Jump to content


Regular Member
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by TheLilFishy

  1. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level (tank): N/A * Nitrite Level (tank)N/A * Nitrate level (Tank)N/A * Ammonia Level (Tap):N/A * Nitrite Level (Tap)N/A * Nitrate level (Tap)N/A * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)N/A * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)N/A Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Will be using drops * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?Fluval, and not sure about the size * What kind of water additives or conditioners?:King British * Water temperature?N/A * How often do you change the water and how much?Every week, and around 25-30% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 2 weeks, about 30% * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?19L, and 2-3 months * How many fish in the tank and their size?1 Danio, 1 Minnow, and a Fantail * What do you feed your fish and how often?Cheap flakes, and sinking pellets, 2 times a day * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) N/A * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Blood Streaks, 'grains of salt' * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? staying at bottom * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.N/A * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video.N/A
  2. I would do a water change now, but its 25 past 11 at night, sooooooooo, yeah, I'll do it tomorrow, and the parameters? I'll do the things I know
  3. Unfortunately I can't find the name of my filter
  4. I do have a filter, it's a Fluval one, I'll find it out, and, usually about 25-30%, but occasionally change around 50%
  5. Also, it's just occurred to me that I haven't done a water change in 2 weeks, as I was really, really busy last weekend and forgot to do it, so 'll change the water on Sunday, I'm busy tomorrow, but will have a go at trying to fit it in tomorrow this could be the cause of my bad water
  6. Thank you 2 last comments, answer I was looking for, I shall be buying an API master test kit after Christmas so I'll report back and give my readings then
  7. Or stunted growth
  8. Because I understand that goldies don't live long in small tanks
  9. I know, but I just don't think that water can 'cut' a fish
  10. I would, but I don't have a tester at the minute, and anyway, why would water quality make a fish bleed?
  11. Hi Guys, So, a couple of months ago I bought a 19L Fluval Chi, And I put my 2 Danios in, and My 2 Minnows in it that I had from a previous tank, unfortunately, one of the danios died. and my mum has 1 of the minnows, sooooooo, when I bought the tank, I went and got a fantail, before any of you jump down my throat about the tank being too small, I know, but I wanted to have a goldfish for a few months, and recently, it stayed at the bottom of the tank, and it had little white spots all on its tail, and it was sluggish and didn't move much except for food, I've seen it move properly for the first time in a while earlier, and I found that on the top left part of it's tail it has a lot of blood, and in the top left part it has a little bit of blood coming from it, and on the bottom fin too. Please, someone help? Thanks, T
  12. I know it's fin nipping because I've seen it, also in my tank I have 2 danios, 2 minnows and a fantail
  13. Hey Guys, So I got a new tank about 3 weeks ago, its a Fluval Chi 19L, and I asked if my mum wanted my old tank, its just a cheap beginner one, thats about 11L, but my small fish were happy in it, so I asked if she wanted it, and she said yes, so, we went down to the local Pet shop, and bought 2 Fantails, I know the tank's too small, and I bought one too, again, I know small tank, but my mum's first one died, so we were a little bit sad, but happy that it was out of its misery, now, she got a white cloud mountain Minnow, and a Danio I think for free, the Minnow is a baby, but the Danio is quite big, so, the tail got to look really blotchy, and like skin had fallen off, and upon further inspection by me and mum, it turns out the Danio nips at the Fantails tail, the top bit of the tail, has split, and the tail has hardly any skin left on it, at first, I thought it might be ick, because it had white and red spots, but I think this is the cause of them, my question is, if I move it to my tank, will the skin grow back on the tail, and the red/white marks go? The fish in my tank are all happy with each other and none of them fin-nip, Any information on what I should do, whether it will survive, or if I need to put it out of it's misery will be taken into consideration and probably be taken as a course of action. Thank you for taking the time to read this, I know it was long, but I tryed to put as much detail as I could in. Many Thanks, T
  14. man, everyone on here's so friendly, and everyone knows what theyre talking about, and i mean, you've all been amazing towards me, and im 12
  15. please keep asking questions! This is how we all learn The vast majority of us found ourselves here because we had been misinformed by pet store employees about goldfish care and had sick fish in overstocked tanks. Everyone here is happy to help You really won't find a nicer forum nicer or more professional
  16. okay, thanks, most of you must be tired of all my questions, but I have so many
  17. Okay Can I just say, you guys are the best,giving me all these tips, but I do think 80% water changes is a bit too much, wouldn't that take longer for the water to cycle? The ratio's are wrong Hi there! You have already gotten excellent advice. I just want to back up what Karen has said above, an 80% water change is not too much and is absolutely necessary if you want to keep your fish healthy until you are able to get a larger container for him. I do an 80% change on my fully cycled 40 gallon tank with two fish every 3 days because they are such big waste producers It is a myth that water changes will harm your cycle. The bacteria that make up your cycle live in the filter media, not the water, so changing out the water does not harm them. Additionally, in a tank this small it is unlikely that you will ever be able to cycle it fully because it is just too small and the filtration/water volume is just not adequate for the amount of waste a goldfish produces. Testing the water is absolutely necessary as well. 90% of goldfish issues/illness can be traced back to poor water quality and in a tank this small this is the most likely issue that is resulting in stress for your fish which often shows up as white stringy poo. Granted, there may be other things going on as well, but you need to fix the water quality/tank size issue first, this is the most pressing concern at this point. A large storage tub is a great option until you can upgrade your tank, you may even have one lying around at home sounds good I'll have a look, my mum thinks im taking it all too seriously, or believing everything im told also, what would be the VERY LEAST i would be able to take? gallonage wide?
  18. hahahaha, but I can get a 20 gal in 3 weeks, tenner a week for 3 weeks, and my mum pays half would it survive that long?
  19. Okay Can I just say, you guys are the best,giving me all these tips, but I do think 80% water changes is a bit too much, wouldn't that take longer for the water to cycle? The ratio's are wrong
  20. Moving him to a 10 gallon tub will take longer for the ammonia to build up, a 3 gallon doesn't take long before ammonia can get dangeraously high. As ashlee has suggest above a 80% water change in the morning and night will help a lot I think but we do need to get the water tested since I am worried about a ph shock if the ph is different out of tap than in the tank. But the waters almost as clear as when i put it in, there's a filter, in my 3 litre i could really see he was suffering, but I put him in this one and he seems really happy, also, out of interest, how long does it take for the water to cycle? a week? by cyc;e, i mean for the ammonia levels to be safe enough for fish to be safe and happy and healthy
  21. can I just say, my old 3 litre tank had no filter and you could hardly see through it it was so cloudy, this is almost like the water i put in and I mean, he's pooing right now and its fine, just how it should be, it was just at night
  22. Okay But how would moving him to another tub be better water quality? its the same water! o.O
  23. Guys I know all this, I'm saving now but i literally have no money, and 2 gal is better than 3 litres, the first tank was 3 litres, that why i bought the 2 gal, but i was pretty sure my goldie was gonna die in that and when i put him on this tank he's a LOT more active now, anyway, could you answer my question about the poop please?? T
  • Create New...