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  2. I don't feed him live food and he hasn't had live plants in a while but has had them previously. I didn't even do 1 round of esha prazi because he reacted badly to it. I was torn between giving him the full treatment and ending it. I chose to end it as apart from occasional flashing there is no signs of flukes it was more preventative. Also these ich-like white spots over his whole body have been there for over 4 year, I was looking at older threads I have made on here and it was about these... and I have treated with esha 2000 & exit a few times over the years and nothing gets rid of them. If it was ich would he be able to survive for that long with no ill-effects just occasional flashing?? One more thing, the protruding scales look slightly better this morning which is good. I'll add a picture when I'm home, this leads me more into thinking he injured this area. However these white spots, I'd still love to get to the bottom of ! Thank you!!
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  4. I’m not honestly too worried about the space - just keep up with the water changes, maybe twice weekly instead of once. Could he have been exposed to anything from live food or plants? Or is his aquarium only empty or filled with plastic? How many rounds of the esha did you do?
  5. As long as it's not bothering him you don't have to remove it. If it does get to a point where it is bothering him and you choose to remove it, we can walk you through that process too.
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  7. Oh I missed that detail. Dream Goldfish would be two East Coast Ranchu Goldfish. Right now I do not want to start a new tank. Actually I am not allowed to start a new aquarium at this time.
  8. Whoops, I meant to say "what freshwater fish (non goldfish) would you keep". Maybe your dream goldfish is a East Coast Ranchu Goldfish?
  9. Ammonia Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) 80-160ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tap) 10-15ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4ish * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6-8ish The test kit is 2 years expired ... so unsure how accurate these are but it's what I expected. All values have been like this for years except nitrate which fluctuates. Obviously he's been living in a tank too small for a few years. He seems happy enough and has always been so healthy despite it not being a great size for him. Despite this I do want to find a bigger space it's just taking a lot longer than anticipated. Due to this I try to manage the nitrate levels with water changes but with a fish that big in a tank that small it's almost impossible so he has been subject to high nitrate levels for a while. I hope this isn't the reason but to help anyone with diagnose(s) it's only fair to say. He's a great fish with a massive personality. I've had him since I was 10 (now 20)! He's grown from the size of my little finger to this beast. I hope there's some hope of recovery from whatever this is so he can finally get to swim in a bigger space.
  10. Thank you so much! I'm in the UK so a delayed reply may come back from me, but I'll look straight away in the morning
  11. My dream fish (that is not a goldfish) is the royal blue tang. If I could, I would have one, but I already have goldfish. My favorite goldfish is a moor. I am trying to think what my dream goldfish is.
  12. Um I do not have any surgery tools for one thing. For another thing I am too afraid to do surgery on my fish. I guess he will know that and not stay still when I operate on him. I am going to hope he is okay with it and go with plan B which is to pray for the fish and hope for the best. I do not think he is in any pain but I do not know goldfish for "are you in any pain?" I assume that the best option is to let him live the rest of his life in peace with a tumor on his side.
  13. I’m just running out the door but I’ll come back to this tonight, I promise thank you for giving us so much information and good images to work with, that will surely help!
  14. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) * Nitrite Level(Tank) * Nitrate level(Tank) If you have a test kit, take these readings before you do a water change. If you don't have a test kit and can't get one immediately, please take samples of tank and tap water to your fish /pet store and request a test. Demand numbers for each test. * Ammonia Level(Tap) * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) Please test tap water. It may contain ammonia or nitrate. Tap water often varies in quality with weather/season, so don't just report an old test. * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Difference in the pH of tank and tap can cause distress in your fish. We need both tap and tank results. * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) If you don't have KH and GH tests and have municipal water, you can often get this information from the water company. Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API test kit - drops * Water temperature? Air temp - 16 degrees celcius * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 90L - >5yrs * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? By the "size" of the filter we mean the gph/lph that it claims to turn over? 400 lph * How often do you change the water and how much? Please answer both questions. Every 5-7 days, 80-90% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Please answer both questions Monday 22nd - 70% * How many fish in the tank and their size? You may give the weight of each fish or the length. 1 goldfish - length of my hand plus caudal fins * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Water conditioner means the agent used against chlorine. Fluval aqua plus water conditioner * What do you feed your fish and how often? Give the brand, type of food (sinking/floating pellets, gel food, steamed vegetable, etc.), and how frequently you feed each. Repashy soilent green - once a day +occasional algae wafers/sinking pellets/peas/brocolli * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? None at the moment. About a month ago added eSHa gdex (active ingredient praziquantelum) due to flashing and never actually treated him for flukes before. He reacted really badly to it which I thought was unusual due to being known as a safe medication. Read it could be due to dead fluke overload however as it was mainly a preventative measure I removed it by water changes then carbon. He has been fine ever since. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. This can be a long answer if you have a sickly fish. In the past he's had eSHa 2000 & exit * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? He's had small white specks on his whole body for a long while now. I thought this was ich however they are much smaller than all the photos of ich I have seen. They look like breeding tubercles, but all over his body... He occasionally flashes which makes me think he has some kind of parasite issue, however I'm not 100% and due to no other issues like going off food etc and him being sensitive to medications I haven't treated. As I was cleaning the tank yesterday he went crazy, which is unusual. Then I noticed protruding scales (slight white discolouration) on both sides near his anus that I hadn't noticed before, however I hadn't particularly looked closely in about a week as I have been busy. The first thing I thought of initially was dropsy - which is obviously just a symptom with many possible causes, however wouldn't this be less focal and more diffuse. It almost looks like an internal growth causing scale protrusion. Or could it be some sort of injury, hence the crazy episode whilst cleaning. I honestly have no idea what it is. Slightly white stringy poo too. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No except when still his back end rises higher than his front end which he normally doesn't do but he seems in control of the movement. Apart from that he's acting completely normal. Hi guys, I'm just about to test the water (however I think my API test kit is out of date) but it's the best I can do for now. Before I have the results, I have never had ammonia or nitrite in the tank. It's been well cycled for years and years. I've had Blacky 10 years! Nitrates will be higher than ideal due to tank size but water changes keep them under control enough. Also I already know the tank is way too small for him. Working on getting an indoor pond this summer. I think everything else is mentioned above. I'll attach some pictures. Thanks in advance for any help. Images: 2 image showing small white dots on body - hard to see Here is a video showing the protrusion.
  15. A hypothetical situation: If you were to setup a new aquarium (any size you could realistically fit) and it could not be goldfish, what fish would you keep?
  16. Acro

    Eggs anyone

    Those are great photos! I look forward to seeing what happens next!
  17. That's so cute! I've seen that not long before they hatched
  18. Lucky you! How big is the pond?
  19. Wishing Star hanging out with her Goldfish & Betta decoration friends
  20. 😜 lol. Yeah my never sit still enough for me unless I feed them rofl
  21. The only thing you could do is surgery😷
  22. koko

    Eggs anyone

    I just saw one twitching in the egg... I haven't seen that before😯
  23. Aww I love that stage where you can see the little babies in there
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  25. It's that time of the season. I actually saw one move.
  26. Amazing guess! Bali it is! Have you been to Bali? Glass. There is glass on the floor so sheets (and people) don't fall through.
  27. Is it just my fish or do all fish not like to cooperate when photographed? I want to take a picture of all three goldfish together, but they rather swim near each other when my camera app is not open. I did get this photo Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  28. Here are photos in aquarium Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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