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  1. pz2008


    Thank you so much. I’m just feeling guilty I guess. She had grown so much in the short time I had her and appeared so full of life.
  2. pz2008


    Her body was red and swollen/filled with blood. It wasn’t like that yesterday. The hole/puncture wound looked to be healing as well as the fleshy wound. Is it normal for the body to fill with blood after death?
  3. pz2008


    I’m sad to report that my fish has passed away. She was fine this morning and when I got home she was floating. I’m so sad, she was my favorite fish and the first to come up for feeding. She would shake her entire body when she wanted food. I don’t know how this happened. I think she may have had an internal injuries or a bleed other than what I could see externally. The other fish are fine and acting normal. Thank you for your help.
  4. pz2008


    Update on the fish. I was able to see more of her wounds. Near her rectum there is a biggish hole/wound. That must have been the bloody area I thought I saw before. It is slowly healing but I am still worried that she is not eating. I am positive she was attacked by the cat. I will wait for your response before doing anything else. She is stable just not interested in eating.
  5. pz2008


    Thank you for your help. I have finally set up a 14 gallon sterilite tub for the fish. It probably has more like 11 gallons because of bowing. I’ve added a small filter to it and can move over a sponge from the pond. Should I keep up with the melefix or start salt treatment? How much salt per gallon? She is still moping around and hasn’t taken any food the past two days. I don’t know if there are internal injuries, I thought I saw bloody poop? I do know it’s been stringy white poo though most likely from stress. All other fish are happy as can be and no sign of illness with them. The wound looks a little better.
  6. pz2008


    The wound is near the base of the tail. It’s a deepish flesh wound and the tail is red. She ate today but is not swimming much most likely due to pain? It doesn’t look infected but I have melefix in the water to promote healing. None of the other fish are affected.
  7. pz2008


    Finished my water change and I decided to replace the fine filter floss in the pond pump filter. I found a worm hanging out in the floss. It was brown and about 1/2 long. It moved it’s head around when I scooped it out. It didn’t have any hooks. What was this thing? The pond if full of aquatic and bog/ house plants. I’m officially grossed out.
  8. pz2008


    Results for the Following: Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 Nitrite Level(Tank)0 Nitrate level(Tank) 20 Ammonia Level(Tap 0 Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 Nitrate level tap 0 Ph Level, Tank (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 liquid Water temperature? 69 F Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 70 gallons 6 months What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Turtle clean 50 canister by zoo med filters 200 gallons per hour. Pond pump for another 200 gallons per hours with sponges and filter floss as media. Sponge filter rated for 75 gallons with air pump. How often do you change the water and how much? 2x weekly 70%. How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 3 days ago 70%. How many fish in the tank and their size? 5 fancy’s 2inches the fish involved is 4 inches. What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime water conditioner What do you feed your fish and how often? 2x daily small amounts Any new fish added to the tank? No  Any medications added to the tank? No List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Prazi, as per label 5 months ago. Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? No. They all look healthy Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Fish involved sat on bottom today not like usual self.
  9. Hello. I’m new to the forum but have a problem I need help with. I have an indoor pond tub that has been set up since July of this year. The goldfish with the problem has been in since September. I noticed a problem when she didn’t beg for food and was hiding this morning (not her usual). She has a wound with a chunk of tissue missing and a reddened tail/base of tail. The water is good with 0 amm, 0 nititrte and 20 nitrates. Water change day is today. Since this is an open top pond set up and I have cats (they have never bothered the fish) I am wondering if she was attacked. I don’t know if it’s bacteria that suddenly caused this. The other fish look good. I am going to w/c and add melefix. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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