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Hello Everybody,

I am new to the world of goldfish, and seem to have come to a bump in the road. I got my fish four days ago at petsmart, after letting the filter run for 24 hours and using spring water in the tank and conditioner to neutralize any ammonia released when I put the fish in the tank. For two days both fish seemed fine, But just yesterday, one, and only one, started yawning. Over the course of an hour he would yawn about five times. Now today the yawning has stopped, but he just sits at the top of the tank until someone touches or walks past the tank. Then he begins to swim around as he used to. He's eating fine, and they both speed up incredibly when I put the food in (eg. fast swimming and nipping at the surface blindly to find food) I also haven't noticed any signs of flukes, fish lice, damaged gills or flashing. Somebody please help.

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hi nicholas,

welcome to kokos. so that we can gain a better understanding of what could be wrong, please provide answers to all the following questions:

Test Results for the Following:

* Ammonia Level

* Nitrite Level

* Nitrate level

* 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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