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  1. so far , she has been eating in the hospital tank and when I saw it this morning the water was kind of cloudy and she had pooped , I emptied half the 10 gallon tank and mixed in fresh water, then I emptied half of that mix and put in fresh water so im thinking that equals a 75% water change, I added the dose of kanaplex and fed lightly again , I believe some of the eye swelling has gone down but this may be wishful perception as I do still see a little "pine cone" effect on the scales still.
  2. Understood. I shall keep you posted with any updates. going back to the heater - it was unclear. are my ambient temps ok or do I need to get a heater?
  3. ok I will add the first dose of kanaplex now. this box says that I may repeat dosing "every 2 days until symptoms disappear up to a max of 3 doses" - what are your thoughts on this? also I have overlooked the heater detail. I am in Florida, my daily ambient room/tank temp is around 75, drops down to 73 at night.... should I get a heater?
  4. I have a video of her eating a few pellets as well but I am unable to upload due to format.
  5. Hi AM, I have the fish in hospital tank . No filter just air stone , Fish behavior is somewhat normal, fish seems slightly stressed from transfer. temperature and PH differences at time of transfer were less than .5 difference I have the kanaplex as well as API general cure ( suggested to have on hand by fish store owner) please advise your next recommended steps at your earliest convenience. - Jordan
  6. Hey AM , Thanks for reaching out, I gotta level with you when I got up this morning and saw no reply yet I panicked a little and went to the store and bought some Melafix, as well at Meth Blue, worrying time may be of the essence. I have begun the melafix treatment ,but haven't done anything with meth blue, for the whole community since I have no idea what's going on. I was scared that moving to the hospital tank and segregating from friends and sleep buddies might be the straw that breaks the camels back and fully compromise immunity. my local stores don't have much of a selection which is why I bought what I bought. I did find another store in proximity that has " kanaplex" which I understand to be a nuclear option for the bio filter and will require a hospital tank or will kill all bacteria. please understand I do not disregard your advice and very much appreciate your time and effort. I just so happen to be in a bit of a " perfect storm " here and am forced to operate in these unique constraints at the time. this is the more upsetting part of the ordeal. I ask that if at all possible you might tailor your assistance to what I have readily available. this now consists of API Aquarium Salt, Meth blue, Melafix, and I may be able to get some of that Kanaplex tomorrow. please let me know if its possible with these items or if it only the previously mentioned way, or no way. I am going to hug my tank now for a few minutes, attempt to " charge" the water with love. and wish well my fish friends. stranger things have happened. thanks again, for everything. Jordan
  7. I also took out a large stone I had in the tank , this probably changed the water flow and bacteria colony , do you think this may have had an effect?
  8. I currently have on hand Salt , what more should I get ?
  9. but then again , an after thought, I have recently started feeding the fish much less , I was feeding twice a day and was really struggling with the nitrates and gunk , so I cut it down to once a day, I fed them peas one day for good measure, and then this. could the peas had been contaminated?
  10. could be the way I am reading this but I am uncertain, may I as for clarification?
  11. Thank you for getting back to me today, This news is absolutely heart breaking. I would be apt to believe that this poor fish is having kidney issues or something since the others Eem relatively fine and historically this fish is the LEAST sensitive to changes. the fish has a big appetite but I have decided to fast them all today and intended to do so for the next 2 days. the only medication I currently have is salt if that counts , I had put 7 rounded tablespoons in the tank , as I do not know if this is something wrong and infectious should I just treat my whole setup with all fish? when you say quarantine, do you specifically mean in a separate body of water or will housing this fish in the same water in the sump tank work ? I am standing by . thank you again, Jordan
  12. hello forum, long time no see. I shall spare you the details of the drama, and I humbly request your assistance despite my absence. Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level(Tank). 0 Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 Nitrate level(Tank) 10 ( I have grappled with this since startup over a year ago) Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 Nitrate level(Tap)0 Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) PH 7.5 Kh 71.6 Gh 89.5 Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API freshwater + API add on test ( kh gh etc) Water temperature? 75F Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? running over a year 75 gal + 55 gal sump for an estimated 100 gal of water What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? custom How often do you change the water and how much? one water change weekly roughly 40 Gal How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? last week roughly 40 How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 large Thai oranda 2 large telescope eye 4 8 month old telescope eyes ( born here) What kind of water additives or conditioners? tap water treated with Seachem Prime What do you feed your fish and how often? usually feed them repashy super gold once daily at 8 30 am EST , recently fed peas as replacement Any new fish added to the tank? Any medications added to the tank? 7 tsp of aquarium salt List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Noticed a "donut bubble" of swelling around the eyes, thought it may be due to injury ( had a rock in the aquarium and removed) all other fish are fine, the fishes behavior is normal , much like WebMD my reading has not sent my self spiraling out of control. Im thinking A) injury B) Pop eye , but its not the whole eye ? C) kidney and digestive issues causing internal fluid backup D) egg bound? gave a little message but nothing came out... Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Would probably pig out if I fed them but im going to fast them
  13. The driftwood has been removed, I am now considering planting grass where it was?
  14. Hello, Im looking to learn more about how to optimize my fish keeping, this is what I've got on my mind: The Tank : a 75 Gallon with an overflow box and a U- tube attached to the overflow which is 1 inch plumbing into a 1 1/2 inch hose down into a 55 Gallon Tank. The 55 has glass baffles inside that divides it into 4 chambers. The first chamber currently is open with no filter media. I was using pinky floss in the past but currently just let the water freely flow into the second chamber, which I keep some plants and a bio brick in, as well as substrate, snails, and as of late 2020 4 goldfish fry. That space overflows into some rods of bio material pumice like stone then is pumped back up to the 75 gallon. In total I manage what I estimate to be 100 gallons of water. I change 50% a week. ( someone please give it to me straight - Am I good , bad , or Ugly? because I have read so many things online and I've done more harm for myself than good at this point) I have 7 Fancy Goldfish - one apple size Thai Oranda and 2 telescope each the size of a big lemon they spawned and 4 fry survived they are now about the size of a U.S Quarter each. ( I didn't see it happen at all and I was not paying attention to my sump tank for a 2 week period, till one day from the side view I saw something move and it was a fish! ) snails, Big ( can't or won't reproduce?) and small - which reproduce but not totally out of control yet, their egg sacks seem to get eaten by fish. plants, mostly amazon swords, some java fern , anubius coffeefolia, grass- that I forgot the name of ! a single surviving ghost shrimp? ( a horrible oversight on my part and a total massacre. Many shrimp lives were needlessly lost that day. By the time I saw what was happening all that could be done was watch in horror.) a piece of driftwood a substrate made of washed and rinsed pool filter sand mixed with seachem fluorite red and fluorite black. a few stones a 400 Gallon per hour fountain pump with clear hose to return. water chemistry: Taylor Chlorine = 0ppm Taylor Ph= 7.4 APi Ph = 7.4-7.5 Api Ammonia = 0 Api Nitrite = 0 Api Nitrate = 40 - 60 ( For some reason I have had High nitrates from inception, Even when I have done 50 % water changes with RO water, I suspect that that its due to my early fish keeping overfeeding , yet even so after correcting and still doing 50% water changes each week ( treated tap water that tests with no nitrates) still barely goes down after water changes. Please help me- help my fish-puppies. Api Phosphate = 0 - 0.5ppm Api Kh = 71.6 ppm Api Gh = 107.4 ppm Tds = 150 - 180 4 months ago I tested for dissolved O2 and it was 9mg/L and CO2 which came in at 5 ppm SO... I know with water changes the blanket answer can be " The more the merrier" BUT..... right now I can only really do 1 per week. Am I killing my fish slowly and stunting the fry growth if I only do 1 a week or will they be ok? Should I run a water polisher or something with carbon to help clean? How fast does the growth inhibiting hormone build up in water and is there a home accessible way to test hormone levels? Will carbon remove growth inhibiting hormone from water? I believe I read somewhere it can sometimes remove the spawning hormone - is that even true? What happens to the poop I didn't get to vacuum ? does it dissolve? do they eat it ? is that a high nitrate factor? what do you do with your fish poop? is there any other or good use for it? I'd like to know your thoughts. - Jordan
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