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I have inherited 9 goldfish in my new home. Initially, they were all healthy in November and ate pellets once or twice a month ( because winter) but in late February the water turned black and I never saw the fish. This is when I being a naive pond owner, cleaned the entire pond, and unknowingly scrubbed all the good bacterias. I feel like a murderer now as in the last 2 months 1 fish has died and all fish have been sick. We added pure aqua bomb 5 weeks back, tested the water and all looks fine but the fish health is no better. This includes a visit from Des Harris ( Southeast Koi club). He provided us Praziquantel for Flukes for the 1st week and FMG for the second dose. I see at least 4 of my fish have got fungal (the fish did had the same along with bruises during spawning). So now I have added API salt in 3 parts i.e 1kg every 8 hours. In total 3 kg for 300 liters of water because I noticed few had fungus and swim bladder symptoms. I have tested the water using api drip kit( PH 7.5-8, NItrite-0, Ammonnia- 0.25, Phosphate - 0.25) Please advice what should I do further?
Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 30ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 6.8 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.0 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API * Water temperature? 73F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 30 / 3 YEARS * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 30G AquaClear Sponge/ZeoCarb/BioMax * How often do you change the water and how much? 3 times/mo 1/4th WC * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today, half (emergency) * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 adult telescope eye goldfish * What kind of water additives or conditioners? algaefix, stresscoat, accuclear, fluval * What do you feed your fish and how often? fluval goldfish pellets every other day * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? melafix * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. 2 years ago had dropsy. was fed medicated food i got from a member here. i can't remember what it was called. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? stringy white film coming off body, white fuzz on head. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? bottom sitting, not interested in food. i apologize for this HORRIBLE picture but it's the best one i can get in the night time. circled is some of the white fuzzy substance on his head. i went out of town for a few days and our friends were watching our apartment. when i got back i did WC, but the water got cloudy fast and there was an algae bloom. so i did another one (This was about 6 days later) and put in accuclear and algaefix to try and stop it. the water cleared up but ever since then my goldfish Edward has been acting strange. he ate his last meal about 3 days ago now. he does not want to eat. when i did the water test i noticed the high nitrate levels, this is even after doing a 50% WC just a few hours ago after noticing what i imagine is a fungal infection. i'm guessing the high waste levels may have been a cause of this. although i have not encountered this before, i do not know what to use to treat this nor do i even know exactly what it is. best i can describe it is there are some tiny white dots around the top of his head and near his eyes. a stringy white film substance was coming off of him earlier today. i attempted to hand feed him but he was not interested. he was 'breathing' fast all day today. thanks for any help and suggestions.