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Diagnosis and Treatment ?

My Ranchu Goldfish was not pooping.

It has red streaks under her scales. 

Swimming Slightly Sideways

Not lethargic

Before Fasting was initiated, She did not eat for 2 days.



Current Treatment  ongoing:

Epsom Salt Bath

Furan 2

Malanchite Green

Temp @ 26c

On Fasting currently for 2 days already.




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Hi there! Can you please fill out this form to the best of your ability? We need as much of the history of this fish and the tank setup as possible to help diagnose and find a treatment plan. We are used to finding the information in the format below, so it just makes everything easier :)


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.?

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