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  1. Hi as you know I have an empty 30 gal. tank, after the death of the little goldfish I got from the LFS I poured boiling water and 0.9% salt in the tank let it run for 24 hours and then dried it up, so now I have been hunting the lfs to see if I find something I like, I did but did not purchased as the little fish was motionless in the middle of the tank and s/he looked quite stressed as the fishtanks around him had like 50 dead goldfish in them, only in one tank I saw one alive and the rest like 9 goldfish dead... quite sad, I wanted to get him and save him but I don't think I am ready to go through the same just yet, treatments really stress me out, and my health right now is not ok, but then I don't want to just leave the tank hanging in there getting dust... what shall I see or look out for when getting new fish? shall I follow some parameters or guides for goldfish and health and all that?
  2. it is a bare bottom tank, shall I be scrubbing the bottom? or just vamun it? you have no idea how thankful I am for all the help I have gotten...!!! thank you...!!! You don't have to wipe it every time but do run the vac across the bottom at every water change and Thank you very much for all your help I gladly appreciate it you have no idea how much hope you gave me but life is what it is and to start it was not good for the goldfish as I already new the fish was sick .. well both of them were but I thought I could save them... I will try again in the future I will just relax and try to make next time work... THANK YOU...!!!!
  3. I am sorry to let you know that the fish died, now that it is dead I see how severe the ich was, basically had no fins and when I looked at it under bright light I could see all the red spots all over his body where the ich was in the fish, even in the eyes... it was horrible to watch but now I know how bad it can get; and how fast I must act if ever comes up... now I get what ECR breeder told on her page, and it is true with Kira-Lee i have hd no problems at all, she is healthy and I had not to deal with such things as parasites only her bladder problem but when I got her, the breeder told me what to feed and how to feed and it had worked so far so I will stick with it for a long time... even if I have more goldfishes to come... . I put hot boiling water in the tank and left it for 1 hour almost I hope I killed most of the parasites, I am out of salt and I put what I had in the tank, wondering if I should let the tank dry for a couple of days and see what happens.... husband does not want more fish, but I just can't leave it alone, I would give it time and see what happens but I do want a goldfish aquarium to enjoy...
  4. it is a bare bottom tank, shall I be scrubbing the bottom? or just vamun it? you have no idea how thankful I am for all the help I have gotten...!!! thank you...!!!
  5. oh geez, I hope you are feeling better! Let us know if we can help and please keep us updated Thank you very much, I am better I have Gestational Diabetes, got diagnosed 3 days ago and was told my sugar levels were high but not how high and so I started to do the diet figures my sugars went too low and I got a headache since, was pretty bad, had to go to the ER, but all and all I am just praying everything goes fine with all my babies... so here is my game plan, please tell me if I should change something. WATER TEMPERATURE: 80-82 F. Day 1. (today) 9:30 am : 100% water change 10:00 am: 1 tsp of aquarium salt per gallon so I added 19 tbs as the tank is not filled to the top *will do* 8:00 pm: 100% water change 9:00 pm: 1 tsp of salt per gallon 10:00 pm: 1 tsp of salt per gallon (go to sleep) Day 2 (tomorrow) 8:00 am: 100% water change 9:00 am: 1 tsp of salt per gallon 10:00 am: 1 tsp of salt per gallon 10:30 am: 1 tsp of salt per gallon (end of the 0.3% salt treatment added at 12 hour intervals)? For how long shall I do this? what do I need to do next? and once again thank you for all your help.!!!!! THANK YOU...!!!
  6. ok last night I did nothing it was too late and I was too tired due to the medicine I got, so today I am about to do water change 100% my salt is aquarium salt it is big rocks does the measurement of 1 tsp per gallon still apply? or shall I do another type of measurement? I got rounded measuring spoons .... I can not thank you enough guys...!!!! THANK YOU...!!!!
  7. omg... finally light at the end of the tunnel... i just came back from the ER as i had a headache for two days and being pregnant does not help; i will follow the treatment for sure i just hope tomorrow he is still alive....!!!! i will do 100% water chafes for sure from tomorrow on.. i have hope lets see how it develops.... I CAN NOT THANK YOU ENOUGH..!!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU...!!!!
  8. really? aren't the spots too small? when I first got ick they were quite big and I was thinking about doing 100% water changes everyday but was not sure if that is what I was supposed to do.. thank you very much...!!!!
  9. how long did you treat with the copper safe? I am putting a towel around the tank to keep it dark at all times I think that is what is keeping him alive; what else did you try? thank you very much I do have malachite green and coppersafe and quick cure and herbal ick treatment (i am not sure about that but was advised to get it just in case) and prazipro... I know I have more just don't remember the names... I hope I can get an answer soon... thank you for your help tho... I will keep it in mind.
  10. Good morning this is what I woke up to.... please if you could help me I don't think it will take much long for him to pass too...
  11. just wanted to let you know that now the baby goldfish is covered in velvet, could not get a video tonight as it is already too late and will be the same quality as last night, so far left the light off all day, started salt treatment doing 1 tbs per 5 gal, will start dosing quick cure tomorrow, I just hope he can make it, if anyone please can let me know if quick cure will help with velvet I would gladly appreciate it as I don't want to give him medicine it won't work, and the only other change is that I put him in a breeder cup as he was hiding and not eating, when I put him in the breeder box he eat and started pooping, had not seen him eat for two days before... I have read that velvet is cured best with coppersafe or a copper medicine, but I read too that it could be treated with malachite green and formalin, please please let me know if that is true and so I will start as possible I feel like time is passing by and I am unsure what to do... thank you!
  12. ohh thank you.... I was about to write you on your Facebook page to see what you can advice me to do... hopefully will be able to get a good video when I get home, this morning he was swimming at the other side from the heather, and seemed more alert, still clamped fins most of the time but hanging in there... I really hope he makes it...
  13. ok so I have confirmed velvet in the tank, since the beginning this tank has giving me problems, but it is cuz the fishes in there are from LFS. this first one, the one that died, was from petsmart and came with ick, which I treated for 10 days with quick cure and temperatures of 80-85f. then did a week of Salt treatment which was 1 tbs per 5 gal of water again temperatures of 80-85f. one day it got to 90 or more I am not sure as that day I was out and when I came home the temp was 85-90f. that was when the big fish was showing signs of being the worse, then it calmed down and as I finished the week I started prazipro in the tank as I still saw him flashing about, but no more ick in his body, and that same day I introduced the baby goldfish which upon purchase had fin rot, and since I was treating the whole tank I thought well might as well put him in and get him going with treatment right away, and so here I am having a hard time starting this new 30 gal tank... thank goodness my Kira-Lee is doing great, sadly for me to see her all alone, but she is special and I really don't want her peace to be disturbed so she is still in the 20 gal long. all alone...!!! but happy ... I did a 100% water change after taking out the dead fish, (I am sorry if I sound not attached but they had no names as I got them sick already I wanted to safe them if I could) and the baby fish started to swim around the tank so from time to time he goes back to the heather and comes out, but mostly hangs in the top of the tank if he is out and about, I notice so calmed fins and sometimes he relaxes them and expand them... I really like him, I thought of a name but I won't get ahead of me and the treatment to be done... I just wish I new what to do, I think I want to go back to quick cure for another 10 days, I am not sure if the velvet parasite is gone from the tank and seriously I am not sure if prazipro will deal with that, and I am not sure if salt is best now since he is behaving quite different now that there is no salt in the water. video is uploading to youtube ...
  14. just got home and medium goldfish is dead... wondering what to do.... will have that video up at night, do you recommend me to change water and start any other treatment? thank you! I will get the pics today, no I just started prazipro this week, well I started prazipro on friday,
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