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Beth Luttrell

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  1. Hi everyone! I used the triple sulfa and prazi, and two days ago I was able to move Clementine back to the main tank! Thanks so much for all of your help!
  2. Okay, I have the triple sulfa. It says to add 2 packets (1 per 10 gallons) every day and to only change 25 percent of the water before adding more. How do I modify the dosage in order to compensate for that? The package only contains 10 packets and it costs 17 dollars each. I know this sounds horrible, but is there any way I can get by on just the 10 packets? I unfortunately didn't factor a sick fish into my budget for the month.
  3. Yes, that is the medication I have! I have one more question: I'm currently running a filter in the tank that contains carbon media from a filter in an established tank. I've been using it as a seeding material for this tank's (still unestablished) cycle. The carbon media was in the other tank for three months, so would I be able to keep it in the filter in the new tank without removing medication? Or should I remove it and find new seeding material?
  4. I would also like to add that his gill movements are no longer rapid, but all other symptoms remain the same.
  5. Okay, I would move him to the 20 gallon QT tank as t will be easier to treat him there. Then, I recommend that you either order some Metro Meds food from www.goldfishconnection.com or get some Metronidazole powder and some Kanaplex powder from your LFS. Whichever you can get faster. If you can't get Kanaplex, then try getting Triple Sulfa instead. It is always good to have both Metro Meds and these powders on hand for emergencies such as this. So, I would get both if you are able. You have Prazi, correct? I also recommend that you do a 100% water change on the 55 gallon to remove all the meds. But, don't disturb your filters. We don't want to lose your cycle. Let us know which of these meds you are able to acquire and we will help you with treatment. Hang in there I have Prazi, so should I get started on that while I wait for the other medication to arrive? The tank is uncycled -- how much water should I change per day and how should I alter the medication regimen to make up for the fact that I'm replacing a huge amount of water every day? Thank you so much!
  6. He eats a little. There's some salt in the tank, but not much. I can move him to the 20 gallon, which doesn't have anything in it. I don't own Metro Meds.
  7. His belly feels firm. The worm was small (under a millimeter?) and free-floating. I've seen three like it in the past two days. The tips seem darker than the rest of the body. I will try to find another one and see if I can take a picture of it. http://imgur.com/otxtubm I could not find the worm, but that is a picture of his stool. It contains some pieces of substrate but is otherwise clear and stringy.
  8. Here is a video of him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bkQSpc6uKQ&feature=youtu.be I'm sorry that the glass is so scratched -- it was a free tank. His poop is white and stringy. I don't know if it's relevant, but i found a very small white worm floating around the tank just now. I haven't seen any on him or in his stool. Can someone please help??
  9. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) 10ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap)0ppm * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 76*F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55 gallons, 2ish months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? SunSun HW 304B * How often do you change the water and how much? 50% once a week How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Friday (7/11), 50%. About to do a 20% change right now. * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 ranchu, 3 inches * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? 2-3 time. Repashy Soilent Green, peas (every other day), oats (about once a week) * 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. Melafix and Prazi about 2 weeks ago. Treatment lasted 3 days for both. Salt added at beginnig of Melafix and Prazi treatment. Added salt yesterday -- 10 tablespoons. 5 teaspoons of melafix added yesterday (I don't know if this was a bad idea -- I was kind of desperate) * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? His poop has been slightly stringy. EDIT: Clamped anal fins. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Bottom sitting, hiding behind decor, rapid gill movement. He's been ill for about a week now. Two weeks ago, one of his tank mates died from a fungal infection. The third goldfish is in perfect health. I don't have a quarantine tank fully set up, yet, unfortunately, but I do have an empty 20 gallon (no filter).
  10. I honestly have no idea why I put that number in for salt. I added about 9 rounded tablespoons total, so more like 1 every 5 gallons.
  11. Fish in question: Ranchu, who was purchased on Sunday along with two other ranchu. The other two are looking fine so far. Tank size: 50 gallons. Has been running for about 2 months. Fishless cycle was completed about two weeks ago and fish were added a week after that. Filter: Sunsun HW 304B Water parameters for tank: Ammonia - 0 ppm Nitrites - 0 ppm Nitrates - 5-10 ppm Water parameters for tap: Ammonia - 0 ppm Nitrites - 0 ppm Nitrates - 0 ppm Test kit: API master test kit, drops Water temperature: 77 F Last water change: Yesterday (6/17), about 30 percent. I did a 50 percent two days before that. Current medications: Salt treatment yesterday. 3 tablespoons per gallon added. Actual problem: I noticed on Monday that my ranchu, Cadbury, had injured his bottom. I removed the piece of driftwood that was likely to have caused the injury, but I can't say for certain whether it was caused by clumsiness or by flashing. On Tuesday, I started to notice a slight white film on parts of his tail and his wen. One of his tank mates was going after his injury, so I made a makeshift tank divider because I don't have a hospital tank. Today, the film has become more dense and there are white splotches visible all over his wen and tail. He's still swimming actively and eating rather well (OSI pellets, 2 twice a day, and the occasional pea), but the outward symptoms are visibly worsening. Could someone please help identify his illness? Guidance on how to treat it would be appreciated as well.
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