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  1. hmm well its nice to have the threads combined lol, but I wanted a new title to get help with the white spot issue over the poop issue...is there a way to change the title of the thread?
  2. thanks meximike...I just posted a new thread as she has some more issues this AM...i have pictures on that thread my petco didnt carry the prazipro but i just heard of a new store that opened in town and I will give them a call today.
  3. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level (tank): 0 * Nitrite Level (tank) 0 * Nitrate level (Tank) 0 * Ammonia Level (Tap): * Nitrite Level (Tap) * Nitrate level (Tap) * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) ph 7.6 high range ph 8.2 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API freshwater test kit * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? aqueon 30 gal * What kind of water additives or conditioners? API stress coat with aloe * Water temperature? House temp * How often do you change the water and how much? starting today as its a new tank from yesterday (30-40% daily?) * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Just started this tank yesterday...the past 2 weeks she was in a 15 gal untested with 50% water changes every 2 days. I moved her because I couldnt get the poop out well enough, im sure that raised the ammonia. * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20 gal long since yesterday AM * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 red cap goldfish * What do you feed your fish and how often? goldfish flakes but I just bought some veggies/fruit the day before yesterday for her * Any new fish added to the tank? no her tankmate died * Any medications added to the tank? not yet * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) - this fish has been fine but her friend just died the night before last...she appeared to have an injured pectoral fin that developed a fungus so I moved her to hospital tank and tried to treat it but probably didnt have the right med, she ended up dying after 4 days with melafix and pimafix ...(during the time in the hospital tank gills were inflamed and there was some flashing taking place, no white specs on that fish..only the stringy white fungus...the fungus was mainly around her injured fin, not on the mouth or other parts of the body, I doubt columnaris...id think more likely saprolegria?) * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? This morning she appears to have white specs on her fins...but I cant tell! shes a red cap and she is white...are white specs normally on fins of red caps? There are definitely some white specs where her pelvic fins are torn up (I just noticed them torn up last night) ...I was hoping the pelvic fins were torn due to her new gravel...but the white specs have me concerned :/ * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? no shes always hungry * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. - only thing in the tank is stress coat with aloe * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. Goodmorning from the northeast! Sorry this is so long, but i feel it important to know the whole story... 2 weeks ago I got a small gold fancy tail from petco. I had her in the tank for 2 days before adding the small red cap oranda who I also got from petco. I was performing a fish in cycle & the gentleman at petco told me a goldfish would be hardy enough to help cycle the tank. They were in a 15 gallon hexigon shaped tank with a 30 gal filter, sand subtrate, rocks and a LED bubble wand. They were both eating fine for the first few days then the gold fancy tail (#1) stopped eating...I was puzzled...the next day she was holding her fin against her side...I was thinking she injured it in the filter since she was always over by the filter hanging out. Throughout that day she still wasnt eating but was swimming around. I noticed that night some white stringy fungus began growing around the broken fin area and she was really getting picked on by the oranda (#2). I moved #1 to a critter keeper for a hospital tank and attempted treating with pimafix and melfix. The fungus pretty much ate her fin down to a little nub and grew down under her chest. second day of treatment...fungus retreated off from her chest and left a red sore but remained on the fin. Gils became inflamed. Third day, fungus still on fin, seemed to had grown in size and pieces floating around tank. Lots of flashing and seemingly uncomfortable about fin. Kept laying on fin on bottom after spinning and flashing. Would float a bit, then go back to normal for a little while. Gils still inflamed. Then I tied AQ salt instead with some stress coat... Fourth day, the salt really took a lot of the fungus off, but the fin bones had started falling of at this point. She was bottom sitting a lot and died sometime that evening. During all this time, there was no sign of white specs on the fish. Only the fin with fungus, inflamed gills and lots of spinning/thrashing/flashing. (fish # 1 did recieve 100% changes daily or twice daily with stress coat and meds while in hospital tank) Now I have my oranda...she came to live with us 2 days after I got #1. No signs of anything funky in the tank she came out of, she appeared healthy and happy and she loves to eat. Yesterday I moved her from the 15 gal hex and put her in my 20 gal long with gravel, air disk, 30 gallon aqueon filter. Last night around midnight I noticed an inch long white stringy poop and she has torn pelvic fins and white specs...now I am seeing white specs on her tail. Its really hard to tell because she's white! I never noticed these before but this tank has great lighting. I havent fed her yet so I dont know if shes hungry this AM but she is very active still. The tank she is in only has stress coat with aloe in it and is due for its first water change this AM, I am planning to do a 40% change. These are the meds I have here on hand and the only meds my petstore carries AQ salt maracyn oxy coppersafe parasheild (ick-white spot/protozoan velvet/other parasites) Should I treat her? with what and how?
  4. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level (tank): 0 * Nitrite Level (tank) 0 * Nitrate level (Tank) 0 * Ammonia Level (Tap): * Nitrite Level (Tap) * Nitrate level (Tap) * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) ph 7.6 high range ph 8.2 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API freshwater test kit * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? aqueon 30 gal * What kind of water additives or conditioners? API stress coat with aloe * Water temperature? House temp * How often do you change the water and how much? starting today as its a new tank from yesterday (30-40% daily?) * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Just started this tank yesterday...the past 2 weeks she was in a 15 gal untested with 50% water changes every 2 days. I moved her because I couldnt get the poop out well enough, im sure that raised the ammonia. * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20 gal long since yesterday AM * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 red cap goldfish * What do you feed your fish and how often? goldfish flakes but I just bought some veggies/fruit the day before yesterday for her * Any new fish added to the tank? no her tankmate died * Any medications added to the tank? not yet * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) - this fish has been fine but her friend just died the night before last...she appeared to have an injured pectoral fin that developed a fungus so I moved her to hospital tank and tried to treat it but probably didnt have the right med, she ended up dying after 4 days with melafix and pimafix ...(during the time in the hospital tank gills were inflamed and there was some flashing taking place, no white specs on that fish..only the stringy white fungus...the fungus was mainly around her injured fin, not on the mouth or other parts of the body, I doubt columnaris...id think more likely saprolegria?) * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? This morning she appears to have white specs on her fins...but I cant tell! shes a red cap and she is white...are white specs normally on fins of red caps? There are definitely some white specs where her pelvic fins are torn up (I just noticed them torn up last night) ...I was hoping the pelvic fins were torn due to her new gravel...but the white specs have me concerned :/ * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? no shes always hungry * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. - only thing in the tank is stress coat with aloe * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. I dont think pics will help, shes too small but ill try...
  5. Ive had my goldfish for 2 weeks now. My first goldfish died last night, he has an injured fin and I think developed an internal bacterial infection. I tried treating in a hospital tank but no luck :/ ...tonight my other goldfish who I moved to my 20 gal long has a long stringy white poop and some shredding on her underside fins...should i be concerned or am I just being over worried because of the loss of my first gold fish? I am learning about cycling and attempting a fish-in cycle (wish I didnt now but too late). Im really hoping this one isnt getting sick! I havent tested water prams as this was her first day in the 20 gal long. Im kind of thinking the shredded under fins might be from the gravel in her tank? ugh Im really hoping this one is okay! I have some meds on hand...marycin, copper and parasheild. Should I treat with any of these right off the bat or wait a bit longer? Anyone have any ideas? thank you
  6. Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum and to goldfish. I have betta's and 2 male guppies but asside from 2 goldfish I had when I was 12 that only lasted about a week this is my first official attempt at raising a goldfish! I got my first fancy about 2 weeks ago, then a second red cap fancy about 2 days later. My gold fancy died last night, I believe it was a bacterial infection from an injury to his fin ( I was treating him in a hospital tank). The red cap oranda shows no sign of anything so I really dont think it was anything catchy but I am watching her closely and have some meds/AQ salt on hand if anything were to pop up. Instead of doing a 100 % water change and bleach treatment to the tank I decided to switch her over from the 15 gal hex she was in to my 20 gallon long tank this AM. She is doing great. It has a gravel bottom, 30 gal aqueon filter, a small betta heater (its not the perminant heater, the other heater has to be returned for paint chipping!) and a air bubble disk. I am going to be doing 40% water changes this week and testing/needed water changes until the tank is cycled and in the AM I am going to be doing my first test with my new test kit (hope I do it right!). Im really hoping I do the cycle correctly and she is able to live through it! She so cute, i'd hate to lose her! She is about 1.5 inches id say (still very young) Also I dont have a thermomiter right now (I used in the hospital tank and am throwing it away, I know I could bleach but I cant bare to reuse it with my healthy fish just incase) but my tank is probably 78 because the betta heater will turn off when the tank is warm and it hasnt been running much, the water is warm to the touch. I know goldies prefer cold but ive also red that oranda's and fancys might do better in warmer water...but is 78 to warm? should I unplug the heater or keep it on til I get a new adjustable on Tuesday? I will also be getting a therm on tuesday too Anywho, the long term plan... I would like to get her some plants on tuesday when I take a trip to the petstore 2 larger type abubias 2 java ferns maybe some bamboo if its only in the plant tank and not in the fish tanks (I know the tops need to be out of the water) maybe some water sprite/penny/money wort for top cover depending if they have it Im also going to get her 2 medium terracotta pots (my bettas love them) As for food...ive come across some articles on what to feed but they dont really talk about how to prepare the food...if anyone could give me some input on this that would be great...shes so hungry all the time! I bought her an orange, some organic kale and frozen peas..now how do I feed it and when do I feed it? Do I mix a bit of everything together? do I cook any of it? If I give her some orange do I chop it up in little peices? ( i know id need to remove the left over food right after) ...this has me wondering tho...if I feed orange...wouldnt the juice go in the tank? That puzzles me...anyhow...any help on this would be great! any other food suggestions welcome too! Ive been feeding her every other day 2 goldfish flakes...I push them down into the water so she doesnt eat them from the surface but im nervous with the flakes (which is why ive been doing every other day) that she will get swim bladder! everything im reading about flakes has be scared to death lol. In general I always have oranges, kale, collards, carrots, and spinach in the house if that helps...On occasion we also have strawberries, green/purple grapes, apples, and banana.... out of all those options...what might I be able to feed? How much and how often? Thats all I can think of for Q's right now...how does it sound? Thanks in advance for all the help! This site it great
  7. lol the little one looks like hes thinking " I cant wait to be grown up like my big friend!" so cute! Nice job with the tank!
  8. Thank you so much for your quick responces! ...I feel much better now and am eager to provide an awesome life for this little cutie! And thank you for the welcome
  9. I bought 2 goldfish about 12 days ago at the local petco. I bought a normal gold fancy and red cap. The red cap was just too cute! Im not entirely new to fish as I have bettas and guppies but I am new to goldfish and should have done a bit more research...my gold goldfish died :/ it injured its fin and developed a bacterial infection. I tried to medicate et but it didnt work out. I still have my red cap oranda though and so far she seems just fine but will be making a big move to my 20 gallon long tank today (they were currently in a 15 gal hex). Yesterday upon my research I stumbled across an article and some video's of wen trimming! It really jumped me to be honest...I had no idea this was necessary. The article I was reading mostly focused on big orandas. Last night I lost a lot of sleep over it...debating whether or not to return the fish (im still within the 14 day return policy/its day 12 today)...but then this morning I found out shes a red cap! and now im like phew...maybe I dodged that bullet. From pics im seeing of red caps their wen appears to be much smaller than the oranda's and Im having trouble finding many articles about wen trimming on red caps which tends to make me think its not very common to have to trim the wen on a red cap oranda? So basically I would just like to know, Is it common to have to trim back the red cap orandas wen? (not talking regular oranda, only red caps) or do their wen stay out of the way for the most part?
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