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  1. I am at home only a few hours a day, so I will need to invest a lot of time on building a relationship with him Thanks for the suggestions, I will think about changing the tank. In that case, it seems I will be forced to pick up another goldie, as you suggested only fish I don't like (snails, very small or bottom ones)
  2. I wouldn't like him to feel alone Even with a larger tank, there would be a single fish (not gold) that could live happily with the black moor? I would discard snails and fish that go in groups, because of personal preferences
  3. Hi everyone, one of my two Black Moor has died, after suffering for months because of his swimming bladder: http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/109541-floating-to-death/ I'd like to add another fish, but the tank is rather small and I cannot change it (16 gals / 60 l), so I'm thinking about a not-gold fish (goldfish are too messy for that size) that could live some years in my tank and that could go on well my black moor (so fresh and cool water). Thanks in advance for any suggestion, please ask for details if you need them.
  4. He's got worse and worse about the swimming bladder, that now seems completely unfunctional. He's vital, as he's flashing around sometimes, trying to move from the c-shape, anyway he's completely unable to swim and to decide where to go. It's really sad, as it seems he completely lost the organ, but all the rest is fine. I don't think I have clove oil at home, now I'm leaving to work and this evening I will be back to end his life, as in 24h I have the flight to NYC. Could I put the bag in the fridge to make him sleep, or use some more common ingredients?
  5. Hi everyone, one of my two Oranda Black Moor has a long story of floating, you can find the previous steps here: http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/105632-gulping-at-the-surface-after-eating-and-then-floating/ http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/108307-floating-on-soilent-green-too/ The issue has worsened during the last months: at first peas were a good cure, then spinach seemed to be the only good food, finally spinach too were sometimes making him float. Suddently, this night, I suppose the swimming bladder exploded/collapsed, as he seems dead, except for some little movements and some crazy random flash. You can see a video below, I could not catch any flash in the hospital bowl, while he was sometimes flashing as a crazy horse in the big tank, may be because of the filter and water movement. I will leave for a week in a day, I was ready to give them holiday food for the next week. I usually leave for 1 or 2 weeks a year, and he decided to do this right now... At the moment I'm thinking about euthanasia, as I don't think he can stay right there for a week without help, and in the tank, with the filter moving the water, it could also be worse. Any suggestion for a cure (that I could apply being here only for a day and the away for a week) or euthanasia would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. At the moment: Back catalog video: * Ammonia Level (tank): 0 * Nitrite Level (tank) 0 * Nitrate level (Tank) 5 * Ammonia Level (Tap): 0 * Nitrite Level (Tap) 0 * Nitrate level (Tap) 0 * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) - Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Master kit * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Tetra Easy Crystal Water 300 * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Sera aquatan * Water temperature? 21° C * How often do you change the water and how much? 20% twice a week * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 4 days, 20% * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 16 gals, 1 year * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 OBM, as in the video (20 grams) * What do you feed your fish and how often? Baby spinachs once a day * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) See above * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? See above, nothing else * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? See above, nothing else * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. See above, nothing else * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video.
  6. I have finally managed to stop the floating, now the spinach are good again. Going to try some other vegetables, but I don't want to risk too much, as the egg made him float for one week... About the non-floater: I'm not concerned about fasting, but I would like to use some other food, as I have every kind of food and everything's good only for the non-floater
  7. Haven't tried frozen food... the only one I'm still missing. After the egg white I fed, the foater conditions have worsened, now spinach too make him float. I tried to starve them for a couple of days, with no success. How could I feed only one of the two? I wouldn't like to starve the one that has never floated in his life too...
  8. The egg is floaty too. Only green leaves seem ok. Is it a suitable diet?
  9. I've tried every kind of commercial food, except for frozen ones (sticks, pellets, dried, gel, etc.). I was sure Repashy's would have been good, because of everyone's feedback, but the floater is going up almost immediately with a tiny bit of it. Will try some other vegetables or (rarely) fruit: spinach and tangerine are ok, zucchini and peas were ok only sometimes, I should make some more tests. I'm really frustrated, but I will stick to some natural foods, trying to give them enough variations. Duckweed: should I grow them in the tank?
  10. My floater is floating on Repashy's Soilent Green too... more than ever. I'm pretty desperate I've tried every kind of food, only spinach and tangerine are good (peas aren't, haven't tried every vegetable), but I would feed some variations...
  11. The floater is floating on Soilent Green too Only spinach and tangerine are good.
  12. It doesn't seem so much, as I will feed only SG (sometimes spinach or similar, there are not many things thay can eat). I mixed 3 teaspoons of SG with 9 teaspoons of water and I got 20 grams of gel. This should last 25 days (2 fish), it seems so long and not so much food for each serving!
  13. I would say about 2% of body weight daily, as a MAXIMUM. 2% is the weight of finished gel, not the weight of SG powder, right? Found this in New York! They should have Repashy's products. http://www.faunanyc.com
  14. I will poke them What about the quantity to feed?
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