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  1. This is what I managed to get https://www.aquaristiconline.com.au/products/blueplanetfluketapeworm25tablets does it look ok and am I ready to go ahead and follow the instructions for treatment? It does say clean the filter have treatment, what do you think they mean by this? I don't use carbon in my filter, would it be worth just adding some for a bit after completion.
  2. Thanks so much! Going to get some prazi and will update you guys with what I can get. I'm gonna up my water changes too, I think I got complacent as my water results were always so good.
  3. I have never prazi'd the tank. Should I do it now? Would the scratch be worth treating with some salt or melafix? A photo of the whole tank, just silk plants and mainly smooth rocks. I add plants every now and then but mainly for clementine to eat http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k597/Andrea-Cronshaw/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps0xajks33.jpeg
  4. I'm trying to upload a video where it is shown a lot clearer then this horrible photos!
  5. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank): 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank): 0 * Nitrate level(Tank): 0 * Ammonia Level(Tap): Sorry don't have this or a test kit Willl be able to get in another 24 hours * Nitrite Level(Tap): Sorry don't have this or a test kit Will be able to get in another 24 hours * Nitrate level(Tap): Sorry don't have this or a test kit Will be able to get in another 24 hours * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 7 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 7 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 25 degrees * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 24 gallons, 6-7 years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aqua One, AQUIS 700, 400L per hour * How often do you change the water and how much? Once a month, 40-60% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Yesterday, 50% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 goldfish, 10cms * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Prime and Seachem Stability * What do you feed your fish and how often? Sinking pellets mainly, once a day, Fluval brand. A pea once or twice a week * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Another goldfish died of dropsy that lived in this tank with current fish, over 3 years ago. Treated this goldfish outside the tank with antibiotics. Salt and melafix has been used for a 'rash' that would also appear on this goldfish over 3 years ago. No treatments for current fish or over past 3 years. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Either scale lose or a fungi growing on fish, very hard to tell * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Normal behaviour, slightly clamped fins at small intervals. But trying to rub on a rock a lot! Almost like she is trying to get under it, but I think is trying to itch or is being irritated? Hi! So as said, I'm having a problem with my comet fish called Clementine which is either some scale lose, a fungi or possibly parasites. I'm a bit of a loss and I'm not sure what to do and I would love your help. I've attached photos but it's very hard to get a photo of. It does not appear cotton like, it appears quite flat but looks more than just scale lose. It's been like this for a few days now, has not worsened or gotten better. Clementine seems her happy self and is eating and swimming around. I only think it could be parasites as she is rubbing at the rock a lot, I added plants a few months ago (which she ate within 2 weeks) but nothing else has been added. Oh temperature has been fluctuating a bit, by a few degrees as our weather is extremely up and down at the moment. Please let me know if I need to answer any more questions
  6. Oooooo you want me to have fancy goldfish again They are all gorgeous and I very much like the look of the tank too!
  7. Be careful with what hose you use but!! We have a very similar looking hose in Australia, and there is a warning on that says 'Do not drink from this hose' as it may be contaminated, they say this themselves! Please check the packaging
  8. Andrea

    New Guy

    Oh that's lovely. Poor little guy, I'm glad you rescued him That blue is gorgeous.
  9. Sometimes people are just unlucky. My boss kept a betta in a small bowl for probably about a year or more with no heater, no plants to hide in, no lid and no water conditioner used! (She now has a different one in a proper tropical tank). I brought one in a heated cycled 21 litre tank and he jumped out of it within 3 months. I brought a new one and he also died most likely from parasites in less than 3 months Don't let what people say get to you, the best of us can lose fish very quickly even when we do everything right. It's hard when you see people doing everything wrong and their fish is fine. But you have to remember you are doing the right thing and offering these fish the best lives they can have I also agree with Helen about the quality of fish and fish shops going way down, it makes me so sad. I am so sorry for the loss of your fish, I went through nearly the same thing at the start of the year with one of my goldfish, it's horrible.
  10. Just adding to what Chelsea said above, once I put this plant in my tank which I now completely forget the name of sorry, but Clementine absolutely destroyed it and I've never seen her poop so much. She was literally like a non stop pooping machine as she had control of how much she could eat and I guess because it's greenery it went straight through her? I'll leave it up to more experienced people in regards to whether you should put more plants in I find pretty much any soft leafy ones they'll eat and will make Newton happy.
  11. I am completely blanking on what they are called, but I think they are quiet hardy. They are the plant people often attach to driftwood or rocks, with kinda triangular shaped green tough leaves. I actually have some very small ones, but there are new ones growing in the leaves off some of the plants.
  12. Thanks. Do plants survive the bleach treatment? I actually have some nice plants growing, be a shame to see them die or to toss them.
  13. Thanks Alex. What's the method with that however?
  14. I am really not sure where to put this post, so please feel free to move it. I recently lost my betta, Albus, as some of you may know. I am not continuing with betta's for now (or very a long time) so I was thinking of putting some of the items from Albus's tank into my goldfish, Clementine's tank. This would include: *25 watt heater *thermometer *some plants I'm not too sure what Albus died of, but Narny did suggest parasites and this seems more than likely. So of course I don't want to just dumb all the stuff into Clementine's tank, but I've never cleaned anything like this as I've always brought brand new equipment and tank. How should I clean these items correctly so I get no contamination? The last thing I want to do is get Clementine sick! If it is not worth it, I'll just scrap the idea. Also is it worth having a 25 watt heater in a 90 litre tank? I mean I currently have no heater and water gets under 18 degrees, so is something better than nothing?
  15. Thank you guys Nice suggestion Dan, but I'm not really interested in having red shrimp and also I have never ever seen any in the shops near me!
  16. It's so hard, it was hard enough losing Klaus how I did and now this happened. I am really discouraged and I don't want to go through it again just yet. So I'll be leaving it for a bit, maybe forever. It's a pity because I have the tank and such, but I'll just put all my attention on Clementine.
  17. Albus passed away last night Poor little guy, he really wasn't doing well. I'm glad he is no longer suffering but I wish it never happened in the first place. I wanted to offer him a good life but well hopefully it was at first. Thank you for all your help Narny (and others), including from the start when I first got Klaus. I won't be getting another betta, going through two in 6 months sucks and hurts too much. I guess they aren't for me. I really appreciate all the advice and help you've given me but! RIP Albus
  18. He isn't doing very well at all Narny He has come to the top of the tank and is just sort of floating there with very clamped fins. It's hard to tell if he is still breathing, but I do think he is, just very slowly. I think he may be on his way out, I hate to be negative, but it doesn't look good at all. I feel so bad, I should have acted quicker but he just went down hill so quickly and I thought his slight inactivity at first was just how betta's act sometimes. I don't know them very well at all I don't think it's because of the salt, his neither worse or better, but I won't add anymore for now.
  19. Yes that is actually the one I've seen in stores I thought there might have been others available. Also I just salted the tank, fingers crossed it goes well and then tomorrow I should add the other 0.05%?
  20. Ok thanks, understandable I'll get the prazi tomorrow and I'll let you know what I get exactly because I'll need help with that haha.
  21. Thank you once again. I'll let you know how it goes. Do you have any ideas of what the actual problem is? I just read your article on betta's, very informative and a great read. I have a big silk plant in the tank, along with some small real plants. But I think I'll make it more planted, even just with silk plants, to turn it more into an adventure/make him feel safer.
  22. No worries, I just didn't want you guys to think I didn't have a heater for my poor betta. Not in my house that is for sure! I'm going to the shops tomorrow
  23. Ok, just got home. He is still the same. Should I just add the salt in some dissolved water? Or some other way? I understand the salt needs to be fully dissolved, but do I just say add the 0.05% to a litre of water, but dosed for the whole tank then add that straight into the tank? Thanks Narny Hopefully he pulls through this.
  24. I got some top view photos but I have to go work now and won't be back till this afternoon. I'll post them this afternoon. He is not very happy and seems to have a bit of a wound on his side or a missing scale. It's hard to tell. Thanks Narny, could you explain how many teapsoons of salt that is per litre? Or in just in terms like that? I don't really understand the percentages. I have never used salt with him. The temperature does just fluctuate on the cold mornings, it didn't last night and has been a steady 26 degrees. But I'll see if I can get a new heater. I think it was fluctuating because of the lack of water flow? I'm not sure. I won't be able to get prazi today but will tomorrow.
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