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  1. Good morning!

     

    So I'm completely confused by all of this.  Please bear with me, I know I'm probably frustrating.

     

    This morning I've tested the water in my QT tank  pH = 8.2, ammonia = 1.0, nitrites = 0, nitrates = 0

     

    Is that small drop in pH ok?  

     

    What I'm confused about is the ammonia levels.  My tap water always has ammonia in it, usually in the 0.25 range on the API master test kit chart.  Right now, the tap water looks more like 1.0 if not a bit higher, but still less than 2.0.  I gave a double dose of prime to try to account for this.  Am I still seeing a reading 24 hours later because its an uncycled QT tank?  Do I need to be concerned about this?

     

    Everyone seems just fine except the young betta in QT that is looking pale this morning.

  2. So my tap water has had a pretty consistent pH level around 7.2 for as long as I can remember except maybe going up 0.1-0.2 after a rainfall.  For approximately the last 2 weeks the water has tested at 8.6-8.8 on the API master test kit high range pH scale.  I have checked this from multiple taps and with 2 different test kits.

     

    What are some more natural ways to bring down pH?  I'd rather not go buy even more chemicals to put into my aquariums if I don't have to.

     

    TYIA!!

  3. Recently one of my fish had what I was told was cotton mouth, I removed it from the tank to minimize infection to my other fish. But unfortunately the infected fish died a few days ago.

     

    Since then the health fish has developed white spots on both eyes. There's a couple of pics below. 

     

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4jDZh70VDCpT00zWk1TQV93Zjg&authuser=0

     

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1eZBGxdtdsq8GnnQdLecTgr64675KflbRLg&authuser=0

     

    Could this be caused by cotton mouth as well? Is there anything I can do? 

     

    Hello!  We are unable to view your images.  You'll need to go into google drive and edit the sharing options to "anyone with the link" for those photos, or try uploading them to another platform such as photobucket.  

  4. Kappa didn't eat this morning, Either. I have some new pics for you to look at. The lightings better so you can see his scales. . . I think it's a bit more pronounced than yesterday.

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    It must be your lucky day, cause I got s video too. . . I think it's actually semi clear.

    I can't help but feel a bit guilty he is like this. I noticed that his belly felt soft awhile ago and I just write it off as how he was supposed to feel, but mushy bellies can be a sign of a bacterial infection. In addition, I skipped a wc-- something I haven't done since I bought him-- and that added push of dirty was likely what sent him over the edge. It was literally two days after I skipped a wc that he got sick!!

    80% wc on QT, re added .8 tsp Epsom salt.

    Metro and kana were both ordered last night and should be here by the weekend.

     Try not to be so hard on yourself :(  I think we've probably all been late on a wc time and again...life sometimes gets busy.  I'm sure its just a coincidence.

     

    I do have to give you kudos for being so responsible at 16...I know many, many teenagers (and even adults) who wouldn't be so caring and diligent about their goldfish if in a similar situation.

  5. I would have suggested treating if I though it was necessary to do anything other than the salt you had in there.  With the fish being new to you, acting ok and eating, I think just the salt was the way to go.    Do you know what conditions were in there stock tank?  It may have cleared up with just salt and clean water . . .

     

    Are you treating all of them with the kanaplex?

     

    I should have popped back sooner.  If you've waited for 12-24 hours without a reply, you can hit the report button to get our attention.  :D

     

    I don't know the conditions in the stock tank.  I should have sampled the water when I got them.

     

    I wasn't sure if I should continue with just salt...I started saturday the 21st so with it almost being a week I wasn't sure if I should have seen improvement or not and thought I probably should have. 

     

    I'm sorry, I didn't realize there was a report button until you said that, I think I've looked right passed that thing a hundred times without seeing it.

     

    Thanks for replying :)

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    I'm sorry for temporarily hijacking this post!  The variance is so wide on forums and websites, I've contacted a local piscine vet here in San Diego and hopefully will receive a reply back :)

     

    Please let us know.  :D

     

    Is it GF you were treating with 2 TBSP per 10 gallons?  :idont

     

     

    Yes, orandas.

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    What a pretty fish!  I love dark orandas!  I recently had two goldfish who had come down with dropsy more times than I can count on one hand.  My tank also became very dirty, very quickly.  It looked like to me a lot of the floating, whitish debris was shed slime coat possibly.

     

    1/2 tsp per 10 gallons for the Epsom.  It is good that she is eating.  Maintain pristine water - that would mean changing the water completely in the 10 with fresh, Primed water - daily.  

     

    The moderators may suggest an antibiotic.  Do you have access to any?

     

    I used a much larger dosage of epsom salts with dropsy - is this standard dose?  I'm not challenging your advice, I'm just wondering if this is a starting dose, or if I way overdosed mine!

     

    I'm going to make a strange request.  Before you do the next water change, smell both the main tank and the hospital tank, and report any difference in the odors.  My observations of my fish indicate that the water in tank with a sick fish has a strong "fishy" smell, and that as the fish improves, the odor subsides. 

     

    My QT tank (like shakaho mentioned above) definitely would start out pristine/crystal clear, and would smell almost rotten (like kitchen garbage at the end of a hot day) by the end of the day.  As the fish came back to health, the smell went away.

     

    My fingers are crossed for a speedy recovery!  Dropsy can be so worrisom and stressfull, but you'll definitely get some great advice for it here  :)

     

     

    What dose do you use?  :idont

     

    I don't generally use epsom, but for that particular situation I used 1 tbsp per 10 gallons to start.  They ended up at 2 tbsp per 10 gallons which helped a lot.  I've been trying to find info on it, and it seems the recommended dose varies greatly depending on who you ask.

  8. What a pretty fish!  I love dark orandas!  I recently had two goldfish who had come down with dropsy more times than I can count on one hand.  My tank also became very dirty, very quickly.  It looked like to me a lot of the floating, whitish debris was shed slime coat possibly.

     

    1/2 tsp per 10 gallons for the Epsom.  It is good that she is eating.  Maintain pristine water - that would mean changing the water completely in the 10 with fresh, Primed water - daily.  

     

    The moderators may suggest an antibiotic.  Do you have access to any?

     

    I used a much larger dosage of epsom salts with dropsy - is this standard dose?  I'm not challenging your advice, I'm just wondering if this is a starting dose, or if I way overdosed mine!

     

    I'm going to make a strange request.  Before you do the next water change, smell both the main tank and the hospital tank, and report any difference in the odors.  My observations of my fish indicate that the water in tank with a sick fish has a strong "fishy" smell, and that as the fish improves, the odor subsides. 

     

    My QT tank (like shakaho mentioned above) definitely would start out pristine/crystal clear, and would smell almost rotten (like kitchen garbage at the end of a hot day) by the end of the day.  As the fish came back to health, the smell went away.

     

    My fingers are crossed for a speedy recovery!  Dropsy can be so worrisom and stressfull, but you'll definitely get some great advice for it here  :)

  9. I guess no one has advice, so I decided to go with kanaplex and 0.2% salt and have prazipro arriving today and will start that as well.  I might up the salt % if they seem like they aren't stressed by having all of that going on at once.

     

    I've also ordered repashy soilent green, NLS goldfish, and Dainichi growth for them since they're a little skinny, but I'm hoping with being underweight and having the mouth ulcer the problem is simply flukes and will all sort itself out with the prazi and meds.

     

    I couldn't find any reason I couldn't co-administer the meds, so if anyone knows otherwise please let me know :)  Or if anyone knows of a better food option, I'd love some suggestions.  :)

  10. To make it even funnier, someone who rides a bike is called a cyclist.  A "biker" rides a motorcycle, which he might call a bike.

     

    No wonder people say english is a difficult language to learn.  Not only does american slang add to the confusion, they also have to deal with canadian, british, australian, new zealand etc slang as well.  Yikes.

  11. Wow, so many!  There aren't many around here right now so its like a royal treat for my goldie fry to get a couple of em.

     

    I'm born and raised in Canada and people say both mozzies and skeeters as well as "those blood suckers" haha - there is a decently sized Aussie population where I'm from though so now I wonder if that's where it came from  :idont

  12. Hope his mouth feels better soon!!!!

     

    Thank you!

     

    Aw, poor baby! You came to the right place for advice though! I'm sure a mod will be on in no time and able to help you and your finbaby. Hoping he feels better soon. :)

     

    Yes I have, the mods are great :)  Thank you!

  13. This past weekend we inherited a few young fish for our pond.  Brought them home and immediately set up QT tank for them.  Right away I noticed one of them had a sore on the mouth.  I added salt to the water starting at 0.1% and bringing it up to 0.3% over about 24 hours hoping that would do the trick.

     

    I've been doing 100% water changes daily, replacing the salt to keep it at 0.3%, and although it doesn't look as inflammed as it did prior to the salt addition, it also doesn't look any better.  I don't know if I'm jumping the gun here and hoping for improvement faster than it'll happen or not.

     

    Some advice would be great as I'm concerned about how quickly this could progress if I'm not doing the right thing...

     

    • Test Results for the Following:
    • * Ammonia Level(Tank)  0
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank)      0
    • * Nitrate level(Tank)      0
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap)    0.25
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap)        0
    • * Nitrate level(Tap)        0
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)  7.2
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)    7.2

     

    Other Required Info:

    • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API master test kit drops
    • * Water temperature? about 25 C
    • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 10 gallon QT tank
    • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? aqueon quietflow 30
    • * How often do you change the water and how much? 100% daily
    • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? yesterday, 100%
    • * How many fish in the tank and their size? 
    • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? seachem prime, aquarium salt 0.3%
    • * What do you feed your fish and how often? sinking pellets, brine shrimp, algae wafers - 3 times a day right now since they are a little skinny - brine shrimp right before the water change
    • * 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. salt only
    • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?  they are a little thin, but other than that only the mouth sore on the one fish
    • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?  a bit skittish, but they are new to us and lived in a stock tank so I'm sure they're not used to the glass tank and its open sides.

     

    I don't know if this sore would be considered mouth rot yet or not but I'm concerned about it getting to that.   I have not treated for flukes or anything either, so wondering if it would be worth it to get to that too, or to wait on it.

     

    I currently have kanaplex, API general cure, Jungle fungus cure, Maracyn-oxy, and methylene blue on hand. 

     

     

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  14.  

    I love browsing goldfish items on eBay. Unfortunately I end up buying stuff I would not otherwise have bought. Teehehe!   :teehee

    I re-decorated my bathroom with a whole bunch of goldfish stuff I bought on there. Goldfish towels, shower curtain, wall decorations, statue thingies. I also discovered you can find t-shirts with goldfish on them on Zazzle... I went overboard for a while there too.  :rofl2

    We need pics of your bathroom! ASAP! :nana

     

     ^ This!

     

    I remembered seeing a sink like this one when we were reno-ing our bathroom last year.  It would go undeniably well in a goldfish themed bathroom ;)

     

    http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Fontaine-Goldfish-Vessel-Sink-Set-Push-pop-Drain/708540/product.html

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