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    I honestly have lost count...

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  1. You can use any type of salt that doesn't have additives, if that is any easier Anything that is just pure salt
  2. In my experience orange ones aren't fertilized, but it wont hurt to keep them for a few more days and see what happens
  3. They are probably remains from eggs, I find my tank always looks a mess after they lay eggs. The tiny white dots are probably left over patches of 'egg glue' as I call it, the eggs form a sticky surface that hardens so they attach to things like rocks, plants and the glass. When the goldfish eat the eggs you often see little spots where they were
  4. It looks a bit fungusy to me, what do you think @koko?
  5. If they are fertilized then in a couple of days you will be able to see the little eyes inside the eggs Otherwise they will turn white and get fuzzy. I often see eggs without seeing any chasing, but also see them with chasing. If they hatch, keep them in a shallow tub/tank. Daily waterchanges, when they are really small I like to use airline to drain and fill the tank so it doesn't disturb them too much. Or if I only have a couple I keep them in a small container and do tub to tub waterchanges (So I will have one tub ready with clean water and move them to that one, and then clean out the one they were in and set it up ready for them to go back in later) I don't use an airpump or filter until they are about a month old and then I just use a sponge filter. For the first day or two you wont need to feed them as they will still be absorbing their egg sac. After that you can feed them baby brine shrimp, decapsulated brine shrimp eggs (I found mine did really well on these), Daphnia (Frozen when they are small as I find its smaller for them to eat, when they get a bit bigger you can use live if you want to), Hikari first bites (or any other commerical fry food). I also like to put some plants in there that have algae on them for them to nibble on
  6. I haven't heard of the fish saver before I'm thinking this sounds like breeding behavior more than actual aggression. It can often look like aggression. But they do sound quite young for that. I noticed your tank has only been set up for 2 weeks, I'd advise to keep a close eye on the water parameters as it would still be cycling and you'll need to watch out for ammonia/nitrite spikes. I'd also recommend upping your waterchanges to at least 80% a week. The fish are small at the moment so its manageable to have them in the 20g but the more waterchanges the better As for the stringy poop, I would try doing a prazi treatment. You can either get prazi pro, or Praziquantel tablets/powder.
  7. Hi, sorry for the slow reply. Are you able to get a video of the behavior? And some photos of the fish? Also if you could fill out this form, it would help a lot Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level(Tank) Nitrite Level(Tank) Nitrate level(Tank) Ammonia Level(Tap) Nitrite Level(Tap) Nitrate level(Tap) Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Water temperature? Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? How often do you change the water and how much? How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? How many fish in the tank and their size? What kind of water additives or conditioners? What do you feed your fish and how often? Any new fish added to the tank? Any medications added to the tank? List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? "If copy and paste doesn't work for you, quote this post and put your answers after each question."
  8. Welcome! Those goldies are STUNNING. Im a wee bit jealous lol
  9. Ok, So I think the CAE is probably causing a problem. I would seriously look into rehoming it, unless you have another tank it can go in as they do get large and aggressive. I was given some a few years ago that I had to take to the LFS, they were about a foot long! I tried to find my photos I had of them but haven't been able to The other thing that stands out to me is the Nitrite level, we really want that to be 0. It looks as though your tank hasn't fully cycled yet. @koko might be better at explaining the cycle than me. But You'll need to do frequent testing and waterchanging until you get that stable at 0. This goes in hand with the above point, but with 3 goldfish and a BN in a 40g, I'd up your WCs to at least 90% weekly. We recommend 20g per goldfish, and a BN would need 20g as well. Heavier stocking is doable, but requires more maintenance The fins look like they should heal with clean water, but some salt wouldn't hurt and that's usually all I use for torn fins. You can use any salt that doesn't have any additives. At 0.1% (which is 1 gram per litre, so for a 40g tank would be 150grams)
  10. BNs are generally fine with goldies, but do require driftwood and usually a heater depending on your house temp, i keep my BN at around 23c I would think the chinese algae eater is the culprit, but can you fill out this form, please, to help us work it out? Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level(Tank) Nitrite Level(Tank) Nitrate level(Tank) Ammonia Level(Tap) Nitrite Level(Tap) Nitrate level(Tap) Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Water temperature? Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? How often do you change the water and how much? How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? How many fish in the tank and their size? What kind of water additives or conditioners? What do you feed your fish and how often? Any new fish added to the tank? Any medications added to the tank? List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?
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