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  1. 4 hours ago, mjfromga said:

    Koko calls everyone hun. She meant no harm. It isn't intended to offend. If you don't wish to be called that, just say so, please don't accuse her of being condescending because she's only trying to help. 

    If there's anything else you don't understand, take your time in explaining it and we will clarify it for you. At this point, everything should be pretty straightforward. 

    I understand, and she's clearly a nice and helpful person. It's just the usual problem with text, it can always be read differently than it was written.

  2. 3 hours ago, mjfromga said:

    I will say this... If I ever noticed one of my fish hiding, it was suspected as sick and most likely needed hospital. Even when I had tons of decorations, the fish never hid behind them. Tons of hiding places aren't necessary in tanks. You'll find that the fish seem happier in a minimalist type of tank. So this is of no concern IMO. 

    Very good point. Luckily he seems active and curious of what's outside the tank.

  3. But how or what way I felt others were being condescending doesn't matter. The point is, I'm still not clear on what I'm supposed to do. As always I'm getting different advice from everyone and I definitely can't do it all. Would the 2.5 inch ranchu actually live if I left it in a 10 gallon tank with a filter, airstone, and a treatment of PraziPro to treat possible parasites or illnesses for the next 2 weeks? Or does what I'm doing not matter at all and I can just put it in my planted but uninhabited 35 gallon tank?

  4. 2 hours ago, shakaho said:

    Would you please give an example of being condescending?  That is certainly against our policy.

    It's nothing worth noting, just the general vibe given by referring to me as Hun, and then explaining something. It gives the person the feel as though you consider yourself greater than they are or that they are nothing greater than a child. Also I was a bit bothered by the fact that in response to my question Koko only repeated the very post I quoted... It really doesn't matter. The result is the same, bacteria doesn't stay in the water, Koko has no better suggestion than what she already posted, it was just what lead up to it that made me feel belittled. 

  5. 6 minutes ago, koko said:

    Fish will do fine with nothing in there tank. :) Its only Temp.

    Well if you did it that way you might kill off all the Flukes and then if the fish do have them you will get in them in your main tank. Flukes have a cycle just like fleas on cats and dogs. They lay eggs and after about a week you have killed the Adults but now the eggs will hatch. This is why we do it for so long and over again with salt. 

    If you don't like to do it with Prazipro you could go the more expensive route like I did and use General Cure. I just followed the directions on the package. I then did my salt after the General Cure. 

    Oi... this seems like a lot more to figure out than it is... So at the moment I have the 10 gallon tank with no salt but does have the PraziPro. I will change 25% of the water each day and then after 5 days add more PraziPro and go another 5 days or so, then I will put him in the big tank. Will this be okay? Or is there a chance any potential parasites may find their way back after 10 days of treatment?

  6. 5 minutes ago, koko said:

    Hun. Bacteria isn't in the water its in the Filter and in the gravel if you have it. Plants can help with cycling the tank as they consume the ammonia and some nitrates. But to cycle a tank you need ammonia and waste and that comes from fish or other aquatic animals. :) 

    Well alright then. But please don't treat me like a 5 year old, that's the impression I'm getting from both of you. I'm just looking for information and if I have received incorrect advice before, then you can easily explain it to me without being condescending... I genuinely appreciate the help, but I really hope you consider how that could make me feel.

  7. 1 hour ago, shakaho said:

    Do you have fish in the tank that the "cycled water" comes from?  Or do you put ammonia in it so that you get nitrate?

    Would you please give a link to someplace that has used this term because it makes no sense to me whatsoever.  A cycled tank makes sense as does a cycled filter.  Is it the same as the ancient term "aged water" which used to mean water that had been removed during a water change?

    Basically it's water that I have left in a tank with a few decorations decorations, anubias plants, some leftover bacteria from goldfish but no actual fish, and has run through a filter for about a week. That's what I'm trying to refer to. The water has 0 ppm on both ammonia and nitrate. /the fish is currently in a 10 gallon tank with a filter, airstone, a few fake plants, no gravel, a heater/thermometer, with water from the planted tank. I added half a teaspoon of PraxiPro to the water, let it mix through the 10 tank, and after leaving the bag with the fish in the tank water for 20 minutes, I cut the bag open and let the fish into the 10 gallon.

  8. 1 hour ago, shakaho said:

    I must say I don't understand the desire to put an only fish in an uncycled 10 gallon tank for treatment with salt and prazi when a larger empty cycled tank is available.  

    I usually recommend a shallow 10 gallon container like this for a hospital/quarantine tank for the swimming area and gas exchange, both of which aid recovery.  But a large tank with shallow water and a cycled filter makes it so much easier.

    I think there must be a problem here that I don't know about.  Would you explain?

    The 10 gallon has cycled water, and the intention is to monitor and treat the fish in a smaller and more controlled temporary space.

  9. 1 hour ago, shakaho said:

    Yes, treat with prazi for at least two weeks.  We use 0.3% salt during quarantine, which can handle pre-symptomatic pathogens and parasites.  That same salt concentration treats ich safely and effectively, so we don't use the harsher ich medications.

    Should I start out with a smaller tank for the new fish? To make it easier? Or just go straight to the 35 gallon tank? Also, should I add some epsom salts or something or just stick with PraziPro?

  10. I recently lost all my goldfish due to an infection in a new goldfish that seemed to be cured but quickly returned and killed all of my fish. Trying to not focus on the heartbreak of losing my fish, I'm wondering if there are any good sellers/breeders out there that have unique and beautiful goldfish available. And recommendations would be vastly appreciated! (BTW, like I said in the title, never buy from SmokyMountainKoi on eBay. The sent me a fish with an infection I couldn't fully determine and killed my tank even after quarantine and treatment)

  11. 17 minutes ago, mjfromga said:

    But he's upside down on the bottom. There's something else going on. Most often, swim bladder issues cause a fish to swim upside down but be stuck at the top. Where did you get these sick fish? Do us a solid and tell us so that we won't make the mistake of ordering from them. 

    Do you have any ideas what it could be or how I may be able to fix it? He also seems to have small spots of his body that seem to be eaten away by a virus or something. I noticed on in particular that was near his tail. It looked like a small chunk of his skin was missing...

  12. 16 minutes ago, mjfromga said:

    But he's upside down on the bottom. There's something else going on. Most often, swim bladder issues cause a fish to swim upside down but be stuck at the top. Where did you get these sick fish? Do us a solid and tell us so that we won't make the mistake of ordering from them. 

    It was from SmokyMountainKoi an eBay store. They gave me a full refund, but... Yeah...

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