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El Pez

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  1. I looked again and the red isn't really in circles but more just like thin red lines or streaks.
  2. I have had my ranchu goldfish, Filbert, now for a number of weeks but I bought him with a swim badder problem and was able to make him healthy again but now for some reason he has developed light red(almost rings) kind of under his skin. They look a little like blood blisters. It started when I went away for the weekend and had my boyfriend (el paz) look after him while I was gone. He said that while I was gone the algae eaters attacked Filbert and when I first arrived home I saw that they had sucked the fins (or what looks like) off the base of his tail. Then he started to develope the red blotches so last night I put him into a separate tank with new water, a little salt, and Pimafix (which is said to work for fungus, internal and external bacteria) and I just woke up this morning and he was lying belly up not moving. So I immediately put him back in his original tank which has been stable now for months hoping that will help. I don't know what to do from here or what it is that is wrong. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!
  3. The tank is a 18 gallon with him and a black moore both are young. The water params are fine but the tank sometimes has a algea outbreak. it sounds like this: Fluffy cotton wool-like growths that appear on the fish?s body or tail, fish fungus responds well to proprietary treatments. Brief saltwater dips using special brine salts can also be effective, provided they don?t overly stress the fish. Since fungus typically only affects one fish at a time, it is best to move the patient to a separate hospital tank or large bowl, which should be kept clean via frequent changes of aged water. Note: A special kind of mouth fungus is much more difficult to treat, and may only respond to antibiotics from a vet. any other ideas on how to treat or how to apply things like hydrogen peroxide?
  4. He has a white fluffy looking ball on his fin that protrudes on each side. The white mass has red blood looking dots/small streaks. We have started a treatment of 0.3% salt as a start. Anyone have ideas as to what it is and how to treat it further.
  5. Hello, I posted this in the tropical section but i'll add it here too. I recently decided to trim all the moss off the logs in my goldfish tank as it was taking over the tank and i was left with a small bucket of the stuff. I decided that i would try to create an Amano style tank (complete with amano shrimp haha). Anyways after a couple days of trying to create a moss wall and use that as the bottum of my tank and failing at it i decided to try and just weight down the moss with some of the gravel in the tank and a few well placed rocks. I was just wondering if anyone has ever tryed this or if you think it will work or not. I'm concerned the moss won't grab on to anything and just float around. Also, I'm concerned that I won't be able to vacuum the bottum due to its lack of hold to the bottum. The tank has about 11 tetras (neon/glowlight) and 2 amano shrimp and a ghost shrimp. I'm hoping the moss will fill out the bottum and start growing upwards. Pictures are coming. What do you think?
  6. I have always kept white cloud mountain minnows with my goldfish. They are cheap, like room temp tanks and are quick enough not to get eaten by the goldfish. My tank is also heavily planted w/ a black moore and a calico fantail. I also have somebody elses goldfish while they are completing their move.
  7. well he is in a tank with my guppies. I have 1 48 hour old guppy fry in a breeding box and he too is in another breeding box. Do you think melafix would be a problem for my fry first of all but for the other guppies as well? i have him in that tank because i read that warm water will help heal him plus i have about a 0.1% concentration of salt ( i know everyone doesn't agree on this but i think it might help him)
  8. I'm looking after a fish (goldfish) for a week while the owner moves but unfortunatly he was attacked during the night but another fish and his fins were ripped up. Is there any way to help fix his fins? i've moved him into a breeding box which is one of the big double sided ones so he's not too too cramped. is there anything i can do and how long does it usually take for fins to repair themselves? He appears to be fine and eating and can still swim but not quite as well. I just feel bad any ideas?
  9. El Pez

    My 55 Gallon

    It's actually 3 different peices of drift wood. I just put them together to make it look like 1 big piece. The middle piece is still pretty big though. That way, there is lots of room opened up underneth to allow for hidding spots and fun for fish to swim through it.
  10. I got 2 onion plants in my 55 gallon tank and today i read that the bulb has to be only 2/3 under the gravel to avoid rotting so i pushed the gravel off the top of them to get the proper coverage and found that it had a brown spot. Its not very big but i'm wondering if i have to do something to treat it or if it will just recover on its own now considering i've uncovered it a bit. Thanks
  11. Got 2 Bala Sharks, 2 Tinfoil Barbs, 2 guppies, and 11 and a half white cloud minnows. (one has no tail)
  12. the nooppee in my city had some of the best looking fish i'd ever seen in a store while another had fish covered in ich. I just bought a 55 gal tank from them and it seems to be alright. I guess it depends which store you're at, mine obviously had someone who knew what they were doing
  13. I got a 55 gallon tank about a month ago and i'm waiting for september to set it up in my new apartment. Anyways, i was wondering if there were solutions to the high price of gravel at fish stores. I want to get natural looking rock but at $30 a bag and needing 4 of them its a bit costly. Do big home improvement stores like home depot sell rocks like the gravel you have in fish tanks? I'm betting that they have river rocks but i want something a bit smaller that resembles the size of normal gravel. Any ideas?
  14. where is the best place to buy java ferns and moss? do the big stores have it or do you have to go look around at smaller places?
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