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Hi.

I woke up this morning and found these strange marks on my baby Ranchu.

 

Any ideas what this is?

 

None of the other fish has this.

 

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•   Test Results for the Following:

◦                     * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0.25

◦                     * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0

◦                     * Nitrate level(Tank) 0

◦                     * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0-.25

◦                     * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0

◦                     * Nitrate level(Tap) 0

◦                     * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.2

◦                     * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.2

◦                     Other Required Info:

▪                                       * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API master

▪                                       * Water temperature? 24 degrees

▪                                       * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 80 g 

▪                                       * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? ahem 2075 and ac70

▪                                       * How often do you change the water and how much? 80% every 5 days

•   * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 2 days 80%

•   * How many fish in the tank and their size? 5 goldfish

•   * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime

•   * What do you feed your fish and how often? Hikari lion head, NLS algae gel...once each a day (small meals).  Blood worms/brine shrimp 3 times a week.

•   * Any new fish added to the tank? no

•   * Any medications added to the tank? yes

•   * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.  None

•   * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?  2 who spots on his back

•   * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? none

 

 

 

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Tough to tell. Do you have a quarantine tank you could move him into if he needs treatment? With no behavioral changes I'd be inclined to watch and see, or just pop him in his own tank for a few weeks to see if it progresses or was a one-off.

What treatmenrs do you have on hand, if you need them?

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Hi Taryl.

I don't have anymore room for a hospital tank.

I already have one set up for my other Ranchu with sbd.

 

I have salt, epsom salt, furan 2, kanaplex, metroplex, melafix, prazi

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When I've had velvety, ultra-black fish like that, I would see similar whitish spots from time to time. Never amounted to anything. :idont

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When I've had velvety, ultra-black fish like that, I would see similar whitish spots from time to time. Never amounted to anything. :idont

 

Good to hear.  I'll keep and eye on him.

Hard to get a better pic as he won't sit still.

 

Thanks.

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Yes, with no other issues and no easy hospital tank solution, just keep an eye on him in the main tank. I wouldn't be too worried right now :)

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Awesome. Thanks Taryl

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i am wondering if you should do a prazi treatment? since there have been none which you have recorded. you say that you've added medication? what did you add? and how long have you been treating?

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If it was me I would do either a Prazi or a Silver bathes... :twocents

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Ok thx Helen and Koko. Should I dose the tank? At under 2" will a smaller container say 4-5 gallons work as a hospital tank? Just trying to finaggle space for another qt tank. Taryl got me thinking I should probably separate the ranchu. ????

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Oh and there are more spots this am.

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