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Goldfish with a spreading? tail problem


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Just finished doing a 50% water change. Took a reading with the strips just before and numbers were: Nitrate: 10, Nitrite: 0, GH:140, KH:90, pH: 7.4, and Ammonia: 0. I also got a better video of the brown spots so you can see them. I am hoping they mean she is healing, but they make me a bit nervous. I forgot to buy the salt at the store tonight, but I will do my best to get it tomorrow or the next day (Tuesday or Wednesday). I knew I was forgetting something! I'll let you know as soon as I can get the salt. :)

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Her tail seems to be growing back! I'll try to post a video when we do a water change tomorrow night. And I am still working on getting the salt. Its been a rough week! Just thought I'd post a quick update. :)

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Ok. I got the salt! :) Your description made it very easy to find...and it was cheap! Yay! I read the post on the other forum about salting and will wait for confirmation, but I plan on adding 10 tsp of the salt to my 10 gallon aquarium to salt it to 0.1%. Is that right? We do have a lot of ornaments and some gravel though so I didn't know if maybe I should do 8 or 9 instead. Also, are normal kitchen measuring spoons ok to use for the tsp measurement? Using a normal spoon makes me sorta nervous since they are not really uniform sizes. Can I dissolve the salt in room temperature water that has been treated with seachem prime or do I need to boil it to dissolve it and then treat it? I am planning on doing a water change in a few minutes and will take a video to show everyone the progress she has made in healing! :) She is now starting to "eat" and then thankfully spit out rocks from the bottom of the tank. Is that something I should worry about or pretty normal fish behavior? Just wondering.

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Yay! Goldfish dig around all day looking for food, so that's pretty normal. The only thing to watch out for is to make sure a pebble doesn't get stuck in her mouth.

I will wait to see the update video, but I am beginning to think that the salt is not needed at this time, since she seems to be healing splendidly. In that case, just save the salt, because it's a handy thing to have. :)

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Ok. Finally got the water change done. :) She was very happy about it. Took the video right afterward, so that is why the water looks a bit cloudy and she is chasing everything that floats in case it is food. :) The water parameters still look pretty good (pre-water change): Nitrates: 20 (needed a water change!), Nitrite: 0, GH: 100, KH-100-110, pH:7.3, Ammonia: 0. Still waiting on money to get the better water test kit so still using the strips for now. The video is below. I hope she is healing. Let me know what you think. :)

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Aw. She does look amazing, and the tail is growing back nicely. At this point, I see no reason to add salt, since you've have done such an incredible job with providing her fresh water to heal :)

Please give yourself a big pat on the back, and keep up the excellent work :)

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WOW..............what a story...........and a v happy ending

Just a snip of a tail............no swimming control problem..........and regenerating so soon.....happy days!!!!

how long was the tail before?

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Thanks everyone! :) I am very happy she is on the mend. Her tail was about double-triple the length it is right now and orange. I will post videos to keep you updated as healing continues. And I am glad I have the salt now just in case. It is good to be prepared. Thanks for providing me with such good information, advice, and encouragement. I am learning so much! :)

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Ok...no time for a long update, but here is a video of her progress. :) I think she is healing quite well so far. I'll try to post updated water parameters and another video this weekend.

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Just thought you might like an update. :) Sorry I haven't gotten this up sooner, but school has been crazy! She seems to be much happier and her tail is growing fast. Tank parameters still look good. Here is a video I took earlier today after a water change.

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