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  1. I'm doing a switch soon from the pond medication to ParaGuard with a big water change. Can I add my snails back into the tank with ParaGuard? Should I give the fish a salt bath while I change the water? Haven't added or used salt during this process. I'll ad some new pictures of the fish that I'm worried about. Mostly it is my pandamoor Theodora, she keeps getting zits on her head and now a wound has appeared near her gill on the body and it does not look great! With the first round of treatment her zits went away, then they came back after the second round and now after the 3 round, there are more than before plus one on the body. I will provide multiple shots of this. She also has very red tips of her tails along with red streaks. The other fish are more active and looking much better. So that is very good. But very worried about Theodora.
  2. That is one very good looking tank. I really like the natural look of it. It could look like this is the wild! Very good work. Many hardscapes tend to be too perfect for me and there goes too much into making it look good, rather than natural, which I prefer I could never have a tank like that, I do not have green fingers!
  3. I have used one of the gels from NLS, it is quite good. Doesn't smell as bad as Repashy! It is great as you can smear it on rocks or wood or whatever you want and then add it to the tank. Encourages foraging and if you have plecos or snails, it works wonders for them too
  4. I like the driftwood because it is goldfish safe and pretty! I'm not the biggest calico fan, but that fish has great proportions and a lovely tail!
  5. You can use newspaper paper to remove oil/surface stuff too. Works really well. MY wife has a protein skimmer that reminds me of the one you ordered. It works quite well, but can be a bit loud if not setup properly - being either too close or too far from the surface. It does require regular cleaning more than filter would, but then it will work much better
  6. I can highly recommend buying ranchus from EastCoastRanchu. I haven't bought any from her, but just seeing the fish and the amount of work she puts into the fish makes me convinced that she knows what she is doing. Plus I follow a fair few on Instagram with "grown" ECR babies and they are just adorable! She breeds many types of ranchus with my favorite being the American Blue Ranchu Dandy Orandas has very pretty fish! Very good quality
  7. Try looking at koi products. It is the same as here in Denmark, you can't really get any medication. Try calling Dino from the Fancy Goldfishstore, he has many koi products on hand and will be able to help you find something you can use. Or look at amazon.co.uk or ebay.de - as they might have more products to offer. Just got some medication from Malta, so it is possible to find.
  8. Looks really good. It's pretty big tank, right?
  9. ParaGuard has arrived, should I add this along side the other medication?
  10. Concern is growing for my RW ranchu Walter. He was floating around in the tank today with his head pointing toward the bottom of the tank and his tail to the top. So I put him in my bowl that I had my lionchu in before. I put in some food twice, but he hasn't eaten anything. Plus he fights only very little when I hold him. The stomach seems bloated near his tail. Tomorrow I will do a WC and add the last round of medication to the tank.
  11. Here is a video from this morning of the two fish in the corner: https://goo.gl/photos/xzEyTk6tvyGKoRPt7 They will swim around for a bit, but will return to the bottom again.
  12. A little update here. I have now given the tank medicine twice as per instructions of the pond medication that I have. I have had the lights off (which has almost killed my floating plants). Update on the fish: Lionchu Lio is doing good. His wen is spotless and being a bit more active. Pandamoor, Theodora is having a lot less "zits" and they seem smaller. There was a clear dropoff in the number and size after the first round and second round of medication. She does have red streaks in her tail and fins. Ranchu, Walter is being very inactive and bottom sitting quite a lot. A bit worried about him and that this might not be able to get him well again. Lionchu, Maxx has gotten some special attention as I was very worried about him (still am). I kept him in a small bowl floating in the tank with an air stone and then change the water 3-5 times a day with tank water (medicated). When in the main tank, he was completely lifeless and would float without moving at all for longer periods of time. It helped him a lot being in this bowl, as he didn't have to spend as much energy swimming around the tank and compete for food. But he would still be inactive in the bowl, but not nearly as much as in the tank. The last two fish here is the ones I most concerned about and they were the main reason for this post. I've seen a slight improvement in them, but they are not completely well yet. Plus I'm concerned about Theodora and her red streaks.
  13. I did a big WC and added the pond medication I have on hand - lights are turned off. I will run the 7 day treatment plan as advised with the medication and then do a WC and add salt to the tank. Hopefully by then my ParaGuard will have arrived and I will do a round of this too. Fish are being inactive right now, with my big lionchu Lio also being quite inactive - he started doing this last night. Maxx, my tiny lionchu with the weirds bumps, was very inactive today, he had trouble staying away from the filter intake. My R/W ranchu Walter is being the same really as before. Inactive, confined to one corner of the tank. So hopefully they will all perk up with the help of the medication. I've greatly reduced the amount I feed, so now they are getting feed twice a day. I feed sinking pellets and have given them a lot of live foods (live misqiuto larvae and FBW) instead of pellets. They also get peas. This is all that they get.
  14. Yes, it quite terrible. They have not banned fish meds, they just require an application (which costs money and time) and then that you add certain information on the labels (money again), which no company is willing to do as Denmark is quite small and it just won't be viable to do to earn money as well. For some reason, they still allow pond medication, so you can still get hold of some kinds of medication here. But just about anything strong will not be allowed here, as they protect the water quite a lot.
  15. Yes Ordered my Fluke Solve from the UK and gotten meds and food from Ebay on several occasions. But it often takes a few weeks for it to get here, so that is why I rather not depend on it for this. i have searched high and low in Denmark for fish meds. and because "Denmark did not introduce a special law to approve fish medicines", there are none available to the public without Vet visits and prescriptions.. so, for the time being, i think it's wise that you keep your fish in 0.2% salt whilst you wait for meds to arrive from other countries. if you can afford a little bit extra for expedient shipping, that may get it to you faster. i recommend the tri-sulfa (otherwise known as triple sulfa), but wait for what your other team members who are helping to make their recommendation for which antibiotic they would like you to order. then find a seller which offers both products so that you can save $ on shipping costs. this is the best advice i can give where it concerns getting a hold of the medicines for your fish. Yes and this can hardly be news at this point, that Denmark has a very strict regulation with medication for fish. I write this every time and yet it seems to surprise you all every time. This is why I look at pond medication - because that is not regulated as hard! And I have a hard time believing that the solution for this problem cannot be found within the pond products I've found and listed earlier in this thread. I've listed the active substance, since it was hard to read the labels of the products and the product groups, though it was this information I copied and pasted here. I've ordered ParaGuard, but no idea when it will be here. I'm trying to buy tri sulfate, but this has proven a bit hard to find. I just wrote to one seller on Ebay in hope of getting a discount on multiple products including this, but I'm not willing to pay 100$ for shipping! Now, my fish are getting worse - so I need an clear answer: What should I do?
  16. Yes Ordered my Fluke Solve from the UK and gotten meds and food from Ebay on several occasions. But it often takes a few weeks for it to get here, so that is why I rather not depend on it for this.
  17. Yep, that's why I originally wanted an antibiotic, we are thinking along the same lines. Both the bacterial and parasitic need treating. If triple sulfa is available that would be ideal!Fortunately the gentian violet compound should be mildly antibacterial and the acriflavine should act topically, but I'd feel better with an antibiotic in the mix. OP, can you research the availability of triple sulfa in your area? If you can obtain human or livestock antibiotics (preferably gram positive) we could work with that as well. Most are controlled and you will need a doctor to proscribe it for you. But if you can guide me to what kinds of medication that I will find it in, it will be easier for me to find.
  18. Can you give me a clue in what kinds of medication you will find this? My searches are not giving any results.
  19. Danish, but close. Generally speaking I can get the following: Acriflavin, F.M.G-Mixture (Formaldehyd and Malachite green), Fungus & Parasite fix (similar to the one I have), Formaldehyd, Malachite Green, Permanganat DIP within NT Labs. With Tri-Pond I can get a Bacteria, Broad spectrum, Worm cure, and parasite cure. So the Oase is the gentian violet mix? Just so I have it clear and do the right thing.
  20. This is the brand I have: http://www.oase-livingwater.com/en_EN/water-garden/products/fml/pond-treatments-fish-medicines-pharmaceuticalaforaornamentalafish-antiparasite.10880.html and here is a "how-to-use" http://www.oase-livingwater.com/fileadmin/dp/media/images/Gebrauchsanleitungen/DOK_PRD_GA_15871-GA-AntiParasit-01.pdf I've used this before on several occasions without any noticeable reaction from the filters. Can you try and find a similar product in the koi line? http://www.ntlabs.co.uk/categories/Koi?page=1 these are what I know I can get, also the product line from Tripond (can't find a webpage, but also used for koi). Fx I can get NT Labs here: http://koihulen.dk/labs-care-c-85_86.html or http://koiimport.dk/category/koi-care-bredt-program-170/ - they also have Tripond: http://koiimport.dk/category/tripond-sygdomsbehandling-169/
  21. I can get my hands on any form of NT Labs (http://www.ntlabs.co.uk/) products fairly fast.
  22. I have: Fluke Solve, a methylthionium chloride / malachite green oxalate / methylrosanilinium chloride / acriflavinium mix, tiny amount of maracyne and some Fish Protector.
  23. Can't seem to edit my first post! I will add another fish to the list, but not as worried about this one. It is my pandamoor, Theodora, who is consistently having zits on her head for a few weeks. Theodora and her zits: Lio and his wen oozing with white stuff - you can see it coming out here: This was Lio before I used Fluke Solve: The observant watcher will notice that he has lost one of his pompoms since this photo was taken. Maxx (lionchu, fish no. 2) and his weird spots. They are hard to see as they are orange/red like his scales: Maxx in the tank, floating: http://vid146.photobucket.com/albums/r244/MrJacket/20160229_180201.mp4 Walter (fish no. 1) and his wen spots: He also have similar spots like Lio, but smaller.
  24. If any of you have read this: http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/123738-a-rough-few-months/ you will know that two of my fish died recently after being inactive for a while. Well now two more fish are showing signs similar to the ones that died and I am stomped as to what is causing this and how to fix it! Plus a few are having some possible related issues. One fish are showing no symptoms of being ill other than being inactive near the bottom for long periods of time. I cannot find anything on the fish to explain this. He has a ulcer near his mouth for a decent amount of time. His has a little "white stuff" coming out of his wen. The other fish are showing a few signs, other than being inactive. There seems to be wounds or red spots at least in the wen, when handled often times white "stuff" comes out of the wen. Another of my wenned fish has had a lot of white spots all over his wen (plus a lot of wen growth) which acts the same. Now as I examined the fish for this post, I notice that my lionchu (fish no. 2) has some things attached to his scales - please see the pictures for more. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 5 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.2 pH. Around 10 KH. GH is larger than 21. * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7 pH. Around 10 KH. GH is larger than 21. Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Strips from eSHA. * Water temperature? 21 Celsius * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 175 gallons and for a year. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? A fx5 and Fx6 filter, each providing around 608 gallons per hour. * How often do you change the water and how much? At least 75% every week. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Yesterday and 85-90% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 8 and ranging from 5 cm to 15 cm. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? I use AquaSafe with every WC * What do you feed your fish and how often? I feed mainly pellets (Hikari, NatureFoods), Repharsy (Solient Green) and peas + live foods once in a while. Often they get feed 3-4 times a day. * Any new fish added to the tank? Not since December. But added 3 new fish, one of which are now sick. * Any medications added to the tank? Not at this point. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. I did two rounds of Flukes (with 2,5 weeks in between) in January/February with each lasting 1 week. Treated all fish with salt before. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Raised spots different places on fish no. 2 and wen oozing white stuff when pressed. Wen also has dark spots, that look like holes or wounds. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Both fish eats, but will remain still and inactive for long periods of times. Fish no.2 floats without moving and then comes to himself for a bit. This happens a few times a day. Pictures and video follow in a bit.
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