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  1. I have purchased fish from them a couple times. Did have an issue with 1 sick fish, but they took good care of me, and I have had positive experiences with them otherwise. I would consider purchasing from them again in the future if my tanks weren't already full, lol :-)
  2. Good, I moved him to the ranchu tank, and he has not bothered anyone in there. :-)
  3. I was hoping to eventually get a small "whiskey barrel" pond going on the back patio later this summer, but I am not sure when I can actually make that happen. Perhaps I will move him to the 20 until I get to that point, and he could be my little patio pond friend :-)
  4. The tank is 150 gallons, currently has 7 fish in it, including him, but I have 2 fish in a hospital tank, so the total stock will be 9 goldfish once they move back to the tank. I suppose I could put him in the 20 long after I am done using it in another week or so, but I worry about him being a lone fish. Although he is a little turd, and I would really hate for him to actually hurt or damage the bigger goldies.
  5. Thanks Dawn, I am glad they are feeling better! These poor goldfish give me serious stress sometimes :-)
  6. Hey all, not sure if this is the right place to post, if not, I can repost somewhere else.............. My sole surviving baby oranda fry from last November's surprise breeding is a little over 2 inches in total length now and lives in the 150 g with all the big fish. I have noticed as of the last couple of week that he is kind of a bully. He has been nipping at the fins of some of the larger butterfly tail orandas. He seems to be doing it to the largest one most often, but I have seen him nip at several of them. It is always the tails, and he is definitely nipping, as when he does it, the fish dashes frantically away when he does it. No damage has been noticed, but I am not sure why he is doing this. Is this normal behavior for young goldfish? Is he just a little brat? Aside from simply removing him from the tank, is there anything I can do to stop the behavior? My plan was to eventually rehome him when he got big enough, and he is probably big enough now, but he is a cutie and I'd like to keep him for now. I don't really want to move him to a tank all by himself, but I don't want him to cause damage either. He eats well, and I feed twice daily, so I don't think he is hungry............................ any suggestions? Has anyone else ever had a bully of a fish? Especially such a young one?
  7. Update: I have been treating with Furan 2 for almost 2 weeks. It will be exactly 2 weeks tomorrow. Both fish look really good. No signs of fin rot. Should I continue with a 3rd week, or wait and see? If not, I think I am ready to move the larger fish back to the main tank, and keep Mellow in the hospital tank a little longer. His underbelly is completely healed and his lateral line looks really good. I can still see the spots on his lateral line, but there is no redness........its almost like he just has enlarged pores right there. Not sure what to do with him. I have not ordered any other meds yet, but I can order them prime and have them here in 2 days. If I order, should I go with Kanaplex or oxytetracycline? http:// http://
  8. Update: Fin rot seems to be all but healed. I have been treating for almost 2 weeks and both fish are looking great.
  9. I am doing daily 100% water changes and using prime. He is still being treated with Furan 2 (both fish, for fin rot issues). I don't want to jinx it, but, his underbelly looks much better tonight and is almost completely non-red again. I think the underbelly might have been from bottom sitting. I opened the kitchen blinds today and let them have some natural light, and they seemed much more active than when it is dark in there. The sores on his side look a tiny bit better too, but not a marked improvement there. I have Salt, Furan 2, API general cure, paraguard, metroplex, melafix and pimafix. I am also close to a couple big box pet stores and Amazon is my best friend. ? Was thinking of adding salt, but haven't yet as I am not sure if I can with the Furan.
  10. Here is a better picture, taken last night. I was watching him closely, and he does seem to be bottom sitting a little more than I would like to see, but....I have the lights off in the kitchen where the hospital tank is so it is fairly dark and quiet in there. He is still eating happily and acting normal. I think the bottom sitting is more like resting due to it being dark and quiet. http:// http://
  11. Thanks, I will go back to just regular dosing prime, that stuff is like liquid gold. :-) I will test my tank and tap PH tonight and report findings. In the past, my PH has always been pretty close between the tank and tap, but no reason not to check it.
  12. Hey all, I have been treating 2 my goldfish in a 20g hospital tank since last week for a little case of Fin Rot. The fin rot is clearing up very nicely with Furan 2, but Mellow, my yellow guy, has some strange red sores that don't seem to be going away at all, even with daily 100% water changes and Furan. These sores are on his left side, right on his lateral line, behind the gill. There are about 4 little sores, bright red, slightly raised, with a white center. They look very much like a pimple. He is also now showing some redness on his under belly (between his two bottom fins). I have not examined him closely yet, but it looks more like red sores from bottom sitting. I don't see him bottom sitting, most of the time he is free swimming, and he is eating normal. I am doing daily 100% water changes, double dosing prime, and treating with Furan 2 (for the fin rot). This does not seem to have had any affect on these sores, they will look a little better for a day or so, and then they are there again. Same spot always. Not sure what to even think of this, or how to begin to handle it. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. These pics are a few days old, I will try to get some better pictures tonight of his side, and also his underbelly. http:// http:// Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) .25 - .50 (hospital tank no filter) * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) haven't tested * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) haven't tested * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) didn't test * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) didn't test Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 78 degrees * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20g long, since last week * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? None, hospital tank, just an airstone * How often do you change the water and how much? every day, 100% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? last night, 100% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 goldfish, 5 inches and 8 inches * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime (double dosing) * What do you feed your fish and how often? once a day, a few NLS pellets * Any new fish added to the tank? n/a * Any medications added to the tank? Furan 2 * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Fish were both given 3 rounds of Prazi in QT, then moved to main tank. Main tank had a mini cycle due to added fish and me rinsing my bio-media. Moved these 2 last week due to a case of fin rot from the poor water quality. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Red sores on lateral line and red underbelly. Recovering from a slight case of fin rot as well, but fins are pretty much fully healed already. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No
  13. Mini cycle seems to have passed, I am reading ZERO ammonia and nitrites, and my nitrates are reading around 10. I am still doing water changes on the main tank every 3 days for now and everyone looks good. The fin rot is much much better. I am continuing with the Furan 2 and daily 100% water changes on the hospital tank. Ammonia seems to be sitting between .25 - .50 before their water change, and I am double dosing prime every day. The one fish with only fin rot looks excellent! However, Mellow has something else going on and I have no idea what to do with him. His fins have healed as well, but he still has a few little red spots on his lateral line, and on his underbelly as well. They look like pimples (slightly raised red bumps with a white head in the middle). There are 3-4 of them in a row, on his left lateral line behind his gill, and his underside looks red and sore, like maybe he has been bottom sitting and has bed sores, but I don't ever see him bottom sitting, he is mostly always swimming, and both are eating very well. I think I will start a new thread for him, as I think he has something different going on besides the fin rot, which seems to be healing very well.
  14. They were in QT for just under 4 weeks. No white patches on bodies, slime coat doesn't look or feel excessive. I pulled both of them and put them in a 20 gallon with an airstone. I started treating them with Furan 2, as per the instructions on the box, and both of them are already looking much better. I am doing 100% daily water changes for them as I have no filter on their tank, and feeding very very lightly. So far, so good. In good news, the biofilter has caught back up in the main tank, probably due to removing 2 fish from it. I am showing zero ammonia again, tested twice with a 12 hour gap. Yay! So......I already started the Furan 2 treatment, it was what I had on hand that looked to be the best choice for the fin rot, but I really have no idea what meds would/wouldn't be best. I plan to finish the treatment, per the box directions, unless there is something else I should try/be doing. I was considering doing a round of ParaGuard after I finish the Furan, just to be sure they are in good health before I reintroduce them back to the main tank. If I can keep the water quality good in their hospital setup, I will keep them there for 2-3 weeks before moving them again.
  15. Ok guys, just went home for lunch, and Mellow (one of the other new fish) has a small red spot on his side, and his fins are looking blotchy. Not ragged or frayed yet, but like they might be starting to do that. I also think his tail looks a little pink and veiny, but it is less noticeable because he is yellow. I really need help...........should I pull both of these guys, or consider treating the whole tank? Everyone else looks fine. Red spot on side just behind the gill http:// http:// http://
  16. Hey all, I have an issue and I am not sure what to do next......... I recently purchased 3 new goldies, and after a month long QT (well, probably more like 3.5 weeks) they went into the main tank. When I put them in the main tank, I did a large water change, and stupidly replaced all the sponges in my Fx6. Since then, I have had readable levels of ammonia in the tank. I am pretty sure between the added bio-load and replacing sponges I threw my tank into a mini cycle. I am currently doing 80-90% water changes every other day, with double dose prime on the "off" day. Still getting ammonia readings and it has been over a week now. One of the new fish (a rather large oranda) is not looking great. He still swims and eats well, but I have started to see some red veining in his tail and now the tail fins looks to be shredding at the ends. I believe this is probably a case of fin rot, due to the poor water quality, but I am really not sure, and I don't know what the next step is. I can pull him and put him in a 20L for treatment, but I am not sure what/how to treat with.........................below are a few pics of his tail, and the completed questionnaire. Thanks all! http:// http:// http:// Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) .25 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) >10 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) didn't test Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 77 degrees * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 150 gallons, almost a year * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval FX6 & 1 Emporer 400 biowheel * How often do you change the water and how much? every other day, 80+% (normal schedule has been once a week, apx 80-90%) * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? last night, 85% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 10 goldfish (1 1in baby, 2 7-8in fish, the rest are between 4-6in) + 1 SAE & a couple young apple snails * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Repashy, Paradigm, NLS Thera A pellets, saki hikari, peas, fresh veggies. Feed 1-2x per day * Any new fish added to the tank? yes, 3 fish added just over a week ago * Any medications added to the tank? not currently * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. QT fish were treated with Prazi (3 rounds) and salt, the main tank gets prazi treatments every few months as a preventative * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Bloody streaks on tail and frayed tail fin on the largest of the new fish just added * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No
  17. Haha! I have noticed they are more gassy when I give them broccoli, but they do love it. Thanks for the tips, I was thinking about trying that NLS gel, maybe I'll order some.
  18. Hey all, What foods/additives do you guys add to your gel mixes (Repashy, NLS, etc)? I made a batch of Repashy last week, and added deshelled peas, carrots and broccoli. Fish loved it, I hated it. I had forgotten why I don't feed them broccoli except on the rare occasion....................the smell in my house after feeding broccoli is just about deadly! lol So.............I am taking broccoli off the table for feeding. What foods do you guys add or recommend? I'd like to give them some variety :-)
  19. Thanks Dawn :-) I am quickly discovering that I really like these cubby faced little Ranchus. I think they are adorable! Update: I am working some heavy overtime these days, and did not get home until really late last night. I pulled the yellow ranchu and did a hydrogen peroxide swab on him, but I did not have time to set up another QT tank, so he is still in the 55 with the other one. As of this morning, there looks to be no change on either fish. The lesion on the yellow one "might" look a tad bit better, maybe less red, but does not look to have open up or gotten any worse or anything yet. I am planning to separate them this evening. Should I swab the lesion again with peroxide when I move him?
  20. Yes, that is probably what I mean. Arctic Momma sent me a link to measuring salt a few months back when I had a sick fish. I printed it out and keep it with my salt. Sorry, I am at work and didn't have the list in front of me to refer to :-) As far as mixing the salt, I boil the water to dissolve the salt, add prime, cool to temperature, and slowly pour a little in over the course of a couple hours until its all in there. I do half of it one day, and half the next so as not to shock the fish with too much salt at once.
  21. Yes, that red lesion. It looks like a (pardon my gross description) giant zit getting ready to pop. Should I move him, or the other fish? The only other tank I have is a 20g, which I can set up in a jiffy, no problem. Should I continue with the salt until it is all healed over?
  22. The red/white one still has his white spots, and they are getting better every day, but the yellow one's white spots on the wen are all cleared up already.
  23. Hey all, I ordered 2 new Ranchus last week, and they are currently in QT. One of them has a pretty gnarly looking lump/sore on his neck area, just behind the wen. He initially had some white spots that showed up on his wen, with the largest one being just in front of where this sore is now. I assumed they were just from shipping and acclimating to different water, as it seems that this has happened with every goldfish I have had shipped to me, and it tends to clear up after about a week or two with good water and a little salt. The white spots cleared up within a couple days, but the sore started developing 2 days ago, as the white spots were going away. It looks almost like a really gross pimple that needs to be popped and has redness to it. I noticed today that the other ranchu has a little lump in the EXACT same spot. His lump is not as large, and shows no redness, but is definitely a raised lump. Other than a few white spots on their heads, and these identical lumps, they show no other signs of illness. Swimming great, eating well, no issues noticed. Anyone have any idea what this is? Should I treat? I am currently just using salt at .03%. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 5-10 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.0 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) didn't test Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 78 degrees * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55 gallon QT tank, set up as needed * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Emporer Biowheel 400 x 2 (fully cycled from main tank) * How often do you change the water and how much? Every other day, 50-75 percent * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? last night, 75 percent * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 ranchus, both about 4 inches * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? 2x per day, repashy, NLS pellets, Hikari pellets, fresh veggies, occasional frozen bloodworms and mysis * Any new fish added to the tank? just these 2, added almost 1 week ago * Any medications added to the tank? API aquarium salt, recommended dosage (.03%) * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Salt, added over 2 days to recommended dosage, began 4 days ago * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? just the sore mentioned above, and white spots on wen * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? no Pictures: This little guy has just a lump, not a sore yet, but a visibly raised lump See raised lump on left side behind wen
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