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  1. Here is a video soon after I got him for comparison. Also the tank in the first video isn’t dirty lol. Its had a brown algae bloom ever since the temperature has been up in the tank. I haven’t scraped it off because the fish seems to like to pick at it occasionally. FEF5AB44-4542-433B-9BF9-E1CC6A0E2736///
  2. So I wasn’t able to get a good video. I won’t be back home for awhile, so I had someone else try to get a video for me...and they all came out pretty terrible lol. I cut this part out because it’s a decent representation of how he acts (when he’s not at the surface). As you can see, he tends to hover vertically in the water column. 83A4EED1-C532-406A-9CB5-0E2AEB10C2F3.MOV
  3. I have a powerhead aimed at the surface of the water that provides a lot surface agitation, but no airstone. The temperature has been up to around 78-79F this past week and a half. The heat has been turned on in the house so my tanks are warmer than usual. I can post a longer video tomorrow. I'm planning on ordering a microscope from amazon soon so I can do a scrape and get a more accurate idea of what I'm dealing with here. I have meaning to get one anyway, so this gives me an excuse.
  4. Update. I started feeding the Kanaplex on Friday. Behavior: Gasping at the surface a lot. The most I've seen him do thus far. Whole body jerking/twitching. For example, he will be gulping at the surface and suddenly his body will jerk sideways a few times. I've been trying to get it on video for awhile now but as usual they don't cooperate. Not floating in the corner anymore (so far)
  5. @Arctic MamaI can manage, but is there any preference for dosing the water column vs. feeding the kanaplex? I already have some kanaplex gel food in the freezer and it would save me the hassle of daily water changes. But if dosing the water column is preferable, I can do that instead.
  6. Will do Koko! So I recently said that this fish had been floating at the top again. Well, he has stopped floating once more in favor of "glass surfing" rather vigorously. I swear this fish is giving me whiplash. Oh, and I stopped the Paraguard. I have Kanaplex on hand. Just note that the glass surfing started before I stopped the Paraguard a couple days ago.
  7. I believe I fully cleaned it, rinsing all the media (in tank water) and poured all the water out, maybe 2-3 weeks ago. I rinse the filter floss with each water change, because it gets dirty quick (mostly from the suspended particles out of the tap in my well water).
  8. Very unfortunate that you guys lost a lot of your fish. It seems there are always those unfortunate years in the hobby. The last time I've had such large losses was about four years ago when all of my axolotl stock was wiped out within months. I had had some of them for years. This is a 20 gallon quarantine tank, but it is filtered/cycled. I don't believe I experienced any cycle bumps. I tested the water after starting the treatment and no ammonia registered. The last water change I did was Sunday and test results right before it were NH3:0, NO2:0,:NO3: less than 10 but looked above 5.
  9. I guess I spoke too soon. He's back to floating in the corner today, same as before. Should I treat for a bacterial infection too? This has been a super frustrating year as far as goldfish keeping goes. At the beginning of the year, I lost one of my favorite fish. About a month later, all the fancys in my indoor pond died within days of each other. A heron took some of the biggest koi in my pond. I purchased a few more fish and 2 from different sources died after coming down with dropsy. If I lose this guy too, I think I'm about done. Sorry for the rant, but I've just been feeling helpless
  10. Updated picture, I’d say it has definitely gotten worse.
  11. I went ahead and got the Paraguard. I'm happy to say he is no longer floating in the corner for the majority of the day. He's much more active, similar to when I first got him. However, his tail is still pretty red. It may have even gotten a bit worse since I started treatment. I also removed the protein rich foods. He's now just eating some duckweed, omega one pellets, and various other plants in my tank.
  12. I can get paraguard easily. The only formalin containing med I can get quickly would be Kordon Rid Ich. Which would be best in your opinion?
  13. Maybe this is a better representation? He seems to be acting worse He was rapidly flicking his pectoral fins before I started recording. 3BDC112B-29A3-4E8F-B138-E6F35DFB4B17///
  14. I agree that the biofilm is definitely a factor with the surface gulping , but I’m most concerned about him floating somewhat listlessly in the corner. I don’t think the video I posted shows the full extent. He will just hang there, unmoving for extended amounts of time. Up until this week he was always on the move like you see in the last video I posted. I will try removing the frozen, protein rich foods from his diet. I’ll also see if I can locate some duckweed since he likes eating my plants so much lol. He doesn’t seem to gulp more after feeding. It’s more sporadic throughout the day. I can definitely rearrange some tanks and see how well he does next to some of my other goldfish.
  15. He was in a tank with another oranda when I got him. They were getting rid of both, but I only took him as I'm short on space atm. His poop looks good, not stringy or clear. It's the same color of whatever he eats (usually green because he likes to eat my plants).
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