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  1. Are parasites a concern here? I understand that nothing is 100% parasite free, but would parasites incapacitate a fish years after leaving the LFS? Do you dose both General Cure and Kanamycin at the same time or stagger administration? And how long would you keep the temperature elevated? Thank you for the feedback!
  2. Fish is still very excited to eat food. I don't have any medication on hand, but I can get some. Which would be the best to try?
  3. Emptied out the tank on Tuesday and did another 50% water change. No change in behavior. Tried to get some close ups; video clips are too large to send/attach here. The hollow log was a more recent addition. Still baffled by what happened... Thoughts on what to do now?
  4. To clarify the oranda is the lone survivor and she's still eating, but is otherwise lethargic and hangs out at the bottom of the tank. She is bent, like Koko mentioned, with her nose and tail fins resting on the tank bottom (sometimes has trouble keeping her balance). She's been acting like this for months and the medication I've given has done little to help. She has short bursts of energy (like at feeding time). Tank was cleaned a couple days ago (50%) and pH looks like 7.6 with tap maybe 7.2-7.4
  5. Ryukin died yesterday. Tank lid is lifted because I don't have A/C and it's getting warm inside the house.
  6. Ammonia Level(Tank)- 0 Nitrite Level(Tank) - 0 Nitrate level(Tank)- 10-20 ppm right before water change Ammonia Level(Tap)- 0 Nitrite Level(Tap)- 0 Nitrate level(Tap)- <5 ppm Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) -n/a Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)- n/a Other Required Info: Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?- API freshwater, drops Water temperature?- Varies from ~72-80. Currently 80F Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?- 20 gal, >2.5 years What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?- one is Tetra brand 10 gal, other is Aqua Clear 50 gal How often do you change the water and how much?- weekly, 50% How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?- 7 days, 50% How many fish in the tank and their size?- 2, 2-3 in body What kind of water additives or conditioners?- Prime water conditioner (bottle is 4 years old, but I don't see expiration date on it) What do you feed your fish and how often?- 2x/day Any new fish added to the tank?- no Any medications added to the tank?- none this month List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.- can't remember name but for bacteria/fungal infections and administered whole bottle over 2-3 weeks or so; API Metafix I think administered whole bottle over 4 weeks maybe; then again medication I can't remember name but for bacteria/fungal infections and administered whole bottle over 2-3 weeks or so Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?- yes, cell discoloration/growth and "smudge" on one with small cloudy white patches on tail fin of other (see description in original post) Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?- staying at the bottom, lethargic
  7. Hello, all- I should've reached out earlier, but after seeing (yet another) symptom appear today I'm asking for some professional advice. Tank set up (when symptoms first started appearing maybe 1 year ago): - 20 gal with only 2 fancy goldfish females purchased from LFS (1 ryukin-owned for nearly 4 years, 1 oranda-owned for about 3 years). The body of each fish is 2-3 inches long. Bare bottom tank, moderately decorated with plastic decorations. Sits near a curtained window. LED light string, but only 50% of lights work. 1 HOB filter rated for 50 gal tank. - Tank had been set up/filtered in current location for 1.5 years and 2.5 years in prior location. - Performed 50% water changes every 7-9 days. After cleaning, I would immediately clean a 10 gal tank with 2 African Dwarf frogs, 2 nerite, and 1 mystery snail. (Used same equipment, water source, and water conditioner for the 10 gal tank. This one also set up/filtered in current location for 1.5 years. Animals in this tank appear to be unaffected by what's in the goldfish tank.) - Infrequently tested water parameters, but always reported within normal range (ammonia 0 ppm, nitrite 0 ppm, nitrate 20 to <5 ppm). Fed 2x/d with Hikari goldfish food, except on evenings when supplied with peas or some canned tuna (approx. 2x/week). Symptoms: - Tank had displayed a lot of brown algae; ryukin developed ulcer on back, looked to be scratching it by swimming along tank floor, but still active and eager to feed (she has habit of gulping air and floating on the surface...); oranda was lethargic and stayed on tank bottom, but still eager to feed. She developed both hazy-white regions and bloody streaks on tail fins where they came into contact with the tank bottom. Action: - Administered bacterial/fungal medication from Petco (can't remember brand...not API) until ran out. Seemed to help a little. Ryukin ulcer started to heal; oranda perked up a little. - Over a few months symptoms did not improve. Ryukin developed what looks to be white tumors on/around dorsal spine; oranda still lethargic-no change. Went through 1 bottle of bacterial/fungal medication from API, then later another bottle of the 1st medication. (Total of 3 dosing phases.) Current set up additions (made over 2 months ago): - Tested water parameters (ammonia 0 ppm, nitrite 0 ppm, nitrate <5 ppm after water change and got up to 10-20 range right before water change). - Added 2nd HOB filter (rated for 10 gal tank). Added nerite snail. - Ryukin developed a couple of black dots among the white tumors, skin healing? Today: - Ryukin developed blackish markings along gills, above caudal peduncle, and caudal tail (black smudge?). Still has white cellular growth with a few black dots on/around dorsal spine. -Oranda still lethargic, caudal fins in tact (no fraying), speckled/hazy-white areas where fins come into contact with tank when she rests, no bloody streaks on fin edges. Both fish are still eagerly eating. Any thoughts on what this could possibly be? Thank you, Rylaan
  8. Yeah, it's brown algae. The corner the tank sits in gets a decent amount of reflected lighting.
  9. Well, hopefully I just ran into a string of bad luck. Platys survived the weekend and I even have 5 fry swimming around.
  10. Yeah, I don't bother with trying to get the algae off of it. I figure it doesn't hurt anything...or maybe it does?
  11. Here's a picture: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qjvjn52sp1upz6e/IMG_1401.JPG?dl=0
  12. Sorry for the delayed post! I've been meaning to get back to you guys sooner. I did test the water twice though (the first values correspond to 1 day post water change and the second to 5 days post water change). I also got a second platy yesterday and slowly introduced her to the new tank water. We'll see... Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) <0.25 ppm; <0.25 ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0; 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 0; <5.0 ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) pH = 7.4-8.0?; 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 Freshwater Master Test Kit (drops) * Water temperature? ? guess low 70's * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 5.5 gal; almost a year * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Ooh, Tetra...came with the tank I believe as a kit * How often do you change the water and how much? Once a week at 50% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 1 day and 50%; 5 days * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 platys, 1" * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime conditioner * What do you feed your fish and how often? Tetra flakes, 2x a day * Any new fish added to the tank? Yes * 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. Tried a very little bit of salt maybe 3-4 months ago * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Current fish seems fine. Previous guppy got very thin and had dropsy * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Current fish seem very mellow/skittish...resting on the bottom
  13. Hi, guys. I need some advice about my 5.5 gal tank at work. Over the past year (wow!) I've gone through a cycle of guppies and ghost shrimp and just jumped to platys a couple of days ago. Let me start from the beginning... About a year ago I used tap water treated with Prime and seeded the 5.5 gal from my 20 gal at home that housed my ryukin goldfish. Bought 3 male guppies and a ghost shrimp. 1 male was sick a few days later and was replaced with another male. Everyone was happy for several months. Suddenly the ghost shrimp died. 3-7 days later one of the guppies was lethargic and wasting away. Euthanized the guppy. About 2 weeks later another male started to show signs of slowing down then found him dead one morning. Kept the last male in isolation for about 3 weeks. No problems; or so I thought. Bought a betta who jumped out of the tank over the weekend. Ugh; didn't know that was possible. Bought 2 zebra danios and a ghost shrimp from another LPS. All died and several of the replacements. Bought a female guppy instead. Male guppy died shortly after. Bought another male who lasted maybe a month. Not sure if he was sick or got stuck against the filter intake. Died shortly after. Wrapped filter intake with plastic mesh and left female alone for a few weeks. She showed signs of ill health/depression/something and was getting skinny. A few days ago I bought 2 Platys at the original LPS for company. The female guppy wasn't getting better and one of the platys I found dead this morning. Returned the dead platy and the girl at the LPS said my water pH was "a little high" at 7.8 and they keep their tanks at 7.0. I couldn't exchange for a new fish unless I bought some chemicals for lowering the pH, but I could get a refund. What? Maybe the pH was the culprit behind all my guppy woes? Did a little research and saw that buying chemicals is not the way to go and that platys should be fine at a pH of 7.8. What's the deal? My goldfish (I now have two) are doing great in (treated) tap water...why would guppies and platys be any different? My test kit is at home so I can't test the water quality (and the girl didn't mention any other parameters being off), but I do a 50% change weekly and have some moneywort in the tank. The only thing that I can think of is oxygen since it doesn't have an airstone, but I don't see fish gulping at the surface. Or maybe my work tank just has bad luck? Put down the female guppy a little while ago and now I just have 1 platy that seems ok? I figure I'll see if she'll last the weekend then contemplate getting a 10 gal and having 3-4 platys in it. Any advice/insight?
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