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  1. I hope your little buddy is still OK and I feel so sorry for the other ones, but this seemed like a really serious outbreak there... Seemed so bad in your first video... I hope everything turns out OK!! Hang in there Lloyd!!
  2. I am not sure and to be honest, I didn't understand by the photos on the post you linked how male fish look... But they are certainly not breeding stars. They appear to be many in numbers and extend on a wide area, either on fins or gill cover. This was one lonely spot on the one side at first, and then two more on the other side. Also the stars seem to be "adopting" to the fish colour. This was not the case, my Oranda is vividly orange and the spots were pure white. Also they were debossing more than I can tell the breeding stars do... Not so sure about that though... But I would doubt they are reproductive signs. I don't think s/he is of age or the conditions in the tank are favouring reproduction...
  3. I'm afraid I can't post any photos of my Oranda having the spots, cause at the moment, they are gone (hope for good...). But they looked like this: Only more "whiteish" and were not on top, rather on the side, first on left side only, then on both and now gone.
  4. when you use them it showed this () and () without the parenthesis. I just put them there so they wouldn't become the actual emoticon or something like that lolYou're using Tapatalk app (or a similar app) or android/iPhone browser??
  5. Thanks for your suggestion, I'll fix pH, GH and KH right away then, but what about the white (fluke?) spots?? Any suggestions on that?
  6. Update on my little buddy: I noticed a white spot on his wen looking like the pics I've seen around with fish suffering from flukes on Wednesday night. So I started the medication right away, lest s/he is in more danger and contaminates the rest. Gave second dose on Friday, and tomorrow is the third out of five. The white spot is still there and now he has on the other side of his wen too. Yesterday and today he does some bottom sitting too. I also noticed a little tear on his tail fin. I'm really concerned and worried... You guys think that's part of the medical treatment or a natural stage of healing?? Chemical readings are in normal levels...
  7. In any case the more info one gets on fish the better... Not that much known on many aspects of their lives, behaviour etc, since they are not as much studied as other pets, like dogs and cats
  8. I think im a fry as well... Being Pisces as a zodiac sign adds even more to the feeling, heh yup just look under your Avatar Heh, I meant in fishkeeping in general, I was sure about the forum status [emoji1]
  9. I think im a fry as well... Being Pisces as a zodiac sign adds even more to the feeling, heh
  10. There you go: here you can see the previous black spot turned orange now and a bit of the black spot appeared now, on its pectoral fin. here the black spot on the pectoral fin shows a little more. Sorry if the angles aren't the best, but although s/he's an Oranda, it's moving too fast for my hand camera to capture it, ha ha ha In case you need a better shot I can try again.
  11. Hey everyone, I bought an Ammonia test today and I measured for Ammonia and it appears that the levels are a bit lower than 0.25mg/L. Is that something to worry about? A couple of small black spots on fins appeared again. I also got some medication for flukes (manufacturer: Waterlife, drastic ingredient: Sterazin, was the only one available in my neighborhood pet store). Shall I start administering it immediately?
  12. Well since it's used as a precaution too, I suppose I should get some and see... Today I examined them before I go to work and I saw the little black spots gone and was swimming before I entered the room. In fact the tail spot had turned orange, which is its basic colour.
  13. Welcome to Koko's!! I'm really sorry for your little guy there... Hope he turns alright!!
  14. I'm in a similar situation, my little Oranda started showing some symptoms yesterday and I was advised that a regular treatment should be used. Since these flukes seem to never really go away, to keep their population under control.
  15. Then I will test my water for ammonia too. If it shows up good, shall I treat for flukes? I'm ony afraid it could do more harm than good if not the case, or even hurt my other fish in the tank... Your thoughts?
  16. The problem is that at the moment I have no clue if s/he is ill or not. S/he has no external signs of disease, fungal infection, parasites or whatsoever... s/he just goes in a certain place, in the mid front of my tank n stands still... s/he is always playful and acting perfectly normal when sees me around and goes again still when i sit in a place that can't see me.
  17. Thanks for your welcome and your wishes!! I hope s/he will get better soon, if something is wrong of course, as well!!
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