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  1. protein buildup? Never heard of that before... can anyone give me some insight on this? is it harmful?
  2. Please copy & paste fill the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems: Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 0 (just did a huge water change) * Ammonia Level(Tap)0 * Nitrite Level(Tap)0 * Nitrate level(Tap)0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)6.5 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 6.5 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drop * Water temperature? 65 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55 gallon, 4 years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 1 aqua clear 70, one Aqua clear 110 * How often do you change the water and how much? 80-90% once a week * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? This morning, 90% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 large orandas (5-8 inches) * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Rep ashy, veggies, hikari purple bag * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? None * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. A few Prazi rounds about twice a year, last one was several months ago. The fish in question developed dropsy last year but recovered with metronidazole and Epsom salt and hasn't relapsed * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Just the growths * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? None. Acting normal
  3. And no, they showed up slowly over the past few months but haven't changed in the last month or so
  4. I have had this fish for three years now. He developed a case of popeye and dropsy almost exactly a year ago, which was remedied with metronizadole as per recommendations on this forum and he hasn't had any relapses since. Over the past few months, I've noticed he has developed three small white growths. They just look like tiny witeheads but no redness or protusion. They don't seem to be growing... if they are, its minimal. I am adding pictures. He is not affected by them, but the one on his wen concerns me because I have previously lost a fish to an abcesss (although this looks nothing like the abcess my other fish had). He is in a 55 gallon tank with one other fish and 12 times filtrations. Anybody have ideas?
  5. Just wanted to thank everyone for their help. Stanley is back in the main tank today and I'm keeping a close eye on him for relapses!
  6. here is a top view. His huge dorsal kept getting in the way but this is the best one. His scales toward his tail have always been prickly like that, since I got him in January so I'm not worried about that.
  7. So Stanley is still doing great and back to normal like he's been all week. Tomorrow will be day 14 of treatment... Epsom was in for 10 days. Something that's curious... Yesterday when I did his 100% WC, the water was super cloudy. I've been doing every other day 100% changes... Within a few hours it was back to being cloudy and this morning it's worse. Could this be the metro and sulfa in the water? I have an AC 70 running on the 20 gallon so I just thought this was odd.
  8. And he's got his energy back... Swimming and eating voraciously. I put him in a holding tub yesterday to do a 100% change on his QT and he nearly jumped straight out! Good ole Stanley XD
  9. Just an update... Stanley is doing great after 1 full week of treatment. He's not floaty, bloated, or Pineconing and his eyes are still back to normal. I will continue with the full length of treatment and cross my fingers that he continues to do well! Thanks for the help everybody!
  10. How many full days did he eat Metro Meds before you switched to the Metro powder?Okay, I just wondered because females often have asymmetrical bellies from above. If Steve says he's a male, then he probably is. Is the vent round or oval, convex or concave? Are the pectoral fins rounded or pointed? His vent is... Oval, I think? (He's fast and I just put him back in his QT so I can't get a good look) and concave. His pectoral fins are round. He was on the MMs two full days, and two half days (one the day we started and the other when he stopped eating). He's been on the powder for 2 full days, today is day three
  11. Today is day 6 for metro and Epsom, and day 3 for triple sulfa. I am fairly sure he is a he, but I'm no expert. Steve from raingarden sold him as a male but now that I think of it, I can't remember ever seeing breeding stars on him... Then again, I've never seen eggs from him either... Lol
  12. His sides have always been uneven and a little prickly like that, when he was so bloated they were actually even. So to see him back to normal (for him) is a relief
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