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  1. I missed this somehow. About a week into his recover I found out the tests I were using were VERY expired. I got a new kit, but he is doing great regardless.
  2. Thanks for checking in! He's doing great, he doesnt seem to mind having only one eye at all. Hes back in the main tank and his injury has healed nicely. Thanks for all the help from everyone here!
  3. I've treated his QT with salt water and seems to be doing well so far. Or at least as well a fish with cataracts and a missing eye can be.
  4. I have also attached a picture. He seems to have a bit of the piece that attached the ball of the eye hanging off and there is still quite a bit of blood. Disease Diagnostic Form Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank): 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank): 0 * Nitrate level(Tank): 0 * Ammonia Level(Tap): 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap): 0 * Nitrate level(Tap): 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 7.6 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 7.6 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Master Test * Water temperature? 73 F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40 gal, 3 years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 2 206 Fluval Canisters * How often do you change the water and how much? 75%, Once a week * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Yesterday, 75 % * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 Medium * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Repashy Gold 2x per day * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No * How long have symptoms been going on: Just this morning
  5. One of my butterflies is missing an eye this morning. He is swimming around like nothing is amiss, but it is obviously very startling for me! I've set him up in a QT tank, but I was wondering if I should add anything to the water to help him heal up quickly or clean the wound. Any help is appreciated. It's a brand new QT tank setup so I didn't bother with a test. It should be clean as a whistle.
  6. Ah! That makes me feel a bit better. I've been looking all over my tanks trying to figure out what could have caused it.
  7. Thanks so much! I went ahead and set her up in quarantine just in case. I did notice the male chasing her a bit in the main tank. You don't think I should salt a bit just in case? Would that hurt her torn fins? I've never had to deal with an injury like this.
  8. Hmmm... I went back to give my ryukin from that tank another close look and he might have a white spot on one of his pectoral fins. It's tiny if that's what it is. It could even just be a breeding star. Moby (the telescope in question) has a tiny bit of film on the edges of these tears. Idk if the film is just because of the injuries or possibly related to the white spot??
  9. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank): 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank): 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank): 5ppm * Ph Level, Tank: 8 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Drops * Water temperature? 72 degrees F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40gal, 1.5 years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? I am running 2 Aquaclear 70s on that tank * How often do you change the water and how much? Weeklyish 70% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 3 days, 70% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 medium size fish * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Repashy Solient Green gell food and New Life Spectrum pellets * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No * Medical History: I salted the tank about 4 months ago due to a small white spot on the same fish * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Fins are extremely frayed, there might be a small bit of film on the edges of the tears * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Fish is behaving normally. I came back from work today to find that my telescope's fins have been ripped to shreds!! I checked on both fish last night at 10:00 pm so I know that this is something that happened overnight or during the day when I was at work. I didn't check on them this morning so I can't be sure when it happened. I've never seen her with injuries like this! I have two medium sized goldfish in a 40 gallon tank. There isn't anything in the tank that could cause damage like this.They are the hardiest fish I have ever hard. They have had almost no health issues except for a very small white dot that appeared on the same fish about 4 months ago that went away within 2 days of a minor salt treatment. The fish in question has been acting normally during the day and her appetite has been great! I did notice that she was sleeping closer the the ground at night than she normally does (not bottom sitting, just floating close to the bottom), and my fiance said he saw her laying some eggs recently. I didn't see the eggs, but if what my fiance says is right then that will be her first time laying eggs. I have no clue how this happened. The other fish in the tank looks like a million bucks. No tears at all. Any help at all would be appreciated!! For now I am setting up a quarantine tank right now. Here is a video of her fins:
  10. Thank you so much to everyone who posted on this board. It means so much that so many people were thinking well of little Florence. Sadly, I had to make the decision to put her down on Thursday. A few hours after my last post I went to check on Florence and found her belly-up, struggling to breath and swim. She was listless and nearly lifeless and I couldn't let her suffer any more. It is a consolation that I do believe her suffering was short-lived. Up until that day she was as happy and friendly as ever, but the stress of what happened to her was too much. As my fiance helped me lift her body out of the tuperware she was euthanized in he put his thumb gently against her side and more puss ruptured from her right side. She had cysts on both sides of her body. I still don't know the cause of her illness and I'm keeping a desperately close eye on my two remaining goldies. I'm so heartbroken by her death. Once again, thank you so much to those of you who helped me through this and to those of you who were rooting her on. I cannot express my gratitude enough.
  11. I never was able to get a digital scale that read small enough to measure her. Walmart only had a large one. I even tried borrowing a mechanical kitchen scale, but that wasn't consistent and didn't tell me much. I just moved to a town of less than 400 people for a teaching job about 3 months ago. There aren't a whole lot of stores around here that sell that sort of thing. I did measure her though and she is 2.2 inches. I gave her the first dose of MMs yesterday evening and she ate it right up, but today she is on the bottom of the tank just letting the water push her around. She isn't eating anything and only gives a little wiggle when nudged.
  12. MMs arrived today! I found them as I was running out the door to leave, but I'll see about getting her started on them as soon as I'm back.
  13. Yep! A water change was priority #1 when I saw it came off.
  14. It's already pretty much dark and the lights I have in here are really low, so this was the best I could do. My fiance was a great sport and held her for me as that was the only way I was going to be able to take a picture of her side. You can see she's such a little girl. She looks like she has a black mark on her in the picture, but she doesn't. It's just a reflection and bad lighting. I can take better photos in the morning if these are too bad. Thanks for all your help!
  15. Well, whatever it was it fell off. I went to check on her after about an hour and her side was clean. No white thing or fleshy strings. I have no idea where it went and i'm really hoping the filter got it and she didn't eat it. Lets hope this is a good sign.
  16. I'll admit I've never seen a loose scale on one of my fish before, but I don't think that's what this is. Its a lot thicker and larger than her scales and its a creamy white color where her scales are orange. Plus there is a bit of fleshy, stringy stuff surrounding it. MMs are still halfway across the U.S. I'm thinking they wont be here before Thursday. She certainly seems happy! I actually think shes been enjoying having her little QT tank all to herself. She doesn't have to share food with the boys anymore!
  17. It doesn't look like an anchor worm. It's more flat and sharp.
  18. THANK GOODNESS KOKOS IS BACK UP! I've been checking the forum every hour. This is how Florence was when I woke up. Her overall swelling has gone down, but now she has some sort of protrusion sticking up and poking out her side a bit. I’m really thinking it’s time to put her down except that she is acting fine. She doesn’t seem to be in any pain (though I imagine she must be). She’s active, friendly, swims like a champ, and still comes to beg for food every time she sees me. And she’s eating. I still have the metro meds on order, but they haven’t arrived yet. I don’t want to prolong her suffering, but I also don’t want to put her down if she could recover. I know you can barely see it in the gif but she does have a small, white, something sticking out of her side about 2 millimeters. I don’t know what to do, but any advice would be very much appreciated. I'll post a better picture in a minute. I'm going to scoop her into some tuperware.
  19. She's not really weak. She's moving around like she's fine, but I went ahead and took the decoration out anyway. She pooped! It wasn't a great poop, but at least stuff is moving through her. It was dark green (shes been eating peas), and not very solid. Kind of stringy. There was a bit of white on the end. I'm uploading pictures of fish poo onto the internet. What is the world coming too?
  20. Hey guys! Thanks for all the help. She's looking the same this morning. No changes (and still no poo that I can see). She has a great apatite! I fed her peas yesterday evening and this morning and she ate a half pea (broken into smaller chunks) both times. That's about the same about as a normal meal for her. She's pretty little. I don't have a anything to measure her weight with and as its Sunday, everything here is closed. I live about an hour away from a walmart, but I can run up there and maybe see if they have anything. I've never measured her before so I can't give you a comparison, sorry. No, she isn't a she for sure. My baby sister named her "Florence" and calls her a she, so we just go with it. I know she's a bit too small to tell for sure, but I think she might actually be female based on body and vent shape. Though I know those are super unreliable ways to tell.
  21. She is already in QT. I made sure to separate her as soon as I saw her. I never noticed the protrusion in the vid, but now that you've mentioned it I can see it. I really wish I had seen it earlier. Here are the better pictures you asked for. Sorry they still aren't great but it's the best I can do with the camera I have (aka my phone). You can see her scales are all stretched out, but are still smooth against the body. It's even worse than it was when I first saw her. I haven't seen her poo at all actually. I fed her some peas earlier, but I haven't seen anything come out. I don't have any meds on hand, but I put in an order for metro meds. I just wish they had an option for overnight shipping. I do have some epsom salt. Here is her QT setup. I added a sponge around the filter intake just in case she gets weak overnight. I don't want her to get stuck in it.:
  22. Thank you! Here is a video of her swimming with her belly if it helps: and here is a gif that I made of her just 5 days ago. She looked completely normal then:
  23. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank): 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank): 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank): 5ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 7.6 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 8.6 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API * Water temperature? Room temp is 78 degrees F. There are no heaters or chillers on the tank. * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40gal, 1.5 years. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? I have 2 Fluval Aquaclear 70s on the tank. * How often do you change the water and how much? Once a week, 30-50 percent * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 3 days, 50 percent * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 fancy goldfish, all under 4 inches including fins * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime water conditioner * What do you feed your fish and how often? New Life Specrum and Repashy Solient Green, 2-3 times per day * Any new fish added to the tank? None * Any medications added to the tank? None * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment: I used Prazi when I first brought her home about 9 months ago. Otherwise none. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Squarish, bloated belly * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? None My smallest goldfish has a bloated, squarish belly! I went out of town for 3 days and left the keys with a neighbor so she could feed them. I came back to find that the light on the tank was on, none of the food i left for them had been used, and my smallest baby was like this. I asked the neighbor what happened and they said they forgot about them. The light has been on for 3 days straight, they haven’t been fed, and my poor baby is swollen. I’ve set her up a QT tank, and I’ve turned off the light to both of them and thrown blankets over the tanks so they can rest. The water test came out fine. No ammonia or nitrite and the nitrates were well in the acceptable levels. PH is the same as ever. She is also acting pretty normal. She’s swimming and looking for food. Her scales are NOT raised and other than a bloated belly she looks the same as ever. I sent my fiance out to get some peas as we are out and I’m hoping they might help. My poor baby. I feel terrible. I never should have left her. Here is a picture of her from the top now that shes in her QT tank. ;;n;; Any advice would be very appreciated. This is my first time posting so please let me know if I did anything wrong and I will do my best to fix it.
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