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  1. He is remarkably better. He pooped a TON and has been swimming and happy the last 24 hours. I’m in shock!! I’ve also just bought a larger tank for all of my fish just in case.
  2. I used baking soda to up it in the original tank - and it’s holding at 7.6. Qt tank is also staying at 7.6 without baking soda.
  3. Honestly I think the low pH was a fluke. Both tanks are holding steady at 7.6 for the last 4 days.
  4. Also, he seems to be bit more active today. He tried swimming to the top a few times even though he sank right back down. And seems to be trying to get to the food. Also, see a tiny bit of whitish color on his head. Could this be Velvet disease?? If so, do I stop the doxycycline or finish off that dose and then do copper sulfate??
  5. Nitrate, nitrite and ammonia all 0 in the tap water tests. redid the tests in the tank, nitrate at 10, ammonia 0 and nitrite 0.
  6. Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 Nitrite Level(Tank) - can’t remember but it was totally within normal range Nitrate level(Tank) again can’t remember but totally normal level Ammonia Level(Tap) need to test tomorrow Nitrite Level(Tap) need to Test tomorrow Nitrate level(Tap) need to test tomorrow Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) was at 6.8 but I got it up to 7.5. Haven’t tested hospital tank yet Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.0 Other Required Info: Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops Water temperature? 77 F Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 30 gallons and have been running it for 5 years What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval 306 How often do you change the water and how much? I do 90% change biweekly and 25% weekly How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? I changed 90% of the main tank 4 days ago, and 25% 3 days ago. Changed 50% of hospital tank today (he’s been in for 3 days) How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 goldfish, about 3-4 inches long (I know it’s too many for 30 gallons) What kind of water additives or conditioners? API stress coat What do you feed your fish and how often? Aqueon Goldfish Granules Twice a day (1/4 tsp) Any new fish added to the tank? No Any medications added to the tank? Hospital tank is on day 3 of doxycycline hyclate. I also have added 2 TB of epsom salt for 2 days List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Two months ago another of the fish had a red streak on it’s fin. Treated with doxycycline and it cleared up in 4 days. That fish is fine now. This fish has had Pox for 6 months but didn’t seem to be an issue until now... see above for current treatment Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Waxy bumps (pox), slightly protruding eyes, end of tail is suddenly starting to fray a tiny bit (only since moving to hospital tank), gasping for air constantly Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Stays at bottom - sometimes laying on his side. Won’t eat but seems interested- he just can’t get turned face down to get the food Pictures below from his normal tank from 4 days ago with his buddies, and the hospital tank now
  7. Oh and I clean my tanks weekly 25-75% and have a large Fluval filter under the tank. I cleaned the hospital tank on day 3 50%. He’s not eating either. Not sure if he’s not able to. He can’t seem to move much other than laying there. I tried frozen peas to see if the bigger size would be easier but he just left them alone.
  8. My goldfish is very ill and I cannot figure out what to do. He’s had Pox for about 6 months, so maybe it’s just that, but only a few spots that haven’t changed in that time. He has been at the bottom of his tank for 5 days. I took him out and put him in a small 10 gallon “hospital” tank. His buddies in the old large tank are fine and healthy. I tested the water over and over. Other than a slightly low pH the old tank was fine. He stays at the bottom of the new tank too and has been gasping for air as well for 5 days. No red marks or streaks. No swim bladder issues. His eyes seem a tiny bit protruding, but not cloudy. I have tried epsom salt daily, and doxycycline hyclate for 3 days. No improvement. Very worried I’ll need to euthanize if I can’t figure this out. He’s in bad shape. Please help if you can think of anything.
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