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  1. My black moor is having some creepy skin issues. The scales on his humpy head have peeled off and all I see are two pink humps. Details are as follows: I am posting the water params as they were last night when I got home because I think it is relevant. Today they are all reading 0 on an un cycled QT tank since I did a total water change. Ammonia: 2ppm (yikes!) Nitrite: 0ppm Nitrate: 0ppm Tap Levels: I don’t have these handy right now PH: 7.6/ 7.8 (high PH test) and I use Gold Buffer so this is usually consistent. Three weeks ago I used Kordon NovAqua since the pet store was out of Prime and it crashed my PH to 6.0, even with the Gold Buffer! Test kit: Api Master drop kit and I test PH and Ammonia on this tank twice a week Tank Size: 20 gallons running since July 1st Filters: AC 50 and AC 20 Water Changes: Normally 50% every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday since this tank is a QT but I missed yesterday Early today I did a 100% water change and ensured the temp and PH were matching Fish in tank: two black moors approximately 2” head to tail Additives: Prime, Seachem Gold Buffer (I have found that one teaspoon for a 50% water change keeps my PH at a steady 7.6), Food: ProGold, NLS, Respashy, Spirulina flakes, algae disks, peas, blood worms, edamame, sea weed, assorted veggies and shrimp pellets. They get pellets and gel food twice a day (gel in the am and pellets at night, just switched these guys to NLS), peas or edamame twice a week and the rest are provided sparingly as treats (of course, they feel they would like more) Medication/Treatment History: On July 4th I started with 6 seven day rounds of Prazi with salt at 0.1%. I gradually removed salt once the treatment was complete. One fish was lost in the process. Unusual Findings: It started as some “grey” color that looked like excess slime coat on his head. This started about three weeks ago and did not get better, did not get worse. Then, I came home from work last night and it looks like his scales are peeled off and there are two pink humps surrounded by white flakes. No deep sores, no fluffy ness or oozing and it does not seem swollen. He is eating and behaving as he normally does. Circumstances/ History: So I have only ever had commons so the fancy goldfish are sort of new to me. I bought three black moors from Petsmart on July 1st. They were placed in a 20 gallon QT and allowed to adjust for a few days. On July 4th I started 6 rounds of Prazi with 0.1% (or 0.01%?) salt (one teaspoon per gallon) per the instructions on the site. I lost one after about two weeks. She got lethargic for a day so I removed her from that tank and put her in a plastic bin and the next day she was dead. No outward signs of illness and she was a little sickly looking when I got her so I was not shocked. The other two seem very heathly, eat well, and are growing rapidly. The one moor has a sort of “double hump” on his head (okay I can only describe it as looking sort of like a butt on his head) since I got him. Maybe he has a little ryukin in him? But the others did not. Three weeks ago I used Kordon water conditioner (brand new) since the petstore was out of Prime. I only used it on this tank since I do water changes on it every other day. I should have tested my PH right after that which is my usual habit (before and after a big water change) but I was in a hurry. The tank is uncycled and is normally a QT tank (that was properly disinfected since its last use.) I caught the crash the very next day after using the Kordon, did a big water change and then switched back to Prime. I always use Gold Buffer (but it did not seem to have an effect when used with the Kordon) and I carefully measure out on level teaspoon when I do a 50% water change and then test PH right after to ensure it is stable. The day after this little mishap, the fish with the hump (I think I am going to name him Klause) had a faint grey film on his hump only. I thought it was due to the PH crash and it looked like excess slime coat. I figured clean water and we would be good. Last night I got home (3am) and the scales had peeled off and the hump is pink looking, like bare skin.) It is not bloody, fuzzy, fluffy, or deep. It looks like the black part was just peeled off. I tested everything and my ammonia was at 2ppm! Yikes! I did a 100% water change and popped them back in the tank with matching PH and temperature. I had 00 across the board for all areas and the PH was 7.6/ High ph 7.8 (this is normal for all my tanks.) His buddy has no signs of illness at all. I have no idea how to treat this or what it could be. I can infer that it is ammonia burn but it started after the PH crash when the ammonia was still 0ppm. I do not know what this would look like on a black fish. How should I be treating him? And should I put his buddy in the big tank and isolate Klause in case it is bacterial? They were both doing so well I was going to put them in their 55 this weekend. At home I have Goldfish Connections Metro Meds, Jump Start, Kanaplex and Focus, Seachem Paraguard, Goldfish Connection Anti Bac, API Stress coat, Prazi Pro and Melafix (I have not really used any of these but I was stocking up my fish first aid.) Oh, and I have tons of aquarium salt. None of these are in my tank right now as I have no idea how to treat this. The video is not great I was in a huge hurry. I will try and get some better pictures Also, this is not the same moor in the rest of my library. Thanks!! http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/mermaidkitten/media/7C4B807C-A453-4DF5-84DE-F2E9F3A0B6B6-3909-0000057044123730_zps71af2ea1.mp4.html
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