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  1. Something messed up your cycle probably Hard to know for sure with the limited information, but massive water changes and overcleaning the filter can destroy the bacteria. Double dose the entire tank with Prime every 48hrs, this will temporarily make nitrates and nitrites harmless to your fish. Don't water change everyday especially that much. Either do small water changes daily or a big one every few days until your cycle stabilizes. Don't clean the filter for now, and if u do only rinse in aquarium water and never replace it all at once. Hope this helps! If dropsy occurs, look into epsom salt treatment and antiobiotics. Good Luck!
  2. I've only had fish in the tank since September, so I really wasn't expecting anything. The tank is 55 gallons with 3 goldfish, pretty sure after the past couple of days, 2 males(Oranda) and 1 female(Ranchu) I've been swamped with work so I have to admit I wasn't paying the closest attention this week. Anyhow, the other day I noticed her fins were a little torn, the water parameters were fine(0 amm, 0 nitrite, less than 20 Nitrate, 72 F, 8.0 PH). The other fish were fine but it looked like fin rot so I started treating the tank with Sulfaplex/API stress coat to help. Yesterday, I finally saw why she was getting beat up, in the morning, our other fish was bullying here, so I put a separator in the tank(if I knew what was happening, I would have taken out plants or separated earlier). Shortly after, eggs were released EVERYWHERE. I am not an advanced goldfish owner so I apologize for my mistakes. She has some fin tears and lacerations/missing scales on her body. I am really worried about her getting an infection if she doesn't already have one. I'm honestly at a loss for everything, so if anyone could even add me on disc/guide me or just give me tips here, I'd really appreciate it. Boba(momma) is a one of a kind fish and I love her so much, so I really want to do what's best for her. She is always super happy to see you, and tries to swim into your hand during water changes, friendliest fish ever. As for the eggs, I've added the eggs to a separate nursery 10g I had for emergency quarantine with filter/aeration. More Questions of that to come if they hatch >.< She is currently in the tank with a separator so she can rest/recover, but she seems exhausted. She'll animate if I come up to the tank and will still eat. However, I'd really like to be proactive. My first question is Would the sulfaplex in the tank negatively affect the eggs? Second Question: I am almost out of sulfaplex, should i add some kanaplex to her food with focus for a bit? ...or do you think that is overkill? I really don't want her to get an infection, but I also don't want to overly stress her. Here is a pic of her fins. Less Important Just Curious Question: wth does a panda oranda and a calico ranchu make? Please help! Thanks for your time!
  3. Alright, Thanks so much for the info! Should I start doing only tap in small water changes daily? Idk if a fish can be shocked from switching from the mix to pure tap?
  4. Really, you think even a mix with conditioned Tap could be bad for them? Hmm maybe I should start just adding conditioned tap only 😅. Thanks. I just really want her to be happy.
  5. Hello everyone! I hope I am posting in the right area. I got a 4 inch Ranchu yesterday and she keeps swimming up to the top of my tank to eat the bubbles made from the filter. She does this randomly and will go short periods of time scouring the bottom without going to the top. I really worry about her gulping air because they are prone to swim bladder issues and it makes me think there is something wrong(not oxygenated enough, some parameter is off/disease). My tank is a 55 gallon with two different filters. One is a pretty standard off the back and the other is an off the back that is set up kind of like a cannister(sponge, filter floss, biomedia). I seeded the tank with filter media from an established tank, and I didn't add the ranchu until nitrates showed with ammonia and nitrite being 0. I live in Vegas and the tap PH is 8.2-8.4 and the water is extremely hard(leaves white residue on everything) so I use an R0 mix for better water conditions. 50Ro/50Tap. It barely brings the PH under 8(7.8-8). I treated the water with SeaChem Prime some Microbe-life special blend right before adding. The Ammonia might have spiked since a goldfish is a bigger bioload than what it was cycled with. The current ammonia seems to be 0 - 0.25 ppm from the test Nitrite is 0, and the Nitrate is 5 ppm. I've taken a couple inches off the top to see if the waterfall will help. Am I overreacting or do you guys have any idea what's wrong/any suggestions? Any help I greatly appreciate. Thanks! Other info: Temp is generally around 74 Main Filter: MarineLand Penguin 350 BioWheel Second Filter(Sponge, Floss, BioMedia(rocks)): TopFin Power Filter 75 Last Water Change: Yesterday 15% percent water change before adding fish Fish will eat and is acting normal otherwise. Food: Hikari Lionhead. She has been lightly fed as to avoid an ammonia spike.
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