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  1. 14 hours ago, koko said:

    I got to do the whole tank tomorrow. :thud Water change, clean filter and scrub the front glass. I have night time sun that hits the back of the tank and makes tons of Algae. I let it grow everywhere but the front glass.. :) 

    Hi I need to clean my filters too.  I have a sponge and HOB filter.  Do you think it'll be ok to squeeze them both out during the same water change?  

  2. 54 minutes ago, Daniel E. said:

    Good day everyone. I hope you are all well.

    Sent from my LGL84VL using Tapatalk

    Hi and good morning y'all.  TGIF....was this close to not coming to work today.  Wanted to take the day off and clean my tank and take care of other business LOL.  But I came to work anyway.  Will take care of the stuff this weekend.

  3. 5 hours ago, mjfromga said:

    Sounds good to me Taryl. I don't want to add any other medications right now anyway. She wants you to remove ALL the salt from the system. Hikari PraziPro is said to not be as effective with salt and the manufacturer advises that no salt be used with this product. 

    Thanks Myra, I'll remove all the salt.  Should I do my last scheduled round of the Prazipro once the salt is removed?  That would be number 6.


  4. 1 hour ago, Arctic Mama said:

    The stringy poop could just be a stress response, secondary to issues with flukes, water quality, or even just a reaction to treatment.  Some goldfish pout and bottom sit quite a lot with salt and prazi, but the flashing is concerning.


    Continue with prazipro but no salt, just the prazi, okay? 


    Once you have done several prazi rounds (it sounds like you have already concluded two or three, correct?) it would be worth it to step the salt back up to .3 or even .5% to deal with ectoparasites, which would seem the most obvious culprit for flashing.  If the flashing continues past two weeks or other behavior emerges we should try some heavier duty anti parasite treatments, but right now I’d just like to try salt and keep watching their eating and poop it that’s okay with the other helpers on here?

    Hi thanks for responding.  What's your name or do you go by Artic Mama?

    Thanks for the info on the stringy poop.   I'm doing Metroplex Med food right now.  I'm on day 12 will finish out the three weeks.

    They are no longer bottom sitting.  They flashed a lot initially, but hardly ever anymore.  I did see Goldie flash once on Monday night, but no more after that.  I panicked cause I had not seen them flash in probably 2 plus weeks.

    I'm on round 5 with Prazipro and will start the final round on Friday.  I only have .1% Aq salt in my tank now,  Can you clarify, should I just water change the salt out?  Then if it's needed i.e. Cause of flashing bring it back up to .3% or .5%.

    I am concerned about their increased air gulping though and I have plenty aeriation in the tank.  The gulping got better, but has now returned.  I was double dosing the Prazipro when my Aq salt was .3%, but when I brought it down to .1% on Saturday then I single dosed.  I wonder since I put in less Prazipro that they have more symptoms i.e. Air gulping.



  5. Hi y'all,

    I'm concerned about my two fish.  They are on their 5th round of Prazi.  I dosed number 5 on Saturday and will do the water change tonight.   After I dose the Prazi I usually would not see any symptoms from the fish until after 3 days when the meds wear off.  However last night Goldie was gulping air a lot and it was only day two since I dosed the Prazi.  Goldie has always been more symptomatic.

    I just realized I changed a few things.  For the first four rounds I was double dosing Prazi for each treatment because I had .3% of salt in the water.  I kept it at .3% for 3 weeks.  Later I read on this forum about how Prazipro should not be used with .3% of salt.  So after three weeks I dropped it to .015% of salt and still double dosed, but at this last dose which was 5, I dropped the salt to .1% and used a regular dose of Prazi.  I did this because I read Prazipro would not be effective/safe  with.3%, but would be ok with up to .02%.  I hope y'all are following me.

    Anyway, I don't know what to do now.  I don't know if the gulping is from the flukes or if they have something else like Ich, but with no spots.  

    Also, they both still have white stringy poop.  They have been on Metroplex food for 11 days now.

    Thanks for the help.


  6. 1 hour ago, DawnMichele said:

    Hi Netta. Hope you had a good day. I have had Big Boy for 4 years. He is so much fun!!! He does get grumpy if I do something in his tank he doesn't like. LOL!!!

    It's amazing how they have their own personalities.

  7. 1 hour ago, DawnMichele said:

    Hello Netta. Hope you had a nice day. After losing so many Goldfish one after the other I decided they weren't for me. I had too many problems with them. I decided instead of just giving up I would get into keeping tropical fish. I just LOVE my Cichlid's!!! They are so colorful & lots of fun!!!!  My favorite is my Oscar Big Boy. I got him when he was about 4 inches & he is now over 12 inches.  He is so much fun!!!! He is ALWAYS rearranging the tank.  LOL!!!! If it wasn't for Goldfish I would never would have made all the great friends I have made here!!!  :thumbup2:

    55 gallon Cichlid tank

    Big Boy


    That is a bigggg fish!  How long have you had Big Boy? I think I'd be scared of him lol.  You have awesome tanks with gravel and everything!  Yeah you guys are cool peoples!

    My day was good just lounging around now.  Winding down for work tomorrow.  Hope you had a good day too.

  8. 3 hours ago, mjfromga said:

    Oops... That went into the WRONG thread. Haha wow. Can someone move it? If not... I can repost it there.

    In other news... normally my food turns out like rubbish but today it turned out great. It was shrimp alfredo. Not bland or weird tasting like usual. Was very good actually. 


    Yummy 😋 

  9. 5 hours ago, mjfromga said:

    I lost almost 40 fish last winter to costia and a mystery disease that I suspect came from an imported fish. I got extremely discouraged and shut down the entire system and threw everything out. I had a few fish that weren't in that pond and made it through the winter fine. They gave me renewed hope in the hobby. I want a slightly larger system but not a large one like I had.

    I had problems all the time with indoor goldfish and I have written off trying to keep my fish indoors. Just high nitrates and issues. Rigorous and difficult water changes. Hard to keep but 2 or 3 fish because I only can fit a 55. There's no fun in 1 or 2 fish for me. And I like fancies which don't do as well in tanks. 

    I switched to Cichlids indoors too. New to them. Haven't had any water quality issues yet. Nobody has died. I like many different types of fish and am trying my hand at other species too. My favorites are goldfish but I don't have a special one like I used to have. Looking for one. 

    If I win, someone else can have it. Can't fit the shirts and don't too much want the figurine. I'm sure someone else would value it more than me. 

    That sounds overwhelming to loose such a big amount of fish.  I'd probably would have taken a break too. Having fish problems all the time is not fun.  I hope my two babies can pull through.  I see lots of people are switching over to Cichlids.  With all the losses I know you you have a lot to share with others.  Thanks for being willing to do that.  I have lots to learn.

  10. 16 hours ago, DawnMichele said:

    I bet he's having fun. Mommy is. LOL!!! I have doggies. They are my kid's.  I use to keep Goldfish. I lost them all to dropsy one after the other. I decided to go tropical. I have a 125 with my Oscar Big Boy. He has lots of personality & he is BI!!!. I have a 55 with Cichlid's. LOVE THEM!!!! 

    How come you didn't try again with the Goldies??  What do you love about your new fish?

  11. Yes I'm loving my free time!  My son is 13 years old and he's on a Campout with the Boyscouts.  You have kids?

    Funny I really enjoy the water changes too.  It's one of the times I feel really connected to my wish 😂 only a fellow fish keeper would understand that. 

  12. 15 minutes ago, DawnMichele said:

    :hi Hi everyone!!! 

    Hi there and good morning!  I'm so glad it's Saturday.  My son is on a Campout for the weekend so I get some free mommy time!  Bout to clean my tank.  Prazi round number 5.  Everything is moving along.

  13. 37 minutes ago, koko said:

    It really is. I grew up in Oregon and California. My dad lived in OR and my mom lived in Cali. So I grow up was very interesting lol

    Awe well thank you so much. It does cost a bit of money to keep the main site going and the forum. thank you again for supporting us :) 

    Sorry I didn't answer the other day, was under the weather :( 

    It's good getting to know you and everyone else. We're from Missouri, but I've lived here since I was about 5 years old.

    It's  all warm and fuzzy here. You got something special going on with this site.  I never really got involved on forums before because it always seemed to distant for me.  

    You must be feeling better since you posted.  No worries on the slow posts we all have busy lives.  Sometimes I refer to myself as " Slo, but show".  Which means I may be slow about it, but you can count on me to get it done.

     Thanks for being here😊

  14. 1 minute ago, koko said:

    Im in Oregon now, I used to live in Southern Cali about 10 years ago :o

    This part I don't understand :lol What are you asking? 

    Oregon vs Cali sounds like night and day weather.  I heard it's really beautiful in Oregon.  Really green.  

    I didn't understand what the subscriptions are for, but later I read they keep the forum going.  I subscribed.  I think the forum is invaluable 😊.

  15. 1 hour ago, aussieJJDude said:

    I love my canisters! Infact, I hate the ones you mentioned, but canisters. Are fun. Especially cleaning it out and giving everything a good wash.

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    It is something strangely satisfying in getting all the gunk out!

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