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  1. I did make that Lego structure years ago. I can’t use tap water in Tampa as that almost killed Carlton when I tried to use it with water conditioner. He went completely vertical and I had to go out and buy water from the grocery store to put him in it. In the post above this one I explained how he’s resting on the bottom a lot which is unusual behavior for him.
  2. I’m wondering if I should move him back to my home town where my parents live as he’s gone downhill since I’ve moved to Tampa and can’t use the tap water here. 😭
  3. I’ve been following the advice I was given on this thread and green algae is starting to grow more. My fish has started laying on the bottom of the tank most of the day. He lays his head on a rock and he doesn’t seem to have trouble breathing. He lately has been only swimming after he is fed and then floats above that rock and then goes down to rest. I noticed that his fake aquarium safe plant was rusting so I removed it and I tested his water. I’m not sure if there is illness or age (I’ve had him for 8 years, he was a carnival fish) or part of the tank cycling. Thank you! Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) - 0 mg/L * Nitrite Level(Tank) - 0 mg/L * Nitrate level(Tank) - 5 mg/L * Ammonia Level(Tap) - RO DI water - 0 mg/L * Nitrite Level(Tap) - RO DI water - 0 mg/L * Nitrate level(Tap) - RO DI water -mg/L * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) - 8-8.5 it’s really hard for me to tell the color difference on my test kit. I have been using baking soda and replenish to get pH higher than how it starts out with plain RO DI water * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) - RO water 5 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Nutrafin test kit drops * Water temperature? 76 F with automatic tank heater to keep consistency, house is drafty In winter * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 10 gallons, 2 years running since having to empty all water due to moving houses but about 2 months since using the suggestions on this thread * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Tetra Whisper PF10 * How often do you change the water and how much? weekly-biweekly * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 8 days ago 25% * How many fish in the tank and their size? only one fish, Carlton a comet goldfish thats roughly 4-5 inches * What kind of water additives or conditioners? I add Seachem Replenish to RO water (5ml), now baking soda, and vitachem * What do you feed your fish and how often? Once a day in the morning with Bug Bites Goldfish, the majority of the years ive had him he was on cobalt spirolina. Changed to bug bites this past december and he seems to like it more * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? Not since the start of this thread * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. This has been going on for over a year so I dont remember the dates I did which but I remember how long I did them and what order. I would do water changes and wait a week or months before starting a new medication. API Fin and Body Care probably 1.5 years ago - followed directions of 4 doses for a full treatment API Fungal Care about a year ago - 2 doses for full treatment API liquid Super Ick (benzaldehyde green)- 8 months ago - 2tsp repeat dose after 48 hours then 25% change Aquarium salt in October MetroPlex - Ever 2 days for 3 weeks in december API Fin and Body Care February for a total of 3 doses * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Blood streaks in tail and frayed fins, cloudy eyes * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? The past week he started laying his head on a rock for a long time and always comes back to the same spot. I’ve never seen him rest his head on anything. He doesn’t swim as much he will float up do a half circle around the tank for a minute or less then go back to that rock. if I feed him he will get up and forage but then goes back to the rock. He seems to spend more time on the rock then swimming. In the pictures I have attached are him on the rock, then where he is in the middle of the tank is where he floats up to and then goes back down or does a lap. Quote
  4. Hi! Carlton’s had white eyes for a year now. I try to talk to him every time I feed him so he knows food is coming! I wish it would go away but I’m sure it’s permanent now. I call him my little old man lol.
  5. I changed his food back in December and since then I've seen more large particles all over the bottom of the tank. Im going to search the website for food ideas for the future! I have an air stone but I guess it doesn't get things super moving.
  6. Thank you so much! When I knocked out the poo, there wasnt any... (Ive seen my fish poo regularly). All that came out when I knocked and squeezed was yellowy-white cloudy water. Im guessing thats from the food I give him, he really likes it but it makes the water so cloudy and I can see tiny fragments of the food all over the place. I may look for a different kind after I can get the water issue back to normal, dont want to do too many changes at once. I noticed that the water doesn't flow well when the white floss isn't white anymore, should I look into a new filtration system? I had no idea about the charcoal! So basically I can just keep the charcoal in the box and just use the white floss. I am so grateful for the knowledge you have given me! Thank you so much!
  7. Wow I really had no idea about not medicating in the tank or that charcoal isn’t necessary. Why does the charcoal come in the packet? I feel like I’ve been a bad fish mom lol. So here are pictures of the filters. The whiteish one is a filter cartridge that comes with charcoal inside. The green is the biomass grid. I’m confused at which one you said you don’t change and just knock off the poo. The white filter cartridge gets almost like a green black sometimes. I never clean the green grid I leave it as is.
  8. Sorry I’m a little confused. My filter system comes with a green plastic part that supposed to keep biomass that I always keep in even during medication and then a white filter cartridge with charcoal. I replace the white filter cartridge monthly as it turns green. Should I not replace the White filter? And throw away the charcoal?
  9. Hmmm. I always take the filter out when treating with medications. I treated in the main tank. I need to replace it and will today after buying a filter.
  10. RO Water pH - 5 Nitrite - 0 Nitrate - 0 Ammonia - o
  11. I'm definitely going to try the baking soda. I know when I first use the RO water the pH was low (a little over 5) so I used a pH stabilizer to bring it to 7. This has been happening for over a year so I dont remember the exact times of medication as I felt like I tried everything. I moved around a few times from 2012 - 2016 so he was on either spring water or tap water. From 2016 to 2018 he was on tap water and he was doing great. It was when I moved to a different city and tried the tap water he went into shock. Before he was on spring water bought from the grocery store with seachem prime added. The tap water where I live with water conditioner added is too harsh for the fish. it caused him to go in shock and immediately had to put him in spring water to bring him back to normal. Switched to RO water in October 2019. Got the water heater in December to maintain water temp as one day the water dropped from 76 to 62. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) - 0.3 mg/L * Nitrite Level(Tank) - 0 mg/L * Nitrate level(Tank) - 5 mg/L * Ammonia Level(Tap) - RO water will get in a day * Nitrite Level(Tap) - RO water will get in a day * Nitrate level(Tap) - RO water will get in a day * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) - 7.5 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) - RO water will get in a day Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Nutrafin test kit drops * Water temperature? 78 F with tank heater to keep consistency, house is drafty * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 10 gallons, 2 years running since having to empty all water due to moving houses * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Tetra Whisper PF10 * How often do you change the water and how much? weekly-biweekly 25% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 7 days ago 25% * How many fish in the tank and their size? only one fish, Carlton a comet goldfish thats roughly 4-5 inches * What kind of water additives or conditioners? I add Seachem Replenish to RO water (5ml), vitachem, pH stabilizer if needed * What do you feed your fish and how often? Once a day in the morning with Bug Bites Goldfish, the majority of the years ive had him he was on cobalt spirolina. Changed to bug bites this past december and he seems to like it more * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? Yes * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. This has been going on for over a year so I dont remember the dates I did which but I remember how long I did them and what order. I would do water changes and wait a week or months before starting a new medication. API Fin and Body Care probably 1.5 years ago - followed directions of 4 doses for a full treatment API Fungal Care about a year ago - 2 doses for full treatment API liquid Super Ick (benzaldehyde green)- 8 months ago - 2tsp repeat dose after 48 hours then 25% change Aquarium salt in October MetroPlex - Ever 2 days for 3 weeks in december API Fin and Body Care February for a total of 3 doses * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Blood streaks in tail and frayed fins started first then slowly getting cloudy eyes until completely opaque * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? He used to be more lethargic until I switched to RO water. He swims a lot more but isnt as active as he used to be
  12. Thank you! I will provide the test results later this evening after work. For the majority of his life he was on tap water with water conditioner but when I moved to a different city the tap water with conditioner almost killed him (he went completely vertical, into shock) so I switched to RO water with Replenish and hes been acting normal. When you say use baking soda to add hardness is that in conjunction with the Replenish? Its good to know that the color change could be normal and that there is a chance he has cataracts instead of an illness. I had brought him to a vet who suggested cataracts but Im worried about the red streaks on the tail. When I first got him (from someone else) he had ammonia burns on him and looked really bad. I then got him healthy and now that hes lost his color, it has worried me. The attached picture is what he looked like then 8 years ago (top) and when he was healthy (bottom). He was on the MetroPlex for the recommended every 2 days for 3 weeks.
  13. Hi im looking for suggestions on how to treat my comet goldfish that i've had for 8 years. Over the last year he has lost his color and turned white along with having very cloudy eyes. His fin also has some red streaks on it. I have tested his tank using the nutrafin test kit and all the parameters including pH have been normal. I change his water weekly with a partial change. I recently switched him to RO water using the Seachem replenish which has made my fish less lethargic and now he is swimming more. He has never stopped eating. He eats the bug bites goldfish food but was on Cobalt Spirolina Premium food up until this last 6 months. He likes the bug bites better. Medications I have tried: Aquarium salt, Melafix, APR Bacterial Infection Cure, API Fungal Cure, Malachite Green, MetroPlex (metronidazole (70%)) - Nothing has made any difference so far. Attached are pics of him before (fish has color and no cloudy eyes) and now. Anyone have any suggestions?? Thanks in advance!!
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