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  1. No, I've had it a few years now. I tested and the nitrites were 0; nitrates were about 10, so I did a partial water change. They're fantail goldfish. He's looking a little better already!
  2. hi, I know my fish is having swim bladder problems, he's sometimes swimming upside down and I've seen this before. I have a 20 gallon tank with 2 fish in it (small). I change the water about once a week (about a 20% change). I have been feeding him shelled peas, but I'm not sure what else I can do to help him out. I just tested the water and the ammonia is 0 and nitrites were .25, so I did a partial water change. Any ideas of what else can help him? Thanks!
  3. The bubbles are on top of his fins, mostly his tail fin. Thanks! I'll definitely do another water change tonight, then.
  4. Hi, I have 2 goldfish in a 20 gallon tank, tested the water late last night and Ammonia and Nitrite were both 0. One of the fish hasn't been swimming around much. I found him stuck against the filter last night, and after I freed him he's been mostly hanging out at the top of the tank. Last week I thought he had died because he was laying on the bottom near one of the rocks, but when I checked later, he was swimming around again. I did about a 20-25% water change last week, and again last night. I usually change the water once every couple weeks. The strange thing I notice is there are little bubbles on his fins .... what could that be? Any help is appreciated, thanks!
  5. I'm definitately not able to get a bigger tank, and this one has been great with these 3 fish for years now. I don't want to chance ruining that, so can you please tell me more about upping my cleaning regimine? What is the best way to get the algae off the glass? Do I have to clean the water more often? Thanks!
  6. Thanks Daryl! I look forward to everyone's replies, and if someone can suggest a compatible algae eater I'd appreciate it (I think I did have a pleco! uh oh).
  7. hello, (If this post is in the wrong place please forgive me) My algae eater died a couple weeks ago and it's time to get a new one; I was wondering what I should know about introducing him to the tank? I have a 20 gallon tank with 3 (small) goldfish. I just tested last night and the tank parameters are great - 0 ammonia and 0 nitrites. I had the other algae eater for years, no idea what happened to him. Thanks everybody!
  8. hi everyone, My mom emailed me this question today - can anyone help us out? My fish won't eat. All the food stays on the bottom of the bowl because he's not eating it. I clean the bowl every couple of days. Should I switch food?
  9. terrific! thank you so much, as always!!
  10. hi, Yes there is natural light that gets to it every evening, and it's next to a window where I could crack the blinds if need be. I tried using a timer to have the light turn on and off, but it doesn't seem to be working properly.
  11. hi there, I'm going to be away for this weekend. Is it harmful to my fish to not have their light on for a few days (3)? Thank you!
  12. You're great thank you so much!
  13. You're welcome, and thank you so much for your reply. I will have my mom keep an eye on him (he's still at her house. It's wildly hot at mine) and to change the water daily for a bit to see if he perks up. She definitely dechlorinates and it comes out of the same tap all the time so I assume the rest is the same. I will make sure she matches temperature. The other two look great!
  14. hey there, I got some answers; hopefully these will help: Yes, that's correct. It's not bulging out a LOT, but it is definitely sticking out more than the other eye is! My mom said he is still sitting on the bottom a little, but not as much as he was yesterday. He is eating but doesn't swim around a lot. He is swimming normally. No other behavioral changes. Neither eye is cloudy or hazy. He doesn't seem to have any of these other symptoms. The only thing I would say is his fins don't seem (for lack of a better word) as "full", or "open" as a couple of the other fish's do.
  15. hi, Yes one eye is "normal" looking, but the other seems to be bulging out a lot. I'll get some more info about your other questions and get back to you. Thanks!
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