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Bloody Fins And Torn Fins...


Sally2007

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Test Results for the Following:

Ammonia Level? 0-0.25

Nitrite Level? 0

Nitrate level? 20

Ph Level, (If possible,KH and GH and chloramines)? 7.6

Ph Level out of the Tap? 7.6

Tank size (How many Gals) and How long has it been running? 79 gallons and has been running from Jully 2010

<LI>What is the name and size of the filter/s? Fluval fx5

<LI>How often do you change the water and how much? every couple of days 50%

How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 Fantail around 6 Inches each , and 3 little goldfishes around 2 and a half inches ( ranchu,blackmoor, panda)

<li>What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime

<li>Any medications added to the tank?

<li>Add any new fish to the tank? no

<li>What do you feed your fish ? pro gold , gel food , peas

<li>Any unusual findings on theish such as "grains of salt", no

bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? yes bloody streaks and frayed fins

<li>Any unusual behavior like staying

at the bottom, not eating, ect..? No

Ok so the tank was cycled with my 2 fantail goldfishes , I added the 3 small fishes in october and since then I've been having ammonia problems, Right now the 2 bigger fishes have there fins torn because of the ammonia . My question is when will the tank be cycled? and should I add salt to the tank since the fishes have bloody fins and torn fins?

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Sally really sorry to hear your having some problems. Your tank is affected by the extra bioload of the new fish. I would recommend doing daily wc if you can to keep the ammonia as close to 0 as possible. I know there are mixed opinions on this, but I strongly recommend a product called Cycle it will help your cycle catch up. :) You can certainly add in some salt to help your goldies fins it won't harm them but do keep a good journal of the salt you put in and remove especially if you start doing daily wc.

Let us know how it goes. :)

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Sally really sorry to hear your having some problems. Your tank is affected by the extra bioload of the new fish. I would recommend doing daily wc if you can to keep the ammonia as close to 0 as possible. I know there are mixed opinions on this, but I strongly recommend a product called Cycle it will help your cycle catch up. :) You can certainly add in some salt to help your goldies fins it won't harm them but do keep a good journal of the salt you put in and remove especially if you start doing daily wc.

Let us know how it goes. :)

thanks for replying i actually have a full bottle of cycle :) I will do another wc and then add that in :)

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Well it will take a while for the cycle to catch up. :( But as long as you are doing daily wc to keep the ammonia down the fish should be able to handle it. When I got a cycle bump it took about 2 weeks of daily wc to get the cycle back on track.

The fish are still acting all right? They are not getting worse?

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Well it will take a while for the cycle to catch up. :( But as long as you are doing daily wc to keep the ammonia down the fish should be able to handle it. When I got a cycle bump it took about 2 weeks of daily wc to get the cycle back on track.

The fish are still acting all right? They are not getting worse?

There acting ok but there fins are torn...

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