Ammonia - 0
Nitrite - 0
Nitrate - 5
pH - 7.6 (it was dark blue)
high range pH - 7.4
GH - 60
KH - 30
ammonia - 0
nitrite - 0
nitrate - 0
pH - 7.6
GH - 80
KH - 40
Test kit - API Freshwater master test kit (drop test)
Water temperature - 80 F
Tank size - 33 gal. (been running for a week and a half)
Filter - AquaClear70 (300 gph)
I change the water every 3 or 4 days.
Last water change was yesterday at 4:30 - 5 pm and I did 80%.
Only 1 fish in the tank, it's 6 3/4 inches including the tail.
For water conditioner I use Seachem Prime.
I feed her "Nippon Pet Food Goldfish Lionhead & Color Enhancer" sinking pellets once, sometimes twice a day. I feed her about 7 or 8 pellets each time and soak them first. I also hand feed her peas every couple days.
No new fish, just her, she's technically in quarantine, though I haven't added any medications or salt yet... I have never medicated or used salt before.
I don't see her acting odd at all really...sometimes she can get spooked and dart around the tank, but it's only because I move suddenly with my hand in the tank or something, and she seems to be used to me now and doesn't shy away as much. She darted when I was changing her water yesterday.
As for the unusual findings, I'm really concerned because in her tank I noticed little ...worms? floating about. They wriggle a tiny bit but mostly just get pushed around by the water current... It's gross looking having them in there and I'm worried they might be dangerous. Yesterday before the water change my brothers came into my room to say hi and look at Mochi and pointed out the little worms. One of them said it is from over feeding and will go away if I don't feed her too much... but I have to get more opinions on this... They don't seem to bother the fish or anything, and I tried scooping them out with the net and managed to get some out of the tank, but they are really tiny and thin and white...they probably slipped through the mesh somewhat. Will they disappear if I use salt? I was thinking about whether or not to use salt... I'm just not sure what to do.
On Mochi's scales, some of them look a little different..like they are shinier? They have little shiny patches on some of her scales on her sides. Not sure if this is normal for her or if it's something to be concerned about...I'm probably just over thinking things, but there's so much I don't know about goldfish illness and disease so I figure I will ask to be sure. >.<
So there's that, as well as there seems to be a tiny hole...at the edge of her tail, as well as little white bumps on the top edge of her tail.
Here it is...
The picture isn't great. I could use a better camera, but it shows what I'm talking about.
Really, I think I'm over reacting a little bit. But it can't hurt to check, in my opinion.
My real wonder is if I should be medicating and salting her tank? I just need some advice on how to move forward. >.<