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  1. I don't know if a video would be of much help (I also do not know how to upload one). He has completely stopped floating and now he is laying on his side on the bottom gasping. No raised scales or any signs of anything I'm familiar with.
  2. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank): 0ppm (between 0 and 0.25, looks closer to 0) * Nitrite Level(Tank): 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank): 20ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 7.8 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Master Kit Drops * Water temperature? 77*F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40g, about a year and a half * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval Canister 205 * How often do you change the water and how much? Once a week, 50-75% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 6 days * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 Goldfish, only about 2-4cm each * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime and Aqueon Conditioner * What do you feed your fish and how often? Twice a day, Repashy Soilent green as a staple. * Any new fish added to the tank? No. * 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. Prazi (about 6 months ago, 2 weeks), Salt treatment for Ich (about a month and a half ago, 1 week) * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? No. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? He is floating listlessly at the top of the tank, and then slowly sinks to the bottom. He was perfectly fine last night. No other fish show any symptoms of anything.
  3. She definitely does have some orange on one side, so technically she is calico. But mostly she is black and white.
  4. So a few days ago I decided to go to a small, local fish store I had heard about to check if they sold prazipro, so I could save on shipping and FINALLY use it on my goldies (since I got them before I knew about koko's or the QT process... ) Anyway, I got the Prazipro at a great price, and I also came across this little darling. I named her Penny. I just couldn't resist, and now they are all getting the proper treatment that new fish should get!! (I really wish I had a better camera than the one on my iphone... oh well. )
  5. Okay! Thanks. My tank has been cycled and running for at least 6 months by now, so it shouldn't last too long. I just always like to check with the lovely people on koko's before doing anything with my tank.
  6. Okay, so I know there is already a thread somewhere, explaining ideas of how to safely remove substrate. I am currently trying to switch my tank to bare-bottom, because I have had way to many rocks-stuck-in-mouths to feel comfortable with the gravel. My problem is that I've only been taking out a cup and a half every water change to avoid any bumps in the cycle, and it's taking forever. (But my water quality has stayed good! haha ) Anyway, I am patient about this, but my babies keep putting the dang rocks in their mouths and I want to find the quickest way to be able to get this gravel out of my tank. I wish I would've been more educated when I started the tank up. So if you have any suggestions on a quicker method of switching PLEASE let me know. I was considering buying some of that start up bacteria from the store and doing a 50% water change to take it all out, and add that stuff in. I've never used that stuff though, so I don't know if it is even a quality product.
  7. Thanks everyone!! I was so surprised to find such a gorgeous, healthy-looking betta at a Petco, so I just had to have him. His tank is the smaller evo, as some people mentioned, I just didn't have the space for another 10g yet. He is in the smallest tank out of my bettas, (I have one in the evo 4g, and 2 in a divided 10g) so I can't wait to upgrade him. On a side note, he will not stop flaring at his reflection in the front glass whenever the light is on, and I have no idea what to do since I don't want to cover the front of the tank. Anyone have any ideas? Or maybe he'll get used to it?
  8. The story of my first goldfish is a sad one. I got him around the age of 11, he was a fantail. I was very misinformed about goldfish care, (surprise surprise considering I got my info from a Petco employee), so I kept the poor thing...in a gallon bowl. <so many emoji to fit how bad I feel about it. I did de-chlorinate my water and did weekly changes... I didn't know there was anything wrong. I had him for seven years in that tiny little bowl. I don't know how, he was such a fighter... Before he died, I had just bought him a 10g (I know it's still small but it was better than the 1g and only temporary) but he died the day it was done cycling and the same day I was going to move him in there. It was so sad that I was finally going to get him to a better home, and he died the same day.... Anyway, that's the sad story of Stewie, and I am so glad I am well informed and house three healthy goldfish in proper conditions now!!!!
  9. Sunshine

    Meet Mufasa :)

    Last night I bought this adorable little fella from Petco. My friend pointed out that he looks like he has a large lion's mane, hence his name, Mufasa! He looks a little bit bloated, so I'm treating it as constipation for now and seeing how that goes. He is in a 2.5 gallon for now, and I have a heater to add later. The one positive thing about living in 125 degree summer weather is that room temp. water stays between 78-79 degrees! I love him, so I just had to share.
  10. Yeah, they're by themselves, so it would probably be so easy, I think I will go ahead ad just do that. Where do you order prazi?
  11. I have considered going through the Prazi treatment, since none of my three have ever gotten it. Is that something I could just put in their current tank to treat, or would I need to separate them into a QT tank for it? Also, the reason I suggested MM is because I have it on hand, but if medi-gold is better I can always consider ordering it as well. He is not lethargic at all, and it really just seems like he sleeps there, on the bottom. He has always slept in this same place, but he would normally hover slightly above the rocks, and then recently he just goes and sits instead, with still occasional hovering. Thanks for your input.
  12. Steve: My fish didn't get Prazi'd, they were all rescued and at the time I couldn't afford the medicine. I've considered buying it for them now, but haven't since I haven't seen any signs of anything until this. Gills, poop, and fins are all perfect. He does seem like he's been changing colors slightly...but that's the only noticeable difference. No decorations in the tank, as my black moor is half blind and I don't want him running into stuff. I have four live plants. I clean my water and filter consistently, 50-60% water changes weekly. I'm in the process of completely removing the gravel I have in the bottom of the tank, taking out only 10-20% with each water change to avoid cycle bumps. Since I posted this, I have realized that he only sits when the light is off and there is no traffic in the area. He shows no other signs of any illness, and is very active and eating like normal, so I was thinking that maybe it's just his new sleeping spot? He is never there for very long either. and it's always in the same spot in the tank. I'm watching all of my fish very closely, and haven't observed anything. I was considering feeding metro-med to them, to rule out internal parasites, but I also know that then the medicine will be less effective if I need to feed it to them later on.
  13. He doesn't sit for very long. I mean, when I see it. As soon as he sees me come in he perks up again. I'm sure I am just worrying, which is why I didn't bother making a D&D thread. ^_^
  14. Recently, I've noticed that my black moor likes to sit on the bottom of the tank whenever people are not around (I noticed by peering in through the window when coming home one day) but the moment he sees a person, he goes back to his normal, active self. I know that I worry way too much about everything concerning my goldfish , so I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed their goldies being lethargic when not being watched, and hyper and "acting normal" when people are around?
  15. I currently have three male bettas. Best pictures I could get of them thanks to only having my phone camera. They are all named after characters in Kingdom Hearts. Demyx: Sephiroth (The purple/pink one) and my special boy Xemnas (He has one fin that looks like an elephant ear, and one normal fin ):
  16. Opal is such a perfect name for the white one!!
  17. Do you have a favorite movie or video game or something? I have themes for each of my tanks, and that tends to make naming them much easier. Otherwise, you could always do something simple like fire and ice. Very beautiful fish!!!
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