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  1. 8 minutes ago, shakaho said:

    You need to get Seachem Prime water conditioner to protect your fish from the ammonia build up.  Dosed at least every two days, it will protect the fish from up to 1 ppm ammonia.  The black spots may come from ammonia burns that are healing.  Do you aerate the quarantine tank?  At 80F, the water doesn't hold much oxygen.

    Would that be the best idea? Could Seachem Prime hurt the fish? Also there is an airstone to aerate the tank, that should be fine.

    • Test Results for the Following:
      • * Ammonia Level(Tank) - 5ppm
      • * Nitrite Level(Tank) - 0ppm
      • * Nitrate level(Tank) - 0ppm
      • * Ammonia Level(Tap) - 0ppm
      • * Nitrite Level(Tap) - 0ppm
      • * Nitrate level(Tap) - 0ppm
      • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) - 6.0
      • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) - 6.0
      • Other Required Info:
        • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? - drops, API freshwater master test kit
        • * Water temperature? - 80 degrees
        • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? - 10 gals. (temporary quarantine tank) Running for 3 weeks
        • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? - Aqueon Quiet Flow 10
        • * How often do you change the water and how much? - 50% every day (it's a small quarantine tank)
    • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? - today, 50%
    • * How many fish in the tank and their size? - 1 5.5 inch oranda goldfish
    • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? - none
    • * What do you feed your fish and how often? - hikari wheat germ (or something like that, the package was destroyed by a cat)
    • * Any new fish added to the tank? - Just the one
    • * Any medications added to the tank? - None
    • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. - Tetracycline was used a while pack to treat the infection.
    • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? - a few strange black spots on parts of the fins and some scales. Also an infection that seemed to grow out from the wen, appearing like an open wound after a week in quarantine but healed up with the tetracycline treatment.
    • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? - a few days ago he remained at the surface, upside-down and gasping a bit. Today, he's mostly remaining at the bottom of the tank.
  2. I recently received a new 5.5 inch oranda goldfish from an online seller. The fish has been in a 10 gallon quarantine tank with a filter. I change 50% of the water each day to make sure ammonia doesn't get out of hand. But the fish had an infection which spread across its head in the image of an open wound. I treated him with tetracycline for a few days and the infection cleared up. But now he is floating upside down around the tank. I fasted him for a few days, turned the temperature of the water to 80 degrees and after 3 days I attempted to feed him some cooked and skinned peas, but I and not sure he ate much. Could I please get some advice? The last topic I posted here didn't help me at all...

    The water has ideal ph, nitrate, nitrite, and ammonia (though the ammonia builds up quickly) He's been this way quite a few days now, swimming around upside-down and gasping frequently...

  3. A while back I got a new oranda which I quarantined for about a week and then added it to my 35 gallon tank with another fish. I removed the new on after it had noticeable troubles with infection, possible finrot, and swim bladder. I'm treating it in a 10 gallon with a filter and some tetracycline. But now my other goldfish, one I've had longer, has suddenly grown weak, has rotting fins, seems fairly thin, gasping at the surface, and somewhat glassy eyes. PLEASE HELP! I love this fish so much, I've had it for years!

    It's a 35 gallon tank. I added some tetracycline the other day, but saw how people suggest changing 20% of the water each day to remove ammonia/nitrite/nitrate. After changing 20% I tested the water. Ammonia is 0 ppm, Nitrite is also 0 ppm, and Nitrate went down from about 20 ppm to <5 ppm.

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