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Hodor has been badly injured....please help! D:


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So my very first goldfish (and my favorite fish) Hodor is hurt really badly. This morning when I went to check on the tank I saw that she somehow got both her dorsal fin and tail fin stuck in the overflow box....I think she got stuck in the wisteria I have floating in the tank and then got tangled up with the overflow box. Her dorsal and tail fin are looking really tattered now, and she isn't swimming well. She is also clearly pineconing. :(

I'll fill out the D&D form as soon as I can get to the desktop (I'm using my phone right now.)

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if the pineconing is not stress related, then what most likely happened is that she's weakened from internal infection and was pulled to the overflow box whilst sleeping. top view photos so that we can see how advanced the pineconing is, is best. also, if you can let us know what meds you have at hand, that will help move things along.

 

good luck  :hug

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ok, i don't see any swelling currently, so lets not worry about the epsom salt. what arrangement do you have her in, currently?

tank/tub size:

Ammonia:

Nitrites:

Nitrates:

PH:

temp:

So I just have tests strips available to me atm because my liquid kit is still in storage, so I don't know how reliable they are, but here's what the strip says.

Tank size: 55g

Ammonia: 0

Nitrite: 0

Nitrate: ~20

pH: 7.8

Temp: 68

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When you fill out the form, be sure to test the tank water before you do any water changes :)

Ok. I just tested it (posted the params above) and the last time I changed the water was Monday. I was planning on doing another big water change tomorrow and add more prazi, but should I hold off on doing that now?
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When you fill out the form, be sure to test the tank water before you do any water changes :)

Ok. I just tested it (posted the params above) and the last time I changed the water was Monday. I was planning on doing another big water change tomorrow and add more prazi, but should I hold off on doing that now?

 

Do you have a QT tank if she needs to be separated?

 

Go ahead and do the water change tomorrow, but hold off on the next round of Prazi for a couple of days.

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Test Results for the Following:

* Ammonia Level(Tank): 0

* Nitrite Level(Tank): 0

* Nitrate level(Tank): ~20

* Ammonia Level(Tap): 0

* Nitrite Level(Tap): 0

* Nitrate level(Tap): 0

* Ph Level, Tank: 7.8

* Ph Level, Tap: 7

Other Required Info:

* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Marineland strips

* Water temperature?: 68

* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55g; 1 year

* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?: wet/dry filter

* How often do you change the water and how much?: Every 5-7 days, around 75%

* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?: Monday, 75-80%

* How many fish in the tank and their size?: 2 other fish (3 total), all around 4 inches from the nose to the tip of the tail

* What kind of water additives or conditioners?: no conditioners (I have well water at the moment so there's no chlorine)

* What do you feed your fish and how often?: gel food (tithra's recipe) once daily

* Any new fish added to the tank?: no

* Any medications added to the tank?: added first round of prazi with salt to the tank on Monday

* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank: Started prazi/salt on Monday, this was their first round. I was planning on doing about 6 rounds, but will probably hold off on the next round for a little bit.

* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus: Frayed fins from getting stuck in the overflow box (dorsal and tail fin) and pineconing

* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.: poor balance/trouble swimming after injury. No symptoms before the injury.

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When you fill out the form, be sure to test the tank water before you do any water changes :)

Ok. I just tested it (posted the params above) and the last time I changed the water was Monday. I was planning on doing another big water change tomorrow and add more prazi, but should I hold off on doing that now?

Do you have a QT tank if she needs to be separated?

Go ahead and do the water change tomorrow, but hold off on the next round of Prazi for a couple of days.

I have an extra 10g, I just need to scrub it out a bit. Do you think that one would be okay? Should I set her up in a QT tank now or should I put her back in the main tank? (I have her in a bucket atm.)
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I have her set up in the 10g now with an air stone. I haven't added anything to the water yet. Hodor is just sitting in the corner and not moving. :(

I took a couple of new pics of her from the side:

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Let her rest and recover with the light off.  Let's wait and make sure there is no real pineconing before we add any salt.  Just keep the water pristine for now.

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