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Elgin loon

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Hi. I have 2 goldfish in a 180litre tank. Tank is 3 years old. All levels are good.Raised both from eggs 18 month ago. (The parent fish were moved outside to a pond now about 6 months ago).

1 of my young goldfish has started resting on the bottom of the tank most of the time. She does eagerly come up to feed. She will grad the food( same food as she always gets) then chew away but then unable to swallow. She does bolt to the surface for air, sometimes bashing aquarium lid. Her fins are fine and no signs of fungal infection . I have used some API Melafix incase of any unseen bacterial infection. 

Anybody else experienced anything similar?

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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."

Sounds to me like she might have flukes in there gills and can't swallow food down. 

 

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