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JamieLu

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  1. His lips are actually the steel blue color that he has on his body as well. They've always been like that, its def his natural color. And yes he is eating normally!
  2. Ive only had him for about a year. I dont think hes that old tho he was full grown when i got him. My last one lived for 4 years as well.
  3. You can see it especially near his gill plate
  4. So we got our stimulus and tomorrow we will b getting everything necessary. I will pick up more prazi but i have some questions. Im 90%sure my betta has velvet. He has some rust color on him. At first i thought it was his coloring but it def has gotten worse. Hes in another room so havent seen him flash but most the time he rests if hes not flaring at the snails. Is it possible i cross contaminated to the goldfish? Recently ive been doing my best to sterilize my equipment but i know i wasnt when i first got him about a year ago? If it were velvet would my moors have a more milky slime coat? I finally got my microscope set up and working correctly, and figured out i have planaria in my snail tank 😒 and i prob do in others too. Anyway, i will research tonight about doing scrapes of the fish for some slides so i can b sure of what to treat for but just wondering if you know anything about velvet in goldfish. Thanks!
  5. The pimple is gone but i will take one if he gets another
  6. I didnt mean to post twice, i think i was just editing somethin but had already edited it once and couldnt figure out how to do it again. Im new to this forum so still tryin to figure it out. I did about a 30-40% water change yesterday and today my oranda had another pimple on his wen. Theyre always on the same side which is weird? Anyway, thanks again
  7. I dont have any heater at all actually. Well i have one but it isnt great, it def wont get the 75gal up to 90. Can i ask why would they need a heater in the tote? Just to speed up the life cycle of whatever they may have? I also seperated the fry yesterday and fed blood worms. I didnt consider the fish passing on something to the turtle, didnt know that was possible. I only considered it because at least they arent going to waste in a sense? And the orandas dots im unsure. I couldnt really tell. Some people on another forum said it was ich but i really dont think so. It never progressed or came back and it didnt look like salt. So ill need to get meth blue, another tote to age water while doing water changes in the hospital tank. Will all 3 b ok in a 30 gal tote for 2 weeks? Can u explain once more how to do the prazi round. Also i have tried the potato but it just ended up rotting. Someone told me i need seed potatoes. What are ur thoughts on this? Is there a certain/better way to do it?
  8. Thanks for ur advice! I did nuke the tank with h202 before starting over and tossed the media. i recycled the tank before adding anything back as well. Yes i heard duckweed is very good for them and they love it. Only the place i got my plants from in the past brought in a host of issues with it. I battled staghorn, string algae, bladderwort and even cyanobacteria. This was all before starting with goldies. So we plan to get more suitable plants for them soon when we get a better light. My java fern doesnt like the light i have either. My pothos im a bit nervous to propogate since my hubby sprayed it with a pesticide from some bugs we were having issues with. I can possibly get some more soon if i can find it. I dont really have a hospital tank that would work for everyone but i have 2 30gal totes. I have clove oil and i should have culled long ago but i couldnt bring myself to do it. I am thinking it may be wise to give them to my friend who will feed them to his turtle. U think my tap water is crappy or im not maintaining it enough? I wish i knew the amount of dissolved solids but i dont. Ammo and nitrite are in check but nitrates obviously are a bit high. I hate that my tap has ammonia and such high nitrates. I will set up my microscope tomorrow, pretty sure it came with whatever i need. And hopefully in the future i can get a better filter going as well. I really appreciate u oh and by the way yes, they were bottom sitting and not happy about the prazi. My oranda even got tons of white dots on his tail after the first time i used it. Is that normal? It wasnt ich, it didnt spread and didnt come back.
  9. So all the fry i have left are deformed, some with mouth deformities. I kept reading about rounds of prazi but yes the instructions say only 1 round is necessary. And they seemed to get stressed during treatment so i didnt add anymore. 😒 The ones with flat stomachs do eat well tho they also corkscrew swim so prob struggle a bit. I have to break the pellets smaller since some of their mouths are deformed. I have another tank with other deformed fry so i can move them in there, i just didnt want to cross contaminate any possible illness. I tend to get a good amount of buildup from the water so its pretty hard. I checked with strips in the past (not very accurate) and it was above 180 but i dont remember an exact number. I started letting water sit in a tote for a few days before water changes since the ph is so different from the tap. And i do clean my polyfil and sponge filter a few times a month in old tank water. I plan to switch out my sand soon anyway so i will remove most of it next change in a day or 2. I wanted to add some more plants as well (mine got taken out by staghorn and string algae and my goldies demolished my duckweed) once i get a new light. Mine went out and i have a crappy florescent one right now. I had some pothos in the tank as well but i smashed the leaves when i dropped my lid on it a few weeks ago. I was thinking of getting some sort of bigger floating plants until i can propogate my pothos. As of right now i dont have much money to spend on meds. That last bottle of prazi i got was not cheap. I did get a microscope for xmas. I was planning on researching possible parasites and how to check for them with a microscope. Its so expensive to treat a 75gal tank. And in the future i will quarantine. I really appreciate your help. Everyone seems ok for now, havent seen any flashing or stress these last couple days, everyone is eating but i can tell they arent 100%. I will do my scheduled change tomorrow, with a smaller amount of water and remove some of the decor and sand. I do want to add that when i kept platies in this tank i lost 3 from something unknown. They started to get flat stomachs as well and eventually died. I treated with levamisole but they were the only 3 that died or had issues. Not sure if this is relevant but just wanted to throw that in there. Im no good with diagnosis as ive only ever dealt with swim bladder or fin rot in bettas.
  10. So all the fry i have left are deformed, some with mouth deformities. I kept reading about rounds of prazi but yes the instructions say only 1 round is necessary. And they seemed to get stressed during treatment so i didnt add anymore. 😒 The ones with flat stomachs do eat well tho they also corkscrew swim so prob struggle a bit. I have to break the pellets smaller since some of their mouths are deformed. I have another tank with other deformed fry so i can move them in there, i just didnt want to cross contaminate any possible illness. I tend to get a good amount of buildup from the water so its pretty hard. I checked with strips in the past (not very accurate) and it was above 180 but i dont remember an exact number. I started letting water sit in a tote for a few days before water changes since the ph is so different from the tap. And i do clean my polyfil and sponge filter a few times a month in old tank water. I plan to switch out my sand soon anyway so i will remove most of it next change in a day or 2. I wanted to add some more plants as well (mine got taken out by staghorn and string algae and my goldies demolished my duckweed) once i get a new light. Mine went out and i have a crappy florescent one right now. I had some pothos in the tank as well but i smashed the leaves when i dropped my lid on it a few weeks ago. I was thinking of getting some sort of bigger floating plants until i can propogate my pothos. As of right now i dont have much money to spend on meds. That last bottle of prazi i got was not cheap. I did get a microscope for xmas. I was planning on researching possible parasites and how to check for them with a microscope. Its so expensive to treat a 75gal tank. And in the future i will quarantine. I really appreciate your help. Everyone seems ok for now, havent seen any flashing or stress these last couple days, everyone is eating but i can tell they arent 100%. I will do my scheduled change tomorrow, with a smaller amount of water and remove some of the decor and sand.
  11. I have already tried salt. Should i try again? 4 fish is too much for 75gal? I know i have 4 fry but they are small so didnt think it added too much to the bioload? Im used to tropical fish, these are my first goldfish so im sure u know better than me. I wasn't planning to keep the fry i have left, just want to get them healthy first! Thanks for ur help
  12. I did add without quarantine about 6 months ago and i had to treat with copper (protazoan infection) then everyone was fine and healthy only my moor still clamped every once and awhile. Then they would flash from time to time. When i added their fry to the main tank it seemed to stress them possibly and thing went downhill. I havent lost anyone but my oranda is prob the most affected, red veins tho hes had them from the get go, pimples on his wen that come and go (not wen growth) he hides frequently and missing some scales. I did treat with prazi since it says it can b used as a prophylactic. My fry in the main tank stopped growing and 4 of the 5 have flat stomachs and swim in a corkscrew across the top mostly or when coming for air. 1 have 1 fry who is unaffected. My oranda isnt showing any signs right now except missing scales. They seem the get stressed after water changes as well.
  13. Can anyone help? I feel like its some sort of parasite, possibly velvet but unsure. My betta does look like he may have it but i havent seen him flash. He is in the other room tho so i dont see him as much. I also am not sure if its normal color or not but hes not really active. And i do use the same water change equipment.
  14. Id really appreciate any help anyone can give please? I havent had any responses
  15. Results for the Following: Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 Nitrate level(Tank) 30ish Ammonia Level(Tap) 1 Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 Nitrate level(Tap) 10-20 Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.2 Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.6+ Other Required Info: Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Api drops Water temperature? 70 Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75gal over 2years What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? HOB Aqua tech 60? And a huge sponge filter (like a jumbo roll of toilet paper), unsure of brand How often do you change the water and how much? 50% per week How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 4 days ago 50% How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 adults (3 inches) and 4 babies (1 inch) What kind of water additives or conditioners? Just prime What do you feed your fish and how often? 1 per day sometimes twice but i believe the babies get swim bladder since they tend to float nose down quite a bit. I feed aqueon goldfish pellets, bloodworms, spirulina flakes, peas and sometimes spinach when i have it. Any new fish added to the tank? Just the babies about a month ago Any medications added to the tank? Copper over a year ago. Recently prazi pro and quick cure List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Coppersafe over a year ago followed instructions. Prazi about 3 weeks ago, only 1 dose since my oranda forms white spots all over his tail from the treatment so i waited a few days changed water then added quick cure since i was told its prob ich tho i dont think it was. I did the 3 day treatment or whatever the bottle said, cant remember. Then recently added prazi again (only once) since i read it takes multiple treatments and i am still having problems Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? My oranda has always had red veins in his tail, hes lost some scales (some from breeding some not) flashes sometimes tho not as much lately, he gets pimples under his wen that kind of pop when they come to the surface and hes been hiding more than usual. My older black moor has clamped his dorsal often since i got him and hides more than he should. Fantail got slightly red veins and flashes but no much at all now (shes the healthiest) and my babies swim so weird. They spiral when going up for air or zig zag across the top when begging for food. Also they seem to have flat stomachs compared to my babies in a different tank. And they float nose down when resting. Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? The 2 boys hide quite a bit but everyone eats like pigs. I explained unusual behavior above in more detail. "If copy and paste doesn't work for you, quote this post and put your answers after each question."
  16. Hi this is my first post here. Sorry its long, ive been dealing with this issue for so long. I have been trying to figure out whats wrong with some of my fish for several months now. I have a 75gal tank temp is 70f ammo 0 nitrite 0 nitrate 30ish. 2 black moors, 1 oranda and 1 fantail. I also have about 7 fry that hatched in July. Anyway, the problems started when i added my last moor without quarantine around march? Ended up getting some type of parasite to my other moor (clamped fins, milky white patches) and also the others were flashing. I treated with copper safe. It definitely helped them all and things were going well. Side note, i do 50% water changes weekly. Some of my fry should have been culled but i love them so much so i kept some. They eat fine, but have deformed tails or mouths. I put 4 of the biggest fry with the adults in my 75gal. A few of them have always swam in spirals when coming to the surface but they eat and poo fine so i figured maybe a swim bladder issue plus their tails are flat so affects swimming maybe? They all have seemed to stop growing now though and the 4 in the main tank have flat stomachs and tend to hang out around the top corner of the tank (no gasping) My moor is clamping again and my oranda hides, gets pimples on his wen and is even missing some scales from flashing tho he hasnt been flashing much lately. So i treated with prazi pro, just one dose since the bottle says that should be enough. But after a few weeks and water changes it didnt help so i dosed again. Im still having issues and i dont want to keep dumping in meds and stressing them out but something is wrong. Sometimes a few of them have white stringy poop but some days they dont. Im at a loss and all this research and guessing has me overthinking. I need outside opinions from people who deal with goldfish regularly. I have levamisol on hand and prazi as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I love all my babies and want them to be healthy and happy
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