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My friend is switching to discus so he gave me his only goldfish left. He thought it is a ryukin but actually it's beaut fantail (4 years old at least :D ) about 7-8 inches long :D . He's now in a temporary 60-litre plastic tub (with an air pump-powered sponge filter) and I'm planning of giving him a salt dip 2moro to knock any parasites off him. Any suggestions of how to do a salt dip?

Btw pics will be coming soon ;)

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7-8 inch fantail?! :heart

I'm sooooooo jealous!! Pics please!!!!!!

Good luck with the salt dip. Mine are getting all too familiar with them as we try to get rid of their parasites. Here is how I do it:

http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/...?showtopic=8382

Again--pics, pics, pics. :D

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The fish is a little survivor. My friend used to have 4 fish or sumtin in a 10-gal (fancier types also; pearlscale, oranda, etc) with the fantail and she's the only one left after 4 years. I guess she could've been bigger but the size of the tank restricted her growth. Still, 7-8 inch is a big fish :D

Lol pics is coming, after I come back from church :D

I don't have any names for her yet. In fact, I haven't named all my fish :lol:

Thx for the link, fantailfan ;)

So based on toothy's experiment, I guess I shouldn't be afraid of using really high concentration then? Sea rock salt should alrite? And I gotta change his entire tub water to remove any lingering bugs, rite? sorry for the questions lol :lol:

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Yeah D_G, grab yourself some sea or rock salt from Woolies - big bags, good price. I just gave one of my fish a 2% salt dip but she's a big girl so took a strong dip. In terms of the water in the 60litre, take the salt to 0.3% and do changes each day if you can... and you want to slowly replace the water she came in.

Is the filter you're using cycled? If so, then you shouldn't have to do so many changes and if she has anything that's perishable with salt, then a salinity level of 0.3% should take care of it

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Nah the filter's brand new :lol:

I'm thinking of just getting a bucket of water, then salt that one pretty high, dip the fish in there, and then put it back again in the 60-liter tub (with brand new water). Should work ok, Jen?

Let's see, for a 10-litre bucket for dipping (filled 2/3 full) salted around 1.5% I'd need 30 teaspoons of salt, rite?

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Just did the salt bath, I hope I did it right (about 3/4 cup in 2-gal of water, how many % is that? :rolleyes: ). She went floaty after 5 minutes, but was not lethargic for about 9 minutes :D . Will do another ne 2moro ;)

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Here are the pics :D

TADAA!! Isn't she lovely?

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I really like her colouration, nice to see from the top :heart

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She's got some kind of small wound, dunno exactly what it is. Did a 1% salt bath for 10 minutes today, should be enuff u think?

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I might be crazy, and even mistaken. But to me that doesn't really look like a fantail :blink: . His back is curved down, and he has some kind of a "shrimpy looking tail" . Either way congrats on the beautiful fish.

Im probably wrong, but anyways lol.Possible a lionhead or Rachu? But i don't see any head grouth.

Edit: :rofl im so silly. what was i thinking. You have a fantail.

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She looks like my boy Tangeray!  Congrats on a nice lookin' fish!

  Oh, and the salt in the tank should get that sore healed for you.. make sure you keep the conditions pristine and blah blah blah.  Should be just fine!

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Cheers, errika! :D btw i don't have the salt in the tank (actually it's a plastic tub ;) ), but i did a 10-min 1% salt bath. U think i have to salt the water in the tub also? say 0.1-0.3%?

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I might be crazy, and even mistaken. But to me that doesn't really look  like a fantail :blink: . His back is curved down, and he has some kind of a "shrimpy looking tail" .  Either way congrats on the beautiful fish.

Im probably wrong, but anyways lol.Possible a lionhead or Rachu? But i don't see any head grouth.

Edit:  :rofl   im so silly.  what was i thinking. You have a fantail.

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Lol black oranda, I was like "Huh?? Lionhead? Ranchu? But she's got a dorsal fin! :blink: " when reading ur reply hehe :lol:

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I might be crazy, and even mistaken. But to me that doesn't really look  like a fantail :blink: . His back is curved down, and he has some kind of a "shrimpy looking tail" .  Either way congrats on the beautiful fish.

Im probably wrong, but anyways lol.Possible a lionhead or Rachu? But i don't see any head grouth.

Edit:  :rofl   im so silly.  what was i thinking. You have a fantail.

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Lol black oranda, I was like "Huh?? Lionhead? Ranchu? But she's got a dorsal fin! :blink: " when reading ur reply hehe :lol:

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LOL thats exacly why i was like "silly me" . Lol i just woke up hey! lol.

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OK now that I've seen her I'm even more jealous!! She is downright gorgeous!! If I didn't live on the other side of the planet I'd have to sneak her into my tank!! :D

Glad to hear the salt dips went well. 10 minutes--I'm impressed. The longest I've left my fish in is 5 minutes. Of course they are a little weakened by parasites (hence the dip) and I didn't want to stress them too much.

Congrats on that fish golem--she's wonderful!!

(PS Why don't I have friends that give me fish like that?!)

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Hey! Lucky Ducky! That is one beautiful fish!!! :newfish CONGRATS!

I have seen red spots like that on GN before, beginning of an ulcer... salt took care of it for him as well improved WQ (I know you got that part under control)!

So, while I think the salt dips are a great preventative measure for parasite control (I would determine the dip concentration according to whether I suspected parasite infestation, which I would with that red spot present, or I was just doing a prophylactic treatment in an asymptomatic fish). e.g. sympotamtic fish - 0.3% (up not but exceeding 0.6 if necessary); asymptomatic fish - 0.1%. In either case, I would leave the fish for its entire QT period in a salted tank of 0.1% concentration.

I have seen a little salt work wonders! And with such a spendid fish, she desreves the best chance she can get! I saw in Rick's book that he recommends injections for that type of red ulceration! But, GN got better with salt and improved WQ...

If the salt is helping the sore (If that is what it is) then it should remain red but not look so angry within a day or two and the swelling around it will go down. If youa re lucky, you won't lose the scale. But,t he scale may have a "scar" on it for a little while.

Anyway, I am the fish MD specialist here but I thought I would mention my experience with these spots (aeromonas sal., most likely) as GN has had lots of maladies! HE pulled through those with salt just fine!

Ready for more pix anytime! :D She is just gorgeous!

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