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  1. Hey guys, first time on this forum. I’m usually a monster fish keeper so don’t really keep goldfish, however, recently got a tank for free and it came with 3 goldfish. Generally a goldfish noob, except I keep planted tanks and other large tanks so I’m sure I can provide them a good home. Long story short, after picking up the fish, found there were some white fleshy like bumps on 2/3 goldfish (one on body and other on gill plate. Any tips on what this is, whether it’s contagious, how to treat. Currently just doing daily water changes to keep tank pristine and will probably add a bit of salt to help it. Thanks in advance, hopefully I can become a more prevalent member on this forum and keep more goldfish because I absolutely love their goofy appearance :).
  2. This almost clear bubble started out very tiny and 3 days later this is where we're at....HELP..Other than this bubble my fish is totally fine at the moment.. what do I need to do??
  3. I seem to have gotten myself into a bit of a pickle by taking on some sick goldies. I have a black moor and a fantail in a 20g (I'm aware this is too small but they're only 2in at the moment and I'm looking for something bigger) with 2 sponge filters and an internal filter. Surprisingly, my water quality is pretty good, I do an 80-90% w/c every 5 days. When I first got them, they were suspected to have gill flukes and I treated them for it with praziquantel. However, they still gasp at the surface. Over the past few weeks, I've noticed that their poop has turned clear/white- I feed them soaked saki hikari purple bag as a staple and peas before I do a w/c. I'm pretty new to this hobby and have found out that white poop can sometimes be a sign of internal parasites. Would it be wise to medicate their food with praziquantel? If so, what dosage should I use? Other than the gasping at the surface and white poop they seem fine and still love their food. Any advice would be accepted as I don't want to end up losing the little guys. Thank you in advance.
  4. hey everyone, my fish has been acting strange as of late. for a while he was just acting quiet and stressed out so i just decided to leave him alone in fear of adding to the stress. he wasn’t eating for a couple of days so i reduced the amount i was feeding him. he started acting a bit more social so i started to feed him his usual amount. i noticed that he was struggling to swim and he wasn’t moving his tail fin often so i investigated. i found the strange white/pinkish lines across his tail. i couldn’t seem to find anything like this while searching online. i apologise if i gave an unnecessary amount of information, but i wanted to give the full story. it’s also worth mentioning that his tank mate died of strange, unknown causes before he became timid and stressed. when the other fish died his. usually black and gold body was white and pink. the now dead fish made a habit of eating pebbles and i’m not sure if that was related to his death.
  5. I have previously treated the pond with blagdon fungus and bacteria treatment but the sore still hasn’t healed. Can anyone tell me what this disease is and how to cure it? many thanks
  6. Hi, Everyone... Need your help... Please check the videos attached. My orange head (white body ) goldfish is not swimming well. I got it delivered 2 weeks back. but from day one it is showing these wrong swim signs. but I saw the video from the shopkeeper in which it is swimming well. My water is always clean and all other water measurements are in control. Can someone help me with some valuable suggestions to get back my goldfish health? Thanks & Regards, Venkata Nallala. IMG_4025[1].MOV video-1505232683.mp4
  7. I woke up this morning to two of my fish dead. i did not see any signs of illness on the other fish AND I had to go to work. When I came home all the rest of the fish were dead. They had developed a kind of white film on their bodies [see pictures]. The water parameters were all fine and I've never had this happen before. The ONLY new addition to this tank was an oranda from Petsmart that I added about 1 week ago and aquaponic stones from Petco for the Pothos i have growing on top. I did not see any ich marks or anything telling of disease leading up to this. The fish were eating and behaving normally.
  8. Gizmo is a 2 year old blackmoor and she has been suffering from a bad case of popeye for almost three weeks, as well as a swim bladder issue. Both appeared around the same time. She is in a 55 gallon tank with her brothers, pearl scale and an oranda. The water has always been pristine and I spend a lot of time taking care of them. Gizmo has been in isolation for two weeks, with a round of erythromycin for five days, it did nothing. I then used Tetracycline for the last six days, and I thought it was clearing up but I just found her laying on her side and breathing heavy at the bottom. I got her in the big tank thinking she needed oxygen and she is swimming okay but her eye is huge, and she keeps returning to floating on her back at the bottom. I am so desperate for some advice. Thank you .
  9. Hi, looking for some help for my yellow goldfish... A sore on its side appeared today, there appears to be a couple of scales missing, a pink mark of about 3mm in diameter, the surrounding scales are discoloured black, any ideas if it is an injury or something more sinister? It's in a 42 gallon tank with 3 other goldfish and 4 zebra danios, 25% water changes every 2 weeks using rainwater. https://www.dropbox.com/s/uj6gc3gjohasaun/Yellow.jpeg?dl=0
  10. My red cap oranda has black on it's wen. I've had him for over 2 weeks now and the black appeared 4 days ago. He is eating and acting fine. Is in a 65 gallon tank with 2 other fancy goldfish bought the same day, same petstore. The others show no signs. tank cycled and water perfect: ph: 7,6 ; nitrite: 0; nitrate: 0; ammonia: 0; temp : 21 degrees celcius 60% water changes every 5 days Photo of goldfish
  11. I was posting pictures of my new baby fry over on the new members forum, when someone informed me that my white and orange fry, Asimov, was "clamping his fins", and that could be a sign of health issues. So I've come here to ask if anyone can identify what may be wrong with him. Pictures below.
  12. Hey all, Today I came home and noticed my butterfly telescope swimming around weird and looking like she was getting pushed around by the current of my filter. I was standing far away and I'm not 100% sure but I think I saw her get sucked rip up against the filter and get stuck for a second. Basic Background: I got 3 fish and two of them (including the butterfly telescope) were quarantined together and another was quarantined by itself. For 2.5 weeks I had both tanks at .3% salinity. My tanks weren't cycled so I was doing daily water changes too. After this, I proceeded to do 2 weeks/cycles of Prazi treatment for both tanks. After 2 cycles I did a big water change and added all 3 fish together. I continued to do Prazi treatments for an additional 2 cycles. Seeing how the fish seemed perfectly fine and normal, I decided to finally add my tank decorations, sand substrate and rocks. I also cleaned out my filter (in old tank water) and readded my carbonated filter. I tested my water on Monday and noticed the tank seemed to have slightly uncycled. The Ammonia was at .25ppm and so was the Nitrite. I did a 70% water change that day. Today is the first time I noticed any unusual behavior, and I once again tested my tank and it was at .25ppm and so was the nitrite. The other two fish seem fine, but the butterfly telescope seems to be out of whack. Here's a video of her swimming sideways and upside down. Notice her top fin looks a little limp. https://vid.me/2QqB * Ammonia Level(Tank): .25ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank): .25ppm * Nitrate level(Tank): 0ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap): .25ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap): 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tap): 0ppm * 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 Test Kit Liquid * Water temperature: 78F * 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 (300gph) * How often do you change the water and how much: Twice a week (50-60%) * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change: Yesterday (70%) * How many fish in the tank and their size: 2.5" Ranchu, 2.5" Telescope Butterfly, 1.5" Ryukin * What kind of water additives or conditioners: Seachem Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often: Twice daily (Hikari Sinking Pellets) * Any new fish added to the tank: All three were purchased within the past 2 months (see description above) * 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: See description above * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus: Dorsal fin not erect * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.: Looking like it is exerting a lot of energy to swim, swimming sideways/upside down (see video) Thanks for any help. I appreciate it.
  13. I'm not really sure what's been up with my Ranchu as of late. I will start off by the initial problem I am concerned about. We've had the fish for about six months now. A few weeks ago, one of his eyes became cloudy (as seen in the pictures), but now the other one has developed this problem a few days ago and both the eyes are like this now. My other two fish (a fantail and a black moor) are perfectly fine, but he often eats quite a bit and ingests a lot of air. Now I have tried everything from the pea to the sinking pellets, and then he seems fine for a few days and then goes back to the floating again. We feed them a varied diet such as: brine shrimp, bloodworms, peas, and then pellets. I am wondering if these two problems are linked? I have done endless amounts of research but can't pinpoint the exact problem he has. He has an appetite and looks healthy aside from those two issues. There is zero ammonia in the tank and the pH levels are on point. Weekly water changes are done. Can anyone give me pointers on what this could be?Thank you so much! Also, to treat this should I separate him from the others? What treatments can I do for him?
  14. Hi, I needs me some help please, pretty please! Im not sure if I am dealing with neon tetra disease. I have filled out the form as much as I can tonight, I will get the tank parameter levels tomorrow when I do the water change. I cant upload a video, but here are some pictures. They are not good quality, but the best I could get, they move too fast! This is the only other new thing I have added in the last three days http://www.aquaticsupplies.com.au/exo-terra-moss-ball-clarity-and-odour-control.html Test Results for the Following: Sorry cant get these for you till tomorrow morning, but have added in what I can for the moment.* Ammonia Level (tank): * Nitrite Level (tank) * Nitrate level (Tank) * Ammonia Level (Tap): * Nitrite Level (Tap) * Nitrate level (Tap) * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Townwater: This usually sits between 8.0 and 8.4 gh170, kh125, use prime and don't have test kit for chloramines. Our rainwater: usually sits below ph6, gh10 and kh30 Tank information:* Brand of test kit (drops or strips): API freshwater master test kit * Filter name and size (GPH/LPH) Its an internal powerhead? 1500Lph with overhead sump * Additives and conditioners: prime * Water temperature (With or without heater- please specify): heater, 27 degrees celcius * Last water change date: 80% change 26 April * Tank size (Gallons or litres): 100L or around 25gal? * Fish in the tank (species and number): 16 neon tetras, 2 male guppies, 4 female guppies (gravid), 2 BN plecos 1inch each aprox *What is your water change schedule? Like how much and how often? 60-80% once a week minimum, keep the ammonia at less than 0.2ppm (tank is just getting over a cycling bump) * Any new fish added into the tank: they are all new fish. Ive had them just under two weeks. They came from two separate petshops. There were also 8 sailfin mollies and 3 bumble bee gobies in the tank, but they have been rehomed before last water change -If Yes: Were they quarantined? No QT. Was going to treat whole tank as QT -If Yes: Quarantine period and process (meds added): * List prior health issues in tank: Unknowingly overstocked, which has now been reduced. * Medications previously added to the tank: None * Medications on hand: Aquarium salt, Blue planet fluke and tapeworm tablets, wardleys promethyasul, kanaplex, blue planet trisulfide tablets. Affected fish information: * Diet- brand and amount/duration of feeding: Aqua one tropical flakes, about the size of my little finger nail crushed to small pieces and sprinkled on top of tank water twice a day, one Aquaone Vege wafer twice a day, Zuchinni twice a week for BN plecos * Any unusual behaviour such as nipping, bottom sitting, etc: Tetras nipping each other like they are fighting tail to nose spining, no bottom sitting, not exactly schooling properly, they seem to all still be eating. * Any unusual findings on fish and in tank: some tetras tummys are swollen and lumpy on both boys and girls, their red is fading, fins jagged and torn. One BN pleco I noticed tonight has an ich spot. Guppies are all fine. * Affected fish in quarantine or in main tank: in main tank, don't have a spare heater to separate from main tank. * Current medications being used on affected fish: Tank has been at 27 degrees celcius for 36 hours. Tomorrow will do water change, add rainwater instead of town water (lower ph) plan tomorrow to start adding salt and slowly bringing the salt up to 0.3% over 4-6 days, starting prazi tomorrow. * Previous medications used to treat affected fish: none * If any, list previous health issues and treatment protocols taken:) overstocking issue, resolved over a week ago before last water change. * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. Colour fade & fins ragged lumpy tummy lumpy tummy fins & colour fade
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