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  1. Thank you both for your replies. I plan on getting about 5 fish so there is something swimming in the tank. It looks so empty since the snails like to hang out in the prirate ship. I had them in my dojo tank before and they did not bother them, but my dojos are pretty big and when they swim they knock the snails around, so I took them out.
  2. I have three golden apple snails (I suppose mystery snails) in a 30 gal tank and I would like to add some fish just to have a little more movement in there. I read the list of compatible fish, but I would rather hear from somebody who has snails with fish and how the get along. Thanks for any info.
  3. Well, I'm positively baffled. Yesterday it looked like the spots were less, but I was sure I was mistaken. Looking at her today, all trace of these spots are completely gone. I mean... nothing at all left. In all my years of keeping goldfish I have never seen anything like it. Very strange...... Either way...I'm pretty happy she is not sick
  4. I would take the fish out and dab the area with a cotton swab with some hydrogen peroxide and apply a little neosporin. As far as the test kit, I would get one with drops that covers everything - nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, ph. I think drops work better than strips.
  5. I had a goldfish with a spot like that which turned out to be an anchor worm. It looked just like it. It had this tiny string attached to it that was an anchor worm. Can you look close and see if your fish has anything like that?
  6. I always salt new fish. None of them show anything unusual. The spots really do not look red, more like a deep orange. Now she is getting these spots down her spine so I'm hoping it really is just a color change.
  7. I had her about 2 years. I have a new fish in the tank for 3 months. That one was in quarantine for a month and never showed any signs of disease.
  8. I noticed my Bella is getting reddish spots, sort of a dark orange/salmon color. I don't know whether this is a disease or maybe a color change. she is about 2 years old. She acts fine as usual. [[*]Ammonia Level? 0 [*]Nitrite Level? 0 [*]Nitrate level? 5.0 [*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.6 [*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.6 [*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? drops [*]Water temperature? [*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 60 gals, about 5 years [*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? Whisper 40-60 [*]How often do you change the water and how much? weekly, 25-50% [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 goldfish, 3 incision, two 2- inch [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime [*]What do you feed your fish and how often? progold once a day, gel food, peas a couple times a week [*]Any new fish added to the tank? recent addition 3 months [*]Any medications added to the tank? no [*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? reddish spots [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? no, acts normal
  9. Thanks for all the tips. I'll repost it.
  10. One of my friends has green algae in her tank, mostly on the ornaments. it's a 10 gal tank with some neons in it. What can she use to get rid of it, preferably something that can be purchased at a LFS. Thanks for any advise.
  11. I did not know where the ask this. One of my friends has green algae in her tank, mostly on the ornaments. it's a 10 gal tank with some neons in it. What can she use to get rid of it, preferably something that can be purchased at a LFS. Thanks for any advise.
  12. I have a female betta tank with about 10 girls in it, 30 gal tank. I noticed one of them has really white swollen lips. I believe this is cotton mouth. I know this is highly infectious. How can I treat the whole tank? Salting? Antibiotics? Can the sick fish still be saved?
  13. 100% water change? Wouldn't that mess up the cycle? My tank has been bare bottom for a few years. I like gravel but I think it is easier to keep a goldfish tank clean with a bare bottom.
  14. Thank you for all your tips. I'll change the water more often and I'll get a kH test it next time I go to the LFS. This fish originally had a lot of black on him and then changed completely orange. I think he is about 4-5 years old. I hope it is just a color change. I would hate to loose him. He is such a sweet little thing. This is what he looked like originally
  15. I thought this was maybe ammonia burn, but the ammonia never spiked. The tank has been cycled for a long time and I do check the parameters weekly. Could this be some kind of fungus?
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