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    We need a kokos members goldfish babysitting service. I would trust any one of you guys to babysit my fish for me in a heartbeat. Lol. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    hello and welcome to kokos. could it be the beginnings of a colour change? if not, please do your best to answer the following questions so that we're able to help as accurately as possible.. would you be able to also provide a short video of the fish (concentrating on the patch)? sometimes things like this look a little different/better in video. 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? 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.? "If copy and paste doesn't work for you, quote this post and put your answers after each question."
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    i would.. but i'd also add some peas and bloodworms to it.. that is just something i would do
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    Hi! Welcome to Kokos Yep hat will be big enough! Sounds like a really nice size If you would like any more tips, check out our guidelines for healthy goldfish here: https://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/topic/121320-kokos-goldfish-forum-guidelines-for-healthy-goldfish/
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    https://imgur.com/gallery/P9uiomv this is him now ! :)
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    you can add a charcoal filter to your current setup (keep in mind the overall flow rate), no problem. you should still have the cycle after the move and that will keep the fish safe. most filtration is sold with charcoal additions so it is very common. a few things you need to remember at certain times. 1. everytime you medicate the tank, you need to remember to remove the charcoal as it will interfere with the medicine. 2. must be changed every 6-8 weeks, otherwise it will carry dirt and possibly bad bacteria back into the water. i've been out of the fishkeeping loop for a little while, so i can't remember other 'don'ts' with the charcoal, but they were the first few things on my mind that i would immediately advise. i used to use charcoal in my filters before i purchased a filter with UV option.
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    Well, my standard dropsy treatment is metro + kanamycin or metro + ocytetracycline for two weeks in warm, clean water. The kanamycin is harder on the organs but still generally fairly safe. If you think you’re dealing with organ failure with his age, though, I’d be tempted to go on to Angels Plus and buy the oxy instead. And honestly I give it a 30% chance the meds work simply because he is older, weakened from not eating, and there isn’t an environmental cause whereby aeromonas or a similar bacteria could have taken hold. But I know you want to try, so that’s what I’d do. Ten gallon hospital tank with an air stone, warm (78-82 degrees if he can tolerate it), and do a 100% water change and redose the meds each evening to keep things as clean as possible and his stress very, very low.
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    For what it's worth, when we moved last year (2,000 miles), besides the two 5 gal. buckets the fish traveled in, I brought a 5 gal. camping cube of fresh water from home, then I set the fish up in a 15 gal. plastic tub for a while when we arrived (with their old sponge filter running in it). I put in the 5 gal. of fresh water from our old home, a little more than equal of new water, then a bit of water from each bucket when I added the fish. Then, over the next day or so, I kept pouring a bit of water out, & adding new water (I had the tub set up inside a bathtub, to make water changes easier).
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    So first photo is Lenny on Wednesday... Second photo is Lenny today (Saturday)
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    Just wanted to Share Roo, her hump as developed a lot lately! When looking for Photos of when I got her I realized I've had for three years! So here's photos from when I got her And here she is today! (just a phone photo because I need to charge camera lol)
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    Hi Charlie! Good to see you again!
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    I just realized I need to quarantine this new fish. Will get my 20 gallon set up for her arrival.
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    I decided not to wait and I was able to connect with a fish breeder to get another large goldfish. Tomorrow morning I’ll be getting 8 to 10 inch female tricolored shubunkin to go with my male shubunkin. I’m really super excited. And I’m also really super nervous About putting a new fish into the tank with him. I’m assuming that I have to let the bag with the new fish float in the water on the top for about half an hour to acclimate the water to the right temperature. Do I need to be aware of anything else to introduce the new fish into my tank?
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    I’ll definitely be spending more time with him now. He loves peas so I’ll make him some peas tonight. Maybe I can connect with a local breeder who has some mature fish.
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    Great idea, never thought about doing the towel thing. [emoji106] Sent from my VS995 using Tapatalk
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    I've made mistakes that lead to the death of fish, it feels horrible, i know. But the best thing you can do is take it as a learning experience, as JJ said
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    Ah. I feel your pain, had similar experiences. Looking back on them, they arevgreat learning tools! You mentioned he is about 12inch? I'd try and source one at least 4 inches, but I know that larger fish can be pricey... I'd ideally look around the 6 - 10 inch mark to ensure the new one can hold its own. (Most of the time, i like to introduce new fish in pairs or more, to help disperse any interest onto one fish... but an 80g is a little tight for a trio of single tailed goldies IMO, and I'm sure you dont feel like upgrading. Haha) Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Im sorry to hear! Consider next time using a spare towel soaked in water? Its a lot easier to grip the fish, and since they are covered with a towel, less likely to spazz out? Goldies are social fish, so I would reccomend getting another. Of course, you're ultimately the caregiver, so you should really get a goldie once you're ready. But just watch for signs of your single goldie, they known to be a lot more reclusive and not as active. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    That will be fine we generally recommend for HOBs to have 10x the flow rate of the tank capacity
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    If it was still powdered I’d use it, but I’m not sure the liquid wouldn’t lose efficacy - prazi pro is remarkably finicky.
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    I personally wouldn't, I'm not sure if it would be harmful but I don't think it would be effective. Someone else might know more than me though
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    The Ultra Colloidal Silver just arrived!
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    Those sort of tail calcification aren’t that unusual, it’s combining it with the streaking and fraying that isn’t great. Hugs. Here is a not great picture of Watson, you can see some of the tail weirdness here too, with a little bit of fraying on several fins. Like I said I’m going to be trying the same treatment that worked before, but can’t say definitively by symptoms or pathology why it keeps working and also why symptoms keep popping back up - if it was viral the antibiotics shouldn’t kick it. If it was parasitic it shouldn’t take so long between outbreaks, nor should it survive a tank nuke and quarantined treatments with no cross contamination among tank components. But if it is bacterial it’s not one I’m familiar with, either, but that would explain why it responds to antibiotics. Sigh. Confusion. Many conditions are easy to treat, this one has been an issue on and off for me for ages. It might even be different than the hexamita like condition I managed in my tank before, but the symptoms seem extremely similar. I wish I could offer better advice, but some diagnostic stuff is just tricky, and that may be what you are dealing with too. Especially if you haven’t had any new livestock in months, that makes it even harder to figure out a vector for however it got into the system. You can try the kanaplex, but it wouldn’t be the first thing I’d reach for. I’m sorry about that filter drama too! Filter failures and hose kinks were part of what sparked this in my tank too, slightly wonky chemistry causing stress.
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    @Daniel E. Wow she's gotten big. How old now? Justine sure has gotten bigger she's half as tall as Daddy now lol and she make me negotiate sometimes. Never thought I would be negotiating with a 6 year old.[emoji44]
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    I’ve made symptoms abate before with metro and furan-2, which is why I’m not sure this is viral. I really can’t advise beyond that because like I said, it’s something we see on here occasionally and something I’ve seen in my own tanks but I’m not sure I have an answer for what it is. I nuked my system and treated all my fish and quarantined for months and it still came back so....?
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    Honestly I’ve been having something similar in my own tank and am experimenting with treatments right now. It seemed to come about after a higher nitrate week and a prazi round, so stress seems to have precipitated whatever it is. If I can find time I wanted to take microscope scraping and verify it isn’t protozoan. Anyway, not a lot of recs from me right now, but I’d be surprised if the silver made a huge difference because it behaves more virally. Can’t hurt to try though, at least to clean up some of the bioload uh the system.
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    What what? She supposed to be little! Man time flys. Hey everyone [emoji112] hope you are all doing well. Here a couple of pics of my Kid lol Sent from my SM-S767VL using Tapatalk
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    Thanks koko! I ended up ordering both, they should arrive by Friday.
  31. 1 point
    red fins white dots like that remind me of a bacterial problem to me. When the power came on did you take the water out of the filters? If not that could be part of the problem. The water didn't go bad, but it might have started to and if the water isn't dumped out, it went into the tank. I know this might sound weird but it worked for me. My fish Zac got something very closing looking to your fish. It started when I ran out of her Wondershell and I didn't clean my sponge filter out when I should have. So my tank was getting out of balance. I had did the salt route and and my prime but she still had white smears like dots on her belly fins and starting to get red streaks on her tail fin. Once my Wondershells came a week later, I placed it in the tank and had also cleaned my sponge filter and other filters.......then with in about 48 hours her spots where gone and with in a week the red streak was gone too. So I may suggest a Wondershell also colloidal silver you can find it in the health area in the stores now. It seems to me that your ph drops a little and you might have some bacterial problems. the colloidal silver will kill that off but it won't hurt the fish at all. add about a 1/2 dropper if it in the tank.
  32. 1 point
    Breeding goldfish can be easier than not breeding goldfish. Put a female and a male goldfish together and they will produce fertilized eggs. They will do their best to gobble up the eggs. You can increase the number of surviving fry by putting spawning mops or lots of floating plants in the tank before the fish begin to spawn. Once you see eggs scattered around the tank, remove the adults. Within a few days you will see tiny fry swimming around.
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    I think I would do a Prazi and salt round. If it was me [emoji5] Sent from my VS995 using Tapatalk
  34. 1 point
    If you think she is strong enough do them side by side, just so you’re not treating as long in QT. That’s the only reason upside, otherwise it really doesn’t matter.
  35. 1 point
    I feel like her color looks a little better? Keep it up if it’s working, Mikey!
  36. 1 point
    Okay, I wouldn’t do the metro meds because of the age but waterborne metro could be used for two weeks, along with the epsom. I’d do kanaplex except I think that would just be too hard on her organs.
  37. 1 point
    Oh she doesn’t look good at all, yikes! With the c shape I probably wouldn’t treat, but euthanize. I’m sorry That said, if you are going to treat, why did you reach for metro? Explain to her thought process to me about what gram positive/parasitic symptoms you were seeing? If we can understand what it looks like on your end that looks treatable we may be able to offer more guidance? The lifting scales just in the rear and the c shape look more organ failure or internal tumor to me, too.
  38. 1 point
    hi Mikey! hope you're well.. re Moon.. that looks like a saggy belly to me never a good sign (organ failure). the bounce back could be brief, unfortunately. pls confirm.
  39. 1 point
    Really? I was going to pop in here and say that someone should test the vacation fasting with other fancies! I’ve been so hesitant to go away because 1) I cannot trust anyone to feed properly and 2) I wonder if they would starve in 2 weeks or more. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  40. 1 point
    Good for you! Any type of goldfish can handle a two week fast.
  41. 1 point
    Thanks Sharon and Mandy, you’re very kind! Actually I forgot to share something interesting. So in the beginning of this month I was away from home, enjoying my holiday for exactly 2 weeks, 14 days. During that period of time I left all of my fish who are leaving in 3 different types of tanks without food, not feeding at all. When I back I found my fish all alive, hyper active, very hungry and the water was crystal clear. Well, the head of my Jumbo flowerhorn was double smaller, obviously he used some energy sources from that part of his body. The comets, absolutely no issue at all, happy and healthy as usual. The planted low tech nano tank was looking ok as well. The only thing I did, before to go to my holidays, is to instruct my neighbour regularly to check the conditions of the fish tanks, leaking, potential electric problems, to look for something wrong like dead fish or unpleasant smell......in other words to check every 3rd day is everything ok with my tanks.....but strongly instructed- no feeding. Why I did that, because I have very very bad experience when someone else feed my fish. Of course I have to mention as well that a week before my holiday I feed my fish bit more then usual to collect some extra energy. So, the conclusion regarding comets goldfish and all other types of long body goldfish is that 2 weeks period of time is absolutely fine without feeling. That’s my personal experience and the choice is yours.
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    Oh that shubie is a stunner!
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    Nice color on the little shubunkin. The comets are beautiful.
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    I really need to order more wonder shells, my fish are much, much happier with them in. And I haven’t tried them with my new, harder water supply here at this place. Hhmmmm
  46. 1 point
    Don't you just love the spell checker 😂
  47. 1 point
    Btw, its meant to be hidy hole... not bidet. XD Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  48. 1 point
    Excellent advice. It’s now all making sense in my head without me having to continually reference the YouTube videos, your posts etc.. My plan as it stands is to get the Bio-kit, a new adjustable powerhead, balance the flow so it’s slow enough to follow theory in above post yet still provides decent air flow (could add pump but I’ve read these mostly just blow air out via surface?) and definitely stick with 2 fish until they grow, when I will buy that 500l dream tank! In the meantime thank you so much again for all the sound advice. Will let you know when the nitrate hits zero!
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    Hey everyone, Happy New Year. Wow seems likes ages ago when I started my goldfish blog on our dirt planted goldfish tank. Well we have some news, our very first ranchu baby goldfish hatched and are slowly growing up. We plan to rehome our non-ranchus and at some point get some nice red and white ranchus for any future breeding. Thanks again to everyone here for your helpful comments over the years. Cheers.
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    WOW those are impressive
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