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I had an accident with Duchess today. She was trying to evade me when I was anxiously doing a huge water change--the dosing of Metro and Kana knocked out my filters and when I tested today, ammonia had leaped up to 1.0 ppm!!! She has now scraped off some scales and is sulking in her waiting bucket; I don't see any blood though. She is a bit bloodshot at the base of her dorsal fins and her tail veins are standing out more. Other than the water change, what can I do to make sure she doesn't get another infection? Salt at .1%? Melafix? I feel so terrible. She already is missing scales from all the flukes and so forth.
Test Results for the Following:* Ammonia Level(Tank) 0.25 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0.0 * Nitrate level(Tank) Between 5-10 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0.0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0.0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 5 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.0 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.0 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? 19 gallons * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aqueon * How often do you change the water and how much? Every other day * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 fish 2" * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Hikari Lionhead twice a day. Bloodworms a few times a week. * Any new fish added to the tank? Only this fish * Any medications added to the tank? None * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. 0.1% Salt started two days ago. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? He seems to be missing a lot of scales. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Wasn't eating when I first got him which lasted 4 days. Eating for the last couple of days. Is bottom sitting and even laying on his side. This is a new fish that a friend of wife gave to us. He says that he has had this fish for a couple of years and wanted us to have it since he doesn't know many people that are into goldfish. We have him for a week now in a quarantine tank and for the first four days he did not eat at all. During this time he would swim some but he would spend quite a bit of time bottom sitting. I consulted with the person who gave us the fish and he suggested that I salt the tank which I did two days ago. He finally started to eat yesterday and has had pellets and bloodworms. Today he is bottom sitting more and is actually laying on his side at time. I didn't really notice it at first but when I was taking the video and pictures to post here I seems like he is missing a lot of scales. Below I have posted some pictures of him close up and from above and a video. Thanks in advance for your help.