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KrystalPR

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  1. I Thanks again dnalex... I was going to move everyone over to the new tank tomorrow, but I think I'll have to leave Goldy in the 20gallon to control his diet and observe him better...
  2. Hi everyone! I jus noticed that my biggest and usually most active goldfish is acting kind of low today, and swimming sideways - sometimes letting himself float away. He doesn't look ill otherwise, he's appetite is good though... I'm afraid he might be suffering from SBD, which is weird considering I usually feed them peas every other day. They had some today... Why is he acting that way? Any other remedies for this? Here's the video: Please comment Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level: 0.25ppm * Nitrite Level:0 * Nitrate level:0 * Ph Level, Tank: 7.6, after adding Seachem Neutral regulator * Ph Level, Tap : 7.4 * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Freshwater Master Kit drops * Water temperature? 85F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20gallons, 2 weeks * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Penguin 150 * How often do you change the water and how much? Daily, 50% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Tonight, 75% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 fish, biggest is 3.5inches body and the others are around 1.5-2.5 inches each * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime, Neutral Regulator, API Stress Zyme+ * What do you feed your fish and how often? Spectrum New Life Goldfish 3mm, peas every other day * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) None * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. None * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? No * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Goldy stays at the bottom or swims sideways to the top and then he just lets himself drop slowly all the way down. This behavior is relatively new, he used to do this mildly but it's a bit more noticeable now.
  3. I agree. I think that aggressive behaviors are amplified in overcrowded conditions. Ok, I was a bit worried... I guess it'll all be over once they're transferred to their 60 gallon tank...
  4. Thanks again... and about the numbering don't mind at all I'll grab some Neutral regulator tomorrow at my LFS. About the salt - I added 4 rounded tablespoons last Tuesday, then about 1-2 tablespoons on each waterchange - except for tonight. I only think it might have been ich because it looked like a white spot, but it only happened on my 3 goldies that have wens, so maybe it was wen growth??? They had a small white speck (just one dot), not all of them at the same time though... Einstein my redcap has a small white marking on his wen, but it comes and goes... I just took this picture with my phone to illustrate... It's very poor quality so bear with me.. edit: typo
  5. Hi everyone! I've noticed that around feeding time one of my goldfish become kind of aggressive towards the rest, one pushes the others to the side away from where ever he's at. It's not always the same one though - almost like they take turns in being the bully... This time I filmed Jacob my black moor doing the pushing... I've seen goldfish attack each other, but it's usually different than this and they aim at the tail mostly, so I'm kind of confused about what they're doing. Is this behavior normal? Is it aggression, being territorial, mating or just food hogging? Anyone seen this in their tanks? Comments please...
  6. Thanks so much for your reply... The ich seems like it's gone - at least it's been 24 hours of spotless finned babies So the salt did work for that purpose, on the other hand now I understand why my cycle is stalled- I've killed away my good bacteria... I added more Stress Zyme+ today and am keeping my fingers crossed. As to the ph neutralizer, I've read that it's better to have a stable ph than to lower it chemically because of the fluctuation being dangerous to the fish... So I was scared to use anything that would lower it... I have no idea what makes it go up though... My tap water is around 7.2-7.6 and I have added no chemicals, no crushed coral or calcium substrate - just regular gravel. Tap water goes in and it's ph changes to 8.2 - perfect for cichlids, not so much for goldies...
  7. Hi everyone! As I said in the introduction area, I bought a 20gallon tank and added 4 fancy goldfish (one oranda, one black moor, one redcap and one lionhead ranchu)... Yup big mistake. This was 2 weeks ago and I've been fighting against ammonia constantly... FYI I bought a 60 gallon tank and will start fishless cycling tomorrow after the tahitian moon sand settles and I get that ammonia from the hardware store, so the solution to the overstock is on its way. However these are my current problems: Tank temperature is at 80-85F and the ph is 8.2 - so ammonia is more toxic to my fish in this situation... To make things worse, my fish started showing ich signs (just one spot on a couple of them) and the LFS employee told me to add Aquarium Salt - which I did - not realizing it makes ammonia even more toxic (it did eliminate the white spots on their heads though). So on Sunday I noticed that their tails were starting to show small blood vessel-like markings... Tested immediately and ammonia was at 1.0ppm... I did two 70-80% water changes back to back and bought Prime and added it to their tank. Today the ammonia levels were 0.5ppm, I did a 25% water change and added double the usual dose of Prime. My fish look a lot more lively than they had been in the past few days, but it's a bit frustrating that I'm showing NO nitrite or nitrate readings after 2 weeks... I asked if I could buy some gravel off of my LFS cycled tank where I got 2 of my goldies, but they declined. I don't know anyone with an established aquarium near me, so I just have to keep on working with the Stress Zyme+ and crossing my fingers every time I test. After the water change the levels read as follows: Ammonia: 0.25ppm (guess I should've done at least a 60% water change - will do so tomorrow) Nitrite: 0ppm Nitrate:0ppm ph: 8.2 (don't know why!) water looks crystal clear Tap water levels: Ammonia: 0ppm Nitrite: 0ppm Nitrate: 0ppm ph: 7.2 to 7.6 somewhere in between Other info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? -- API Freshwater Master Drop Test Kit * Water temperature? 85F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? -- 20g, 2 weeks * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? -- Penguin 150 and for extra oxygen a whisper 40 air pump * How often do you change the water and how much? -- At the moment daily and anywhere from 25-80% depending on readings * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? -- Tonight, 25% * How many fish in the tank and their size? -- 4 fancies, the biggest one's body (without tail) measures about 3.5 inches, one is 2.5", another is 2" and the smallest one is 1.5" I also have 2 anacharis and a hornwort plant... * What kind of water additives or conditioners? -- Started using Stress Coat+ as water conditioner, now I've been using Prime, weekly Stress Zyme+ and added some aquarium salt * What do you feed your fish and how often? -- New Life Spectrum Goldfish formula and a couple of peas every other day * Any new fish added to the tank? -- No * Any medications added to the tank? -- No * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) -- Some white spots (just one spot on 2 different goldie's heads) which disappeared with the aquarium salt *Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? 2 of them have some blood vessel-like markings on their tails * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? The biggest one has been a little lethargic at times - but hasn't lost his appetite, they've perked up quite a bit since the two large water changes. I appreciate any tips you guys can give me to help boost my cycle... I wish my 20gallon tank was cycled so that my fish weren't suffering from my mistakes and that way I could also transfer some gravel to my new 60 gallon to speed things up! edit: I accidentally copy pasted tank water levels to the tap water levels, made correction
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