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  1. Hello, everyone! Last week, I was at a wedding where baby goldfish were used as a centerpiece. They were planning on killing them all afterwards, so I took 4 of them to try to save them. I am a first time fish owner, so please bear with me. I obviously didn't have time to cycle a tank, so I am trying to start that process. I have tested the water every day for a week now and so far, liquid tests have picked up no changes to the ammonia or nitrite levels (always 0), so I'm not sure if/when cycling will complete. Today was my first time using strips, and those seemed to pick up a bit of ammonia/nitrite/nitrate. The smallest fish of the bunch has been exhibiting strange behavior. The first day, he was perky and excited. He was even stealing food from the others. The next day, he started sinking to the bottom of the tank and listlessly floating around. I thought it was swim bladder so I added freshwater salt to the tank and started introducing fiber to their diet. I fed kale one day, skipped feeding the next, and then only kale the next day. I then reintroduced soaked pellets. He still didn't perk up and continued to act lethargic, so I turned off the air stone to make his last days of swimming a little easier. I also added 50 mL of Tetra SafeStart to start the cycling (this would be 5 days ago). He perked up immediately after the air stone was turned off and even stopped fin clamping. Two days later, I introduced a pot for him to hide in because he seemed a bit nervous around the other fish at times (other times, they all swim in a happy little pack). Then, about 2 days after introducing the pot, he started floating in the pot all day, fin clamped again. He started developing black spots around the same time (I'm guessing ammonia burn from his atrocious conditions at the wedding, with filthy water and no oxygen). And 2 days ago, he started sitting at the bottom of the pot and not even floating. He comes out for feeding times and gets really excited, but then returns to the pot afterwards. Shortly after he started floating in the pot, I added 6 extra drops of Prime, 5 mL of API StressZyme and 10 more mL of Tetra SafeStart (I added the 2 bacteria additives a day apart). I also tried just giving him ambient light in case the bright lights were stressful, but it didn't help. All the other fish are doing just great, swimming in packs, greeting me, etc. What can I do to help him? I'm so worried and I feel helpless. * Ammonia Level(Tank) = 0 (via API liquid test kit) or .5 ppm (via Tetra EasyStrips) * Nitrite Level(Tank) = 0 (via API liquid test kit) maybe .1 ppm (via Tetra EasyStrips) * Nitrate level(Tank) = probably around 10 ppm (via Tetra EasyStrips) Ammonia Level(Tap) = 0 via strips * Nitrite Level(Tap) = 0 via strips * Nitrate level(Tap) = 0 via strips * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Around 7.6 Via test strips, hardness is between 75 to 100 ppm, alkalinity is probably 20 ppm, and chlorine is 0. * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) = around 7.2 via test strips. harness is 150 ppm, chlorine is 0, and alkalinity is about 40 ppm. Other Required Info: * Water temperature? 74 degrees Fahrenheit * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20 gallon and one week (the 20 gallons is absolutely temporary until I can afford to buy a larger tank) * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Filter included with Aqueon 20 gallon tank called Quietflow LED Pro Power Flow * How often do you change the water and how much? New Tank. No regular schedule yet. Unsure how frequently to change it during cycling * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 6 days ago, 10 gallons * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 feeder goldfish about one inch * What kind of water additives or conditioners? 66 total drops of Prime (3 per gallon at times of water change plus 6 additional drops later on to build up slime coat). 60 mL of Tetra SafeStart. 5 mL of API StressZyme. 15 teaspoons of freshwater salt. * What do you feed your fish and how often? I rotate pellets, mashed peas, and blanched kale approximately every day (veggies every day, pellets every other day. I soak and mash up the pellets so they fit in their tiny little mouths. I occasionally give them a few tropical fish flakes, too, since it seems easy for them to eat) * Any new fish added to the tank? All 4 are brand new * Any medications added to the tank? None * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. 15 teaspoons of freshwater aquarium salt 6 days ago * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Sick fish is developing black spots (I believe this is from the ammonia in his previous home). Another fish previously with black spots is actually getting fading on his spots. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? He sits inside a pot in his tank all day at the bottom with his fin clamped up. At feeding times, he perks up and swims around. He seems to have a bit of trouble swimming. His front fins look very small. He flicks his tail and wiggles while swimming more than the other fish, too, almost as if he has a bit of trouble getting around. He also seems to perk up before bed or for brief stints randomly (they all enjoy nipping at my test strips and my syringe that I use to suck out water for liquid testing)
  2. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 20 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 1.0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.0 (KH & GH are usually 107.4 and 340.1) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.2 (KH & GH are usually 125.3 and 340.1) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Freshwater Master (drops) * Water temperature? 70F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75 gallons, almost 2 years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear 110 with sponge prefilter, ATI hydro sponge 5 pro with SunSun JP23 powerhead * How often do you change the water and how much? Every 3-5 days this month (had nitrate issues in Dec. with 8-10 day water changes, was doing every 7 days for a long time before that); about 80% changed (I drop water to fishes' dorsals) * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 3 days ago (Monday), 80% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 fish, 5" SL * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Omega One seaweed for breakfast (2x4" piece), Aqua Maste Koi pellets 2-3x daily, frozen bloodworms weekly * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? no * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. None yet - I have salt & Metroplex around, can get other stuff quickly (many large fish stores nearby) * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Recovering from fin issue last month - splits almost healed, yellowing/scaley look gone, one prominent blood vessel still showing * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Rainbow is bottom sitting & breathing rapidly, both gills & gulping. He swims around quite a bit, but sinks if not swimming - will occasionally take mouthful of air, then blow out a bubble. Throat/gullet area appears swollen & sort of darkish red. I took him out, put him in a shallow glass dish, held him & looked in his mouth with a flashlight, but did not see any obstructions. Not interested in food. Rainbow sitting Closeups of throat & fish
  3. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank)0 * Nitrite Level(Tank)0 * Nitrate level(Tank)5 * Ammonia Level(Tap)0 * Nitrite Level(Tap)0 * Nitrate level(Tap)5 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) PH 7.9 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API and use PH pen for PH * Water temperature? 72/73 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 29 about a year * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? cobalt and aquaclear 70 * How often do you change the water and how much? been doing 85% every other day and before that it was every 3 days. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? yesterday 85% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1, 8 inches from nose to end of tail. He is about 2 years old * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? been only feeding repshy super green and veggies (i.e. peas, spinich, beans, kale) * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? no * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. prazi in January and did a 7 day metro about 3 weeks ago in food. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? was having some of those wen white fuzz tufts about a week ago but is fine now. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc. see below Not sure but Elton is extremely sensitive to food to where I get stressed out every time I feed him. He has been periodically bottom sitting (not his usual behaviour!) since before Christmas. He will do fine for 3-5 days then bottom sit with clamped fins. Flukes and constipation has been ruled out. I have been feeding a bite of Repashy super green in the mornings. Solient green seems to cause issues. Then in evening I will do a vegetable. This lead to bottom sitting. So then I gave only vegetables for a week. Same thing. Does fine for a 2-4 days then bottom sitting. He will get better if I give him a pea sometimes. Then I went back to super green and vegs. Was doing fine and then started bottom sitting with clamped fins since yesterday evening. At about 4 this afternoon, when his light went on he is moving around again. I have not fed him. I guess he could just be sensitive to food but it seems pretty ridiculous that even after a week of just veggies he ended up clamped and bottom sitting from spinach He's my favourite and would be sad if he couldn't go in the big tank with other fish one day.
  4. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) <5 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.2 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.0 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API freshwater master - drops * Water temperature? 75.9 F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 72 gallon bowfront, > year * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? SunSun 304B, and a wet/dry * How often do you change the water and how much? weekly, 50%, clean a filter every week alternating between the two so they are each cleaned every other week. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Tues, 5/24, 50% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 5 - 63g fantail, 58g telescope, 49g red cap oranda, 25g telescope, & 16g telescope * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Prime, also use Flourish tabs under the sand for my sword * What do you feed your fish and how often? Alternating between Repashy Soilent Green, NLS 3mm sinking pellets, and frozen bloodworms, 2x day * Any new fish added to the tank? added the 16g tele May 3, just shy of 2 weeks qt (from a trusted Koko's member and we talked about recent prazi etc) * Any medications added to the tank? I have since done a round of prazi just to be on the safe side. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. No meds for this fish other than prazi. Two other fish in the tank have had MMs for dropsy, the most recent round began 4/25 and lasted 2 weeks for Franklin. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? a couple small split fins that began with some chasing behavior May 3 and haven't completely healed up, plus a scuff looking area near tail, does not seem to be raised or anything * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? seems to have started with some terrible head-standing and floatiness a couple weeks ago, and now bottom sitting most of the time. Still very interested in food. I'm attaching a couple longish videos that include the other fish and a feeding, so you can get a good idea of the general behavior in the tank. If you see anything else worrisome please let me know. Separately, I've kicked around the idea of using an internal de-wormer as a preventative measure like we do with prazi, but have been afraid of losing fish if we actually do have an issue with that. The reason I am slightly suspicious is that the red cap oranda has gained NO weight over a year's time despite being a very voracious eater. Videos
  5. Hi, My favourite guy, Sir Elton, a white oranda I got in July of last year has not been well. I have been very stressed by this. I have completed 4 rounds prazi. I had an outbreak in my other tank. All other fish are completely fine and completed treatment without issue. Elton started bottom sitting about two weeks or so before I started treating for flukes. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level Tank 0 * Nitrite Level 0 * Nitrate level 0 * Ammonia Level 0 * Nitrite Level 0 * Nitrate level 0 * Ph Level, Tank 8.2 * Ph Level, Tap 8,2 * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API liquid test kit. * Water temperature? 72 * Tank size (how many gals.) 29 gallons that's been running for about 7 months. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear 70 and Cobalt EXT * How often do you change the water and how much? 80-90% 2X a week. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 90% yesterday * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 fish, about Elton 3.5 inch body but about 8.5 with tail. a smaller oranda 2 inch (moving out so Elton can be treated in tank if necessary) * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Repshy Solient Green, NLS Algea Max, NLS Goldfish, occasionally peas and seaweed * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? yes see below, fluke treatment * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Prazi 3 weeks and week 3 one 4 day treatment of Tetra Parasite Guard (ran out of Prazi and was waiting for it to come in...all that was available locally). This last treatment of Prazi I used salt. Approximately 2 1/2 months ago or so Elton got injured on a filter intake and there was a bit of blood where a scale got damaged. It appeared pretty superficial so I did water changes and added melafix and primafix. No issues. In fact, his very long tail fins looked better than I have seen or even when I got him. There was blotchy light red marks that I now realize are more than just veins because his fins have been clear since that treatment. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? had some slime coat on his wen. Elton has been bottom sitting, especially when lights are out. He eats fine and moves about when I get near the tank. He will even bottom sit occasionally when lights are on. I know some goldfish bottom sit during treatment but I am pretty sure there is more to it, especially since I think the flukes should be under control now. Could there be something bacterial? I wanted him moved to a 75 gallon about 2 months ago but unfortunately that has been another stressor. I live in small town BC and one was ordered, then lost..then the store changed owners. Thankfully we are going to the city later this week and I will get one there. Anyway, I am going to move his tank mate out and do a big water change to get the last bit of prazi and salt out. I am pretty sure I have the following meds: Paragaurd Kanaplex Metroplex Triple Sulfa Salt Primafix Melafix Prazi Pro Thanks
  6. Hi All! Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) -0- * Nitrite Level(Tank) -0- * Nitrate level(Tank) -0- * Ammonia Level(Tap) Haven't checked yet. * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API liquid test * Water temperature? 72, Heater isn't raising the temp. I'll buy a new one. Could use some input on that. * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? Upgraded to 90 gallon, 1 1/2 months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Marineland Emperor 400 Bio-wheel, Wet/Dry Sump, While acclimating * How often do you change the water and how much? Once a week 30%, Daily bottom cleaning. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Yesterday 10 gallons. Today 40% water change with 1 tsp. of Aquarium Salt per gallon, * How many fish in the tank and their size? 5 Goldies, Body Size 3-4 inches * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? New Life Spectrum, Saki-Hikari, both sinking pellets. Repashy Gel food, Brine Shrimp, Peas. * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? 1 tsps. aquarium salt per gallon, Yesterday with 10 gallon water change. Today 40 gallons. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Treated for Ich and Fluke in their old tank 3 months ago. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Raised scales, White indented bumps on tail fins. One fish with White raised spot on face. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Telescope bottom sitting. All Gulping once added the new salt today. Here are today's pictures : http://s935.photobucket.com/user/slbradley04/library/?sort=3&page=1 I'm thinking I have a second case of ich in my tank. However, this may be something new. My Telescope Eye (Sunshine) is hanging out at the at the bottom of the tank. (Until water change today) When he sees me, he swims straight towards me. Sometimes he will swim about and then lay back down. I'll keep an eye on him. Everyone one in the tank has a great appetite. My Blackmoor had Swim bladder as of yesterday. He/She is swimming great today. I had been feeding peas to the whole tank. Fed gel food yesterday. Big mistake. I took out my Telescope and Blackmoor placed in hospital tank. I removed 40 gallons of water. I feed the other three fish. Brine Shrimp and a few pellets a piece. Then I added the salted water. I feed a small amount of Brine Shrimp to the two in hospital tank. After adding back the fresh water will salt. I then added some of the fish tank water to the hospital tank. Waited, then put the Blackmoor back in to the main tank. Then I feed the Telescope a few pellets before placing him back in to main tank. I began treating for Ich. If this looks like anything else please let me know. I am willing to change treatment plan. I just want my Goldies healthy. Thanks in advance! P.S. I'm not feeling well. I have Clostridium Difficile Colitis (Bacterial Infection). Caught from friends visiting from out of town. I've been taking Antibiotics. I'm very careful with hand washing before and after caring for my fish. I'm weak and light headed. So, this has been hard on me.
  7. * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 10ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 5ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.0 kh6 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.2 kh2 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API liquid * Water temperature? 80*F (they are finishing ich treatment) * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75g running a couple of weeks as it i an upgrade from 40b * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? AC 110 and AC70 * How often do you change the water and how much? 50% every 3 days ** just did a 50% wc yesterday when I got back from vacation** * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 5 days ago (was on vacation fish were fasted) 50% wc was done before leaving * How many fish in the tank and their size? (5) 3+" * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? They have been fasted for 5 days but usually they feed 2x day * Any new fish added to the tank? * Any medications added to the tank? .03% salt for ICH treatment since (8-15-15) * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Prazi and salt treatment 4+ rounds 5 months ago. .03% salt now for ich treatment * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? red streaks on fins, stringy white poo, loss of color * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? bottom sitting, he is eating just fine. **Note: He is currently in a 10 gal QT with .03% salt and heat to 80*F to finish out his ich treatment. I see no other signs of ich on him. When I returned from vacation he was bottom sitting in a corner not moving. His tail used to be completely black and now only the tips are black, rest is white with red streaking throughout tail and pec fins. Not sure if he is going through a big color change or not.. He is a blue oranda. I have also noticed white stringy poo in 10g QT. he will eat and swim around but for the most part he bottom sits Since he was on a 5 day fast I only gave him 2 pellets Tuesday night and 2 pellets this morning, and he swam around fine to get them This was him as I found him in the 75g yesterday Today in 10g QT
  8. * Ammonia Level(Tank) .25-.5 ppm (a little greener than .25) * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 0 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 76.8F (usually around 72-3F... it's just hot today) * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 29 gallons, 6 or so months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 2 AquaClear 70s * How often do you change the water and how much? Twice a week, 50-75% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today, partial (10% for detritus) * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2: 1 fantail 3" body length but fat, 1 juvenile oranda * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime, GoldBuffer, Flourish Comprehensive and Excel * What do you feed your fish and how often? Repashy Super Green, NLS Thera-A, Omega One blood worms (occasionally), nori or algae scrapings (occasionally) * Any new fish added to the tank? The juvenile oranda 2 weeks ago * Any medications added to the tank? .1% salt * Any behavioral changes? Bottom sitting; surface gulping frequently and then she sometimes splashes and suddenly dives; trying to kind of swim into the filter outpouring?; periodic zoning out and drifting * What symptoms are being displayed? some mild tail fraying and opaque spots on tail; missing scales from flashing from small accident and fluke treatment 1.5 months ago *Previous treatments: The salt is for the missing scales and tail problems; a few weeks ago she developed a secondary infection from fluke treatment (she had a heavy infestation, so I did six five-day rounds at .1% salt) and I treated with Kanaplex and Metroplex for 12 and 14 days respectively Meds available: Metroplex, Kanaplex, Furan-2, Triple Sulfa, PraziPro, Antibiotic food (metro), Methylene Blue, Quick Cure, Malachite Green, salt Sorry to have to write about Duchess again, but she has been bottom-sitting for three days now. Initially it was only at night, but I've now seen her doing it during the day. I went away for a day or so and came back to one of my AQ filters at a dead stop--the filter media smelled very bad, so I rinsed out everything with tank water, did about a 60% water change, and resumed filtration. The water no longer smells bad, but ammonia has gone from 0 ppm to a little over .25 ppm (I have been checking every day). Otherwise I don't know what else could have changed in the tank. Should I sterilize the filter media or is it too late anyway? From my previous threads, some of you may know that I was very worried that flukes weren't Duchess's only problem, since she has been gulping at the surface since her Prazi treatment and her tail has not healed. Her scales are also still missing. I have inserted another air stone to make the surface of the water even more agitated and have not fed them today. Vickie seems fine. Any ideas? She has only ever bottom-sat when she was sulking through her Prazi treatments and during the first few doses of antibiotics.
  9. About a month or so ago I did 4 rounds of Prazi on my main goldfish tank. I just did a water change on Friday because I felt like the fish were bottom sitting more than normal. They seemed to perk up a bit after that, but today a couple of them are bottom sitting again. There has been quite a bit of spawning behavior in the tank recently as well. So, what I am wondering is, could they be tired from that or is it possible the flukes never went away fully? I never bleached the pump I used to drain the tank or the tubing. But, I let them air dry in between uses. Should I have disinfected or is air drying enough? When the fish bottom sit they are just sort of hovering in the corner together near the bottom, but when I come close to the tank they immediately perk up and do the "feed me dance." I added a brand new canister filter on April 6th to replace one I had taken off to start another tank, but there was one left running on the tank the whole time -- also there was NO cycle bump from doing this, I made sure to test after. I don't think this made any difference but wanted to mention it. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 20 * Ammonia Level(Tap) After the filter I put it through, before the water conditioner, it is 0.25. * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 80F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 100 gallons - two years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 2 aquaTop cf400, one has been running 1 year, one since April 6th * How often do you change the water and how much? every 7-10 days, 35% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? last Friday, 35% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 5 goldfish - two 4", two 3.5", one 2.5" not including tail * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Ultimate Water Conditioner * What do you feed your fish and how often? Green, Brown, Red seaweed; New Era Goldfish Pellets; NLS Algae pellets; frozen blood worms; frozen daphnia; spinich; peas; NLS goldfish pellets; san francisco bay frozen glass worms. I feed some variation of these foods 3x a day in small portions. * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Aqua Prazi was added from Feb. 19 - Mar. 15 for a total of 4 rounds. There was a very minimum of salt in there at the time. 0.05%. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Not on most of the fish, though the fins have some small tears. But these may be from spawning behavior. See the photos below of the one fish with odd looking marks. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Bottom sitting is the only strange behavior I'm concerned about. Below is Lacey. Her tail concerns me a bit. Not the huge rip at the bottom -- that has been there since the beginning of the flukes when it tore and never healed correctly. I'm more concerned with what looks like possible specks on there. I'm not sure if you can see them, but they are more visible in the two other pics. Do these look like additional scars or something to do with flukes? Meds that I have on hand: Aqua Prazi, Metronidazole powder, quinine sulfate, dimilin.
  10. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) .25 * Nitrite Level(Tank) no test * Nitrate level(Tank) 10 * Ammonia Level(Tap) .25 * Nitrite Level(Tap)no test * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 (I do not have a high Ph test kit) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API test kids , drops * Water temperature? 70 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40B, I just switched over on 3/29 from a 20G that had been running for aprox 3 months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? One Aqua tech 20-40 and one Tertra Whisper 60 * How often do you change the water and how much? 10% daily to clean the bottom and at least 50% every 3 or 4 days * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 4/3 I did a 60% water change * How many fish in the tank and their size? two fish, one is a 10g blue oranda and the other is a 17g ruykin * What kind of water additives or conditioners? I was using API tap water conditioner, but switched to Prime on 4/1 when I found out there was ammonia in my tap water * What do you feed your fish and how often? Aqueon goldfish granules (pre soaked for a few minutes) twice a day. Pureed spinach, peas, and carrots gel food once a day( I just started this earlier this week) Frozen blood worms once a week (they just got this for the first time two days ago. * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? Kordon Ich Attack 24ml added today * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. I treated for Ich once before with these same fish when I got them at the begining of March. I treated with Ich Attack and raised the temp up to 80 for one week. This was after seeing a few spot on the Ruykin. The spots went away after 3 days of treatment and I continuted to treat for 4 days afterwards. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? White spots on tail fin and pectoral fins. I noticed that the tail fin seems to be curing under a bit and his dorsal fin is being kept pulled down close to his body * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Bottom sitting, or sitting on the plants. This just started last night. I was on my way to bed and I noticed the Ruykin sitting on one of the plants. I just thought he was sleeping and I snapped a few pictures of it. Then this morning he didn't swim up to the front of the tank to greet me, and I knew there was something wrong. He is always been the friendliest out of the two, and anytime I walk by the tank he is right there to greet me.
  11. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0-.25 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 10-20 ppm (I don't understand; my filters are completely stuffed with plants! Why is there still nitrate!!) * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0-.25 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0- 5 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4 ph * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4 ph Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 76 f * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 29 gal, ~1 year * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aqueon quiet flow 55/75 (400 GPH), other filter (~270 GPH) * How often do you change the water and how much? Weekly; 70-90% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 4 days, 70% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 goldfish, one small one medium. One small bn pleco. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Omega one small pellets, NLS 1mm pellets. Both sinking * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Tank has never been treated. Newest addition (two months ago) had a month long QT with three rounds of Prazi at .3 % salt. Kappa was treated with salt and Prazi last August, three rounds. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Seems to be turning orange. I don't really think that's a sign of illness, but i thought I'd mention it anyways. I notice what seem like tiny whispy things on his gill flaps. I may just be paranoid, but it seems like he is having trouble breathing. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Bottom sitting, constantly gasping Please help! I'm really worried about kappa.
  12. Hello all, My Oranda is Bottom sitting. I put her in the QT tank for about 2 weeks now and do 90 percent water changes everyday. My Main tank actually broke, and i'm starting a new fishless cycle on my new tank right now. Since my main tank broke I only have the water parimeters for the QT Tank. * Ammonia Level(Tank): 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank): 0 * Nitrate level(Tank): 0 * Ammonia Level(Tap): 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank: 8.0 * Ph Level, Tap 8.8, settles to 7.8-8 in a couple hours Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit - API Master - drops * Water temperature? ~72 * Tank size:12 gallons Quarantine * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? No Filter * How often do you change the water and how much? Daily, 90% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today 90% * How many fish in the tank and their size? One, ~4inches * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime, baking soda ( I have soft water.) * What do you feed your fish and how often? Hikari Gold (floating type, i soak in water for 5 minutes) * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Nox Ich about 6 months ago, salt dip * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks (not much?) * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Bottom Sitting She does come up to eat when i put food into the tank and she does swim up to me when i walk in the door. I'm not sure whats wrong and if you guys can help me out that would be great! Here is a Video of her: Here is a picture of her https://flic.kr/p/qSihNc https://flic.kr/p/qcKezA
  13. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 20 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 5 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 6.6 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Drops * Water temperature? 69 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 100 gal 1 month * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Homemade 5 gal bucket * How often do you change the water and how much? Once a week 50-60% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 6 days ago 100% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 approx. 6" * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Hikari Lionhead, NLS Thera A, peas, blood worms. * Any new fish added to the tank? Both were moved in from outside last week. * Any medications added to the tank? None * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. No treatment * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? None * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Not eating, bottom sitting, clamping. Last week I moved Ruby and Lyle from the outside deck tank to their winter home in the basement. I had already cycled the tank before moving them to the stock tank. They seemed fine outside but as soon as I put them inside they started bottom sitting and wouldn't eat. After about week they are swimming more but are still not interested in eating. This evening Ruby actually jumped out of the water which really worried me. I checked the water right away but the only thing a little off was the nitrates as you can see above. I decided to do a water change to reduce the nitrates. As you might know my other fish is also not doing well right now. Her illness started after doing a large water change. I am on well water that has a pH neutralizing tank on it. I was a little suspicious of my well water so I decided to check the pH of it as I was doing the water change tonight. The pH of the well water started at 7.2 but decreased to 6.4 when I stopped filling the tank. I am thinking that the problem with my fish might be that when I do a water change I am lowering the pH. Sorry about this long winded but I am really worried about my fish. What do you think I can do for them?
  14. Test Results for the Following:* Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 10 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 5-10 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8 Other Required Info:* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 67* F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 38 gallons, 1 1/2 years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear 70 * How often do you change the water and how much? Once a week 60-70% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Yesterday 60% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 fish about 3" * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Twice a day, Hikari Lionhead, NLS Thera+, Bloodworms, and Peas * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? Prazipro * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Last Thursday added Prazipro and salt 0.1%. Second dose prazi Last Friday salt is up to 0.3%. Monday changed water brought salt back up to 0.3%. Yesterday changed water started round 2 prazi and salt back to 0.3% * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Bottom sitting, not eating, twitchy. This all started a couple of weeks ago when I did a 100% water change. Afterwards Daffodil got very floaty and wasn't very hungry. I fasted her for a few days and then fed her some peas. She seemed to recover and was eating but still wasn't completely herself. This has happened previously as you can see in this thread from March. http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/116578-daffoil-not-eating-and-having-problems-staying-down/ Last Thursday I decide to treat her for flukes as I did back in March. After the second dose she started bottom sitting and progressively being not interested in food. In the last couple days she has become totally disinterested in food. I have tried soaked pellets and her favorite bloodworms but still no interest. I have been leaving the pellets in the tank for quite some time and after awhile she has tried to eat them but then spit them out. I have seen some poo in the tank so she must be eating something when I'm not watching. She is very lethargic and is either bottom sitting or just skimming the bottom of the tank. Below are a few sad pictures of her from this morning. I appreciate any help. Thanks.
  15. Love me some poop tags. So, on Sunday I noticed Betty with some slightly raised scales. She is now in QT. Since then I may have become paranoid, but I have been seeing symptoms with some of my other fish. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 0-5 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0.5 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0-5 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 KH 3 drops, GH 6 drops * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.2 - 7.6 KH 3 drops, GH 6 drops Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 76 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 125 gallons, up since May but seeded with media which has been cycled as of May 2013 * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval 406 (383gph) AC70 and AC110 (800gph together) * How often do you change the water and how much? Every 5-7 days, at least 75% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Changed three nights ago, about 80% * How many fish in the tank and their size? Six fish - 4 between 30g-60g, 2 around 10g * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Omega One Cichlid, mysis shrimp, Emerald Entree, greens, and bloodworms * Any new fish added to the tank? About 6 weeks ago, my two fry were added * Any medications added to the tank? No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Last prazi treatment was one round in mid-August. One round done in late May (when Plumbean was added), one in late April (when Betty was added). All fish were given at least four full rounds of Prazi when they were in their intial QT. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? No * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Blimp (the orange lionhead) is bottom sitting occasionally and I do find him yawning a bit more than usual. He is less active than normal, but I cannot call him lethargic. I have spotted some weird, thin, zigzaggy poop in several of the fish (Blimp is one, and Betty as well). Today poops are looking a lot better. I'm not sure that I've seen any weird poop at all today, actually spotted a normal one from Blimp just before coming here to write this. If anyone wants to throw some ideas out here, please do. I have a new bottle of Prazi on its way to me since I'm not sure I have enough in my open bottle. Kinda feel like the signs are leading to flukes but there could be more to it. I've been trying to get a video or pictures of this behavior, but you know what they're like when you're feeding lightly for a few days. Eyes everywhere. (I am also about to take a closer look at Blimp from above, just to make sure that he is not pineconing at all. I don't think he is, but if so I will report back with a video of that asap.)
  16. Hi guys, Haven't tested my water for a little while, so will do that asap and get the results to you. Had some issues in my tank lately. Nightshade died, possibly due to an internal parasite, but unsure. Super sad, felt helpless and still feeling horrible. Lipstick has bacterial cysts popping up everywhere (and her own D&D thread about them). Now Gumshoe is showing omonious signs and symptoms. Which is REALLY worrying, because this is the fish who showed no sign of stress illness in hideous ammonia and nitrite when a cycle problem went horribly wrong, and everyone else was bottom sitting and dying. Gumshoe is: * Bottomsitting * Flashing (is this what it is called when they quickly scrap against the gravel?) * Clamped fins * Weird twitchy movement of fins * Weird movement - seems restricted through the body * Dark colouring appeared on the top side of her body - this has been there for awhile and I thought nothing of it because I thought colour change seems quite common and normal. But now I'm thinking it might be relevant? Video uploading atm. Tank is currently salted to 0.2% because of Lipstick's cysts. All I can thing of is that the hinge on my tank is rusting, and flakes of rust may have been falling into the tank. Not sure what effect that could have. I'm going to get them out of there and into the QT asap. Could anything else be causing this? What should I do?
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