Test Results for the Following:
Ammonia Level(Tank): 0ppm
Nitrite Level(Tank): I don't own a nitrite/nitrate testing kit, I can possibly get my hands on one in the coming week if necessary.
Ammonia Level(Tap) 0ppm
Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8 < 8.0 (closer to 8.0)
Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8
Other Required Info:
Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API High range pH kit (drops,) Fluval - nutrafin test ammonia (drops.)
Water temperature? water: 21.1 Celsius, air: 20.3
Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 30L tank, 28.7L~ of water. Has been running for just under 2 years.
What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Tetra Aquarium Power Filter Whisper 10i, 80GPH.
How often do you change the water and how much? weekly water changes, roughly 30% each time.
How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today was the last water change, roughly 30%, the time before that was Monday, same amount (I aim to do it every weekend.)
How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 fancy goldfish, roughly 5-6cm in size.
What kind of water additives or conditioners? 1. Equilibrium seachem 2. Nutrafin goldfish plus tap water conditioner.
What do you feed your fish and how often? Tetra Goldfish Vitamin C enriched flakes (top/mid feeder) twice a day.
Any new fish added to the tank? none.
Any medications added to the tank? Currently pimafix and 0.15% coarse pickling non-iodized salt.
List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.
Melafix for a couple of weeks in early September. After a break for a couple of weeks and upon onset of new symptoms I added pimafix and 0.15% salt since the beginning of October. I took a break for a week somewhere near the end of October, but symptoms returned so I resumed pimafix + salt and continuing still. (More context at the end, it a bit of a story;;)
Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?
There are white/yellowish spots/patches of various sizes appearing on their fins (currently visible on the white goldfish's bottom of left caudal fin.) The past week one morning I woke up to several bloody streaks around the largest white spot on the white goldfish with the spot itself seeming to protrude from the fin, it lessened through out the day and the blood streaks were gone by the next morning (I circled the spot that had bloody streaks in red in the pictures). I could say their fins are looking more shimmery/speckled than usual but I'm not sure if that's just their normal fin appearance. Both fish have had white spots on various fins that seem to come and go. They very first initial white spot I found back in the start of October was very white and fuzzy with a green base on the pelvic fin, I assumed it was a fungus and begun pimafix. It has since gone away but new patches continue to appear (though not fuzzy.)
Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?
They are very lethargic, they rarely forage in the gravel. Often they just float in one area of the water for hours at a time (sometimes this improves for a few days but the behavior returns eventually.) They tend to perk up around food time. Their poop has gotten quite chunky too, like long strands that bunch up together to form a ball.
Hello! This is my first time finding your forum, I've been at a loss of what to do with my goldfish for the past couple of months and would appreciate any help. I'll elaborate some more on the situation: I initially had 3 fancy goldfish in my tank. End of September/early October I noticed one of them developed sudden fin rot, I couldn't place if it was bacterial or fungal, so I began a course of melafix as per recommendation from my local fish store. He had no other symptoms besides often hiding and lethargy. This lasted for a couple of weeks, his fin rot unfortunately didn't seem to be getting better and I tried using pimafix instead, until he suddenly took a turn for the worse, started wasting, pine coning, floating upside down, even seemed to go blind (missed biting at food), and eventually passed away in early October. This all happened in the same tank as my other 2 goldfish (in hindsight I should've gotten a hospital tank.) After the passing of my first goldfish, the other two seemed to do fine for the first couple of weeks, until I noticed a white fuzzy spot on his pelvic fin. I immediately started a course of pimafix and 0.15% salt into the tank after how the same thing caused the death of my first fish. The fuzzy spot eventually faded away but new ones (not fuzzy, white/yellow blotches/spots of different sizes) keep reappearing on different areas of both their fins (typically near the edges). They seem to come and go but never fully going away, and if I stop adding pimafix/salt they seem to come back quite quickly. The fish are chronically listless and just haven't been themselves since. Their fins seem to be very shiny and certain areas seem a little speckled but I'm not sure if I'm overthinking it. Above I mentioned one of the spots suddenly developed bloody streaks for one day, I circled the spot that occurred to in the images below. Its worth to mention the fish had a stressful period over the summer, I unfortunately couldn't keep up with water changes as much for a few months (I sometimes did water changes every 2-3 weeks instead of each week.) There was also a massive heat wave that lasted about 2 weeks and their water temperature was extremely high, I tried to keep it as low as possible but unfortunately it would reach the high 30's and even as high as 41 degrees Celsius at one point. (It was not a very fun 2 weeks.) I would appreciate any help on getting my fish back on track, what I'm currently doing doesn't seem to be helping and I've been searching the internet at a loss for what to do.