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  1. His eyes look fine now, the only thing is he’s clamping his fin a little. He’s also been fighting with himself a bit in the mirror. He seems stressed on his own, they used to shoal. Water is still fine. I’m a bit stuck now. I was planning to upgrade to a 240 litres this month but then one died. I’m now torn. I know he should be in a pond really but he’s been inside since the summer ended and it’s winter now. Plus he’s teeny tiny and would be eaten. Not sure what to do.
  2. @koko got the salt up but no methylene blue. I’ve done two days of eSHa 2000 and bought an extra air stone. His eyes seem to be clearing a bit. one of them was hollow but I took it out back when I first posted. I know that the water can go stagnant inside, I was taking it out every 3 days but maybe that wasn’t enough. Thanks,
  3. @koko Today he has white patches on both eyes
  4. @koko No ‘Here’ passed away early this morning. At 4am (dog got me up for a wee!) he was struggling on the bottom of the tank. By 6am he was gone frustratingly his tail looked a little better. In the end he was really lethargic and it seemed like he was really struggling to breathe. My remaining fish (‘There’) is the opposite. He’s now darting about and at some times seems a bit frantic, surfing up and down. It’s much harder to tell with his colouring but it seems he has some milder red streaks and tiny white edges to his tail. Both of their bodies and fins are fine. I’ve done two 35% water changes today with prime, stability, salt and stress coat. Water looks good to me and is typical of my tank. Please ignore the fact that I arranged the pH and nitrite the wrong way in the pic! I need a stand. I’m trying to do the right thing but there’s lots of info out there to digest. Have you ever used Esha 2000? It’s really hard to get hold of decent medications here.
  5. @Arctic Mama @koko Thanks both. I’m not sure he’s going to survive the night, he’s floating on his side at the bottom of the tank It’s really frustrating not being able to order any antibiotics. I’ve found some on eBay but it’s potentially 2 weeks delivery time. I now appreciate the need to have these things beforehand. I might be able to get my hands on the silver by tomorrow night but he may be gone by then. Thanks
  6. Hi @koko I can only find it on Amazon, there’s one that’s “Pure steam distilled water and .999% pure silver, at 20ppm (parts per million) - Constant Current Generated” https://www.amazon.co.uk/300ml-SilverCleanse-Colloidal-Silver-Bottle/dp/B01AKIN8PU/ref=mp_s_a_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=Colloidal+Silver&qid=1605727610&quartzVehicle=705-1272&replacementKeywords=colloidal&sr=8-15 Would that work? I’ve just added two tablespoons of API salt fish has been clamping his fins but swimming round a little more.
  7. @Arctic Mama @koko @FishyMandy Hello, Feeling a bit defeated now. I went to the shop but could only find the aquarium salt and something called interpret anti fungus & fin rot, the ingredient is phenoxyethanol 40000mg/ 100 ml. From reading reviews I’m a bit hesitant to try it. We can’t buy antibiotics on the shelf in the UK. I also don’t know if I should do more water changes to make sure the melafix and protozin is completely gone. Or to carry on with the melafix. I’ve read so many different things at this point I’m too confused to try anything. I feel like I’m making it worse. He’s lost a little bit off the bottom now. Thanks
  8. @Arctic Mama @koko @FishyMandy No I haven’t noticed any swings. I’m going to get a full drop test set and some aquarium salt when I finish work in a few hours. I don’t think we have triple sulfa here in the UK but I’ll see what I can get my hands on at the shop. Can you typically use salt with a meth blue treatment? Will I need to do another water change before the salt? I dosed with melafix last night but not the protozin since Sunday. I changed 30% this morning. Thanks, and hope you feel better @Arctic Mama
  9. Hi @FishyMandy Thanks so much for your reply. I’m really worried and confused about it, the other fish seems fine now but the affected fish’s tail is getting worse and worse. I did a 30% water change this morning with Prime and Stress coat, but in the last hour it now has a tear in it’s tail. it alternates between laying at the bottom and gasping at the top. I have an air stone and I can see tiny air bubbles in the water. I’m planning to remove all of the gravel so that the tank is bare. I feel like it’s so delicate at this point anything that touches it causes damage.
  10. Looking even worse this morning, please help the other goldfish is actually looking fine now, I don’t understand it.
  11. Hello, an update on this - it’s been suggested to me that the issue is actually an injury rather than fin rot or white spot. having reassessed my tank, there were some relatively sharp pieces of gravel and the ornaments aren’t particularly smooth. I’ve removed it now and I’m hoping that helps. I’m thinking about making a switch to sand. Thoughts and advice on this problem still very much appreciated.
  12. Please help! My two goldfish started acting differently about a week or so ago. Usually very busy foraging around, they’ve been less active. They’re still eating. There’s some hiding going on. No bullying, they are very peaceful and seem to be good ‘friends’. I noticed that both had some white clumps on the edges of their tails, though my white and red fish is worse and is getting progressively worse with red streaks. I’ve treated it with protozin for the past 3 days and am waiting for the 6th day. I’ve also been adding a touch of melafix on recommendation from my local fish shop. They think it’s white spot but I’m not 100% sold on that. The gold one seems to be improving but the red and white seems worse. Can anyone advise on whether my treatment is correct? I understand the tank is too small, I’m working on that. Test Results Ammonia Level Tank: 0 (API drops) Nitrite Level Tank: 0 (API strip) Nitrate level Tank: 20 (API strip) Ammonia Level Tap: 0 Nitrite Level Tap: 0 Nitrate level Tap: 20 Ph Level, Tank: 7.5 Ph Level, Tap: 7.5 KH: 180 GH: 180 Q:Water temperature A: 23c Q: Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? A: 70 uk litres / 15.4 gal, 5 months (I understand this is too small, due to upgrade) Q: What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? A: Juwel Bioflow One Filter plus ECCOFLOW 300 pump Q: How often do you change the water and how much? A: I do a 30% water change twice a week, one of the changes is a full clean using tank water (glass, ornaments, plants etc). Q: How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? A: 50% on Friday 13th before starting treatment, 30% yesterday (Monday 16th) Q: How many fish in the tank and their size? A: 2 common goldfish, one is two inches one is three inches Q:What kind of water additives or conditioners? A: I use prime and stability when adding new water. I’ve been doing my best to match the temperature but have just ordered a new thermometer. Q: What do you feed your fish and how often? A: Sinking goldfish pellets, about 4 each every morning. I give them a small bit of spinach a few times a week. They eat everything almost immediately. Q: Any new fish added to the tank? A: No, and I won’t be adding any Q: Any medications added to the tank? A: 7ml Protozin Friday - Sunday, last dose due tomorrow. 5ml melafix Friday and yesterday. Q: List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. A: None for the tank. Don’t know about the fish. Q: Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? A: Looks like white clumps on the tail and red streaks. Can’t see anything on the body. Q: Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? A: Both fish are eating but they are less active. The worse affected one is staying close to the bottom.
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