is weird and enjoys eating air? The prazi didn't change much for her and she swallows so much air there are sometimes air bubbles in her poop. The white on my calico is gone.
  2. So I just looked at him again and the white thing that had been there is gone! Maybe the Prazi pro worked on whatever it was? anyway I'm going to watch and see if it appears again or if anyone else gets it. I will still post those test results when I get them.
  3. No photo I have an old digital and it is too fuzzy of an image to see. He is a Calico and it just looks like his other white markings in the picture. I'm starting to think that maybe it is anchor worm. It looks like a small white line close to his body. Would it be ok to treat for it even if I'm not sure that is what it is? I'm pretty sure that it is a parasite because there was only one now there is 2 and the first one has been there for 2 weeks. The fish looks totally healthy other than this. I wish I could get a pic for you guys!
  4. I will try, I don't have an awesome camera and the line is very small. I'll see what I can do.
  5. Hmmm I can see a white tiny line on his side and on a gill plate, does anchorworm not always have the prongs on the end? Can u not see all flukes?
  6. What is the difference between a fantail and a ryukin? I'm just curious, I thought they were pretty much the same and I have two that were labeled as fantail at the store but I have been calling them ryukin.
  7. OK thanks, no I didn't think anything like that, I just wasn't sure if what I did may have prevented the tank from recycling. I will get the test set this weekend when I go to Sacramento, the Petsmart there has way more products than the Chico stores. I will post the new test results as soon as I can, probably Sunday. Or maybe I will take a sample of water in to the pet store for a quicker test result, they do it for free at my LFS.
  8. Also as far as cycling goes , it is possible thats happening with the nitrite, but when I set up the 55 I put in all my old water, from my 10 and 5 gal tanks, and ran my old 10 gal filter on it with the aquaclear 70 to try and add in beneficial bacteria. I had them overcrowded previously because I was uninformed of goldfish needs, so I set up 2 tanks to house them until I got the 55 later.
  9. OK I was trying to buy the tubes individually since I already had 3 of them, ammonia, nitrate, and ph, but my Petco doesn't carry the nitrite test separately. I will get the big set after all.
  10. I dont have a nitrite test kit but I just tested my nitrate, which is at a 0ppm with API drops.
  11. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level 0ppm * Nitrite Level * Nitrate level N/A * Ph Level, 7.5 Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) * Ph Level, Tap 7.8 (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API strips and drops * Water temperature? 74 fahrenheit * Tank size (how many gals.) 55 gallons and how long has it been running? 2 months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aqua clear 70 * How often do you change the water and how much? 25% 2x a week * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 25% Thursday * How many fish in the tank and their size? 6 small 1-2 inch * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Tetra water conditioner * What do you feed your fish and how often? Hikari purple bag * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? Prazi-pro * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. 10 tsp salt in the 55, I only did that because I read that the salt can sometimes make the prazi less effective, I started prazi after my water change yesterday. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? my red cap breathes at the top a lot so I was worried it might be gill flukes, there is plenty of oxygen I have a bubble wand and airstone on a tetra 100g air pump, also , this is my main concern because I can see it, my calico ryukin has a couple white lines on him, they are small and do not look like anchor worm, I couldn't find any good pictures of what I am seeing online, but they do appear to move. I have only done one dose of prazi and my carbon is removed from the filter. I did 2 and 1/2 tsp. because dosage says 1 tsp per 20 gallons. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No, all are eating great and being social, just one breathes at the top a lot I would just like some second opinions or confirmations on what I think my fish have as I have not had goldfish since high school.
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