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  1. Hello again! This is my third time coming here for help for a different fish.. I am still learning how to recognize specific problems and how to treat them. Thanks for any input! Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) looks like 5ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0-5ppm (nice! it used to always read about 20ppm!) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.2 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 70 F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55 Gallons. I just recently set it back up so it's only been running for a month or so. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear 70 (300 gph) and two large sponge filters for 75 gallons (not sure of gph). One sponge was taken from another tank and has been seeding the aquaclear since I set up the tank approx 1 month ago. * How often do you change the water and how much? Every week, at least 75% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 4 days ago, 75% or so. * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 goldfish, each about 3 inches or 25 grams * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? NLS thera A pellets, a few times a day. Occasionally frozen bloodworms or spirulina flakes. * Any new fish added to the tank? I have another goldfish tank that I stocked about 2 months ago. They were separated and inspected for a while BUT never treated for anything. I did mix one fish from this tank with the problem tank not long ago. He's since been moved back to his other tank and still looks OK. * Any medications added to the tank? Nothing right now * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. He was last treated with Prazi-powder and salt .3% as a preventive in October. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? He has blood streaks in his anal fins, red blotches on his gill plates, and a sore spot on his belly from sitting.. It looks like he has some excess slime coat between his scales? Hard to capture in pictures. He also had a raised white spot on his gill plate but it must have come off when I handled him. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? He is acting lethargic and his fins are clamped sometimes. I haven't seen any scratching and he eats OK Here's some pictures. Does this look like flukes from mixing my fish? Thanks for looking!
  2. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) 5ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) .25ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tap) 0ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8pH * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8pH Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Freshwater Test Kit (Drops) * Water temperature? 76F * 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 / Aquaclear 110 (see description) * How often do you change the water and how much? every 3-4 days * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 3 * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 (~2-3 inches each) * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Prime, API Aquarium Salt * What do you feed your fish and how often? Tetrafin Goldfish Flakes, Repashy Soilent Green, Hikari Pellets, deshelled peas (2 times a day) * Any new fish added to the tank? all 3 last week * Any medications added to the tank? Mardel Coppersafe (for Ich), and API Aquarium Salt * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Day 5 Salt, Day 7 Mardel Coppersafe * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Ich white spots, bloody eye * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Lethargic, Bottom of Tank, Top of Tank, Bully by one fish Hey everyone, I've posted this on numerous places but I figured I should focus on a goldfish specific site because people here understand more. I bought 3 fancy goldfish (ranchu, telescope butterfly, pearlscale) last Saturday and added them to a 29g tank I had cycled previously. I know the tank is overstocked, but they're all very small now so I figured I'd adjust once they got bigger. I also am keeping a close eye on the water parameters and changing water as soon as I see issues. The tank was cycled with goldfish from a friend. At the time I added the 3 new fancy goldfish I was using an Aquaclear 110. Also when I got my pearlscale, I noticed I could see red under the head and some tiny red spots near the gills, but I just assumed it was the clearness of its head that allowed me to see its organs. Day 3: I noticed my pearlscale lazy and hanging around the top of the tank. (http://imgur.com/kUmzDun) From my understanding I was not having oxygen problems because my other fish weren't near the top and my pearlscale was just chilling and not gulping air. I also assumed the Aquaclear 110 was creating enough water displacement for the fish to have enough oxygen. I had been feeding them Tetra Goldfish flakes twice a day following the 3 min rule. I was worried my pearlscale was experiencing constipation or dropsy, so I immediately switched them to a diet of 1 deshelled pea a day and Hikari Sakari Fancy Goldfish sinking pellets (purple bag). Day 4: The pearlscale began sitting lethargic at the bottom of the tank. I immediately tested the water parameters (0/0/10-20ppm) and did a 25% water change. I primed my tap water with Seachem Prime. I also noticed that the ranchu was pushing both the telescopebutterfly and pearlscale up from behind their butts. He seemed to be bullying them. Here's a video example of the ranchu bullying the telescope and the pearlscale being lethargic (https://vid.me/yEEL). Some users on other forums suggested that the pearlscale was exhausted and that my Aquaclear 110 (500gph) might be causing too much current and be stressing out the fish. I went out immediately and bought a Aquaclear 70. I wanted to turn off the high powered filter, so I removed the sponge, biomedia, and carbon filter from my old filter and placed them into my tank. I then began my new filter and also added some of the old biomedia into the new filter's biomedia. Also this day my Repashy Soilent Green came in the mail and I began using this to feed the fish. Day 5: The next day I tested the water parameters and they were looking fine. (0/0/10ppm) After seeing my pearscale still chilling at the bottom of the tank for two days straight and my other fish joining her, I got worried and went to my LFS.He suggested aquarium salt, which I purchased and added to my tank. I followed the instructions and did 1 tablespoon / 5 gallons. A few hours after adding the salt, I noticed all my fish perking up, which was great. I assumed everything was fine. Day 6: I came home to all my fish swimming around lively. I was very excited and happy. I then noticed that my pearlscale began developing white dots and immediately assumed she had ich. Here's a video of her swimming around with the dots: https://vid.me/C61H. I tested the water parameters and they were still at 0/0/10ppm. Day 7: After spending the night researching how to get rid of ich I was determined to do it naturally by buying a heater and increasing the heat while also maintaining the salt level. I went to Petco to buy the equipment and the sales advisor advised against raising the temperature because goldfish like cooler temperatures. He suggested I go to the LFS and look for some ich medicine. I went to the LFS and he also suggested not raising the temperature because goldfish like colder temperatures and prescribed Mardel's Coppersafe. I went home and added the recommended dosage (1 teaspoon/4 gallons). Later at night I came and checked on the fish and the pearlscale was now hiding behind my rocks. The other two fish were swimming around normally, but I was concerned and tested the water again. 0/0/10ppm. Day 8: I came home today and saw all three of my fish hiding behind the rocks. I once again tested the water parameters and they were 0/0/10ppm. I dropped some Repashy Soilent Green into the tank and they were all swimming around eating. At this point I noticed blood in my pearlscale's eye and that the red spots I saw when I originally got the fish were starting to spread. http://imgur.com/6tRXS8u I saw some sites that suggested it might be due to oxygen depravation, but like I said before I hadn't noticed any issues with the other fish trying to gulp the surface of the water. I am curious if my Aquaclear 70 is not producing as much oxygen as they require though. Here's a picture: http://imgur.com/jytGSSG ----------------------------- At this point I'm really at a loss of what is going on. I feel like my pearlscale is suffering so much and I'm scared I'm going to end up killing these fish. I've spent a so much money on trying to keep these fish alive on top of all my normal equipment, and I'm still willing to do whatever it takes! I check their water parameters every day and I feel like there isn't a problem with the water, but I don't know what else to do. Should I consider getting a heater and setting it to 86F like most ich remedy sites suggest? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks so much everyone!
  3. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) - 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) - 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) - 10-20ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) - TBD * Nitrite Level(Tap) - TBD * Nitrate level(Tap) - 5ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) - ph 7.6, KH and GH forthcoming * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) - ph TBD, GH test off API chart, KH 161ppm Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 72 degrees * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 47 gallon breeder. five months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear 110 * How often do you change the water and how much? 50% weekly * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? one week, 50% * How many fish in the tank and their size? two goldfish, three inches long. six siamese algae eaters inch and half long or smaller. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime and EI dosing fertilizers * What do you feed your fish and how often? Omega One flakes, bloodworms, boiled peas, spinach, twice a day. One item per meal. Bloodworms no more than twice weekly. * Any new fish added to the tank? Goldfish are new, three weeks approximately * Any medications added to the tank? Not the main tank * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Black moor moved to hospital tank after I noticed white growth over eyes. Treated fish with API Pimafix for one week, growth diminished then returned. Started seeing white grains on body and fins. Treated with API Super Ick cure for four days, two doses. Fish cleared of any visible issues, returned to main tank. Fish started bottom sitting and was lethargic. Salt dip yesterday. Fish in hospital tank. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Initially thought growth on eyes was fungus. Grains of salt observed in hospital tank. slightly frayed fin on the tail. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Bottom sitting, stopped eating yesterday. Haven't seen him poop in awhile. Occasionally comes off the bottom and swims around. He can regulate his swimming depth, does not swim sideways, etc. Still bottom sitting after salt dip yesterday. If you have anymore question please let me know and I will answer them as soon as I can. Thanks for the help. Main issue now is bottom sitting and not eating. No visible signs of fungus or parasites. Right eyes had a cloud in it. Doesn't look like a growth, looks like its in the eye.
  4. Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level(Tank)- 0-0.25ppm Nitrite Level(Tank)- 0ppm Nitrate level(Tank)- 40ppm Ph Level, Tank- 7.6 KH, Tank- 89.5ppm-107.4ppm GH, Tank- 179ppm Ammonia Level(Tap)- .25ppm Nitrite Level(Tap)- 1.0ppm Nitrate level(Tap)- 10ppm-20ppm Ph Level, Tap- 6.0 Other Required Info: Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Master Freshwater test kit and API KH/GH test kit- both drops Water temperature?- 78F Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75 gallons, 3 years What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 2x Emperor 400 filters with one Diamond activated carbon media filter and one crushed coral in each How often do you change the water and how much? 30% once a week How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 24hrs, 30% How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 large Oranda, 2 small Oranda, 2 small Black Moors What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Prime and API Stress Coat Plus What do you feed your fish and how often? Hikari Lionhead pellets or Tubifex worms, or Spirulina Brine Shrimp, or Blood Worms, or Algae pellets once a day. Any new fish added to the tank? One black moor after 3 weeks QT and treatment with Kordon's Ick Attack Any medications added to the tank? Kordon's Ick Attack List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment- Kordon's Ich Attack for ~1 month when I tohught another fish in the tank came down with it. 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.? Biggest Oranda stays at bottom of tank recently, but has no visual signs of issues, and has a good appetite and very active around feeding time. Hi All, I think my biggest Oranda is acting a bit off for the past 3 days. He hasn't been as active as he usually is, and is just sitting at the bottom of the tank in the corner he usually sleeps in or at the back of the tank. He has a very good appetite and is interested in food as normal, and is active during feeding time. If I come over to the tank to check my fish out, he will usually perk up and swim to me and become more active. All the other fish in the tank are active,and no fish has any visual signs of issues- no spots, redness, streaking, pine coning that I can see, floating issues, etc. Am I just paranoid? Does he maybe want a more lush tank to swim through and explore? Some pics from today, and will post video as well:
  5. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level 0ppm * Nitrite Level 0ppm * Nitrate level super close to 0 maybe .5 the test drops only give me 0 and then 5.0 for options and it is almost solid yellow just a teense of orange * 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? 68-70 farenheit * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55 gal 2 1/2 months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear 70 for 40-70 gal, a sponge filter * How often do you change the water and how much? 2x a week one 25% and then one 50% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Thursday 50% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 7 small * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Tap water conditioner API * What do you feed your fish and how often? 2x a day hikari purple, bloodworms, or peas * Any new fish added to the tank? not for a while, the one here is the newest and I've had him for almost a month. He was in a quarantine for a week, now I know better. * Any medications added to the tank? Prazi pro * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Week 1 he was in quarantine in a 5.5 gal, with salt slowly raised to 3 tsp per gal. Then I realized i never quarantined any of my fish and they were all a little off, probably because the 55 tank was cycling back then. So I decided to do QT together...probably not a good idea I know better now. so I took all plants out of the 55 and slowly raised the salt there too. then when levels were the same I moved him in. It was salted for a week and then I did water changes over a few days until no more salt. Then I did a round of prazipro on everyone. That finished after 7 days. I did a 50% water change and put carbon back in the filter. Then later that week I rearranged the tank, there is a video of it done posted. Well when I rearranged it I did not know that my dragon decor had filled up with grossness. When I lifted it everything fell out into the water. It was really dirty. I changed about 75% of the water to clean it up and changed the dragon so as to prevent this from happening again. His bubbler used to sit in his mouth, but I pulled it all the way down to the bottom so that there is now a current through the whole thing. Hopefully that fixes it. So because he is skinny I thought maybe IPs so I have prazipro in the tank again for 1 day and nothing has changed so I don't think that is what it is. Nobody else is acting this way. I would put him in QT but that tank is cycling now because I had cleaned it up, I decided now just t have it ready for whenever I need it. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? not that I noticed * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? yes, lethargic (almost like he is always sleeping), chews his food a lot, spits back out then chews again, very slow eating, for about 4 days Here are 2 videos one is far away so you can see the behavior better and the second is close up so you can see fins and whatnot.
  6. Hello! This is my first time ever posting (and reading) in this forum, and I could really use your help! I'm a somewhat beginner fish owner, I've had my tank for 2 years but it's pretty simple and I don't know a whole ton about fish. Here's my problem though: I have 2 goldfish (the cheap 13 cent ones that you buy at the pet store) and they're both roughly 2 years old. In the past few weeks, one of them has started to have periods where he just sits at the top of the tank (not right up to the surface, but close) for 10-15 seconds, then he'll move around a bit and do it again. And within the past week I've noticed that his tail has started splitting right down the lines of it. It doesn't look shredded or like pieces are falling off, it's just literally splitting to about 3/4 of the way down. It doesn't look white at the tips or red anywhere, just hangs a little limply maybe. And other than the spacey-ness, he seems totally fine. I'm not sure if this is fin rot or something else. I haven't changed any decorations in the tank within the past 6 months, and nothing is sharp enough to cut him anyway. I started putting melafix in the tank last night, but today when I got home from work I noticed that there's another new tear. I have no clue what to do to help him! Please keep your suggestions somewhat basic or "dumbed down" because I don't know a lot of medications or what to do with them. I also do not have a separate tank that I can put him in to medicate him if need be. Here's what I can tell you about my tank: 16 gallons (yes I know it's too small for 2 goldfish) 2 goldfish, 1 pleco (just got him about a month ago) We've always had good water testing results (I'll do a test as soon as I get some new strips) I change about a quarter of the water every 2 weeks I treat the water with water conditioner, bacterial supplement, and aquarium salt (and now melafix for the past 2 days) The other fish I have vis completely healthy, and this seems to have come out of nowhere (it was a few extra days before I could change the water, but I don't think that's it). PLEASE HELP ME! I don't want to lose my little buddy.
  7. Hi guys! Was wondering if you could help me out with my fantail Black Moor, Hugo. He's not been acting himself recently; I'm getting a little concerned about him. Firstly, I'll tell you a bit about him. I've had him for a year, he has never been sick before. He has had a few tank mates that have passed away, but he has never gotten sick himself. I would say he's roughly 15cm long. He has been living in his 140L tank for almost 8 months now. He has lovely pink, crisp gills, no physical ailments, no split fins... He looks, physically, perfectly healthy. I know he's a boy as he has shown his breeding stars. The filter is new, about three months old (I can't really remember when EXACTLY I put it in but it was roughly 3mo ago, give or take a couple of weeks) as the old one that came with the JEBO gave out. I don't have any live plants, the only other fish in there are 6x Zebra Danios. They are perfectly healthy, have no problems and get along fine with the Goldfish. I noticed over the last fortnight Hugo started acting funny. He is bottom sitting- at first I wasn't concerned because I only caught him sitting once, and didn't see him do it again... Then he started yawning, I catch him yawning a bit now, (can't really specify how many times per hour etc) but it's very unlike him. Once I saw that, naturally I checked his gills out, but they are just as crisp and lovely and pink as always. Now he's spending almost all day sitting, he swims around a little bit, and is super active only in the nighttime around about his dinnertime and first thing in the morning. I also noticed, just over the last couple of nights, his poo is looking a little stringy. I have had fish with internal bacterial infections before, it's definitely not super long or white or trailing or sticking, but it will be broken up with small gaps of empty casing. I know it's normal for fish to have a little bit of casing or gaps now and again... I don't know if that's related at all but I felt it would be worth mentioning. A few days after the initial bottom sitting I did an antibiotic run with Maracyn (something I need to import from the US as we don't have antibiotics available for sale here in Aus) but it didn't really seem to help. He does swim around, it doesn't take much to rouse him after he settled but it is a complete change from his usual self, swimming around and eating algae off the ornaments all day. I can't think of what has happened, considering I never miss a water change, keep all the levels steady, alternate his diet between fresh Nutrimax flakes, frozen brine shrimp and soft peas, give him plenty of light, aeration... His tankmate is doing perfectly fine too. Admittedly his tankmate is new, but the behaviour started about a week BEFORE I added the second goldfish, Cornelius, into the tank. Cornelius was quarantined for three weeks, he is in perfect health. The only event I can think of coinciding with his behavior was that I fed him some live brine shrimp... It was soon after his shrimpy-treat that his behavior started changing. I know some live food can carry bacteria and parasites, could this be a possibility? I would estimate that his behavior started about 2-3 days after the last bit of live food I fed him. My Danios snacked on them too (they LOVE Brine Shrimp), they all seem fine save one, who seems to be feeling a little low as well. Anyway, here are my parameters: Other Required Info: * Ammonia Level 0ppm * Nitrite Level 0 * Nitrate level 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6, GH is at 160ppm * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) I checked a while back, but from memory they were both quite low-it the pH was about 6.4 and the GH about 70ppm... * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API master test kit- Drop test. * Water temperature? Fluctuates between 16-18 degrees Celcius. It has gotten a little colder now that it's Autumn. * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 140L, running eight months. New filter has been running for three. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 700L capacity, Moray Internal Filter by Aqua One. (Not the best, I know, but after the old one gave out I had to buy one quickly as possible and just never got around to buying a better one. Seems to be doing the job just fine...) * How often do you change the water and how much? Once a week, sometimes twice, 30%-40% of water changed. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Last change was three nights ago, I changed 30%. * How many fish in the tank and their size? Two goldfish, one is 15cm (Hugo) and the other is 12cm (Cornelius)- both have telescopic eyes and are fantails. 6x Zebra Danios vary in size, ranging between 5cm-7cm * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Stability, Prime, Stress Zyme, Goldfish Water Conditioner. * What do you feed your fish and how often? Every night, either a couple pinches of nutrafin max flakes (for all of them, both Goldies and Danios) or 2-3 boiled, sofy, mushed up peas. Occasionally I thaw some frozen brine shrimp and feed them half a block. Other times I buy fresh Brine Shrimp from my local Aquarium. * Any new fish added to the tank? Yes, but behavior started prior to new fish. * Any medications added to the tank? Did do one run of Maracyn- didn't help. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Couple of 5-day runs of Maracyn and Maracyn II in the past- most recently a week ago, time before that was probably four months ago when his tank mate fell ill. (Still not sure what happened to the tank mate, died suddenly with no symptoms other than bottom sitting the day before. Physically, no ailments, not sure? This is why I'm so worried about Hugo!!!) Couple runs of Melafix and Pimafix after an old tank mate had a couple of split fins about six months ago. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? May be my imagination (you know you don't find something wrong unless you go look for it...) but his eyes look a little bit cloudy over the last couple days. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Bottom sitting, yawning... Other than that he eats like normal, interacts with his tank mate like normal. His fins do not clamp at all, even when he bottom sits. About two months ago he was fin-flicking, but stopped by himself after a couple of days. Don't know what was wrong but he didn't do it again? He is my special little guy!! I would do anything for him, price is not important. Please know though, that in Australia we don't have a lot of the medications that you guys do in the US!! Every time I've gotten a Mardel product I've had to order it on eBay and have had to wait a minimum of four weeks for it to arrive. It is also hard for me to really monitor him properly as I work 5 days a week, leaving at 6AM and arriving home at 7PM. I'm only able to monitor him weekends and evenings. I have tried to supply as much info as possible so that you guys can help me as best as you can... Any more questions, I will do my best to answer!!!!! I would do anything for Hugo!!!!!! Thank you - Amz.
  8. Hullo from NZ! Hope everyone had a good Christmas. I have a problem in the form of my favourite Oranda becoming lethargic and losing her gold colour. I would appreciate any help on the matter. Test Results on 25th Dec: Ammonia Level - 0 Nitrite Level - 0 Nitrate level - 10-20 Tank pH Level - 7 Other: Test-kit - API freshwater master test kit - liquid Water temperature - 24C / 75.2F (this is room temp for us at the moment) Tank size - 160L / 42gal Run time - 7 months with fish, 8 without. Filters - Eheim internal 2010 = 220-500 l/h + Eheim internal 2012 = 220-570 l/h Water change - 25% once a week Last water change - 24th 25%, 25th 50%, 27th 10% Fish - 3 10cm (not including tail) oranda, all female and one year old, 8ish adult red ramshorn snails Additives/conditioner - Seachem Flourish in the correct dose once a week after water change. Food - Mix of Hikari oranda gold, wheat germ, saki growth, kanshou spirulina twice a day. Extra feeding of either peas, frozen/frezedried bloodworms, gel food, freeze dried baby shrimp 3 times a week. New fish - No. Medications - No Entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank - Never had any problems till now. I cycled the tank for a month and a half when I first set it up with live plants but no fish. The fish have been healthy and thriving up until now. Unusual findings on the fish - Loss of colour in one fish. Used to be a brilliant gold, now is turning white. The change began with the wen and I attributed it to rapid growth and then her body started fading too. This is the first year I've had them so I'm new to the Oranda growth process. Unusual behavior - Same oranda is lethargic and often gets caught in plants and seems unable to escape, very lethargic, sits at the bottom of the tank and only moves for food. Often does headstands while foraging after feeding. She doesn't sit on the gravel with her body, more like she rests on her fins. As far as I'm aware, nothing has changed. I reorganised the tank and added a large piece of clean planted driftwood about 2 months before she got sick, they didn't seem to have any problems with it then. I removed it yesterday just in case but no improvement. I've added an extra air pump to no effect. After I found the nitrate was at 10-20 I did a 50% change and after that she seemed a bit better, but the next morning she was hiding in the corner again. It is Summer here in NZ so the fish are growing a lot and room temparature is up. I should also mention that our water is pure with no additives at all. Also the other 2 fish in the tank seem to be fine. They haven't lost colour or energy at all. Thanks for looking! Please let me know if you need more info.
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