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Hello everyone and Merry Christmas! I'm a new goldfish keeper and I got my goldfish about 2 months ago, a small oranda. The past 3 weeks I've noticed that he has been staying at the bottom of the tank, at the very same spot for quite a long time every day. I've read that this may be a reaction to stress, but there are no stress factors, I mean nothing has changed, the water parameters, the temperature, the food are all the same. The spot he's staying at is not a hiding spot, there's no decoration, just gravel. Also, there are no signs of disease. His appetite remains the same, he loves food, when he swims he does so in a playful way and there are no physical signs that would indicate he's sick. Has anyone ever faced something like that? Any idea of what this behaviour actually is?

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Please copy & paste the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems:

 

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.?

"If copy and paste doesn't work for you, quote this post and put your answers after each question."

 

Fill this out the best you can please.

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