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Please copy & paste fill the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems: Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0.25 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0.0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 10ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 1.0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0.0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0.0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4, 107.4, 161.1 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.4-8.2, kH 53.7, gH 71.6 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 78-80 *F (I have an over-heating heater and have to unplug it at 80* or else it will heat it to 84) * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 5.5g running with established media transferred from 2.5g tank for about three-ish weeks (Hard to remember, I got two 5.5g within a very short time of each other, at the most 3 weeks, at the least 2 weeks) * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Well I transferred the filter media from the original 2.5g filter, which shredded his fins, to the whisper 2-10g internal filter with adjustable flow, which shredded his fins, took that one out and put in a sponge filter, which has now shredded his fins a third time! * How often do you change the water and how much? 1 gallon twice a week, I use a turkey baster to get down and clean out the gravel. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 1g on Sunday, am about to do tonight's 1g waterchange. * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 VT betta, 1.5 inches not including tail. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime and liquid plant food and 1/4 cup crushed coral. * What do you feed your fish and how often? hikari mini pellets and bloodworms. Bloodworms are a treat, the pellets are 2 pellets twice a day. * Any new fish added to the tank? no, just that darn filter! * 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. The first time his fins ripped, I found him suctioned to the intake of the 2.5g filter, I salted the tank that time for two weeks with 2 tsp of salt. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Anytime I add a filter, he will "challenge" it and I think he gets himself sucked in somehow trying to fight it. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Picking fights with inanimate objects... Ive gone through three filters with Rufio, each time I finally get his fins healed and add a different type of filter/different level of current/buffering/etc. his fins are shredded within minutes! I got a sponge filter today, set it up and his fins are the worst they've ever been, even with two internal filters that he got sucked to the intake!! I set it up with an air adjustment valve and everything, lowest setting... what do I do? I have tried everything and every time he heals he gets torn to shreds because I put a filter in. This is what he looks like when his fin heals, and it takes weeks, I'm so discouraged!
Hi, I have 2 thirteen year old goldfish. One of the goldfish in the tank is having a bloating issue. Here is the info you would want: pH - 8 KH - 78 or so Ammonia - 0 Ammonia in tap - 0 Nitrate - 0 Nitrate in tap - 0 Nitrite - 0 Nitrite in tap - 0 Substrate - pea gravel (white) Filters - 2 (one canister Fluval 406, one hang on back aquaclear 75) Tank Mates - 2, 13 year old common goldfish are the only fish ever in this tank Food - peas Treatments in tank - Prime, Baking Powder to control KH, H202 for oxygenation Temp - about 74 degrees Goldfish 1 has red streaks in tail but is otherwise eating and pooping. The goldfish I am really concerned about is goldfish 2. Goldfish 2 has red streaks in bottom fins, bloating in belly and now belly is starting to get hints of red on belly. I have not seen any significant excretion of feces in at least a week. I did see one small piece 2 days ago. Was eating 1/2 of a pea for a few days but now is not eating. I have been performing 20% water changes daily for about 5 days now. I have been working with another site but wanted a second opinion on what to do. The water is just finally under control but I have previously had Ammonia and pH issues. The other site helped me balance the water so it wasn't swaying as much which was greatly helpful. Fish were previously living in 1/2 tsp/gallon of salt since I got them. Salt is now removed from tank. I have tried a garlic treatment for one day and they also recommended a dandelion treatment. Need quick help.. this is my baby. I am heartbroken. Video:
This is my second goldfish Cloud 9... I was wondering what breed "it" is and I also wondered if goldfish's fins continued to grow as they grew up? I really hope so because I see these beautiful long finned fish and I can't find them anywhere... Thanks! P.S. There is actually NO yellow on him. It is just the glare from the lamp next to their tank. He is all pinkish white. P.S.S. He has a tiny tiny wen. P.S.S.S. Lets just pretend for a moment I'm NOT a photography student or that these aren't my pictures. LOL
A few months back my goldfish had injured himself on a decoration quite badly resulting in a small open wound and a tear to his tail. I treated the open wound and it healed in less then a week. His tail however has not healed at all. I'm starting to think it never will. It's just a small tear and doesn't affect his swimming I'm just confused as to why it hasn't healed and looking for an explanation.