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  1. All, thank you for help and encouragement. Strawberry died shortly after my post yesterday. She was not breathing, no movement just floating. Just buried her in my backyard. The color of her abdomen turned brownish black.
  2. Heater set 80 degree, metronidazole, and Epsom salt in the water. Tried to give her one small piece of repashy jel, but unable to swallow. Very lethargic, floaty, and barely breathing. It is too late.
  3. Steve replied this morning and also mentioned dropsy, possible treatments such as antibiotic injections and medicated food. I started treatment too late. She lost her balance now unable to stay upright. No food for three days. Should I give her a little repashy gel? Metro med will probably not delivered in time. Should I add kanaplex to the water?
  4. Helen what is the purpose of Epsom salt? I have already completed wc with metronidazole powder. Can I still add it?
  5. It was after a wc in the qt. Just completed another wc and added metronidazole powder and prime this morning.
  6. Can I ask why you moved the Oranda with her? Are you fasting them both?How is behaving today? The oranda was already in qt, but just moved her to mt. She is still weak but still swimming upright.
  7. Just sent Steve an email. Will metronidazole or kanaplex help?
  8. Yes, there is a male but showed no interest. Moved her to qt with a small oranda. I hope we can save her. Strawberry is from rain garden goldfish hawaii.
  9. If eggs how long would it take for abdomen to deflat or she has to laid them? should I separate and qt her as it is difficult to fast one fish and feed other three? Plus she can still eat algae.
  10. * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API * Water temperature? 72 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75g, 2 months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? AC70 and canister filter * How often do you change the water and how much? Every 6 days, remove 2/3 * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? yesterday 2/3 * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4, 4" * What kind of water additives or conditioners? seachem prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? once a day rephasy soilent green mixed with super green, saki hikari fancy purple, blood worms * Any new fish added to the tank? two short tail ryukins added 3/23 * 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 + 0.1% for 4 weeks * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Abdomen distended right appears larger * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Slower, sometimes she kind of swim pointing downward with abdomen up
  11. Just noticed some thin translucent and white poop hanging from her rectum.
  12. My ryukin's abdomen feels firm and distended. I believe she over ate as she is faster and more nimble than my other three fish. It has been three days. She is not her normal spunky self. Have not really observe any poop. I fasted yesterday and today gave deshelled cook peas. I have seachem metronidazole, kanaplex, melafix and pimafix on hand. Please help me save her. My other three fish are fine. Video:
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