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  1. Okay, I just raised it to .2% so I can go to .3% in the morning, I don't have any antibiotics or antibacterials unfortunately but I'm more than willing to order some in, and no I don't have a heater and the room is fairly cool, I'll get a thermometer and measure the temp of the tank tomorrow. Should I carry on with the salt dips? And the hydrogen peroxide? Sent from my SM-G928F using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks for the support! I got in touch with with the seller and he suggested adding salt to the tank to as high as .5% as well as the hydrogen peroxide treatment but I'm not so sure about that concentration of salt so I'm waiting for the mods Sent from my SM-G928F using Tapatalk
  3. It's so sad to see them like this, I've ordered some Kusuri brand hydrogen peroxide which should arrive tomorrow but I can't get the iodine until Tuesday Sent from my SM-G928F using Tapatalk
  4. I'm really worried about the fish now, both are bottom sitting today and the one with the wen problem has white stuff in his mouth, what is it? Sent from my SM-G928F using Tapatalk
  5. For those that are curious I'll include a pic of the other fish He seems lively and generally happy in himself, just his buddy that's a bit down, although he still swims when provoked and holds his dorsal high Sent from my SM-G928F using Tapatalk
  6. Well both lasted the full 5 minutes for the first salt dip, proud of my boys! Also did a 75% water change on the tank today so parameters are at 0 Ammonia 0 Nitrite and about 10 Nitrate, added some Kusuri for now but I'll be ordering the Fluke Solve shortly. I'll also do the hydrogen peroxide and iodine treatment when I get some. Here's how the injured orandas wen looks today, somewhat cleaner but it seems quite deep Sent from my SM-G928F using Tapatalk
  7. Thanks guys I'm just about to do the first salt dip at 1% for both fish, I'll let you know how long each last to see if the time scale needs adjusting Sent from my SM-G928F using Tapatalk
  8. I don't know where to get hydrogen peroxide in the UK so I'm gonna have to order some, what volume/percentage should I be looking for? Sent from my SM-G928F using Tapatalk
  9. I'm in the UK so I don't have Fluke Solve, but I do have Kusuri wormer plus, thanks for the advice, I'll have to a do a little shopping trip and try to find iodine and hydrogen peroxide somewhere Sent from my SM-G928F using Tapatalk
  10. Hi there, just got a new oranda and he arrived with a wen problem, the seller said he may have rubbed it against the bag since he was shipped overnight. Anyway, just wanted some advice on the best way to treat it, I was thinking salt and Melafix but I'd rather get a more experienced opinion on the matter. I'll be doing a water change by default since my nitrates are climbing a tad. * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank)* 0 Nitrate level(Tank)* 20 Ammonia Level(Tap)* 0 Nitrite Level(Tap)* 0 Nitrate level(Tap)* 0 Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5 Other Required Info:* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drop test kit * Water temperature? 78F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 45g running for 1 year * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? All pond solutions 2000ef external filter * How often do you change the water and how much? Weekly 50% change * * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Changing it today by 75% * * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 large oranda (both are new so doing QT together) * * What kind of water additives or conditioners? API tap water conditioner * * What do you feed your fish and how often? Hikari lionhead once a day with occasional treat of bloodworms * * Any new fish added to the tank? Both fish are new * * 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. Just starting QT * * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Dead flesh on wen leaving a gap * * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Stays at bottom unless approached or fed Sent from my SM-G928F using Tapatalk
  11. I bought them from mayflyaquatics.co.uk they put up "select goldfish" about once a month some of them aren't the best but others are pretty good
  12. I bought them at this size but they have done a bit of fattening up since I got them haha
  13. Not posted in a while so thought I should introduce you to my new orandas This is Hachi my blue boy with chubby cheeks And this is Misha my sweet calico girl
  14. Yeah that's what I thought, I'll give it a few weeks to settle down haha
  15. I just bought an APS 2000ef for my 45g tank and set it up but it's really noisy. It's like a constant vibration sound coming from the filter head. I've tried taking the impeller out then putting it back in and priming the filter again but it just stays loud. Any idea how to fix this?
  16. I'm also thinking about getting the T5 over head lighting by APS they offer marine and tropical bulbs what difference does it make what bulbs you choose?
  17. My tank is opposite a window since that was the only place it would fit in my room, so it will be prone to green water, perhaps a UV bulb will be of use to me
  18. What does the UV light even do? Is it worth having?
  19. Does anyone have any experience with the all pond solutions external filter? I'm thinking of getting the 2000ef for my new 45g tank and also should I get it with or without a UV bulb?
  20. Just upgraded to a 45g today! I'm so happy haha, it is 39" by 15.5" at the base how much sand would be suitable?
  21. She is currently in QT but that is barebottom, I'm sure she'll soon realise where the food is!
  22. She is healthy I think she isn't used to sinking foods she seems to browse the surface of the water for food as opposed to looking at the floor all the time haha
  23. I recently adopted a common goldfish who is currently 8 inches and she doesnt even notice my Hikari Lionhead pellets, what is the best food for larger fish?
  24. She has already perked up considerably swimming around looking for food as a goldfish should! I shall keep you posted on Alba's QT I know I for one am thankful this fish can now have a better life
  25. So I picked up the fish! She is in fact a common goldfish I decided to name Alba and she was bullied because she was in a tank with a huge turtle, lobsters and cichlids! Not to mention I tested the water she came in and all parameters were sky high! Poor fish but now she is happy in her 100l QT destressing
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