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  1. Towards evening she sits at the bottom of the tank, but other than that she seems fine. I hope this is just the way she sleeps sometimes because she is eating and is active, there is no other reason to think anything is wrong. Can the absess come back?????? And what causes them, was wondering that, it there an explanation about that or do they just come for no reason. My water is fine, I do need to do a water change but perimeters have been stable just like all my other tanks. Once they are cycled they are fine.
  2. I have all the tests and have tested the water frequently. The water perimeters are fine. I have kept fish for many years. You can push the limit a little if you know how to keep the tank healthy. If you are a beginner then 2 smaller type fish are good to start with until you know what you are doing. I learned the hard way, my son came home with a goldfish and I bought a very, I mean very, small tank. Had to upgrade 3 times from a 2.5 to a 20 gallon then decided to get more goldfish and ended up with a 55 gallon. Didn't know about cycling so had to do water changes every day thanks to this forum. Thanks to this forum many people have been able to ask stocking questions about their tank and how to take care of their fish the best way.
  3. I set up a 10 gallon for my son and put 2 black phantom tetras and 2 gold phantom tetras ( they are not live bearers)with some cories. He loves the tank and bought a round airstone to go in the middle of the tank which looks nice.
  4. In my 45 gallon I have tiger barbs, gold barbs and 2 kribensis. One kribensis has been a bully and I can't find a mate that is not bullied by her. She keeps on killing them. I had 3 in there but one dissappeared so must have been killed by meany krib. The last one has no tail fin for quite some time and not bothering it. Still eating and still able to swim around. I didn't have this problem when I had kribs before, after these ones I will not keep them anymore. Sad to find one missing and one with no tail fin because one is a meany with all other kribs I put in the tank. They are beautiful fish but some are such bullies. I would seperate them but have no other tank to put her in, but he is doing fine, so hope this will stay this way. The tank is right beside my computer and I was looking in it and guess what, I just found the missing one, omg. I thought it was dead. It has no tail fins either but doing fine. Must have been hiding all this time. If I see either of them not doing well I will put them out of their misery but for now they seem to be doing fine, hope it stays this way. They are strong little fishies.
  5. She is doing fine. I broke the absess and treated it with peroxide. The lump is gone now. I put her in a seperate tank overnight with salt and then put her back in the tank with the other goldfish. She is eating fine, I still feeding her medicated food for a couple more days.
  6. Thanks for that link. Her fishes absess opened on its own, hope my fishes absess does the same. I do have medicated food, but today her and another fish have long poop, so holding off on feeding today. Will feed her the medicated food later on today. QUESTION: Should I seperate her from the other fish, so if it opens I can change water and medicate her in her own tank. I think I will, expensive to medicate a 55 gallon tank when the other fish are fine. I will add salt to the tank, some people say to have it in there all the time but I just put it in when needed, like now. I will keep you updated. Anyone else have any other info I need let me know.
  7. Just wanted to add that there is a pimple looking lump an the top of her tail and the growth is right underneath it. Could I try to pop it from the top and see if anything come out of it making sure she is in a seperate container and put in seperate tank after if anything comes out. I have heard that pimple looking like growths can pop and be cleared up without any meds, just salt and very clean water.
  8. I regularly check my fish for anything wrong with them. Today I found a growth on my redcap, attached to the underside of her tail. Check out photobucket for the photos. They will be the first 2. Sorry they are blurry but my son took pics while I had her in the net. It does not look like a solid mass, can I take it off or what to do. First time I have seen anything like this on any of my fish so I am lost of what to do next. Please help me ASAP. She is having trouble keeping her back end down and is taking extra strength in her swimming to keep it down. She is eating fine and no other symptoms. Ammonia 0 Nitrites 0 Nitrates 5-10. Have not add any new fish, same food, nothing different with their tank.
  9. I hope they have more time than that. They are so cute. I just lost my black moore I had for 5 yrs and I don't want to be losing anymore anytime soon.
  10. I wish I got more than one response, I know alot of people in here would have some advise but don't know why no one else responded. I will have pics soon, just haven't had time to get digital camera and take them.
  11. No one going to have any thoughts on this or advise. I have been waiting for a reply. The fish are doing well and eating, just need to know if there will be problems later with them, since they were in such a small tank for so long.
  12. . That is good for the fish. My ex boyfriend's son brought over his 2 goldfish since he is moving too far and can't take them with him. It was surprising to find out that the goldfish were 2 and 3 yrs old. The comet might be 2 inches and the black moore looks like it might be 1-1 1/2 inches. Of course he had them in a very small tank. He should have known better, he seen my 55 gallon for 4 goldfish when he would come visit and see his father, when we were living together. I am afraid that the internal organs being squished for so long might cause problems and they won't live long. Is there a chance, now being in a 55 gallon that they will grow some, I know they will never be the size they should be. They are used to no water changes , I was surprised when he said when the water evaporated he added more water. I said to him "So they are used to high nitrates and bad water, you could have killed them". He didn't have a response. He heard the stupid rule that they grow as big as the tank they are in. . They are doing fine with my fantail and redcap oranda, even though the fantail, Speedy is huge. He seems to protect smaller fish and stay close to them. Any problems I should be looking for. They must feel like they are in a mansion being in a 55 gallon with lots of room to swim. They are healthy, I looked at them closely no problems with infection or ich or anything i have read about or experienced with my fish with illnesses. I will take a few pics and get them up soon. Just woke up and need to find my digital camera.
  13. Lost Jezebel yesterday from a secondary infection after treating tank for ich. She had dropsy but by the time I could see what she had it was too late. I will miss her, I have had her for 5 years, she was my favorite and one of the originals I bought. Speedy was bought 2 weeks before her. Look on bottom link in the "In memory of" and Jezebel is the one in the first 4 pics. Look in "Golfish album" to see my goldfish. Jezebel and Phoenix RIP. Wanted to put links to each pic but didn't work. Just went to main page of photobucket, where you log in. Speedy is white and orange mix fantail/comet and Princess, new one, is a redcap oranda Speedy used to be mostly orange as you will notice, now she is mostly white with some orange on one side of her body. I love her color change.
  14. I will wait at least 2 weeks and then get another black moore, a larger one, because I love them so much. Will have to figure out name, it might take awhile.
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