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  1. Yes one left in a 15gallon tank. Goldfish is doing well. He/she/it has never displayed any behavioural differences. Will upload video tomorrow. Done a 50% water change after goldfish #2 died and these are current tank figures (similar to first lot): pH 8 (what can i use to bring this down a little? natural products?) Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0ppm Nitrate10ppm
  2. And two days ago i also added some water conditioner
  3. Have added a few courses of aquarium salt over the past 7 days fantail. I heard this reduces fish stress?
  4. Tap water pH is around 7 going off the API test kit. Just goes to show how bad/unreliable the test strips were I guess...
  5. Ok so test results are as follows: pH: 7.6 Ammonia: between 0-0.25ppm Nitrite 0.25ppm Nitrate about 15ppm So the update is after spending a lot of the past week on the bottom on the tank and just getting pushed around by the small water currents he now looks to be swimming a bit more around the tank. I have noticed the extreme gills and mouth movement has subsided however ive noticed on his inferior tail and part of his ventral fin is like its been hacked away or eaten away at by something. Very asymmetrical and not sure if you can see that on the pics or vid. Ive also tried feeding peas which the bigger goldfish likes however the 'sick' one I havent seen eat yet.. Also i picked up some new filter sponge for my otto filter, which are white, whereas my current ones are coloured a black/brown. Now i dont know if these started out white like the new ones or they were just that colour back then. Thoughts? Have put a pic in of the current filter sponges. These are the new ones I have http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Otto-replacement-Sponge-for-PF2000-1200-800-600-400-Aquarium-internal-Filter-/321504530331?pt=AU_Pet_Supplies&hash=item4adb29cf9b New Pics and vids below: http://Brice39.vidmeup.com/view?q=5425123b8235a.flv https://imageshack.com/i/eyCeunUFj https://imageshack.com/i/eyooVAADj https://imageshack.com/i/f0Q5tShij https://imageshack.com/i/exEw45EBj
  6. 10x filtration? Yes i think the tank is 15 gallons in size according to google. The media are just the sponge things that come with the filter? They appear almost completely brown however looking at the replacement ones online they are basically white so i'm not sure if they started out that way we have had the filter for many many years... Either way i clean it through running water and its basically like a sponge you use to clean your car with so is quite easy to squash and clean. Will try the salt now however the other praz... thing i dont have. Is this a med? And the fluke disease doesnt that usually affect more widespread scales. About half a dozen of this goldies flakes seem affected... Thanks
  7. Sorry guys I have no water testing equipment apartment from pH strips.... The sick fish is around 3-3.5in long. The other is 4in. Have had both for 6-7 years at a guess.. And unfortunately the 'local' aquarium is 50mins away.. Can anyone suggest a brand/kit that i could buy off ebay/website that has all the gear i need to test ammonia/nitrite/nitrate etc? Up until this fish started displaying weird tendencies we have never bothered with testing pH or anything as we heard goldfish are quite hardy and adapt to most conditons (within a range) pretty well. At least that is what we have found.. Just retested the tap water and its at pH5. Apologies. And yes the tank has a filter which is cleaned when we do the water change.. Ok so filter is Model number PF 200N brand Otto - Sorry couldnt find this info before.
  8. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) N/A * Nitrite Level(Tank) N/A * Nitrate level(Tank) N/A * Ammonia Level(Tap) N/A - should be basically zero since 100% water change about 7-10 days ago * Nitrite Level(Tap) N/A * Nitrate level(Tap) N/A * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) pH 6.5 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) tank water with minimal chlorines pH 4 roughly Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? * Water temperature? Unknown * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 12inx24inx12in (DxLxH) * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? * How often do you change the water and how much? 100% water change once a month/six weeks roughly. Been doing this for years with no visible issues to fish * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 8-10 days 100% change * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 * What kind of water additives or conditioners? * What do you feed your fish and how often? Flakes - did get slightly excited about 2weeks ago and fed them quite a lot for about 5 days....hope this didnt hurt them? Otherwise before this was a pinch of flakes every 24-36hrs roughly * 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. Frozen peas de-shelled and boiled (healthy fish eats only), natural sea salt added last 5 days - 1tablespoon dissovled in water (applied twice) * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? minor scale damage in no particular pattern * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? not eating, staying at bottom/in corners, lethargic and erratic swimming behaviour when does swim, redder than normal gills, bilateral protruding eyes with NO visible white rings around eye
  9. VIDEOS: http://Brice39.vidmeup.com/view?q=541cb98c40a7b.flv http://Brice39.vidmeup.com/view?q=541cb9d53cfeb.flv PICS: https://imageshack.com/i/pdYaC0Cfj https://imageshack.com/i/kpLNG0eyj https://imageshack.com/i/f0nogd5Sj https://imageshack.com/i/eyrJRVdIj
  10. Hey everyone so about 1 week ago one of our two goldfish started behaving oddly. He started staying on the bottom of the tank more often and hasn't eaten (that I've seen) for days. When he swims it's quite erratic and uncoordinated often running into objects at high speed. I have noticed more red arteries in his tail of late and he also has an increased redness in his hills and is breathing constantly and it seems heavily. Also lately a couple of scales have fallen off (not sure if from when he runs into things?). Also last few days it seems like both eyes are protruding out quite substantially from what I remember... I have attached a few photos any thoughts? Water has been changed a few days ago and filter cleaned and I do not have gear for anything other than pH testing which is normal levels. Tank is also big enough for them. Seems to be a combo of dropsy/tumour/swim bladder? Edit sorry could somebody tell me how to attach photos/videos? Thanks
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