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  1. Thank you. You are always a huge help. The only thing that is getting worse is the swelling around his remaining eye. His behavior is actually great.
  2. OK.twice daily 100% water changes in the hospital tank is do-able. What concentration of salt for the dip and how long? Any salt for the HT?
  3. He seems to have popeye around his remaining eye that's gotten worse since the incident. I do a 10% WC every day. I don't know how to get the water any cleaner. Ammonia hovers around .25, which is the same as the tap, but I add a measure of Prime every day with the WC.
  4. We will do that. Do I need to remove the damaged parts of the oranda's wen or swab his injuries with anything? Or only if they become infected?
  5. Update: Now that I've seen the nipping in person, I can't deny that it's the cause of this. I had no Idea the wen could fray like that. I blame myself for reintroducing the Oranda while he was still injured (even though nothing happened for a day). I'm using a makeshift tank divider to prevent further nipping for now. I think the eye was previously damaged by an old case of popeye, so it came off easier. I've added Melafix to help healing. Looking for stories of goldfish who lost eyes and went on to live long and happy lives...
  6. This Oranda was recovering from what I think was "hole in the head" disease. After treating him in the QT for 5 days and reintroducing him to the main tank, we looked away for a few hours and this happened. Could this all have been caused by his tankmate, a comet? Or is there some sort of infection of his Wen. He's swimming normally... Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level(Tank) 0-0.25 Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 Nitrate level(Tank) 10 Ammonia Level(Tap) 0.25 Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 Nitrate level(Tap) 5 Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) normal Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) normal Other Required Info: Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? drops Water temperature? 75 Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 90 gallons, mature What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? eheim pro 4+ How often do you change the water and how much? 10% daily How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 10% this morning as normal with reintroducing the Oranda How many fish in the tank and their size? Comet: Huge, oranda, Large What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime and 1tbs salt / 10 gallons (just for now) What do you feed your fish and how often? NLS 1-2 minutes 1-2x / day Any new fish added to the tank? n/a Any medications added to the tank? Medicated Wonder Shell List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. See above. Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? his eye fell out and his Wen is frayed Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Actually he seems to be staying closer to the top. Maybe he is trying to avoid the other fish?
  7. So the bullying leveled off on its own after a day and things were back to the normal: the Comet bullies the Oranda during feeding but not enough to cause harm. This weekend I finally got around to removing the Comet for a day. It required a proper sized fish net from Dick's and seemingly constant WC's of the QT. Basically nothing changed... It seems like as long as the Oranda is in top shape things are OK. That's a challenge since he's way more sensitive to water quality than the poop-machine Comet he's housed with, and the Comet has to be fed enough to stay fat and happy or the bullying worsens. Eventually I plan to upgrade the filtration (this Eheim disappointingly doesn't actually move more than 95gph on a good day), and that may help. I intend to change weekly water changes to twice-weekly but gravel-vac half as much each time. Anyhow, the Oranda's disease was cured thanks to Spectrogram, epsom-food-soak, and your great instructions and encouragement, so you all have my gratitude
  8. Maybe I should try removing the Comet for a day or two and reintroducing?
  9. Full update: Completed 10 days of Spectrogram (His behavior/appetite were all better after 3-4 days. Highly recommend). Poops were still abnormal so I soaked his food in epsom solution for 5 days. He made a normal poop after his last meal so I reintroduced him to the main tank this morning... He is getting bullied however. As Hungry as he was in the QT, he is too scared from the presence of the Comet to go for the same food in the Main Tank. I spread pellets all over the tank but the Comet systematically ate them all while periodically chasing the Oranda in circles. So the Oranda is already showing signs of stress again. At least he is eating some duckweed. If this continues I know he will get sick from stress again and the only solution I know of is a tank separator, unless ya'll have any other ideas
  10. It's OK I don't have more snails to worry about since I incidentally killed them off (I believe it was the medicated wonder shell). Is there anything I should treat my main tank with to kill off the suspected parasite? Maybe feed the healthy fish with epsom soaked food for good measure before reintroducing the Oranda? Here's this morning's poo... x_x https://imgur.com/a/w0bnti7
  11. Gosh he is so hungry he is eating everything twice lol. I do dip new plants but don't quarantine snails. I thought Prazi dealt with parasites pretty handily but I guess not the internal ones. Is there a way to make adding snails safe?
  12. I do dip new plants but don't quarantine snails. I figured a round of prazi dealt with that stuff.
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