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  1. The salt and the ich cure were started sometime around April 24th, and didn’t overlap with the sulfaplex which was started right after as she had a secondary infection. This was before I knew about kokos and just followed the instructions on the packages. It’s been at least a month since she’s been treated with anything and I only did prazi because I hadn’t done it with her yet and the rest of my fish are getting a prazi treatment. I’ll do everything else you said.
  2. No substrate at all. Could be possible, I fed her this morning and didn’t notice anything funky.
  3. Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 Nitrate level(Tank) 15 Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 Nitrate level(Tap) 5 Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.2 Other Required Info: Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? api drops Water temperature? 66 Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 29 gallons, 2 months What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? built in filtration How often do you change the water and how much? every 2 weeks, 25% How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 1 week, 25% How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 fish, 3.5” What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime, crushed coral What do you feed your fish and how often? North fin sinking pellets 1/day Any new fish added to the tank? no Any medications added to the tank? prazi pro List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. fish: super ich cure, can’t remember duration, sulfaplex 10 days, salt (with ich cure and sulfaplex), methylene blue dips 1/day for 5 days) tank, salt at half the recommended dose for 2 weeks, prazipro 1 day Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? little dusting of something white/yellowish Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? nothing to report Was inspecting my tank and noticed little spots on one of my goldfish. Does this look like velvet? It’s definitely not ich as it seems to sit on top of the slime coat cause I can see it sway while she swims. if it is velvet how do I treat in a planted tank? I have: salt, m. blue, super ich cure, sulfaplex, salt, prazipro, maracyn 2
  4. Its possible to do them together in certain circumstances, however with the size of your pond and the number of goldfish you are getting, it would likely be too overstocked to accommodate enough dojo loaches. Goldfish are extremely dirty and dojo loaches need a group of fish because they are social (generally at least 5 fish). I personally wouldn't keep other fish with fancy goldfish, just because you don't know how they will do together and can cause damage to each other or out compete each other for food.
  5. Will do. I haven’t done a round of prazi, should I do that after finishing sulfaplex?
  6. 2 new Chus! Don’t know their names yet, I’m thinking I need to keep the space related theme.
  7. So it’s been almost 10 days and no noticeable difference in the scales. The fin is already starting to regenerate. I picked up the kanaplex just in case. Should I finish the 14 days and then switch?
  8. It’s suggested to do both salt and praziquantel as they will work in tandem to kill parasites, here’s the procedure for new fish: If the fish you’re adding to the pond are all bought at the same time you could potentially just treat the pond with praziquantel, or do salt in the pond and praziquantel dips since it would use a lot to treat the whole pond. To do a dip you would mix the prazi in the correct ratio and dip each fish for around 3 hours and then return it to the pond. You’d do that every 3 days for 3 dips total. If you purchase the fish at different times I would definitely suggest quarantine tubs, you could just get some food safe sterilite tubs to quarantine. It’s a little annoying but it is worth it as the fish likely haven’t been treated for parasites before. Prazi is also considered very safe for fish and cycled systems. Just make sure to choose the healthiest fish, looking out for red or white spots on the body and fins.
  9. Fellow (ex) San Diegan here, just got 2 fish from Coast Gem. I do love their fish, they don’t quarantine them so make sure to treat them with Praziquantel! And def post pictures (:
  10. East Coast Ranchu is a breeder and she sells starter packs of young ranchu. She is very passionate and also has good customer service.
  11. Yeah that’s why I’m glad they offer a guarantee and treat for parasites. I think they might quarantine but not sure.
  12. Goldfish Island is an online retailer of imported fish. They are located in Staughton, Massachusetts. They do not have a store that is open to the public. I've had 2 separate orders from them, and I am very happy with my experience so far. My first fish came to me happy and healthy, she has been doing great. She did get ich and fin rot after a couple of weeks but that had to do with a cycle crash in my system. She is a beautiful ranchu and I think shes perfect. My second fish came to me with slightly raised scales and fin rot, and I was issued a refund for her almost immediately after sending them pictures. They stand by their fish and their quality and that much was proven to me as they were very concerned this happened. I didn't ask for a refund either and they offered one right away. They treat for parasites in their facilities, which not everyone does. They have a live on arrival and 7 day health guarantee and their customer service is fantastic. I know it may be weird to give a good review when I did receive a sick fish, but the way they handled the situation and the quality of my other fish makes me think this wasn't the norm. The sick fish has also been doing well though she isn't out of the woods just yet. There is always a risk when you're buying fish online, but I think they are great. I should note, I did pick these fish up locally. I will always advocate for the fastest shipping means possible when purchasing fish online, and for now, avoiding USPS shipping. USPS can take up to 2 weeks to deliver priority mail (even if you paid for 2-3 day shipping) and the last time I shipped fish through USPS it took 3 days and they both died within 5 days, one the next morning. I have seen many delays in my USPS mail and its to be expected with COVID happening. Overall, I would give them 4 out of 5 stars.
  13. Its very hard to say if a fish has been inbred. The best option is to buy from high quality breeders who offer some sort of guarantee. I love ranchus a lot, I select mine based on proper grooming guidelines for their backs, fins, and depth of their body. Try to buy smooth backed ranchu who are not too compact in size. The more compact a fish is, the more issues they are prone to, like swimbladder dysfunction. Personally, I recommend Goldfish Island for ranchu. They have a 7 day guarantee which is rare, they also stock some beautiful fish. They treat for parasites weekly and stand by their goldfish. I had a problem with one of mine having some raised scales and a bit of fin rot. They refunded me no questions asked besides needing a picture and the fish is still alive and in treatment. If you do decide to go the online route for fish, I HIGHLY recommend doing overnight or 1 day shipping. I would stay away from king koi. Both my fish from them died in 5 days.
  14. Just ordered more fish~ little moo calico and a tiger ((: I actually have been to this store (Coast Gem USA) and relinquished a butterfly moor when I moved, they have some stinkin beautiful fish and really looked well cared for.
  15. Checked again today, one side maybe looks a bit better and no change on the other side. No other symptoms. It’s really weird, I’ve never seen raised scales like this without full pineconing. To me they almost look like pearlscale pearls cause it’s only like 5 scales that are bumpy.
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