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I'm beginning to think that we were not to have goldfish. We seem to be having one thing after another. This time, one of the goldfish was acting a little off. He was not swimming around as much but was eating. I checked the water and everything as fine. The next morning (yesterday) I found him stuck to the filter. I quickly turned it off and got him into the hospital tank. Not seeing anything wrong except some frayed fins that I think he got from the filter, I added the first of the aquarium salt. Yesterday he was on his back and not moving at all and barely breathing. This was for 8 or so hours. Every so often he swam in the tank but he was weak. I didn't have the filter running knowing he would not handle it. I added the second round of salt yesterday. Within 3 hours of adding the second dose of salt, he started swimming normally. Today he looks completely fine. His fins are up, he's eating and he's swimming. I have not turned on the filter because I'm to worried. I want to give it a little time. I'm doing large water changes though. I have no idea what happened. Does anyone have an idea? Thank you!

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can you fill out your water parameters and the filtration and waterchanges..thats the best method to help us figure out what might be causing it =)

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    Test Results for the Following:
  • * Ammonia Level 0
  • * Nitrite Level 0
  • * Nitrate level 20
  • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.2
  • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    Other Required Info:
  • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?
  • * Water temperature?70
  • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40
  • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?
  • * How often do you change the water and how much? weekly

  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 5 days 20%
  • * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 2 inches
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often?
  • * Any new fish added to the tank no
  • * Any medications added to the tank? no
  • * 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? none
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? just not swimming a lot the day before

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    Test Results for the Following:
  • * Ammonia Level 0
  • * Nitrite Level 0
  • * Nitrate level 20
  • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.2
  • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    Other Required Info:
  • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?
  • * Water temperature?70
  • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40
  • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?
  • * How often do you change the water and how much? weekly

  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 5 days 20%
  • * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 2 inches
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often?
  • * Any new fish added to the tank no
  • * Any medications added to the tank? no
  • * 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? none
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? just not swimming a lot the day before

Can you please answer the parts I have bolded so that we can help? :)

Edited by ShawneeRiver

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