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  1. He died last night. But for anyone who gets into this mess, Tetra Parasite guard cleared the parasites on his body. I miss the little guy. Thank you all for your help and kind words.
  2. thank you so much for your kind words. an update - he seems to be swimming(or trying to) far more now since i added the first dose of Parasite guard. I dont know if this is good or bad.. He is darting around... His tail is definitely crooked... and his tail fin has gotten worse since the last pictures... it is almost non existent
  3. No not really. Just at the very back just before where his tail fin would be it's bent to the right. What does the bend usually mean? When he tries to swim he bends his tail more one way than the other.maybe i will take a video of it if i can.
  4. When he tries to swim his tail looks bent to one side and he flicks it to his right. Spinal issue too now?
  5. Also, From a lot of what i have read, the yellow stuff resembling ich on his back could be velvet, which will not be affected by parasite guard. A copper product would work for that. Let me know what your thoughts are on that and whether you think it is velvet or not
  6. Hi again. So i have purchased the tetra parasite guard and lifeguard, an air stone and i have a big rubber maid container ready to go. Should i follow the steps on the package? I'm ready for the next steps! Would it be a good idea to finish up the triple sulfa course?
  7. I'm very sorry about that. Ill rehost the photos elsewhere. How do i edit the post? There is no edit button
  8. Thank you for your words of reassurance. I hope I can bring the poor buy back from the edge. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level (tank):0 - 0.25ppm * Nitrite Level (tank)0ppm * Nitrate level (Tank)0ppm * Ammonia Level (Tap): * Nitrite Level (Tap) * Nitrate level (Tap) * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API master Drops * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval CHI * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Prime, Top Fin Bacterial Supplement * Water temperature? ~ 73F * How often do you change the water and how much? Twice Daily, 35 - 40% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today 35% * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 5 Gal running for 3 months fishless, then added the one Goldy two weeks ago * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 approx 3 inch long goldfish * What do you feed your fish and how often? Nutrafin Flakes & Blood Worms alternating daily but no food today * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? Triple Sulfa, Nox Ich, Fungus Cure * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) Bottom sitting, Darting * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Frayed Fins, Off white clumps on body, white wisps hanging everywhere. Pieces of fin coming off whole * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Aquarium salt, 1/2 tsp per Gallon introduced with water changes Api Triple Sulfa every 24 hrs Api Fungus Cure every 48 hrs Nox Ich 3 drops every 24 hrs * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video.
  9. HEllo everybody, This is my first post and I'm very new to fish. I really really need help. I love animals very much and my silly girlfriend accepted a small goldfish as a present knowing nothing about them. We have a Puny Fluval Chi' 5 Gallon tank and at first everything seemed fine. Our fish got lethargic and started resting on the substrate, but would wake up in the morning. Then I noticed the poor little guy gasping at the top of the tank a couple of days later so I did a 50% water change. Next day the poor guy was covered in white spots and part of his tail had started to erode, although i didnt know it at the time. I freaked out and read as much as I could as quickly as I could and bought NOX ICH to clear the white spots. The next day he looked way worse. Had clamped fins, rotting tail and white cloudy substance all over his rear half of his body. He looked very very sick. I went and bought API test kit, API triple sulfa and API Fungus cure aquarium salt and prime and came home and started a treatment of Triple sulfa and malachite green at 24 hr intervals, Fungus cure at 48 hour intervals and daily 30%-50% water changes with prime. I'm putting in top fin Bacterial supplement temporarily to try and help him through this although I know they will not form a sustainable colony. Every water change i put in about a 1/2 teaspoon of aquarium salt. Its been 3 days and he still seems very very very rough. He has white cloudy looking 'mucusy' stuff hanging off of him, and white dots, no tail, all fins clamped. Is floating on the surface. Has a very hard time swimming down. I don't know what to do. The cloudy fungus looks worse than it did yesterday. The white patches on his back and tail look almost yellow. I know our tank is too small but it is all I can do for at least two more weeks. I need to get him through this with the small tank. I think this was all caused by stress from ammonia poisoning and poorly matched temp water changes. My levels pH is 7.6 Ammonia is now 0ppm but rises to 0.25 between daily changes nitrite is 0ppm nitrate is 0ppm I've attached pictures. He now has black/greyish patches on his gills and face. Thanks so much for reading. Any help would be a Godsend. Please click the links for pictures!
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