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  1. Do you think this will definately help my fish?
  2. PP, needed. plastic bins, check. aerator with a t fitting for dual aeration, check. thermometer, check. ammonia and ph test, check. digital gram scale, need. why is htis necessary? cleansing tools, check. area to scrub and clean, check. 2 weeks available...check. I'm doing independent study (school at home) and i just landed a job at a fish store. So what is PP. What does it do, where can i get it? also, my fish just spawned so they can't be too sick, right?
  3. Okay. Salt dips and PP.... How does this sound? I strip the 60 gallon down and the 40 gallon down too. (it's almost cycled but unfortunately i used a filter from the infected tank.) I put the fish into the 40 gallon with all new water, cleaned out everything including filter. Up the temperature to around 80. Salt the tank to .7 or so gradually. Salt dips for each of them and PP baths for 20 minutes every other day. Yes? now where do i get PP?
  4. Okay you're right. They are oligochaete. No fish have been added for....about 8 months. They've been in there by themselves. The only way i could see that something got in the tank would be plants that were added temporarily a few months back, but those are now gone. My ryukin was really really bad for awhile and would do nothing but sit on the floor and yawned constantly and had really bad streaks on his fins so I quarantined him in a 10 gallon. Salted it to around .7% over the course of like 2 weeks. I also medicated it with Parasite Clear. He seemed to get better, eventhough he still yawned and darted and the streaks were there, but at least now he was active again. The Moor and Oranda spawned while the ryukin was in quarantine and i figured the tank conditions couldnt be too bad if they spawned. So i put him back in there. but they are all still darting and yawning. What do you mean areas of whitish haze? and there is nothing coming in and out of their mouths. and nothing externally attached to them. Also, i'm moving them to the 40 gallon that is just almost finished cycling and using the 60 they are in for other fish. Should I move them now and start the 60 fresh again?
  5. I have found out that the worms are nematodes and are harmless to fish, but they still have the tattered fins, the yawning, the darting, the blood streaks on fins, resting on the ground, and my oranda often floats to the top. What do i do? Should i switch the tanks?
  6. Also. the fish yawn and dart around sometimes. and the worms are not attached to their bodies.
  7. My fish have been acting very lethargic for awhile. The water was always perfect 0 nitrite/ammonia and 10 nitrate. They often sit on the floor. Their poop is white and there is frayed fins and red streaks on them. Now today i have found small white worms!!! These worms are very small. the longest would be under a centimeter. There are a lot in the tank, but not enough to make it obvious that they are there. i put one in a small cup and looked at it closely. it has tentacle type things coming out of its body in pairs, all the way down. it wriggles around and moves but it doensn't swim in the water. it fell to the bottom in the cup. I have another tank (40 gallon) that i can put the 3 goldies in and start medication and stuff...what medication? what is this? help. should i empty this tank and disinfect it? help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. I feed frozen bloodworms, and fed tubifex and frozen krill, even tried live food. nothing happened. I'll try a 5 degree temperature raise.
  9. Okay so I've read all the how-to threads about breeding goldfish. About the feedings, about lowering then raising temperature, about sexing, about having correct ph. and I know I have 2 males with breeding stars and one female. They're all 5+ inches...they are fed well. The Ph is correct. The temperature constantly changes here so it cools and warms up about 6 or 7 degrees everyday naturally. The moor always chases her. Always. The Ryukin started chasing her about a week ago. He now has breeding stars. But with months of the moor chasing her, nothing has happened. I've heard that they will do 'mock-spawning' for a few days before the spawning. But that's basically all they do. What can i do to get them over the 'hump.'
  10. Okay i redid the nitrate test, and its 20. I guess I messed up last test. The last time i did a water change was 3 days ago. A 40% I use aquasafe dechlorinator. I took pictures and it turns out the ryukin's streaks are really really bad. I asked my mom if she's seen that before and she said she's noticed it a few months now, but it just got worse. She didn't know it was a problem. They changed the color of the first half of her tail to a reddish color. It's really sad. She doesn't seem to have any other symptoms, as you can see from one of the pictures, she keeps her top fin fully erect. She also has some red streaks on her two bottom fins and her anal fins too! What do i do?!?!?!
  11. * Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level? 0 Nitrite Level? 0 Nitrate level? 0 Ph Level, (If possible,KH and GH and chloramines)? 7.6 unknown kh and gh. Ph Level out of the Tap? Untested * Tank size (How many Gals) and How long has it been running? 60 for about 8 months * What is the name and size of the filter/s? tetra filters with 660gph. * How often do you change the water and how much? i do about a 40 every week. # How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 5-6 inch fish. # What kind of water additives or conditioners? Decholorinator. # Any medications added to the tank? No # Add any new fish to the tank? No # What do you feed your fish? Staple flake and pellet. Krill, bloodworms frozen. # Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt", bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?The Ryukin has bloody streaks. # Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, ect..? They are sitting at the bottom. Well my problem is that my ryukin sometimes rests on the bottom. She has red streaks on her back fin, and will sit on the bottom. Then will get up and swim around when i walk near the tank. I've heard about fish resting as a sort of sleep thing, i was thinking this might be it. The other two fish sometimes rest at the bottom as well but no red streaks. They swim around fast, not lazy. But just sometimes they sit on the bottom. They eat well, and play with each other a lot and there is nothing unusual besides that.
  12. That kin of treatment is ridiculous.
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