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  1. My telescope eye hit his eye on some driftwood I think. He's got a horrible eye injury in one eye. This eye is twice as large as his other one. Can anything be done for this?
  2. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 5 * Ammonia Level(Tap) .5 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5, * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? I just broke my last thermometer, but probably in the upper 60s or lower 70s * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55 gallons; been running for 1.5 yrs including 2 moves in which the filter media was preserved without any cycle bumps * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval Aquaclear 50 (HOB), 200gph and Sunsun Canister HW304B 525gph * How often do you change the water and how much? Every 3-5 days, 80% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Yesterday 80% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 single tails: Pasi 6", Aura, 7" and Kaji 8" sl * What kind of water additives or conditioners? 2 capfuls Seachem Prime, 1 capful Seachem Flourish * What do you feed your fish and how often? 1/2 tbsp of Hikari staple soaked in aquarium water every morning; variety for dinner: seaweed, repashi, frozen bloodworms, frozen shrimp or blanched veggies * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? Yesterday after the WC I added a dose of powdered prazi * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Pasi and Aura who I adopted in March of last year were treated with multiple rounds of prazi and salt at the time. Pasi was also treated with two rounds of Furan-2 for finrot at the time. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Pasi has a bright red cut on his back and lower edge of his dorsal fin * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Fin clamping and bottom sitting So I came back from a 5-day vacation Mon night and found that my darling Pasi had a bright red cut on his back and lower dorsal fin (pics below). It seems like a physical injury to me but I have no idea how he could have gotten it; as far as I can tell there's nothing particularly sharp in the tank except maybe the filter intake tubes (see full-tank pic). Yesterday (Tues) I observed him and he was still swimming around, begging for food and eating normally, so I did an 80% WC and added a dose of powdered prazi (it's been about 7 months since the fish were last treated and I thought maybe the injury was related to flukes acting up). While I was away for the 5 days, the fish were fasted, so the stress of fasting may be a contributing factor. Well, ever since then the other two fish (Kaji and Aura) have been acting normal, but Pasi is fin-clamping and bottom-sitting. This morning when I came to feed them, he wouldn't even swim up to beg, but he did eat when I put the food in. I'm thinking I might want to move him to a hospital tank because Kaji (who adores him and is almost always by his side) keeps nudging him (I think in a concerned rather than aggressive way, but it keeps him from resting). A diagnosis and advice from someone more experienced would be greatly appreciated!
  3. Yesterday I had a nice mishap after a water change. Forgot to put the intakes back on the filter before starting it up. One of my small telescope fish made it in and through to the impeller. I'm not sure for how long but i would guess (and most certainly hope) that it was only for a few seconds. He's looking pretty rough, but is hanging in there. Eating and pooping, but is obviously not very happy. He is currently in a 20 long QT with an airstone and 0.1% salt. I just want to have this here to keep track of any changes i make, his progress, and in case things should take a turn. This was right after: And just now And a crappy video. F Just a note - i don't plan to handle him anymore for pics but wanted clear shots to start with.
  4. Hello, I am a new member here at kokos goldfish forum. I created this account because, well... I have made some big mistakes, and I need help! I'm a younger teenager, and I'm still fairly new to fish keeping. Though I've done countless hours of research, I thought I knew everything you could know. That is until I stupidly didn't put a screen on my siphon, and my new little oranda baby swam head first into the siphon. His eye popped out of the socket. I was in shock, so I filled up a 5gallon tub, put a small amount of aquarium salt in it, stress coat, and water conditioner. I put him in the tub, and he seemed to be in shock. I asked on my Instagram account "ambersgoldies" what to do. No one in the fish community had a clue. I now do not know if I made the right impulse decision, but as it appeared the optic nerve and vessels were still attached, I thought the eye had a chance, so I gently put it "back" into place. After that I have left it completely alone. At first, nothing changed. Then it started healing, and looking great. I was extremely happy. Then I noticed a little dot in his eye that appeared to be blood. It got bigger and bigger, and now it's around almost his whole eye. (Note I do not know for sure if it is blood, or swelling, or infection.) he is swimming around lively, and eating, and other than his eye, he looks healthy. I am doing 100% water changes daily. He is 2 1/2 inches. I have 2 questions, 1, what do you think the red is, and 2, what steps should I now take? Thank you so much.
  5. I added a water bottle baffle to my filter this morning to entice Castor to swim about her tank more and she's already gone and torn another fin. The one that was torn when I bought her is still healing (it's been kinda long now). Should I add some Melafix to the water to help her heal? It says it's for torn fins.
  6. Fish in question: Ranchu, who was purchased on Sunday along with two other ranchu. The other two are looking fine so far. Tank size: 50 gallons. Has been running for about 2 months. Fishless cycle was completed about two weeks ago and fish were added a week after that. Filter: Sunsun HW 304B Water parameters for tank: Ammonia - 0 ppm Nitrites - 0 ppm Nitrates - 5-10 ppm Water parameters for tap: Ammonia - 0 ppm Nitrites - 0 ppm Nitrates - 0 ppm Test kit: API master test kit, drops Water temperature: 77 F Last water change: Yesterday (6/17), about 30 percent. I did a 50 percent two days before that. Current medications: Salt treatment yesterday. 3 tablespoons per gallon added. Actual problem: I noticed on Monday that my ranchu, Cadbury, had injured his bottom. I removed the piece of driftwood that was likely to have caused the injury, but I can't say for certain whether it was caused by clumsiness or by flashing. On Tuesday, I started to notice a slight white film on parts of his tail and his wen. One of his tank mates was going after his injury, so I made a makeshift tank divider because I don't have a hospital tank. Today, the film has become more dense and there are white splotches visible all over his wen and tail. He's still swimming actively and eating rather well (OSI pellets, 2 twice a day, and the occasional pea), but the outward symptoms are visibly worsening. Could someone please help identify his illness? Guidance on how to treat it would be appreciated as well.
  7. Hi everyone! So sorry I haven't been too active - all 4 of my guys are doing well in their 75 gallon tank They did fine when I was gone for 5 days for Thanksgiving (on an automatic feeder...Eheim!) and that made me feel better about leaving them when I'm away for Christmas (for 6-7 days). Over the past 2 days - right before and continuing after my latest weekly WC of 90% - I noticed that Clem and Speckle had some red streaking in their fins. I thought at first maybe the pH was bad - but all tests came back fine. Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 10ppm, and pH 8 - 8.2...which is how I have always kept them and how they like it. My plants are growing great, snails are growing like weeds and laying eggs....everything seems fine. Except that the fishies seem a little agitated. So I treated for flukes (just began prazi yesterday) because I haven't in a while, and they seemed to react to that so I thought GREAT! But today Clem's streaks have remained while Speckle's are starting to go away. What I'm wondering is if maybe Mr. B and Clem are fighting over Speckle...Pickle, Mr. B, and Clem are all males. Pickle doesn't really care about chasing, but Mr. B is BIG into it and definitely established himself as the "big man in the tank" lol Lately Clem has been trying to oust Mr.B and chase Speckle. Usually they just push her around together, but maybe he's starting to piss Mr. B off? My question is....does anyone have similar experience? And would buying another female to add to the tank help offset the aggression? (2 females to 3 males) Speckle hasn't laid any eggs yet that I've seen. Would 5 fish in a 75 be too many? I certainly do not want to take up their space. Any responses helpful
  8. I don't know how he did it, but his knee joint is completely out place and the tendon is completely snapped We noticed three weeks ago he wasn't using his leg, waited a week, took him to the vet, they got us to give him pain killers two weeks later there was no change so we took him back, yesterday he had x-rays (Cost $380 ) And confirmed the damage. Luckily the vet is associated with a company called vetpay, so we pay a 20% deposit and then pay vetpay back in fortnightly installments. So I only had to pay 80 something yesterday. The vet wants him to have the surgery ASAP, so I'm going to be working every day for the next month to try and get the money for the deposit - the surgery will cost $1638 all up. So I need around $400 for the deposit I hate seeing him like this. It's going to be crazy working so long, I'm going to be absolutely exhausted. Why must vets be so expensive I just felt like sharing, I'm worried about him and hate that I can't just say "Ok here's the money do it whenever". He is only 8 years old and the vet reckons he has a good 10 years left in him so I know it will be worth it, and if we didn't get the surgery the bones would fuse weirdly so his joint would always be kind of swollen and he wouldn't be about to use it anyway. The vet said it's a type of injury you normally see in footballlers and waterskiers, so don't know what my little guy has being up to..
  9. Oh no! I did it! When I was doing a water change in my 55gal with ranchus. I accidentally sucked in one of the lemon heads faces. I was looking down into the bucket for 2 seconds and felt thunk...resistance and didn't see anything, but about ten minutes ago I went to turn off the light and she has some uplifted skin on her head (where her wen would be if she had a wen) and under her chin (if fish had chins). She is acting normal and eating. I did do a 50% WC. I am a terrible mom.
  10. I'm depressed about posting in this particular sub topic in the forum, but I need help. -Ammonia: 0 -Nitrite: 0 -Nitrate: 20-30 -Ph (Tank): 7.6-7.8 -Ph (Tap): 7.4-7.6 -Test Kit Brand: API drops -Water Temp: 82 F (Finishing Ick quarantine) -Tank Size: 51 gallons -Filter: 2 Aquaclear 70 -Water Change: 1x a week 60% -Inhabitants: 4 in all, a Ryukin (6+ inches), an Oranda (5.5 inches), a Lionhead (~6 inches) and a Telescope (6+inches) -Last Water Change: 4 days ago: 60% -Additives: Prime, Salt @ 3% (Finishing Ick quarintine) -Diet: Frozen Bloodworms, Veggies, brine shrimp- 3 different types of pellets ranging in brands: Hikari, Aka-sai, Omega one etc. I feed them 1x to 2x a day. -Medications: Currently on Jungle medicated food for their wierd empty poop casings- I had another thread on this, it got a little worse so I started them on meds. Poop is improving. Treatment History: Oranda and Ryukin have been in the main tank for 3 months and did four rounds of Prazi Lionhead and Telescope were in a seperate 16 gallon QT where they recieved 5 rounds of prazi and salt up to 1% for a month. I transferred both the Lionhead and Telescope into the main tank where I began salt treatment for Ick for the entire main tank. Before transfering the Lionhead, and Tele my Oranda and Ryukin were having poop issues (empty casings) I upped the quantity of food and saw improvement within a week, and as how my QT with Lionhead, and Tele were up I decided to transfer them so I would only have to keep an eye on a single tank. They all did fine up to 3 or 4 days ago where they all were having the empty poop casings again despite me not lessening the food intake, so I decided to treat with medicated food for internal infections or parasites. Now onto the reason for this thread. Somehow my Ryukin damaged his mouth. No idea how, I have a small layer of gravel for them to play with but they are all small enough to be spit back out without an issue- it's the only thing in the tank that might be responsible. I managed to take a picture before my cell phone's battery died. On the left his lip is curled inward and when swimming he's chewing on it. I grabbed him and with a q-tip gently pushed out, I managed to place it correctly but when I let him loose he'd suck it back inward and chew on it. Please tell me this is reversible.
  11. * Ammonia Level: 0.25 * Nitrite Level: 0 * Nitrate level: 0.0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 7.2 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) no idea. Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?: API drops. * Water temperature?: 74 degrees F. * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?: 30 gallons, about a month and a half. Started completely with water from the established tank, and an established filter. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?: Two tetra whisper 30gallon. * How often do you change the water and how much?: twice a week, between 25% and 50% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?: Yesterday, 25% * How many fish in the tank and their size?: three. Two about an inch and a half, one about an inch /maybe./ * What kind of water additives or conditioners?: Aquasafe. * What do you feed your fish and how often?: Peas three times a week, frozen vegetarian diet. Fresh veggies/greens. * Any new fish added to the tank?: no. * Any medications added to the tank?: Melafix and Prazipro. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. About four days of Melafix, now Prazipro. Salt. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? I think you may remember the little Telescope I rescued with the really badly chewed fins. I came to realize that one wasn't just badly chewed, it had been completely eaten off and some of the scales and skin eaten, too. I doubt it will /ever/ grow back, but I want to make sure it's healing alright and not getting worse. He is very active, super at eating, loves to poke about and all around explore. So completely normal aside from this. I just want to be sure it's healing properly and don't have to worry about any infections. The injury is probably a week or so old. I'm unsure because of it being there when I got him.
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