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  1. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level (tank): 0 * Nitrite Level (tank): 0 * Nitrate level (Tank): 0 * Ammonia Level (Tap): 0 * Nitrite Level (Tap): 0 * Nitrate level (Tap): 0 * 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 Freshwater Master Kit * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Tom Mini Internal Filter-Dive Clean 45gph * What kind of water additives or conditioners? API Stress Coat * Water temperature? 72 * How often do you change the water and how much? 1x a week, 90% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today, 70% * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 2.5, 10 months * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 goldfish, 2 in. * What do you feed your fish and how often? Omega one protein enhanced goldfish flakes, 2x a day. Occasionally substituting freeze dried tuber worms, or frozen brine shrimp for a feeding * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No, moved goldfish to 2.5 gal quarantine tank for 3.5 days dosed twice with API Fungus Cure. Moved back to normal tank when ammonia got too high. * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) white swollen upper lip, no strings. Back fin tip is white. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as “grains of salt,” bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? No, unless white lip is fungus * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? not swimming as much. Sits in bubble wall. Recently started shaking his body, especially after moving from qt tank back to his tank. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment: Dosed QT tank with API fungus cure and put him in for 48 hours. Then dosed a second time per directions. Left him in overnight and in the morning noticed he was darting sporadically. Ammonia tested high so immediately moved him back to his tank. Total of 36 hours in QT tank. Put ½ teaspoon of salt in home tank after I moved him back from QT tank. Dissolved salt first in separate cup of tank water. Spaz is my first goldfish. I got him from a party. He was a center piece. I had an 8 month old 2.5 gallon mini bow tank that I kept a betta in but he had died from some sort of grey body patches. I didn’t know about cycling then. The aquarium has a tom’s mini filter in it which is a 3 stage filter for mini aquariums. I had cleaned the entire tank after my betta died but did not clean the filter media. Just rinsed it. The tank was cycled when I put the goldfish in. Spaz was about 1.5 in at the time and I did not have another tank to put him in. I figured he would be able to live a little longer in my tank than in the mason jar he was in at the party. I’ve had him for about 2 months and noticed he had grown to 2 inches. I then went out and bought him a 15 gallon tank which is still cycling. It has spiked the ammonia, just waiting now for that to go down and the nitrites to spike. I will move him as soon as it cycles. I know he should not be in such a small tank but I didn’t have a choice at the time. I noticed his lip turning white a while back but didn’t think much of it since he looked so healthy. I then noticed his left eye was getting cloudy. That is when I treated him with API fungus cure. I thought it might be mouth fungus. His white lip did not really respond to the treatment but his eye is clearer. There are no strings coming out of his mouth and it’s not fuzzy. Just white and possibly swollen a little. I am confused as to what he has and how I should treat him. Lately he hasn’t been swimming as much. He just sits in his bubble wall mostly. I named him spaz because when I first put him in the tank, he would not stop swimming in figure eights. I couldn’t get a picture of him. I did a 70% water change today because I read in the forums that that is one of the best things to do for a sick fish while I wait for help. I usually do 90%, 1x a week cuz the tank is so small but only did 70% today so I didn’t stress him out. I had changed the water last Sunday too. This last water change would have removed the majority of the salt I put in yesterday as I mentioned above. I only added 4 ml of stress coat to the water this time and I do make sure the water temp is the same before pouring in. Sometimes he flicks his body and then takes a big gulp of water. And it looks like there is a small raised scale right above his white lip. Here is a video: http://s163.photobuc...e31dec.mp4.html
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