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  1. Hi all. I just wanted to pop in and say THANKS for the advice. I treated with Kanaplex as directed, ultimately opting to use it in the main tank after I pulled the carbon filter out. I did a vacuum and 10% change each time just prior to treating. Bob is now squeaky clean. Not a trace of red on him (literally as he's almost completely white). Behavior had never really changed much but he's perfectly fine. I assume as an adult who has been mostly white for years, he is not getting any of his gold color back but if anyone has any ideas on that, I'd love to hear. In any case, big thumbs up for Kanaflex for anyone who sees this and has a similar problem. -Dan
  2. Question on the Seachem Kanaplex. Can I use it in the main tank or do I need to set up the old 10gal tank for this? Bob is the only occupant of his tank.
  3. Isn't a 30gal filter on a 20gal tank sufficient? I'm using one with 3 media. Also curious on thoughts on how often to rinse and/or replace the sponge. Thanks to all so far. I thought that the ammonia was not a problem at that level (lowest above zero on the chart). I'll do at least a 50% change tonight and see how it looks in the morning.
  4. Hi folks. I've got a goldfish, probably a Comet, that I just transferred from a 10-gal to 20-gal tank about 5 weeks ago. I hung both old and new filters for the first four weeks. Levels have all seemed good (pasted below). A few days ago he started developing red patches around his pelvic fins and belly. I've seen this a few times before and he's always recovered, but I assumed the new, larger tank would alleviate some potential issues. Not sure if this is Red Pest or a parasite but hoping someone here will have seen this before. Here's an image: Here is the form info (I have the API Master Test Kit: Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) .25ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) (minimal) * Nitrate level(Tank) <5ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) - minimal * Nitrite Level(Tap) - minimal * Nitrate level(Tap) -minimal * Ph Level, Tank ~7.5 * Ph Level, Tap Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Please answer both brand and type. API Freshwater Master Test Kit * Water temperature? If you don't use a heater, give the the air temperature. Air Temp ~68-70 degrees * Tank size (how many gals.) - 20gal - running about 5 weeks * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? - Fluval 30 * How often do you change the water and how much? Roughly 10% per week. Sometimes 15-20% if things don't seem ideal (fish or water clarity) * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Yesterday, 15% * How many fish in the tank and their size? One goldfish - roughly 4" nose to base of tail. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? API Stress Coat as directed when doing refills * What do you feed your fish and how often? Aqueon granules - small pinch 2x/day (maybe 10-12 granules per pinch. Food goes in <30 seconds * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? Aquarium Salt added with refills. Maybe 50% of recommended levels on package. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? List all physical symptoms. Red patches as shown in image * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? List all behavioral symptoms. Behavior appears normal. Energetic, especially when fed. Surfaces when I'm near tank. Balance seems normal.
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