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  1. Aw thank you Helen , but the other day I accidently found a little calico ranchu at City Farmers (all the tanks looked healthy), maybe if I get another baby one day . Here he is (he is a quick swimmer, the only pictures I could get were of his butt): QT has been relatively uneventful: after a week of salt at 0.3% he was doing fine until he started doing a little bit of bottom sitting and swimming fast, but he's still eating and pooping like a machine so I bought salt down to 0.1% and dosed prazi yesterday.
  2. Thank you Lisa. I have already buried him so I can't take him back, but maybe I'll go back one day with photos, but at the same time I don't think I'll get another fish soon, I'm going to clean out the tank and keep it for when I get another fish maybe in a couple of weeks. I do want to thank you , and Koko's, for the help I got trying to save him, I'm at peace with his passing because I know we all did what we could.
  3. I did a water change last night as the medication had been in for three days. Today, he doesn't look good at all. He's not moving his fins or gills at all, and is just kind of floating (not upside down) around the tank. I reached in to pick him up to try and feed him, and he was lifeless. I think he has passed on.
  4. He still seems okay, better than on Sunday. He's a bit more active, and seems to be swallowing more of the food (he'll spit it out, but then suck it back up and swallow a little bit of it, and also a bloodworm or two a day). The spots on his face are less red, but a little black. I've been checking tank params every morning and night. Tomorrow marks 3 days of tri-sulfa, if I remove it (like the bottle says), should I redose?
  5. Thankyou! I dosed the tank with Tri-Sulfa yesterday morning, and in the evening the tank was littered with these long stringy white poops, at least three, more than an inch long! I tried to take a picture before I removed them, they were caught on wire of the digital thermometer. http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e286/amiegreen/1_zps5718e540.jpg He seems to be eating a little today (I've seen him eat a few bloodworms). I'm still syringe feeding, but trying to add a few chopped up bloodworms, as well as occasionally dropping in one or two, to try to entice him not to spit it all out. He does seem a bit more active.
  6. Yesterday afternoon, when he ate the few cubes. He seemed interested and was nibbling, and when I came back into the room, they were gone. I had turned off the filter to make sure no food was sucked into it too, and checked around the tank.
  7. Unfortunately he isn't eating anymore (he never ate more after those 2 cubes), despite the offerings. I've also tried twice to syringe feed him, it's easy enough to get it in his mouth, but then he'll either spit it out or it'll all come back out (as far as I can tell) through his gills. Should I keep trying to feed him, or move on to water dosing?
  8. Thank-you everybody, especially you Helen! It was lovely meeting you and your fish, and I learnt a lot today :heart , I'm so amazed at what such generous people are here and their dedication to goldfish. P.s I'll post the ice-pack back to you tomorrow. I weighed him and he is 12 grams, so I cut up a cube of 0.24 grams into around 8 pieces, and he's already eaten 2, I'll keep feeding him small amounts every few hours and see how he goes .
  9. I don't have any metronidazole unfortunately. Thank-you, tomorrow morning I'll ring around and try to get Triple Sulfa, most fish shops I know of around here are open tomorrow. I'm able to make it into the city tomorrow, or anywhere accessible by public transport.
  10. The lateral line on his right does look inflamed, but not on the other side. There seem to be three spots on his right, and three or four on the other as well, around his eye area however they are redder on his right side (pictured). The only other things I have noticed on him is that around those spots on his wen seem to be very red, like when the light hits it, the veins seem obvious and red (i'm not sure whether this is normal, as he is my first calico). And as of a few hours ago, the veins on his tail too appear red (I checked the water conditions again just to make sure nothing had popped up, and everything was the same). I can try and take some more pictures if needed.
  11. It looked like yesterday he was going to eat, he ate a few pellets of hikari pellets, but then spat them back out. I don't have a heater but I could get one, although it is going to be 30+ degrees for the next few days. I've noticed that he has these few little tiny spots of white on his face around his eyes that have popped up, and at first I thought nothing of them but now it kind of looks like one has popped and a little bit of white is trailing off like pus.
  12. Thankyou, are these okay? Photos http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e286/amiegreen/DSC05954_zps92f7f21e.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e286/amiegreen/DSC05956_zps691afb9a.jpg http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e286/amiegreen/DSC05958_zpsa039251e.jpg Video http://s41.photobucket.com/user/amiegreen/media/P1260226_zpse6631e08.mp4.html He is usually still on the bottom, but sometimes when I walk right up to the tank he'll move around a little but then he'll stop moving again.
  13. Test Results for the Following: · Ammonia Level(Tank) = 0.25ppm · Nitrite Level(Tank) = 0ppm · Nitrate level(Tank) = 0ppm · Ammonia Level(Tap) = 0.25ppm · Nitrite Level(Tap) = 0ppm · Nitrate level(Tap) = 0ppm · Ph Level, (Tank) = 7 · Ph Level, (Tap) = 7 Other Required Info: · Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Drops. · Water temperature? 23 degrees Celsius. · Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20G QT, about a week. · What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Eheim Internal 2012 (150GPH) · How often do you change the water and how much? Everyday, around 70%. · How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? An hour ago, 80%. · How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 (a ranchu about an inch and a half in body length). · What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime. · What do you feed your fish and how often? A range of small meals of various sinking hikari pellets, peas+ garlic, bloodworms and repashy soilent green, coming back to vacuum the uneaten food after around 20 mins. Have tried 2 – 3 times a day (except the first day). · Any new fish added to the tank? No. · Any medications added to the tank? None yet. · List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. None yet. · Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? None. · Any unusual behaviour like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Bottom sitting (now), not eating or pooping, surface gulping (not today but the last couple of days). Hi, sorry if I’m being paranoid but I think my new baby ranchu is sick. I’ve had him 5 days, and despite offering small meals of various foods he isn’t eating or showing any interest, and is bottom sitting, and when he’s not bottom sitting he’s gulping at the surface (filter outtake is angled towards it, with a weakish air stone so there is water movement that’s not too strong I believe). I haven’t started a medication regime as of yet because I ordered some prazi but it probably wont arrive until late this week and was just planning on using salt, but wanted to give him a few days of rest. But now that he’s very inactive and has no appetite, I was wondering whether I should go and get some prazi to treat him sooner, or if it is something else causing this behaviour. Thanks for the advice; I’m just worried for him as none of my other goldfish have ever acted like this.
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