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Sammy El-Tawil

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  1. Should I salt the tank?Simply because, I massively feel like the salt decreased the spread. In fact at the start of the infection, the Butterfly was healed with salt over about two weeks, that was only at a 0.4% concentration. It didn't help the others, but it never spread to the point where it is now. Lastly, one fish is totally unaffected, it had one tiny pox last week, but it's gone.
  2. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 15 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 5 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API * Water temperature? 70 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? Years. 8 Months, 100G, 100L * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? FX6, U4 + U2 * How often do you change the water and how much? Every week in main tank, every 2 days in smaller tank. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Tonight, 30% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 9", 8", 5", 4" * What kind of water additives or conditioners? API Tap Water Conditioner * What do you feed your fish and how often? Pellets, Varies * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? FlukeSolve - Months ago - Salt - Months ago Not that it helps, but there you go. So, the tiny, wriggling, translucent worm. I've said this before, but at times, the lumps have tiny green specs. That's it. Maybe they have some sort of worm AND something else like Pox.
  3. KOKOS I saw a worm, just now, in the tank. Tiny white worm, it didn't move at all, it looked like debris, then it wiggled, in 5 months, I haven't seen it before. Please tell me there is a worm that can cause this, someone suggested a worm months ago but it was suggested as an anchor, this was tiny, slightly smaller than an eyelash and basically translucent.
  4. Blister picture or whatever you want to call it. Update of the other two fish. http://m.imgur.com/a/5dawj I'll fill the form in a few hours I'm getting some sleep, in general, perfect water, no salt or anything in the water in any decent amount, Flukesolve was used months ago, so all in all, the tanks are essentially free of anything. I'd be lieing if I didn't believe the salt helped previously, perhaps it delayed the spread?
  5. The blisters can be seen in a few pictures of the just bigger. I'm in the UK that product is not available to me. Tomorrow I can treat with Myxazin or ESHA 2000. I believe it's what has been described due to the gill gasping involved on the two new fish, it's a shame this wasn't suggested months ago.. But that's life, someone else said it may be it also, or it may not be.. If it isn't, it's probably not treatable and thus Formalin is suggested or salt baths but again incurable.
  6. Hi, You have no idea how bad it has spread.. Take the pictures, triple the size of the lumps, add red blisters. Right, yes, Myxazin P, there is Protozin too. I'd have to call to Koi Dealer in, there isn't an off the shelf Acriflavin. My water is perfect.. I can't remember which fish were treated with Flukesolve but it was a long time ago, long gone. Within 5 months, tiny whitespot dots to pox sized lumps. So straight Acriflavin into the tank? Temp is always 72. I believe this is lymphocytosis.. But honestly they look exactly the same. The pictures do get large, look at the edge of the fins, and the body of the Butterfly. I have one fish totally unaffected, and it's my baby fish, guessing either a carrier with resistance or a strong immune system.
  7. I think it's Pox Mana, the bigger they grow I believe the easier it's to recognise. I kinda wish I scraped these off before they grew. I'll update soon, quick question, Chloramine T or Myaxin good? And what about Fluke Solve to essentially strip the slimeciat? Perhaps use Flukesolve then salt? No idea.
  8. Well, if these fish die I'm quitting the hobby, so what do you suggest? It's been months but the last week it's been savage. Well start on the Calico as she's by herself and she's the original carrier.
  9. Hey, nice to see you again.It's definitely contagious as it's infected all 4 fish through handling and then through the fish themselves. If you open the pictures fully they're full of blood, I wouldn't even dare scrape those off now. The Butterfly has it on his belly. I'm sure they'll live, it's just gutting, the Calico has to be a test fish, she's badly covered, I'm open to suggestions from you. One thing happened when we scraped her, she lost a lot of them, I'm thinking perhaps the rough handing and the flukesolve in the water may have played a part.. But it's so bad now. Finally I'm open to the scrape being a dud.
  10. His words.. Seperate your fish and pray - Heh. I've had them scraped and nothing, which means it's some sort of pox perhaps? He said it's pox, and he said the Chinese breeding market has collapsed due to it, something along the lines of they medicate the fish, and once the fish arrive.. and sold.. by the time the fish are in households, the symptoms don't show for a while as the medication has somehow kept it unseen. He's one guy, I'm asking so many, a vet I spoke to has never seen it, so hasn't the Koi Dealer. My tank is £1000, my Oranda was worth probably £250, he's now worth -£250, but I love him, and they're slowly dying, all I tried to do was find a beautiful female.. which I did! and she's ended up being a carrier, which is mind boggling.. because look at the size of her. She's at least 2 years old, and the shop had her for 4 weeks, and she showed nothing. As soon as I had her, within a week, she was covered. I'm thinking of a stupid Melafix/Pimafix trial. When we scraped her, we scraped off a layer of these spots and nothing, they actually disappeared, she was basically cured after the scrape. Then within a few weeks, it was back.
  11. Thank you, sadly I think it's asking for a miracle from what I've been told by so many.
  12. I should add, the breeder mentioned the issue can be controlled but not removed, he has yet to get back to me.
  13. Hi Kokos I posted before about my fish I recently bought.. And which I managed to contaminate my main tank with, wash your hands.. So you guys suggested Flukes, I treated and nothing, so I spent money on a Koi Expert and scraped the fish, nothing! Everything was ok.. Until a few weeks ago, the lumps went from a few, to annihilation. I asked a breeder in Japan and straight away he said are they from China.. I said yes, I remember the shop owner saying that. So apparently it's Pox and all my fish will die.. Unless you've seen something here.. I don't know what to say, reality hit when I was told and as a grown man, I've cried quite a bit since being told. Recent pictures. http://m.imgur.com/a/Tg0yN
  14. Right today I'm free to do treatment. I've noticed something today, no gasping, no bottom sitting. But the Calico has tiny worms coming out of the spots! They are so tiny, brown/green little things. Either that or dirt that looks like worms. I feel like when I put the light back on they receded in? I will not treat any tanks until advised.
  15. Scared is an understatement, I'm bricking it as its extremely different to the treatment suggested 10 days ago.. It was suggested to treat with FlukeSolve only.. Now I'm doing salt dips, the situation is pretty much the same, except my Baby Oranda is spot free and she seems perfectly healthy, but my Large Oranda is gasping slightly then going back down today, the same as the Calico has been.Right, if I get the courage to do this, cross contamination, as I have three tanks. Does this mean three holding tubs, three buckets, how do I disinfect myself when handling different fish? And do the two fish in the main tank get treated in the same buckets and holding tubs? Edit: I've just looked at my large Oranda and he's missing his left barbel thing on his head above his mouth? It was there yesterday, what the hell.. I should add these spots reappeared when I put the carbon back into my tank..
  16. Thanks for the reply. God is this really the only option I have? I'm freaking out putting an 8 inch Oranda into a salt mixture that I've had for well over 2 years, he's like my child.. I freak out changing his food. The Calico I don't mind as she's new.. Off the top of my head, would adding a small dosage of salt to all tanks and dose with two weeks of Fluke Solve be a more gentler way? I know it's easy for you to do this but it's freaking me out a little with the whole if they last kinda stuff?.. Let me know. Thanks Shak.
  17. I found this picture online.. This is what I see but slightly worse on the tail. http://goldfish2care4.com/goldfish-types/images/goldfish-lionchu-x_garry.jpg
  18. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0.10 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 20 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 5 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5+ Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API * Water temperature? 70 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 450L, 100L, 40L. Two months, two years, 4 months. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? FX6, Fluval u4 and u2. * How often do you change the water and how much? Multiple times a week at 50% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 2 days ago, all tanks 50% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 450L two fish, 8 inch and 4 inch, 100L 1 fish 7 inch, 40L 1 fish, 2 inch. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Tap water API * What do you feed your fish and how often? Few times a week, twice a day. * Any new fish added to the tank? Nope, but possible cross contamination. * 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. Salt many weeks ago, one treatment of FlukeSolve a few weeks ago. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Large Oranda has a few bloody streaks on his tail, and pale white dots scattered, he swims fine but he seems to be tilted to the right slightly when not moving as much, but he sleeps perfectly central. Butterfly as shown has a small white growth on tail. Large Oranda in 100L has large blobs on her tail and fins as shown and sometimes gasps and bottom sleeps, small Oranda no physical signs, slight gasping as times. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom sitting. Stated above, but all fish are massively hungry at all times.
  19. My thinking is this, based on what I've read and from a reputable LFS who deals with many exotic fish, my fault not buying from him. Dose main tank at 0.1% salt. Dose baby tank at 0.1% salt. Dose Calico with Protozin for 6 days followed by 2 days of rest and the dose with FlukeSolve if needed.
  20. Thanks. Results as usual. Ammonia in all three tanks are around 0.10. PH in all three tanks are above 7.4 Nitrite in all three tanks are all 0 Nitrate in all three tanks are not above 25. Tap water PH is above 7.5, I tested yesterday and it was 0.10 ammonia, today it's 0. Main tank 450L, Calico Tank 100L, Baby Oranda 40L (she's tiny). Calico Tank running for 2 years, Main tank 3 months, Small tank 4 months. Main tanks fish I've had for 2 years, zero problems until they were moved and I've touched other tanks/fish. Calico 2 months, Baby 3 months. I use Tap Water Conditioner, have used one dose of FlukeSolve in two tanks previously and a 1 tbsp per 5 gallon salt mixture. Main tank has had zero meds. The fish are feeding like horses, the calico has spots as seen in the video and bottom sleeps/gasps sometimes. Baby Oranda acts pretty normal, she sleeps but nothing major, but she gasps sometimes. Main tank, no gasping, no sleeping, Butterfly has white growth as seen in video, Oranda has the start of pale dots/cysts on bottom of tail and pelvic fins.
  21. Me again, Firstly, I'm suffering currently from depression, sorry in advanced, I've not listened fully to your advice, this has been massively depressing me, this year has been so crap for me, and Goldfish have been my enjoyment including my Pond which is totally fine, I have many extremely Large Carp/Goldfish/Koi and they're all fine, and they're so low maintenance also which is ironic. I asked many weeks ago and was told to treat for Flukes, and I did once or twice if I remember, again I'm not in the best of ways, I treated two tanks and it seemed to help one tank, not the other. I never treated my main show tank and they didn't have any symptoms, until now, and it's bad. I've asked Waterlife, I've asked so many LFS, I've asked fish vets, I've asked breeders, and no one knows the problem, I've been told it isn't flukes, I've been told it's probably Parasites, but with such a broad spectrum I don't know what to bloody do, no one does mucus scrapes, I have one number to ring that might perform me a mucus scrape on one fish. So I have one Oranda in a 100L, she's bottom sitting and gasping when I'm not in the room, when I'm in the room she's like any other fish. She has raised cysts/spots on her tail and pelvic fins. http://youtu.be/6opvkiOyUhs http://youtu.be/TIH5TZA4gEA http://youtu.be/HlfLDN9JyEk I have a baby Oranda in a small QT, now she too bottom sits and gasps, but she looks fine, she did have blotches all over her fins and tail but they no longer exist on her. Finally I have a 450L show tank with my Oranda and Butterfly, they act fine, no flashing, they're swimming miles daily, but the Butterfly has a small, fungal possibly growth on his tail, and the Oranda has the dreaded spots coming on his tail and pelvic fins, the same as the new Oranda that I saw grow into massive cysts. http://youtu.be/gS408CzrzNg Apart from appearance, the show tank Oranda and Butterfly are tilting slightly to the right, maybe overfeeding or balance issues from being in a new large tank? The new Oranda in the 100L was sleeping upside down the other night, and when you feed her large food, she chews it sometimes and flips upside down, but she's choosing to do it? I'll get you water test results, but for months, everything is fine apart from a slight rise in Ammonia at 0.25, but this has been a problem lately as when I test my tap water, I get the same reading. Medications on hand, salt, FlukeSolve, Interpet anti white spot and fungus, Protozin. Small advice from others, get the tanks up to 0.1% salt as a general tonic, I believe it's 1 tbsp per 5 gallons. One LFS who I kinda trust as he has extremely expensive fish has stated to treat with Protozin first as the symptoms are bad. Thanks, and I hope we can sort this out, if we do, I'll be forever thankful.
  22. Hmm, is it posting correctly? youtu.be/mlCtCFo1Uqc
  23. For only 3 days, I starve all my fish for a few days now and again. This came out of a baby, not the Calico.Nearly the end of the 7 days, still heavy mucus layer or whatever it is. Here's a video from today, still thick, you guys still think this can't be fungus?
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