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Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) 5ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) .25ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tap) 0ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8pH * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8pH Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Freshwater Test Kit (Drops) * Water temperature? 76F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 29g * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear 70 / Aquaclear 110 (see description) * How often do you change the water and how much? every 3-4 days * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 3 * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 (~2-3 inches each) * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Prime, API Aquarium Salt * What do you feed your fish and how often? Tetrafin Goldfish Flakes, Repashy Soilent Green, Hikari Pellets, deshelled peas (2 times a day) * Any new fish added to the tank? all 3 last week * Any medications added to the tank? Mardel Coppersafe (for Ich), and API Aquarium Salt * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Day 5 Salt, Day 7 Mardel Coppersafe * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Ich white spots, bloody eye * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Lethargic, Bottom of Tank, Top of Tank, Bully by one fish Hey everyone, I've posted this on numerous places but I figured I should focus on a goldfish specific site because people here understand more. I bought 3 fancy goldfish (ranchu, telescope butterfly, pearlscale) last Saturday and added them to a 29g tank I had cycled previously. I know the tank is overstocked, but they're all very small now so I figured I'd adjust once they got bigger. I also am keeping a close eye on the water parameters and changing water as soon as I see issues. The tank was cycled with goldfish from a friend. At the time I added the 3 new fancy goldfish I was using an Aquaclear 110. Also when I got my pearlscale, I noticed I could see red under the head and some tiny red spots near the gills, but I just assumed it was the clearness of its head that allowed me to see its organs. Day 3: I noticed my pearlscale lazy and hanging around the top of the tank. (http://imgur.com/kUmzDun) From my understanding I was not having oxygen problems because my other fish weren't near the top and my pearlscale was just chilling and not gulping air. I also assumed the Aquaclear 110 was creating enough water displacement for the fish to have enough oxygen. I had been feeding them Tetra Goldfish flakes twice a day following the 3 min rule. I was worried my pearlscale was experiencing constipation or dropsy, so I immediately switched them to a diet of 1 deshelled pea a day and Hikari Sakari Fancy Goldfish sinking pellets (purple bag). Day 4: The pearlscale began sitting lethargic at the bottom of the tank. I immediately tested the water parameters (0/0/10-20ppm) and did a 25% water change. I primed my tap water with Seachem Prime. I also noticed that the ranchu was pushing both the telescopebutterfly and pearlscale up from behind their butts. He seemed to be bullying them. Here's a video example of the ranchu bullying the telescope and the pearlscale being lethargic (https://vid.me/yEEL). Some users on other forums suggested that the pearlscale was exhausted and that my Aquaclear 110 (500gph) might be causing too much current and be stressing out the fish. I went out immediately and bought a Aquaclear 70. I wanted to turn off the high powered filter, so I removed the sponge, biomedia, and carbon filter from my old filter and placed them into my tank. I then began my new filter and also added some of the old biomedia into the new filter's biomedia. Also this day my Repashy Soilent Green came in the mail and I began using this to feed the fish. Day 5: The next day I tested the water parameters and they were looking fine. (0/0/10ppm) After seeing my pearscale still chilling at the bottom of the tank for two days straight and my other fish joining her, I got worried and went to my LFS.He suggested aquarium salt, which I purchased and added to my tank. I followed the instructions and did 1 tablespoon / 5 gallons. A few hours after adding the salt, I noticed all my fish perking up, which was great. I assumed everything was fine. Day 6: I came home to all my fish swimming around lively. I was very excited and happy. I then noticed that my pearlscale began developing white dots and immediately assumed she had ich. Here's a video of her swimming around with the dots: https://vid.me/C61H. I tested the water parameters and they were still at 0/0/10ppm. Day 7: After spending the night researching how to get rid of ich I was determined to do it naturally by buying a heater and increasing the heat while also maintaining the salt level. I went to Petco to buy the equipment and the sales advisor advised against raising the temperature because goldfish like cooler temperatures. He suggested I go to the LFS and look for some ich medicine. I went to the LFS and he also suggested not raising the temperature because goldfish like colder temperatures and prescribed Mardel's Coppersafe. I went home and added the recommended dosage (1 teaspoon/4 gallons). Later at night I came and checked on the fish and the pearlscale was now hiding behind my rocks. The other two fish were swimming around normally, but I was concerned and tested the water again. 0/0/10ppm. Day 8: I came home today and saw all three of my fish hiding behind the rocks. I once again tested the water parameters and they were 0/0/10ppm. I dropped some Repashy Soilent Green into the tank and they were all swimming around eating. At this point I noticed blood in my pearlscale's eye and that the red spots I saw when I originally got the fish were starting to spread. http://imgur.com/6tRXS8u I saw some sites that suggested it might be due to oxygen depravation, but like I said before I hadn't noticed any issues with the other fish trying to gulp the surface of the water. I am curious if my Aquaclear 70 is not producing as much oxygen as they require though. Here's a picture: http://imgur.com/jytGSSG ----------------------------- At this point I'm really at a loss of what is going on. I feel like my pearlscale is suffering so much and I'm scared I'm going to end up killing these fish. I've spent a so much money on trying to keep these fish alive on top of all my normal equipment, and I'm still willing to do whatever it takes! I check their water parameters every day and I feel like there isn't a problem with the water, but I don't know what else to do. Should I consider getting a heater and setting it to 86F like most ich remedy sites suggest? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks so much everyone!
I have a 2+ year old telescope named Chad who has had a bloody eye for the past 4 or 5 days. Chad has an intermittent swimbladder issue and I suspect he scraped his eye on something. Oddly enough, he is swimming OK today. He lives in a 55 gallon aquarium that's equipped with two filters - a penguin 320 and a penguin 350 that have been going for about 4 years and two 12 inch airstones. Chad lives with two other goldfish about the same size - an oranda and a fantail and about 10 pond snails I keep to help with the glass. I just tested the water with my API testkit and I have 0 ammonia and nitrite, the PH is 5.4, and the nitrate is 10 ppm. I change 50% of their water with Prime. The last time was this past Sunday. I feed them Omega One protein enhanced goldfish flakes twice a day. Once in awhile I'll give them an extra feeding as a treat and they have live plants to nibble on when they are hungry. Occasionally I'll give them peas. I tried Melafix when I first noticed the problem on Sunday, It seemed to clear up a little and now it looks worse. I'm worried about him bleeding so long having serious problems with his eye, I am not as worried about the swim bladder issue because he eats okay, the other fish are nice to him, and he doesn't seem to have other problems. I would love some advice, S
Hi everyone, Please be patient with me as this is my first post on Kokos. I just discovered this forum over the weekend; hopefully my next posts will be on a lighter note! I have a ~5 year old Demekin. Her water was changed last week on Tuesday. The next day in the late evening I noticed her eye was a tiny bit red. I thought maybe it was a blood vessel that popped, so I waited until the next morning to discover it bloodshot. The first 2 days I put in 2 tablespoons of aquarium salt in her tank each day (4 in total). The third day (Friday) I decided to add some Maracyn Plus because I really started to worry. She has had 2 doses so far (one on Friday & one yesterday). Her eye is still ruby red and it has not changed since then. She can still see with her red eye; she reacts when I put a flashlight near her eye etc. She seems happy and it doesn't really seem to be bothering her. Her dorsal is up, and she is very active. Her appetite is most definitely there! Her tank only has marbles & her air stone (plus the filter arms that drop into the water). So I am reluctant to think her bloodshot eye is caused by an injury, though I don't know. There is only info out there for cotton eye, but nothing for red eye. I filled out the Q&A below, these were the results a day after her water change. I can redo them today if needed... Any help would be appreciated! Thank you! Miss X Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level - [NH3 + NH4] = 0mg/l * Nitrite Level - [NO2] = < 0.3 mg/l * Nitrate level - ? I don't know how to get this reading * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) - ~ 7.5 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) - GH 8 Drops / KH 1 Drop Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Drops- Tetra Test Laborett * Water temperature? - No Thermometer but cooler than room temp (normal) * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? - 20 gallon +2 years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? - 2 Penguin Bio Wheels (150 + 200) * How often do you change the water and how much? - once a week 35% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? - Tuesday last week * How many fish in the tank and their size? - Just one fish * What kind of water additives or conditioners? - Store brand water conditioner, aquarium salt, maracyn plus (recently) * What do you feed your fish and how often? - Hikari goldfish food (I don't have the original bag anymore..) & shrimp (1-3 times a day depending if she is hungry) * Any new fish added to the tank? - No other fish in years * Any medications added to the tank? - Yes Maracyn Plus (1 dose Friday & 1 dose yesterday - 1 dose left for tomorrow) * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. - No other medication in over a year... * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? - No just her eye * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? - No very happy, dorsal up, swimming, eating etc Here is a before of her eye (from last year): This is her eye now: