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Bottom Sitting, White Marks, strange looking patches


FishyMandy

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  • Tank Levels

  • Ammonia:0
  • Nitrite:0
  • Nitrate: Less than 5
  • PH: 7.6

Tap Levels

  • Ammonia:0
  • Nitrite:0
  • Nitrate: 0
  • PH: 7.6

Brand of Test Kit: API Drops

Water Temp: 22.7 c

Tank Size: 80 gallons, running about 4 years

Filters: Two Filters, One that sits on top of the tank and A Cannister FIlter. Total 3100LPH

Water Change Schedule: 80-90% every week

Last Water Change: Today, 90%

How Many Fish: 6 Goldfish, between 2-6 inches. 3 Danios

Water Additives: Prime

Feeding: 1-2 times a day. Either Pellets or homemade gel food consisting of peas, carrots, zuchinni, carrot and bloodworms. I try to do pellets in the morning and gel food at night

Any New Fish: No

Any Medications: At the moment they are having a Prazi treatment, with 0.1% salt

Entire Medication History: Just the Prazi they are going through now

Unusual FIndings: Cali has torn fins, and appears to have tiny white bits on her. Some of her scales look kind of matte and blotchy instead of bright orange like usual.

Unusual Behaviour Staying on the bottom a lot, she will get up and swim around when I'm near the tank, and is still generally quite active, but spending a lot more time on the bottom than usual. Tiger has being chasing her quite a lot lately.

I'm not sure if something is actually wrong of if I'm just being paranoid, but better safe than sorry.

I started the Prazi after my last thread about torn fins. It seems to be working quite well for all my other fish but Cali's fins haven't improved at all, I think they have gotten worse and she has being a lot less active. If i watch her from afar she just stays on the bottom, but when I go near the tank she starts swimming around. She is still eager to eat. It was worst when I was doing the water change today, she just stayed in the bottom corner and even let me pick her up which is really strange for her. She didn't feel as slimey as my other fish usually do.

I am working on photos, my camera is flat

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Video: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151832285898019&l=2166863824716584230

She is in a net in the topview photos, I don't normally use a net but I forgot I had filled my fish container up with old gravel and needed both hands for the camera. Just looking at her she seems to have lost weight, but I don't have a recent weighing of her to compare to

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I was hoping the vid would show her swimming a little too,. lol.. in any case, how old is she? what size is she? and what round of prazi are they on?. did you notice any poop? if so, what did it look like? when was the last time they were fasted and have you recently fed them just peas (not in gelfood)?

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They just finished the second round today (there was a bigger gap between first and second though)

She is about 4 and a half - 5 years old

Her poop is short, around the same colour as their food. I have seen some poop floating around with bubbles in it but I don't know if it was hers :P

It has been a while since I weighed/Measured her, but last check was 4.5 inches (without tail) and 83 grams. I can get her out and weigh/measure her now (well I'll measure her if I can find my ruler lol)

Um 3 days ago I think I didn't feed them at all that day, more because I ran out the house without doing so and was run off my feet when I got home than anything else though.

And haven't fed just peas recently.

EDIT Just weighed and measured her again, 84 grams and 4.5 inches, so only 1 gram change..

I'm also uploading another video that shows her swimming

Here is the other video: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151832399683019&l=969768659790472695

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she doesn't seem to have buoyancy issues or signs of constipation. at this stage, I will continue to just keep monitoring her. it's not unusual that some fish react badly to Prazi treatment, but that does not mean that it's harming them..

as for the white patches (or opaqueness) that you mentioned, this can be directly related to flukes as well as a reaction to salt.

keep a close eye on her over the next few days, if she becomes more distant and/or lethargic, I would like you to set up a QT for her, add her and post back, ok?

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