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  1. 5 minutes ago, ChrissieA said:

    Oh poor Moby, he's in pretty bad shape. 

    Please provide the information requested in the D&D form, Theres an amazing team here with a wealth of experience but they need some of that information so it can be factored into treatment options and give Moby a fighting chance. 


    I can't test because my boyfriend did a full water change and cleaned the pump filter we use.we had just had a massive algae bloom in that tank and I scrapped off the algae a few days ago. I don't know if that indicates a problem.

  2. 5 hours ago, shakaho said:

    He has a massive infection.  Do you have any antibiotics or can you get some at the aquarium store?  Metronidazole, kanamycin, oxytetracycline, are possible treatments.  That fish is very sick.

    How long have you had this fish?

    After talking to our local fish center it was decided he had hemmorhagic septicemia. My boyfriend went and got antibiotics and has changed the water. Once I got home Moby seems to be doing betters he's much more active and his fins are out instead of tucked in. 

    We have probably had Moby for 4 years, but we adopted him from another family and we think he's about 10 years old.

    The image is the antibiotic that was recommended.


  3. I think there is some Koi to him. He's longer than your palm, 13in might be long, but he's longer than a cell phone. He's LONG! We've thought about relocating him to a pond in PA (Bryan's mom has a friend with a pond) but now that we've nursed him back I don't know if I can let him go. I mean he seems happy.

    Also for larger goldfish should we feed more fiber or protein? We are going to our LFS on Saturday and I wanted to get better food for the goldfish since the tropical fish in the other tank have some fancy stuff.

  4. dnalex you're not the only one. This morning Bryan admitted that he had thought that Moby was a gonner when he found him laying on his side, listless. Now Moby is almost back to normal. He always sat on the bottom a lot, we think the tank is probably too small for him and looking into relocation (kindof) for him. He is 13 or so inches long (don't have his weight) but he's a big guy.

  5. Ok so day one of peas and I can at the very least say that ate. Bryan (my boyfriend) was home today so the fish got a few extra peas. We haven't seen any poo from either fish, however, we are wondering if the filter system we have going is just sucking the poo up before we see it.

    The good news is that Moby is WAY more active today. Tonight was the first time in almost a week that I had seen him swim mid tank for awhile. He also swam to the top and dove back down for the first time in a week tonight so I think he's much happier.

    How many days of peas should we be doing?

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