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  2. Please copy & paste the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems. If copy and paste doesn't work for you, just quote this post and type your answers after each question. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) * Nitrite Level(Tank) * Nitrate level(Tank) * Ammonia Level(Tap) * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) * 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? You have a water quality problem, and we need the answers to all of these questions to determine what is wrong and how to fix it. Your tank is big enough for two goldfish once we handle the water problem. * 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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  4. Super floaty fish. Need suggestions!

    ITS A FREAKIN MIRACLE! I woke up this morning planning to jump on and read your suggestions and go shopping to find something to put her in. I walked into the living room to turn on the tank lights and I had to stop and do a double take. She was sitting on the tank bottom with her dorsal fin up next to her tank mate. At first I was scared something had happened and that she had sunk to the bottom. So I turned on their blue lighting, and they both started swimming, and Mochi got up and swam like nothing ever happened!!🤔Shes not floating AT ALL. For those of you that looked at the video I posted yesterday, of the fish who was floating and too tired to move around much... check this out. I'm so scared to feed her Im not sure what to do! This is been super frustrating. Sorry for the camera brightness lol 20180722_110853.mp4
  5. Hello everyone! I am new so this is my first post, but I really need help. I have an almost 2 year old comet goldfish in a 55 gallon tank (I know this is too small but it's all I can afford ATM). The first week of me moving him into the tank went well, but now I've run into issues. It's about the 3rd week in and he's not very active and has developed fin rot. For last couple days he has been clamping his dorsal fin and he hasn't been eating my pellets. I tested the water ammonia:0 nitrite:0 but nitrates have been fairly high around 40. I have been doing water changes every other day to keep the tank clean for the fin rot but something tells me his behavior is more than just the rot. He has had white poop almost all his life and this is the first time he hasn't shown interest in food. This has been happening for quite some time. I am ready to go to the store and get some API General Cure but I still don't know what's really wrong with him. Could this all just be the high nitrates? Or perhaps the crazy temperature change we had? Or is it a parasite? (Concerning the picture, his fin isn't always clamped. When he's alert it's straight up and occasionally he will bring it back up)
  6. Super floaty fish. Need suggestions!

    You need very shallow water to give the fish a chance to swim. Not a half filled aquarium, but about 4 inches of water -- just enough to cover her dorsal fin . I recommend an underbed storage tote like this or this. Feed only duckweed for a week. Then you can add a few floating pellets. Don't feed peas, gel food, or sinking pellets. These all leach proteins which make the film on top of water that she "skims". You can use a little HOB filter like this or a small sponge filter.
  7. Goldfish Missing Eye

    I think you'll find he'll adapt very quickly Glad he is doing well so far!
  8. Open Chat :)

    So the storm has hit my community hard there is lots of wind damage power outages and a small tornado took the roof off of a fellowship hall and dropped it on a church. Sent from my LGL84VL using Tapatalk
  9. Super floaty fish. Need suggestions!

    I will have to wait a bit to get a picture because I'm not currently at home, but all of her scales are completely down. She's back in her 20 gallon now that the mess was cleaned up. Do you think it would be best to keep her in a ten gallon permanently? Or what kind of tank or container do you think would work?
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    The AC cost is crazy. is it a central ac unit?
  11. Super floaty fish. Need suggestions!

    If I were you I would find her a permanent shallow container. She is having problems getting down and I would also try to keep her in a sponge filtered tank. The duckweed does take some time to work on their system. Being in such a tall tank is not helping her out. I would only feed her duckweed for at least a week. If you can just to make sure a photo of her from the top and then another one from the back going to the front. Just want to make sure all her scales are down.
  12. Goldfish Missing Eye

    I've treated his QT with salt water and seems to be doing well so far. Or at least as well a fish with cataracts and a missing eye can be.
  13. Super floaty fish. Need suggestions!

    Here's a video.. I had to temporarily put her back in her 30.. I broke the glass thermometer in the 20 and had to do a complete water change. Thankfully it was only the weights and glass and not the alcohol that broke into the tank.Anyhow, she floats like this when she wears herself out, she can get to the bottom of the tank and move about but she's working for it. She is a very very greedy eater and will skim the top of the water after eating and I know she is taking in air. I feed sinking food so this to me, seems like a bad habit that came from her breedrr perhaps. She is definitely still eating and filled up on duckweed. I have tried peas in the past weeks and at first she was better 24 hours later but she seems to be exhibiting no change. Water parameters are perfect, with nitrates kept at 10 or below. 20180721_203052.mp4
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    I know right? It’s getting there, just slowly and for way too much money 😖
  16. Super floaty fish. Need suggestions!

    Can you get a video. Has she tried to eat the duckweed? are you feeding anything else?
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    Dang when it rains it pours
  18. 55 Gallon Cichlid Tank

    WOW thats a cool looking tank
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    Hi everyone!!!
  20. Super floaty fish. Need suggestions!

    She is still floating..:( Not sure what to do next..
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    Congrats on the new additions - and freebies! Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Hi guys Bought some new fish today... Three BN Plecos (Albinos), 11 Neon Tetras (was meant to be 10, but they gave me an extra lol), and 3 Corys
  23. Goldfish Missing Eye

    I had this happen with a goldfish a few years ago. Moving him to QT is a good step. I'd add some salt (0.1%, 1 gram per litre) and make sure the water is kept super clean, and keep an eye out of any signs of infection
  24. Small (stunted?) black goldfish

    I have a couple of bronze goldies that look black when viewed from the top, which may the the case of the OP? Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  25. 38 gal. Stocking.

    I have blue velvet neo cardinia in my 20gallon long with nano fish, the same one I posted before. They breed like crazy, but I let the shrimp establish themselves first before adding in most of my other nano fish. So it can work!
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