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  1. More photos of my fish and it's bump Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  2. Yes I use minerals and not sure about the filters. All I know is that this water company comes to my house every now and then to change this tank. I'll have to find a store that could do the actual numbers. I just did a water change to bring the nitrates down since they got pretty high since I last posted. I did a 50% change. I read the guidelines maybe about a month ago when I had a problem with one if the fishes I had. For the number readings for my water, I'd have to go to a different local pet store. They're more knowledgeable about fishes. I'll post once I get those readings. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  3. For the tap water in my house is soft. The outside I'm not 100% sure if it's hard water. I'll do that when I get home. I'm still at work for now. She's had a missing scale before, but it doesn't look like it now. I looked at her in the morning before work and it's more of a darker red now Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  4. I forgot to fill this out. I remember someone told me to fill it out when I have a question. My bad! Ammonia (tank) 0ppm (tap) .25ppm Nitrite (tank) 0ppm (tap)ppm Nitrate (tank) 20 ppm (tap)0ppm Ph (tank) 7.0 (tap) 8.4 test kit is API master test kit water temp is 70 tank size is 55 and it's been running for over 3 months I have 2 filters. One is a marineland penguin 200 and a canister filter magnum 350 from the same brand. I change my water once a week because the nitrates go up within a week. I change about 25%-50% depending on how high the nitrates are It's going to be a week tomorrow since I did a water change. I can only do the water change on my days off. I changed about 25% 7 including the black moor. 2 are shown in the photos and they're smaller than the black moor except the telescope ranchu. It's body is almost the same size. I have another Oranda that's bigger than the black moor, 2 guppies and 1 female betta. I use the API tap water conditioner and ph up. I feed my fish Hikari fancy goldfish pellets, brine shrimp or flakes. I feed them once a day. Newest addition to the tank is my telescope ranchu No medication in the tank besides salt from API For my black moor (as shown on photos above) she has this pinkish red bump on her body. She's acting like she normally does, swim around, eat, eat my from fingers when I do feed brine shrimp to them.
  5. My black moor has this raised bump on its body. I'm not sure what it is. She's active and eating just fine. It's been maybe 4 days and it kind of got a little bigger and darker. I tried getting ok photos but she keeps moving around in the tank.
  6. Thank you all for your help. Hope has passed away 2 days ago. I've been checking the water ever since I put him the the qt. He was healing from his ulcer, eating and acting lively. After coming back home I noticed he wasn't moving. I check the water and everything was ok. I don't know what happened. I am sad, but I'm also happy for him because he doesn't have to deal with the ulcer anymore. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  7. I'm doing ok. Hope (my fish) he's still being lively. His ulcer is healing slowly, but it doesn't look as terrible. Thank you for asking:) Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  8. Oh ok. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to copy all of it and type in the answer. I'll keep that in mind for next time. I did recently buy the freshwater master kit. It helped me get the quarantine tank ready for my fish in need. Is there anything I can do for the broken dorsal fin or is it ok? For the main tank I changed 50% of it. I did test the tap water inside my house. I have a water softener and a person changes the tube or tank each month. The pH is at 8.4 Ammonia is .25 ppm Nitrite is 0 ppm and Nitrate is 5.0 ppm The reason why I put it wasn't good because the pH level was high. Should I test the outside water? Ok I wasn't sure if I should completely change the entire water. I've only done 25%-50% Should I raise the temp for the QT? I currently have it at 75 degrees F and I was told by an employee at petco to raise it to 80. I didn't do that because I know goldfish are usually cooler water or room temp. I swabbed the ulcer with hydrogen peroxide and dropped iodine in it. My fish didn't move for a while and stayed at the bottom, but after an hour went by it acted how it usually does. The ulcer isn't as irritated around the skin and not as red either. Is there anything else I can do to help it or do I keep up with the swabs? I read online about a potassium permanganate helped someone's goldfish that had an ulcer. I haven't done it because I wasn't sure how accurate this was.
  9. ● Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) ● * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 from a water change ● * Nitrate level(Tank) 0 from a water change ● * Ammonia Level(Tap) tap water? Not sure. It was high when I did check it because we have these minerals in the tap water. I used water from our hose outside and it works better with the conditioner. ● * Nitrite Level(Tap) not sure ● * Nitrate level(Tap) not sure ● * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) the ph level is around 7.2 maybe 7.3 I was told goldfish like high levels, but I'm not sure how accurate that is. ● * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) pretty high from tap water last time I checked. ● Other Required Info: ● * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Test kit is api. I have taken it to petsmart a couple times, but they haven't told me the exact amount each category has so I started doing them on my own. ● * Water temperature? Main tank is above 70 degree Fahrenheit. Quarantine tank is 75. Not sure if it's helping my goldfish in need. ● * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? Main one is 30 gallons. The others a small compared to the one in need. The quarantine is 20 gallons. ● * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Main one is tetra the whisper one. I was given it with the tank. I have another one called magnum 350 for the quarantine since I didn't have a filter on hand when I found out about the fish in need. There's no carbon in it. ● * How often do you change the water and how much? I do a water test before deciding to change the water if it's stressful for the fish or acidic. ● * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? The main one was yesterday and the quarantine is the same. I had it running for a few days before putting the fish in need in there. That's how I found out the tap water wasn't good to be putting in the tank. ● * How many fish in the tank and their size? I currently have 5. They are all small about an inch including fins except the one in need. The one in need is maybe 3 inches long including the fins. ● * What kind of water additives or conditioners? The main one I put water conditioner, stress coat and zyme and salt from api. Bacteria for the fish is from top fin. The same goes for the quarantine, but I've been putting melafix to try and fix it's damaged fins from the pet store I got it from. It's not helping the wound at all, but it's dorsal fin is ok now and not clamped. ● * What do you feed your fish and how often? 2-3 times a day with pellets for the fish in need because it's bigger and flakes for the smaller one. ● * Any new fish added to the tank? A small black moor. It's been over 2 weeks. ● * Any medications added to the tank? Ick for the small fish weeks back before I got the moor and this fantail. Melafix for both. ● * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Salt I only put whenever I do a water change. I test before and after to make sure the water is ok. Ick guard from tetra. Melafix from api. The others I put in the tank are listed above. ● * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Damaged fins from where I got it (one in need). It did have a clamped fin at first and almost weak, but the melafix helped with that. Now it's this open wound or Septicemia from what I was told by a friend. It is getting bigger. ● * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? In the main tank it was lively. Quarantine, it swims around for a while, but today it's staying near the bottom. It is eating whenever I feed the main fish. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  10. Hello. I'm new to this app so I'm not sure if I'm doing things correctly. Anyways, I have this penpal (yes we actually write to each other etc) and she's a veterinarian. She's experienced with fish and told me what my goldfish has. I don't know it's gender, I recently bought it from a local pet store. She has helped me with getting certain medications to fix it's clamped dorsal fin and it has been lively ever since. Now it has this open wound? Septicemia from what she told me. I did put it in a quarantine tank to be separated from the others. I ordered medicine online and someone else told me I need strong antibiotics instead of using melafix. I read posts online about Septicemia and it's making me really sad. I've had fish before, but not goldfish. I've done water changes to make the water safe for all my fish and this goldfish is still getting more problems. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
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