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Moses Is Doing Badly Again

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Test Results for the Following:

Ammonia Level? 0

Nitrite Level? 0

Nitrate level? 30

Ph Level, (If possible,KH and GH and chloramines)? 7.2

Tank size (How many Gals) and How long has it been running? 20 gallons, about 2 months

What is the name and size of the filter/s? whisper filter 20

How often do you change the water and how much? once a week 25%

How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 fish, moses is about 5 in, other is 2-3

What kind of water additives or conditioners? aquasafe

Any medications added to the tank? melafix

Add any new fish to the tank? a few months back, and it died shortly after i got it

What do you feed your fish? plain sinking granules

Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt",

bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? a sore on his side from an injured scale, appears infected or something. also, a dark spot on the hood that developed into a sort of festering sore. other fish in the tank a few months ago had the same thing until it died

Any unusual behavior like staying

at the bottom, not eating, ect..? a little lethargic but he's always just been a lazy fish. big appetite, as always. he's flashing a little on the gravel and seems just a little clumsy. i don't quite know how to post pictures, but here's some URL links.



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Sorry that your fish isn't doing well.

How long has that spot been there? And how long have you been using the Melafix?

Do you have any medicated food? I would suggest that at this point. I am concerned with the spot on his wen. Is it getting any worse or staying the same?

I am always scared of "hole in the head" disease, but I know little on it. You may want to research that just in case.

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Thanks for your answer. :)

The spot is getting progressively worse each day. I'm also worried about hole in the head disease, which i think is what the other one had. I went to an lfs and a guy that sounded like he knew what he was talking about said it was something different, some sort of infection. The spot's been there for a week or two, getting bigger and bigger. I started Melafix about a week and a half ago, treating for the sore on his body.

I don't have any medicated food. Is it available at, say, a mmm?

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The best medicated food can be purchased online at goldfish connection. Metromed or Medigold are the 2 antibotic foods.

The pet stores only offer Jungle Labs, antibotic food. It is ok, but for serious illness you want to go with goldfish connection's foods.

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Thank you again. :)

I've been doing some research, and I think it might be HLLE (head and lateral line erosion) because he's not really showing any internal symptoms (normal poop and all). So I think I'll look into the medicated food, increase water changes and all. But I'll also increase nutrients and food variety, which is a kind of treatment for HLLE. I'll keep you posted, for better or worse.

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