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Help! Strange goldfish scenario

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Hi Guys:

Recently I have been stupidly fooling with my fish tank in an attempt to clear up foggy water. I realize now it was most probably the nitrogen cycle, as th tank was newly set up. So after letting the tank alone for a month or two, I noticed it was starting to get foggy. It was then that in decided to add water clarified. I soon after noticed that my one black moore who has swim bladder problems was floating on his side, and the other was slow. I immediately got them out of the problematic tank and into a smaller one with fresh water. They eventually recovered, I replaced the water and filter media and they seem to be doing fine now. One of them is seeming to have some trouble ascending through the water (not the one with the bad swim bladder). Should I be worried? The ammonia is <0.02 ppm, and pH is a little low. Their feces is black. I have also started feeding them sinking granules as it supposed to help with air gulping. The tank is 10 gallons. I love these fish, any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks

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How many fish are in that 10 gallon and what kind of fish are they? Thanks :)

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Could you please answer the following questions? They will help us to get a clearer picture of what is going on. [Could someone on the mod team please move this over to D&D? Thank you.]

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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I'm moving this to the disease and diagnosis section. Please do answer the questions as soon as you can, without that information we can't offer much help.

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your fish may not make it till after the holidays. the sooner the better.

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