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    Juno(F), Mars (F) and Mnemosyne (M)

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  1. I was taking a Greek Mythology course at the time. I named my smallest fish Mnemosyne because she he (I later discovered) looked odd being so pink and with blacked out eyes, very otherworldly. Not wanting to break stride, I named my other fish from the Greek/Roman pantheon as well. Mars with her shiny red, orange and black scales had a very intense look so was given the name of the warrior God. Her personality now that I know her is the complete opposite though. Juno was the pushiest gf I had ever seen. Right from the start she established herself as the head honcho and was bossing everyone around. She also had no qualms about hand feeding. Her mannerisms reminded me so much of her namesakes, no name could have suited her better. Winnipeg is my latest addition to the gf clan and was named because her ventral fins look like wings which somehow turned into Winnipeg. My snail was named Hermione by my sister who also named my baby Betta (not so baby anymore) Chunky because of the way her stomach swelled up like a golf ball after eating.
  2. Don't need any but I just wanted to say that your offer is very nice and I hope it can be put to good use.
  3. I used those in my tank for about two weeks before I packed them away, debris would fall underneath them and it became quite the task to vacuum it up. You may have better luck
  4. Good evening, I'd like to first say thank you for your interest in this problem. It would be a very overwhelming undertaking on my own. That being said I have the information you requested and tons of videos and pictures (mostly videos) -prepare thyself, its going to be a long one. To clarify some more things that I left unsaid in my last post, I recently acquired a new fish (not by my own volition) it seems that word got around in my dorm complex that I had a goldfish tank and I was given an unwanted fish (the single tail shubunkin?) who is showing red splotches instead of veins like my original fish. He was already showing the fin rot and splotches when I got him and he is the one that hasn't responded to the salt dips which I have therefore discontinued. I should also mention that he is not in the main tank, rather in my old 10G for the time being. So I have a total of 4 fish (3 in a 29G and 1 in a 10G) 3 of which are showing similar symptoms to varying degrees. Another thing I should have mentioned is that I checked all their gills for unhealthy coloring or shape and they seemed red and normal. I also still have the tank salted @1% Finally- the parameters on both tanks are 0 ammonia, 0 nitirite, 10 (possibly more, I can never tell) with a ph of 7.5-6 I'll start with the biggest and most troubling fish, Juno. She is the one that started showing symptoms first and hers are the "angriest". I caught a video that I think shows the red lines pretty well but I apologize as my cell phone camera is pretty darn poor. https://www.youtube....h?v=AMV39QDB6IM She does pause slightly in the video and you can see the reddening veins -you cannot see it from the video but they are also increasing in number. Next up on the line is Mnemosyne The shape and color of the veins visible in his tail have not changed since I first noticed them but I figured I would include him as well because he does have them. His are tiny and cannot be seen via craptastic video so I got a picture instead, he chills alot so it was pretty easy http://imgur.com/0D4BC5h http://imgur.com/DpUu5F1 Finally its the turn of the new addition up for evaluation Not so easy to get a pic or video, this fish likes to move! The staining is on the very tips and its the top bit that is all torn up https://www.youtube....h?v=3b6bW7RTREA I also took a video of Mars -the healthy fish, if you need to see it I'm heading home tonight to fetch a proper stand because I think the desk I have the 29G on is finally giving up the ghost and I don't want to risk it. But I'll be back tomorrow afternoon/evening.
  5. The veins on her fins are looking redder and are much easier to see from a distance. The thing on her side faded after two salt dips so I'm not very concerned about that any more. However, I have noticed that she has extra slime coat? on her gills and I caught her bottom sitting yesterday. I've upped the tank size to a 29G to try and give them a little bit more water space and hopefully keep the levels from going up so quickly. I know its not enough but until they get home (counting down every day of the remaining 2 months) and go into the 55G we'll have to tough it out together. The changing of the tank spiked my cycle and I've had a slight trace of ammonia <.25 which I have responded to with water changes. She's still acting pretty lively but the concern remains that she's got some kind of infection. I ordered medi-gold and have an unopened package of metromeds that I've been tossing around giving her because I really don't want to lose this fish. I've read plenty of articles and threads on this site with cases similar to mine and it seems one of these meds (though I'm not sure which or how much to give her) would be the route to go. Another one of my fish is showing redness on his caudal fin as well, though in a different way, Juno is streaking but this fish is staining at the tips (with just a dash of fin rot). I've given him the same dips to no result. The other fish is happy healthy and fine except for her addiction to the surface especially after eating. I have one more round to go on the prazi and hopefully that will take care of any parasites that might have sneaked their way into my tank.
  6. I've been staring googly eyed at butterfly telescopes, so right now that would be my vote!
  7. Well after several attempts to get a good picture of it (its right behind her front fins) I gave up and tried for a video. She's gasping like that in the video because she decided to eat the algae wafer whole instead of sharing. She has since spit it out or swallowed it and is back to foraging.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke9NSLL7jJc As for the fins, the one I posted in my spring break thread is still the best photo I could get of them.
  8. Eeek, more reading is leading towards it being the start of an ulcer and then with the combination of the red streaks in her fins -could it be a bacterial infection?
  9. Having a scale I can finally contribute to this forum! Juno (Ryukin): 2in-23.9g Mnemosyne (Fantail): 1.5in-11.3g Mars (Fantail): 1.75in-13.7g
  10. Came back from classes today to find Juno with a "growth?" on her side. It looks to be more underneath her scale rather than on top of it. She is behaving regularly and bossing everyone else around. Just thought I would get it checked out. We're on our second day of prazi treatment having dosed yesterday and done a major water change today. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level (tank): 0 * Nitrite Level (tank) 0 * Nitrate level (Tank) 10 * Ammonia Level (Tap): 0 * Nitrite Level (Tap) 0 * Nitrate level (Tap) possibly 5 I think * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? api drops * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? ac 70 * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime * Water temperature? 74.8 * How often do you change the water and how much? 30% every other day * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? today 50% * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running 20G L * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 1.75-2in * What do you feed your fish and how often? 2x day progold and SG * Any medications added to the tank? Prazi yesterday and 1% salt * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) SBD * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? She's had bloody streaks in her fins since the beginning of April * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? None * 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
  11. He's looking much better! Hopefully his caudal fin will grow back eventually to weigh down his behind.
  12. You can always use your filter media from the 20G to seed the new filter
  13. Well dinner was not soaked and they seemed happier to gather them up off the ground rather than filter feeding from the water. I think I'll change to that then.
  14. Oh, I thought I was supposed to soak until they weren't any hard bits. How long do you soak your pellets for?
  15. This is something that I've long wondered. I let my pellets soak for about 5 min in a tiny amount of water then I attempt to pick up the squishy pieces and give them to my "starving" fish. The moment the pellet hits the water it releases a cloud of tinier particles that float about in my water. Is this the average experience?
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