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  1. Hi, question about my stepson's pond koi again. 1500 gallon pond with 4 koi ranging from 6-10". The fish have been coming up to the top of the water and it looks like they are taking a breath (I realize that's probably not doing that). It kind of looks like when they come up to eat and take a bite of the food only there's nothing there. Ammonia 0 Nitrites 0 Nitrates 5 Ph 7.6 Taken with API freshwater master kit Temp 62 2 large DIY garbage can filters full of bio balls, plus 2 sponge filters. New cycle, just starting to see nitrates. Waterfall and air hose for aeration. Prime for dechlor. Fed API medium koi pellets. No new fish. He just added a grid cover to the pond to keep kids and animals out,it has metal poles that go down to the bottom of the pond and a plastic grid at the top. He took the fish out while it was installed. Thanks for any help!
  2. One of my butterfly telescopes will constantly gasp at the surface after feeding until he gets buoyancy issues and just floats upside down.. For reference I have a 240 litre tank with 3 medium sized goldfish. I have a large air pump with two airstones and the filter also creates a lot of surface agitation. My water parameters are always 0 ammonia 0 nitrite and between 0 - 10 nitrate. None of my other fish do this. I feed them all a staple diet of repashy soilent green, Thera AA+, seaweed, algae wafers, peas and other greens, frozen bloodworms/ daphina etc.. I've tested multiple things to try and stop him gulpinh for more food. When i fast him its fine. But as soon as I give them food, no matter what it might be he will then start gulping at the surface once the food is gone. I feed them on a schedule which i have tried changing, turning lights off during the day.. feeding only vegetables, reducing water level, adding aquarium salt to no avail. He's been doing this for months now and I'm convinced its a behavioural problem and I don't know how to help him! Any advice would be greatly appreciated
  3. 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.
  4. Hi everyone. This is an update from my last post about Pickle, who was gasping for air at the surface of the tank (which is still cycling). Alex advised that I add salt, making a 0.1% solution. I have been doing this for about a week now, and it seemed to help a lot at first. Now, however, it seems like the salt isn't helping as much and Pickle is still gasping. Buttons and Speckle are a little jumpy at times, yawn a lot, and sometimes clamp their fins - though not extremely tightly. I really want this cycle to just establish itself already Does anyone have any advice on how I can make it easier for them? I get the feeling it has to be cycled soon...please help! Here's my params: Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level (tank): 0.25ppm * Nitrite Level (tank): 2.0ppm * Nitrate level (Tank): Between 0ppm and 5ppm * Ph Level, (Tank): 7.4 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear 70 * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * Water temperature? 74F * How often do you change the water and how much? Daily, 80% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today, 80% * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 30gallons, 2 months * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3, less than 3 inches each * What do you feed your fish and how often? Saki-Hikari pellets (daily), repashy soilent green (2x a week), green peas (daily/every other day), hikari frozen bloodworms (2x a week), hikari freeze dried brine shrimp (2x a week); usually feed very small meals 3-4x daily * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) SBD; Speckle had septicemia * 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.? Gasping at surface, slight clamping, occasional jumpiness, yawning * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Speckle: maracyn 2, for septicemia, 1wk treatment; salt is the only other thing I've used, x1wk
  5. Hi guys! I've been struggling with a problem for quite some time now - my ranchu gasps for air after I feed her, and starts floating after that. Her poo is also filled with bubbles. When I fast her for a few days, she will stop floating and gasping. I've tried different kinds of food - all kinds of pellets and gelfood. But nothing really seems to help - although it looks like she gasps a tad less when I added salt to the tank. The pH of the water is 8 I believe, so does the tap water. The tap water has no ammonia or nitrite, but I don't know the nitrates. There's also no ammonia and nitrite in the tank water The tank is 49 gallons and I've added 0.2% of salt. I don't use any kind of conditioner, since that isn't necessary because there is no chlorine and other evil stuff in my tap water. The water temperature is 21.5 degrees Celcius (70.7 degrees Fahrenheit). I do a 50% water change two times a week. The last water change I did was yesterday. There are two fish in my tank - my fantail and the ranchu. I don't see anything unusual about my ranchu, except for the floating and gasping.. I was wondering if anyone knows what can cause the gasping - I've checked the gills with my microscope already, but I couldn't find any parasites or something. Thanks in advance, Ute
  6. Hi guys, This is my first time posting in D&D so hopefully you can help. My little Pickle has been gasping at the surface of the tank pretty much constantly (though she will swim around sometimes, and sleeps under water) for the past week or so. She's the only fish out of 3 in the tank doing this, and my tank is still cycling. I'm currently going through a nitrite spike, and doing 80% water changes every day, testing morning and night. I'm wondering if she's just gasping because of the water quality, or if there's another issue (parasites?). Other than the gasping, she's been eating fine and doesn't seem lethargic/there are no ed streaks in her fins or anything and no clamping. Here's my params: Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level (tank): 0.25ppm pre-WC/0.25ppm immediately post-WC * Nitrite Level (tank) >5.0ppm pre-WC/0.25ppm immediately post-WC * Nitrate level (Tank) 5.0ppm pre-WC/5.0ppm immediately post-WC * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4 pre-WC/8.2 immediately post-WC Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drop kit * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Hagen Aquaclear 70 * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * Water temperature? 72F * How often do you change the water and how much? Daily; 70-80% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today, 80% * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 30gal, 2 months * How many fish in the tank and their size? Three; less than 3 inches each * What do you feed your fish and how often? Saki-Hikari pellets (daily), repashy soilent green (2x a week), green peas (daily/every other day), hikari frozen bloodworms (2x a week), hikari freeze dried brine shrimp (2x a week); usually feed very small meals 3-4x daily * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? no * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) SBD * 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.? gasping, seems to be staying near the surface/floating but not flipping over * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Nothing, yet! * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. In addition I've been having this problem with my Hagen where the foam sponge pushes up and that, in turn, pushes up the bio media and carbon...I cleaned it out in a bucket of tank water, but a day later it started pushing up again. Anyone know how I can solve this? Thanks in advance!
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