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  1. You're not going to be able to tell until you test again Salt can be really help for dealing with cycling stress in fish though, so hopefully your water params will be a-ok!
  2. OOOOooook, I was very tired last night and missed that, that makes me feel much better. A lot of times the Dollar Store has pure ammonia that's where I always find it anyway.
  3. Wait. Do you have fish in the tank you're trying to cycle? Don't add ammonia or anything else for that matter! It's just going to be a long road with one small fish, he just doesn't make enough waste to quickly cycle your tank. Hang in there keep up the water changes and it will happen
  4. Where was this? In the ATL? I am jealous that you got to go but I might forgive you since you posted pics!
  5. You again?! You mean getting you married off didn't keep you from coming back?! Darn it! Ok, well maybe I am a little bit happy to see you back here....ok maybe a lot bit! We missed you!!
  6. Yup it's just chlorine, you wouldn't want water without it
  7. My concern here aside from food, would be aggression quicker fish have a tendency to pick on slower fish. This may not be the case with your fish but I have seen it happen in the past.
  8. Try her on some brocolli if the peas aren't doing the trick. Just zap in the microwave with a little tank water to soften it, and then make sure it cools before you feed it. I thought the aquaclear 110 only gets 300 gph, I may be wrong but if that's the case you may want to up your filtration. Just a suggestion/thought here, have you checked the expiration date on your test kit?
  9. How odd! I am glad Shepherd is doing ok now! Just out of curiosity what type of salt were you using?
  10. Yes Metro is more effective in food, as it only really works when you get in inside the fish and suspended in water it doesn't get administered well
  11. I thought flagyl was only used as a parasite killer. I am not familiar with it but I will see if there are some others who can advise you a little better given your med restrictions. If your mystery powder is indeed bionox that might be your best bet here but I would hold off until we can get some other opinions.
  12. Right but if the fish isn't pineconing and is still eating I think that Maracyn I and II used in combination will help. Used in combination they will kill both gram positive and negative bacteria and I have had great success using this combo in the past. It's my general working method to go to the least harsh most effective method first and then move to the antibiotic foods and such if the fish is in serious distress, in this case he has popeye and no other symptoms so the Maracyn in my opinion is a good route.
  13. Ok, I think the best thing for you to do now, is a course of Maracyn I and Maracyn II used together they will most likely kill whatever it is in the water causing his popeye. I don't see any reason to think this is internal. Give the Maracyns a try.
  14. Gorgeous! I especially love the black and white one with the deep red-orange. Thanks for sharing!
  15. Looks like crumbled up fish food to me like accumulated left overs but that can't be what self respecting goldfish leaves behind leftovers?
  16. How pretty! Your pond looks wonderful, if I were a fish I'd want to live there!
  17. In the past I've seen most all cases of popeye treated with clean water and salt. It takes a little time so unless he's not going down hill, stay the course and give the water and salt some time to work. It's hard I know but time is on your side here since he has no other symptoms
  18. I this picture of my Buster. I miss her.
  19. Large water changes and keep 'em coming! Clean, clean water is your best bet here! If you have a lot of ammonia or other bad stuff in your water adding medications is only going to kill your fish, so changing out the water and giving your fishy some nice clean water to heal up in is going to be the best thing for it. Welcome to Koko's we're happy to have you!
  20. Yup Ashlee18 is correct,ich is always present in low levels. A cycle spike, a new fish introduced to the "herd", temp fluctuations etc can stress a fish and out pops an ich outbreak. You know that the salt treatment is not going to make your plants happy and have rehomed them temporarily which is a good move, you might want to give them a quick bleach disinfection just to make sure non of the ich is hiding out on your plants. Bleach is used at 1 part bleach to 19 parts water. Dip the plant in the solution for 1 minute (for delicate stem plants), 2 minutes for tougher plants like java fern and anubias. Rinse several times in clear water, followed by a rinse in dechlorinated water. Hang in there girl! We all go through rough patches with our fishy friends.
  21. What do you mean by a nitrate and nitrite level of 1? I think you should step up your water changes, 25% in a fully stocked tank once a week is not enough, you should be going for at least 50% I have heard of hard plastic plants causing fins to fray but never causing bleeding or problems with a wen. Can you get a picture of this spot? And when you say you treated it with melafix how did you go about doing that?
  22. Your cheapest and perfectly sound option is Morton's Canning and Pickling salt though now I see you are from Trinidad so I don't know if you can get Morton's salt. This is what is looks like in case that helps Morton's Canning Salt Give her at least 3 days in the .3% salt and clean, clean, clean water, popeye is generally caused by poor water quality even the slightest spike in nitrates can cause popeye in some fish.
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