Hello! Glad y’all still here! I had goldfish last summer and you guys helped me with my fish. I no longer have them. I decided to set up a new tank 1 month ago. I read this book on goldfish and followed the quarantine process with the treatments I named above. It was suggested that My fish looks like he has TB. I got him from the lfs. I know oftentimes people Euthanize fish for TB, but it can’t be confirmed without a test. Cheeto is fine for the most part. He swims around the tank, he does pip even after all the treatments I did, he’s not pooping well, but he loves to eat. I haven’t been feeding him a lot and he’s really hungry. Sometimes his energy is low. Like this morning seems like he had a hard time swimming off the bottom of the tank, but he did get up and has been swimming fine every since. Also his tank has been salted to .5%ppt for two weeks at 82 degrees and I’m bringing both down over the next 4 days. Maybe the salt is adding to the lethargy.
I want to see if there is anything else I can do for him. Like I treated with Epsom salt food for 10 days. I wonder if that works as well as Metro food.
I appreciate if you can give me some ideas. Maybe I can try something different.
Donetta aka Netta
Test Results for the Following:
Ammonia Level(Tank) 0
Nitrite Level(Tank) 0
Nitrate level(Tank) 0, uncycled tank, 50% water changes every other day.
Ammonia Level(Tap) 0
Nitrite Level(Tap) 0
Nitrate level(Tap) 0
Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.2
Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8
Other Required Info:
Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API liquid
Water temperature? 82
Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20 gals, 1 month, 2days
What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear 30
How often do you change the water and how much? 50% water changes every other day.
How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? yesterday
How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 Goldie, 3inches, 4 with tale
What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime, Fish protector, wonder shell
What do you feed your fish and how often? Usually every day
Any new fish added to the tank? Brought this fish 1 month ago, in tank alone
Any medications added to the tank? I used 3 treatments of MinnFinn, Aquarium to @ .5%ppt for two weeks, in the process of water changing out the salt
List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. I used 3 treatments of MinnFinn, Aquarium to @ .5%ppt for two weeks, in the process of water changing out the salt. 10 days of 3% Epsom salt food.
Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Cheeto has an area of his wen that’s more translucent than the other side, there is white edges on the end of each of his wen area that covers his gills.
Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? He loves to eat, but I’m told he is too skinny and told that he looks like he is wasting, He pips periodically, and he has white stringy feces. I think he is constipated. I believe I over fed him last Monday. I fed him 4 pieces of Repashy SuperGold. I haven’t seen a good BM since then only strings and mucous. I fasted him for 2 days then feed him peas on Wednesday. I fed two pieces of Repashy today. I’m not seeing hardly any stool. Bowels was more regular prior to Monday, but even before then there were strings regularly.