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I just received an Eheim feeding station in the mail on Thursday. I have two goldfish, Asimov and Kritlaq. At first I was very pleased with the new feeding station because it allowed Asimov (the smaller one) to get food without being shoved aside by Kritlaq/having to chase the food all over the tank. The problem is, Kritlaq has rammed himself into the feeder whilst I fed them twice now, each time knocking off a scale. Tonight, I sneezed while feeding them, frightening Asimov, and causing him to knock off two scales as well. Now I know for a fact that these wounds were caused by this and not by flashing, because you could clearly see the differences immediately before and after. I'm not ready to give up on this experiment yet, because Asimov understood it so quickly and because it has allowed him to get his fair share, AND it has significantly reduced the amount of excess food waste being introduced to the tank. So my question is this: Should I go ahead and add some API Stress Coat to the tank to help them heal? Or salt? Or should I just leave well enough alone? I'm giving this one week, and if they can't figure it out without hurting themselves by then I'm calling it quits on the feeder. What do you guys think?
Hi, I'm definately in need of guidance please. I found a betta a big chain store that appears to have swim bladder issues (floating & on his side at the top of the cup) but I also see the scales sticking out by the swim bladder when he goes from a normal swimming position to floating back to the top then turns on his side. I am wondering if it is possible dropsy or if the scales stick out just because he gets into a certain position. From what I could tell, the scales didn't stick out when he was in the normal position but he wasn't in a normal position for very long. I feel sorry for him and would like to get him, understanding the swim bladder issue needs but if he has dropsy or the start of, I will not get him as I've never had positive results with dropsy treatment. Also, he would have to come home with me by airplane cargo because I'm out of town. Would that be harmful to him? Thank you for any help
Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum (and goldfish keeping for that matter), so forgive me if there's some stuff missing in this post. Me and my girlfriend have 3 commons and one sarassa sitting in a 220 liter tank. We got them less than a year ago and they seem like they are happy we got them :-). Recently we went abroad for a week and once we got back I noticed our biggest fish (Bradley) was missing some scales. Now he's always had some missing, growing back as well. But the patches seem somewhat larger this time what got me worried. They were showing some signs of breeding behaviour and I recently found some eggs as well. Water quality is fine, I do 50% water changes every 2 weeks and they get a varied diet. Flakes, floating and sinking pellets, frozen bloodworms as wel as some fruit or vegies now and again. No other special treatments except for Sera Goldy Aquatan when I do the water changes. It might be noteworthy that they're not behaving any different as they ever have before. Should I be worried and give them some treatment or do you guys think they just lost the scales due to playing around? Many thanks in advance!