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I just added two fish yesterday to my tank a pearlscale and a telesope. They are smaller than my other goldies. I was watching them and they seemed fine. I went away from my tank and when I came back after they ate I noticed the telescope has an eye missing.The entire eye was taken from the socket. I want to know what I can do to keep this fish healthy. I do not have a qt. I have them separated now in the tank. It is eating and pooping normally, Please help! Thank you! This is my first time posting so I don't know how to add pictures.

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Oh no. Poor telescope. I'm sure a mid will be around soon. Also it's helpful to fill out the questionnaire. I'll post it in a second. To post pictures you need an account with photobucket. Upload your pictures there and it will give you an IMG link you can paste in here.

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:hi and welcome.  Sorry to hear about your fish.  Please fill out the following form:

 

 

  • Test Results for the Following:
    • * Ammonia Level(Tank)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank)
    • * Nitrate level(Tank)
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap)
    • * Nitrate level(Tap)
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    • Other Required Info:
      • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?
      • * Water temperature?
      • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?
      • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?
      • * How often do you change the water and how much?
  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?
  • * How many fish in the tank and their size?
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners?
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often?
  • * Any new fish added to the tank?
  • * Any medications added to the tank?
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

 

 

 

Do you have anything that can be used for a QT?  It doesn't have to be a tank.  A Sterilite bin or something similar that holds approximately 10 gallons is perfect.  That's all you need, along with an airstone or a small filter for water circulation. 

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Welcome to Koko's. Hope your Goldfish feels better.

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I believe I know you from Instagram :hi I'm glad you've joined us here at Koko's, hope your telescope heals up soon :):hug

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I think I've seen you on IG too :nana Welcomr to Kokos :Jig:

I hope your :goldfish: gets well. Follow the mods instructions :thumb:

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Amonia level tank  0.25

Nitrite tank 0

ph tank 7.6

nitrate 30

brand of test is api drops

this test is based on the water before I changed it. I had changed 75% of it on Monday. I took my water to the lfs. I did another change today and it was about 75% so the levels are from pre water change. I need to buy a kit!

 

Water temp is room temp of 70 degrees

60 gallon tank that has been running since Jan of this year

I have two fluval aquaclear 70  filters running

I change the water at least twice a week and at least 50% is changed each time.

I now have 7 fish ;/  2 that are 1 1/2 inches, 2 that are about 3 1/4 inches, 1 that is 3 3/4 inches, 1 that is five inches and the last my orandad is 6 inches including its long tail.

I feed my fish 3 times a day. I use repashy super green gel food and new life spectrum goldfish formula pellets. A treat would be kale, bood worms or brine shrimp.

I just added the two smallest fish yesterday. they are 1 1/2 inches. A pearlscale and a telescope.

I use tetra aquasfe plus water conditioner

I have not put in any medications in the tank.

I would like to know if melafix would be a good option. I do have plants.

Thank you for any help.

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I strongly recommend you get some sort of QT for the fish.  You can use Melafix but you will need to use 6 times the amount in your 60 gallon than a 10 gallon tub/tank . . .  

 

I'd really like to see a pic if you can figure out how to use Photobucket as Dandelion Blue explained above.  You can also use Tapatalk and post pics from your phone.  :D

 

Do you have any other meds on hand?

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Did you quarantine those two new fish before you added them?

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No I didn't quarantine them I know I am not doing things the best way possible. Melafix is what I have on hand. I have a 5 gallon bucket, but nothing larger. Unfortunately my husband isn't the biggest fan of goldfish that is why another tank be it a qt is not likely. I will try to get a pic off of my phone. I am downloading photos on computer, but it is taking forever. Forgive me I am new to this.

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Dahliemama, if you're struggling and see this message in the next 10 minutes, feel free to send me a message on IG with the picture you want to post, and I'll get a picture posted on this thread for you :)

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I got it on my phone now so i am trying to find the thread all so new! Ahh thanks for being so great!

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Oh poor fish! Hope things turn out OK! Good luck with your new fish.

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I strongly recommend you get some sort of QT for the fish. You can use Melafix but you will need to use 6 times the amount in your 60 gallon than a 10 gallon tub/tank . . .

I'd really like to see a pic if you can figure out how to use Photobucket as Dandelion Blue explained above. You can also use Tapatalk and post pics from your phone. :D

Do you have any other meds on hand?

I have aquarium salt and also some maracyn plus

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If she was my fish, I'd put her in the 5 gallon bucket or try and get a 10 gallon plastic tub.  It should be about $5 from Walmart and in the end you will save lots more than that treating 10 gallons vs 60 gallons. Sorry not trying to beat a dead horse but I really think it will be cheaper that way . . .

 

I would not put her back in the main tank until that wound is healed.  The other fish will likely pick on her.

 

I think putting her in the 5 gallon bucket tonight along with 1 tsp per gallon of aquarium salt (so 5 tsp total, dissolved) is the way to go and then see if you are able to find a sterilite tote/tub tomorrow at Walmart.  :peeka   At that point we can decide whether to go with Melafix or continue with salt.

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If she was my fish, I'd put her in the 5 gallon bucket or try and get a 10 gallon plastic tub.  It should be about $5 from Walmart and in the end you will save lots more than that treating 10 gallons vs 60 gallons. Sorry not trying to beat a dead horse but I really think it will be cheaper that way . . .

 

I would not put her back in the main tank until that wound is healed.  The other fish will likely pick on her.

 

I think putting her in the 5 gallon bucket tonight along with 1 tsp per gallon of aquarium salt (so 5 tsp total, dissolved) is the way to go and then see if you are able to find a sterilite tote/tub tomorrow at Walmart.  :peeka   At that point we can decide whether to go with Melafix or continue with salt.

I will do that thank you!

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Let us know how she is in the morning.  :D

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poor fish , at least missings eyes tend to not be a henderance for goldfish as long as the wound heals 

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Hey. Good to see you were able to post a picture.

I hope his socket heals well.

From all I've hear goldfish do just fine even if they have lost an eye.

Healing vibes to your cutie and welcome to the forum

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Speckles seems do be doing well. I have him/her in a qt tank with the other new fish I purchased. I have added salt and am using an established filter. I am now wondering about the other eye. I am curious if it is possible eye flukes.

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Why do you suspect eye flukes?

 

Is the new fish brand new, as in you just got it and put it in QT with Speckles?  :idont

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Yes the fish is new I got it at the same time as my now one eyed speckles. When I look at the telescope I see it has a white dot almost like a pupil. I would like to be cautious. I have salt in the qt at 1 tsp per gallon. Do you advise I should up the salt? Also do you think I should add prazi now? Will try and post a pic. Thank you so much for all of your help.

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Sorry they aren't the best shots. I see a white dot inside the lens. Maybe that is just because it is a calico, but I want to make sure.

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Is the white on the inside of the eye?  And is it round/oval in shape?  :idont

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