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  1. I actually lost them all. It's been incredibly heartbreaking. I know you all understand. I believe that it was more than ich, as I look at the symptoms- slime coat became incredibly thick, twitching head... that external and internal parasites we're involved. Today I emptied my tank of water and am breaking it all down to bleach it. We're making portraits of them. I will rebuild- my original three brought me SO MUCH JOY and taught me of how intelligent, funny, and sweet they can be. I will quarantine for 6 weeks now. 2 weeks is simply insufficient. That was a very hard earned lesson. Thank you so much for being here to help. I am so glad I found this site and you will hear from me in a few months- when the tank is stable and restocked. <3
  2. in the past 24 hours their tails have all begun to melt away! It's like the fastest fin rot I have ever seen! Please help!
  3. Hello, thank you for your response. That was a typo about the salt. I meant .1 to .3%. So, the carbon filter is in and I am doing a water change right now. I will follow you advice to the letter on the salt and heat. I just came home though, and see that Ginkgo, the orange one, has red streaks on her tail!
  4. Here is a video of them right now. Please ignore annoying news television sound in the background. VID_20181009_144612.mp4
  5. Thank you for all of this. My living room is painted bright aqua, so the blue comes from that. No one has added anything else, but I did take out the carbon filter to add the prazi. Perhaps I should buy another? Maybe water change didn't do enough? Luckily everyone in the home respects that I am the only one who should ever dose anything- so we don't go down the road of medicating confusion. So, Orson, with the belly, was bottom sitting this morning but is acting normal-ish for the past several hours. His gills do look labored. Oh, I am so worried! Gingko is doing the most bottom sitting. Right now they are all acting the most normal they have all day.
  6. I completely agree. I just got into fishkeeping over the summer and I do completely agree about 2 weeks. I wish I had not seen that number so many times over. Prime, stress coat and .01% aquarium salt. I did prazi for 4 days and then took it out via a 90-95% water change 2 days ago. Then the salt was added. My husband wants me to add ich meds but i really need to hear from this awesome forum before i do anything else. There is a giant air plate/bubbler in the middle.
  7. The list: Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) 5ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank 7.4 (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 78f * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75 gallons, 3 months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 2 bactosurge xls, Aquaclear 105, aqua clear 40 * How often do you change the water and how much? when they were healthy- 33% weekly. Now that they have issues- daily either 90% or 50% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? yesterday, 50% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 orandas, all around 4 inches * What kind of water additives or conditioners? i use prime and stress coat everytime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Repashy weekly, frozen peas every other day, Hikari fnacy goldfish pellets daily. * Any new fish added to the tank? Yes, 10 days ago after 2 week quarantine * Any medications added to the tank? first round of prazi pro just finshed 48 hours ago. Then I did a 90% change and added salt. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. przipro for 3 days, drained 90%, added salt at .01% * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? All fish have ich. Each fish and the symptom: Ginko: flashing, rubbing, knocked off scales against thermometer, sitting at bottom of tank, stingy poop, though some is still normal. Gills may be working harder than normal. Orson: going between active and tank sitting. Slight purplish stripe on belly. Flashing, rubbing. Gills may be working harder than normal. Edmund: Flashing, rubbing, stringy poop, though some is still normal. Pachinko: (new fish): Normal! * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Listed above. A few more words: All fish still eating well. I just got Pachinko three weeks ago. Did a two-week qt with prazipro (two doses) and salt. Added her to the big tank and two days later she had ich spots. Put her back in QT, but too late. They all have it. Now they are all in the same tank. I gave the tank one dose of prazipro bc I thought the flashing was gill flukes. Then they showed up with ick. I emptied the tank 90% , refilled,and added salt. Raising the heat to 86f, it is now at 78f. I woke up this morning and noticed a purple tinge to Orson's belly. He has a black belly stripe normally, but now it has a purple tinge. I am still raising the salt to get to .03%, but i have spent all morning trying to decide whether or not to qt Orson and treat for hemmoraghic septicemia.
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