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  1. Well hold on a minute, give me a little credit here! I used the quickcure following the directions on the bottle for 3 treatments, did a water change and then added some aquarium salt using the directions on the box, which isnt a lot of salt, but its gentle at a small dose and helps healing. I didnt use a big ich-size salt treatment while using quickcure. I may not be the sharpest but I know better than to use 2 strong treatments at once. Geesh.
  2. * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0, Nitrite Level(Tank) 0, Nitrate level(Tank) 20 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0, Nitrite Level(Tap)0, Nitrate level(Tap): 0 Tap ph 7.6, kh 8, gh 14 Tank water ph 7.6, kh 7, gh 12 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Api drops * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0, Nitrite Level(Tank) 0, Nitrate level(Tank) 20 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0, Nitrite Level(Tap)0, Nitrate level(Tap): 0 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Api drops * Water temperature? 72 (summer) * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75gal, 7 years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 2 fluval 406 canisters and a HOB * How often do you change the water and how much? Weekly 50% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 3 days, 50% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 baby shubunkin, a large Shubunkin, 10 baby albino plecos * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime at WC, prazi once year * What do you feed your fish and how often? Blend of Hikari Lionhead, API, Aqueon granules, algae wafers, peas, squash. * Any new fish added to the tank? No * 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. 3 treatments of Quickcure, and aquarium salt using dose on box * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Some hard to see fuzz on his left side that went away after treatment of Quickcure. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Gulping/breathing heavily, very thin, loss of appetite Medicine on hand: triple sulfa, maracyn 2, melefix, Api fungus cure, methylene blue, Prazipro, colloidal silver, quickcure, kanamycin, aquarium salt My 7 yr old Shubunkin, Bruiser, has been sick since I returned from a vacation. I was gone 2 weeks and paid someone to take of the pond and house. It was very hot outside when I was gone, so I had her do PWC and add some cool water twice a week to the pond with Prime. The night I got back (1:00am) I noticed Bruiser was sitting on the bottom of the pond, so I put him in the 75 gal in the house. I know I should have set up hospital tank, but I had been traveling from Europe so I tired and just reacted. He looked so thin! He had some light fuzz on his side and maybe a couple white spots, its hard to tell with his coloration. He was breathing VERY heavily. That was over 2 weeks ago. I have treated the water with 3 doses of Quickcure and aquarium salt using the directions. The fuzz was gone right away and he was breathing a little better after each treatment. He was eating (his favorite is algae wafer chips) so I hoped he would be ok, but has now quit eating. He is also having trouble staying upright and seems agitated. I am very worried about him but don't know what is wrong. Please help! I looked under the microscope (100x) at scrapings of his side, around his gills and his poop and couldn't see any critters with that. I will get some pics uploaded. (The 2 baby Shubunkin I got from the pet store were a different story; one was healthy but the other's poop and slime was FULL of parasites! I mean packed with parasites! They were in a quarantine tank for over a month until I got it all cleared up, so they were never in contact with Bruiser before he got sick.) The scrapings and poop of the POND koi also look ok under the microscope, but do you think I should treat the pond to be safe? The last treatment of Quickcure to the tank was over a week ago and the water has been changed since then. Thanks.
  3. You guys must be right about the white dot being wen growth, because it already went away. And thankfully no more stingy poo. What I can decipher from the research I did, the little critters in the "white algae" are not harmful, and can mean the environment is doing well, so hope that is the case anyway. For now I will just leave the plant there. :-)
  4. There is this white slimy stuff on one of out artificial plants, and when I looked at some of it under the microscope, it is teaming with life! I tried figuring out what all these little creatures are from what I could find online, and I *think* they are all safe. Is this white slime algae? Can anyone tell me if they see any parasites or anything that could harm aquarium fish? Sorry for the poor quality, I took the photos using my iPad through the microscope. Round worm and Tardigrade? (i would love to see a real water bear up close!) Ciliate and Heliozoan? Spyrogyra? Algae? Mayfly/dragonfly nymph? Partial Videos:
  5. Thanks everyone! He really seems to like being in it, very relaxed even when a pleco goes inside with him! --------------------------------- Sorry I forgot about the d&d, here goes... * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0, Nitrite Level(Tank) 0, Nitrate level(Tank) 10-20 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0, Nitrite Level(Tap)0, Nitrate level(Tap): 0 Tap ph 7.6-8.2, kh 5-8, gh 12-14 Tank water ph 7.8-8.2, kh 5, gh 12 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Api drops * Water temperature? 69-71 (in the summer) * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75gal, 7 years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 2 fluval 406 canisters and a large HOB * How often do you change the water and how much? Weekly 50% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 6 days, 50% * How many fish in the tank and their size? Just him and some baby albino plecos * What kind of water additives or conditioners a? Prime at WC, prazi once year * What do you feed your fish and how often? Sinking pre-soaked new life spectrum and aqueon goldfish tablets, bits of algae wafers, bloodworms (occasionally), veggies such as peas and squash. * Any new fish added to the tank? Baby plecos that were birthed in my other tank. * Any medications added to the tank? Prazi one month ago. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration. Fish received minocycline and meth blue dips for infection, not in this tank but in another hospital tank. ---------------------------------- Other than the stringy poop, he has a white dot on his wen. Its hard to see on the photo, trying to hold him and the camera. I think he would be content to have me hold him all day, I swear sometimes he nods off to sleep!
  6. Thanks for the 2 cents, it makes sense about some fish getting floaty from hikari. My other guys did ok on it, but maybe it made Mouchie floaty. For about the last month he has been getting a combo of (pre-soaked sinking) new life spectrum, aqueon goldfish tablets, bloodworms, and veggies like peas and squash. He gobbles pretty much anything. I really want him to be able to swim right, he has been upside down for so long now. Where do you order repashy gel food? I couldn't find any at the pet stores. Thanks!
  7. I got some awhile ago at a pond store, but it fell apart and died right away. Can you recommend a place online that sells healthy plants? Thnaks!
  8. An update on Mouchie: http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/124517-update-a-house-for-our-floaty-oranda-goldfish-with-chronic-swim-bladder-issues/#entry1980420
  9. This an update to an older post of mine: http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/123838-oranda-with-red-sores-please-help-another-ph-crash-victim/ Happy to say that Mouchie is doing well, his redness and infection went away with a round of of minocycline and meth blue dips. But his floaty issues did not go away even though we tried many different things, nothing helped. And then the redness kept returning, even using petroleum jelly. So we made him an underwater house. Since then he has had no redness or infections on his stomach. He is doing well and he is back to his being his little piggy self with food! He is in the 75 gallon with a couple of baby albino pleco. The water stays about 70°F in the summer which works for them all. Watching the little pleco play gives him something to do. The door on his house opens easily and stays closed using a band attached to a suction cup. The top is smooth plastic so nothing rubs on his belly. The black ties are on the outside back corner next to the tank glass so they won't cause harm to other fish. The house stays about an inch below the water line, that way there is not too much pressure on his belly. He has room to move around. There is an airstone below him, his breathing and color are good. Twice a day I let him out to exercise and hand feed him. He's so cute, he knows the routine and after some free time, he swims over to me to eat (I gently flip him upright). Then he swims to his door so I can let him back in his house. I think he feels safe in there. If it's OK with the mods, I am happy to help anyway who wants to make one. (The hardest part was drilling the holes without cracking the plastic). Most things I read online recommend euthanizing for chronic swim bladder, but maybe this can help others like it did for us. Please feel free to message me. One question: Yesterday I noticed he had some white stringy poop along with his normal poop. Is this anything I should be concerned about? I treated all of the tanks and pond with prazi about a month ago. Haven't added any new fish from pet stores. Thanks! He likes to peek out the hole and watch me!
  10. Nova "Lethal Seas" http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/lethal-seas.html
  11. I just saw this Nova episode about carbon emissions causing the pH of ocean waters to fall. Very interesting program about aquatic life, pH and acidity. I am now wondering if carbon dust builds up on the desert floor, then gets washed into the river during big rains, the desert ground is too hard for the rain to sink in. It would explain why it affects my cold-water tank more than my tropical heated tanks, since cold water absorbs more carbon dioxide than warm. Anyway its a good episode that got me thinking about how CO2 affects pH, acidity and aquatic life. Thoughts?
  12. Ok, we are just trying to figure out how to help him. Just curious, why is a harness harmful?
  13. Thanks I will try that. He has a good appetite. Duckweed floats right? He floats so he could get to it himself.
  14. Thanks for the reply. I haven't tried food other than different types of Hikari and vegs like peas, and just what I made using agar but he wouldn't eat it. I will order the kind you mentioned. Thanks.Yes, when I noticed the crash this week I have been adding baking soda to keep the pH above seven. When I changed the water Monday The pH was 7.8 and it daily drops to about 6.4. So keeping an eye on it and water changes and baking soda. Months go by and the water will be fine and then within one week it's down to pH 6. I think I just have to wait until whatever the heck is causing this flushes out of the city water i guess. We don't get a lot of rain here in the desert, so Who knows what it flushes out. Do you think I should add baking soda as just a part of my regular treatment, even when the pH stays normally at 7.8 -8.2? Would it hurt anything to add it maybe twice a week? I really like your idea of getting a big water bucket. I could store good city water if I hear predictions of of rainy weather. Back to the fish. His skin is looking better every day. It actually looks really good today with very little redness. When his ulcer heals up, I am seriously considering making a harness out of fabric with a little weight at the bottom. My stretchy head band looks perfect . Have you ever heard of this? I don't know what else to do for the poor little guy. He's been through a lot. That's why I haven't got any new goldfish even though I love them. Because our city water sucks .
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