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  1. How long after a water change and the first 1% of salt added to the tank should we start seeing some improvement....they are all eating and swimming well (they had not stopped eating or swimming) today they only had some peas...just in case. One the fancy we think we see a tiny bit of improvement but not 100% sure, on my Orange Oranda (who was the worst) we're not seeing any change in the bloody fins....he does not appear sick or in pain in any way.... I guess I"m just hoping for a miracle here....and hoping for some good news.. Checked water prams tonight and everything seems fine... and we think we know why we may have had an ammonia spike....one of the tropicals gave birth the beginning of last week, and the tank had a great feast....we saved 28 out of a possible 80-100 (that were put in a seperate tank) needless today the only guys left in the 75 are the fancy, oranda and angel fish.......ohh and 2 weather loaches...who have been in the tank since day one as teeny tiny babies.
  2. okay so Wally world was open and I found Aquarium Salt.....so I"m going to a 80-90% water change, and add the aquarium salt. Before I add it......I just want to verify its 1tsp to 1 gallon = 75 tsps for a 75 G...
  3. Yes the tropicals have always been the tank, thats why the extra water changes....they've always been together, without problems, the tropicals have even taken to eating the Gold fish foods. They Even travelled 1800km in a rubbermaid tote together when we moved home...thats why the long cycle bump or lose of cycle in my tank although I did leave the media in tank water and did water changes daily during the move...
  4. I deffinately think it was a water problem, they didnt' do any water changes while I was in the hospital and I was out 2 days before this started....the Moore was QT'd for 6 weeks... I do have a question about the salt though....because they are stressed and poisoned for I don't know how long...I know salt should be added, our LFS isnt open today ....but I do have Epsom Salts.........what are the correct measurments....or would they even help in this situation??
  5. [*]Test Results for the Following: [*]Ammonia Level? 0 ppm (after water change last night [*]Nitrite Level? 0 ppm water change last night [*]Nitrate level? between 0 and 5.0 after water change last night [*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.0 ppm (LOW) [*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.6 [*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Test Drops [*]Water temperature? 78 [*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75 g 8 months, but moved and I figure I'm having a cycle bump [*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? Fluval 305 and aqua clear 70 [*]How often do you change the water and how much? 1x week 75% [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 Oranda (3inches) 1 Baby Black Moore (1inch) 1 Fancy ( 4inches) 1 Angel ( 3 inches) [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? |Prime [*]What do you feed your fish and how often? Nutrifin Max Sinking Pellets, Blood Worms, Green Peas 2x week, [*]Any new fish added to the tank? Black Moore 3 weeks ago [*]Any medications added to the tank? no [*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Bloody Streaks [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? none eating and swimming fine I was in the hospital for a week, came home still not feeling so well but immediately knew something was wrong. Did a complete water change last night, I"ve lost 1 oranda so far, and 2 bala sharks since last night. Right now I have 1 Oranda left and 1 fancy, both showing bloody streaked fins. Oranda worse than the fancy, and worse since last night Before the water change last night I did check water prams, Ammonia was high roungly .50, Nitrate about 10 ppms, and ph was in the lower 6.8ppm I didn't have any aquarium salt on hand so ran and got epsom salts. Using 1/4 tsp per 10 gallon, I think it isn't enough but not quite sure. Help here would be great... I have Jungle Anti-Bacteria Pelets, Seachem Metro Plex and Paraguard and Melafix, I have no added or given any meds....I'm waiting for advice..... Please Help!!!!!
  6. Well now that the panic is over, and I"ve been able to do some reading, it does appear to be Hole in the Head Disease, and probably started when we got the 2 new fish way back when, one had fish lice, and the other some sort of bacterial disease. I thought we had cleaned everything good enough to prevent losing any more (back then I didn't know alot about quarentine) I guess my housekeeping skills aren't quite good enough for goldfish..
  7. Yeah something could be in the media, I've always had Orandas, still have some..just added a teenie weenie black moore about 3cm long including fins. So I guess its clean out the tank, and sterilize the media and tank....start over with a new cycle.. Fun stuff but if it saves the rest of my fishies...
  8. Thats what I find weird, one died before we moved from Ontario, and we just lost my Akari, completely different water, During the move, I took the filter media put, put it in a rubber maid container, some stones and gravel from the tank, filled the rubbermaid with water from the tank... Added the fish, daily water changes, battery operated air stone etc All the babies made it home happy, safe and sound... Tank was completely cleaned out, Filter casings the same.... Set up the tanks again, clean water, some new gravel adding some old gravel and media from before the move.. Dealt with the cycle bump, er go the weekly water changes, and daily water tests. I thought I did everything by the book..... Even Salted the water so the fish wouldn't be too stressed It does look like he could have had some bleeding from the gill on the same side as the blister... Ohh and the blisters almost appear over night, and take them down within 24 hrs Any idea...or guess as to what may be going on??
  9. He's gone!!...he passed as I was typing my message.. I do have others in or reg tank and as I said I lost one to the exact same thing a few weeks ago...so I'd love to find out whats happening to my babies... [*]Test Results for the Following: [*]Ammonia Level? 0ppm [*]Nitrite Level?0 ppm [*]Nitrate level? 5.0 ppm [*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.6 [*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.6 [*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Brand new 2 weeks old, Master Drops kit- crap can't remember that name either... [*]Water temperature? 78 [*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75, 7 months [*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? Fluval 304 and cant remember the name of the other but its for a 75g alone.. [*]How often do you change the water and how much? 1x week 50% [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? 5 each 5 inches long [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime with water change [*]What do you feed your fish and how often? sinking pellets 1x a day peas 2x a week 1 day fasting [*]Any new fish added to the tank? 1 baby black more 4 cm long, quarentined for 4 weeks [*]Any medications added to the tank? no [*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? On his wen looks like it a bloody blister [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? was fine til this evening, bottom sitting not sure for how long before I got home but ate breaky this morning, and was swimming fine, begged for food, sat in the palm of my hand to eat. my tank also has live plants, no new ones added, as well I use crushed coral to keep the ph at a normal level I"ve just noticed as I am getting him ready to bury, there is deffinately some bleeding around the area he has this blisterish thing, it starts around the crease around his mouth and his beautiful chubby cheek.. Elaine
  10. Please help I am completely heart broken, my Oranda Akari developed a mark on his cheek yesterday that looked like a hickie....this evening it actually bleeding, hes floating but still alive. I don't know if there is anything I can do to save him, when I noticed it yesterday I put him in a qt tank and started salting .... This is the second fish I've lost to this, I travelled 1846 km with this guy and he made it no problem I hate to lose him to this .............Please Please help!!! Ohh All water prams are perfect Qtank fully cycled no new fish 2% salt haven't gotten to 3% yet Sorry I can't think to add that would make a difference or you may ask..I just can't think I, and see through the tears..
  11. How do you test a male to see if they are producing milt, so far I"ve had 2 rounds of eggs and no milt...I'm worried about my boy because hes the aggresser and yet hes not doing his job...
  12. Well all the eggs were eaten by the fishies and now they are at it again, funny thing though....Mr. Akari hasn't tried to fertalize the eggs, so there hasn't been any mess at all.....did a water change anyway... But should I be worried over the fact that hes the one doing the chasing, both girls have laid eggs but he hasn't done his job???
  13. I to have a big big move coming up, we are moving over 1800 KM away, my poor babies are going to be living in a rubbermaid tote (the biggest I can find) I'm going to use the water out of the tank, all filter media, rocks and plants in the tote, a battery operated airstone, prime, water test kit and daily partial water changes....in total I think they will be in the tote for app 14 days, I think we have all our bases coverd. We're packing more for the fishies (5) than we are for ourselves.....should be an interesting trip. 5 fish, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 4 plants 2 kids, 1 mother, and 1 hubby in 2 cars and a utility trailer.....
  14. My husband and I are litterally sitting here as I type, watching Simi and Akari doing the mating dance, every time Akari gives her a nudge she expels dozens of eggs, while the others swim anxiously around them eating them up.... I feel so bad though knowing they could be cute little baby fishies.....but what an amazing experience!!I've never seen anything like it before. We've only ever had live bearers and poof one day instead of 6 fishies we have 50.....a few days later we're down to a dozen.. We have a bare bottom so I don't think theres much chance of a hidden egg here or there that might get missed. But I know whats coming next.....Akari is going to want to fertalize.....and then comes the mess!!
  15. Well they are at it again, this is the 3rd time this week that the boys are chasing the girls. The girls have yet to lay eggs and the boys just won't leave them alone. I have 3 male Orandas that have breeding stars....1 female oranda that they won't leave alone and one fantail female that they love to chase around. My questions are....hmm is it strange that the male orandas would chase the fantail (they would make different looking babies)?? Both females vents are sticking out more than usual, how long does the dance go one before they will lay eggs? Would the boys even bother if the girls weren't ready? too young etc? Water prams are excellent, I know I've read somewhere weather may affect spawning...we've had some big changes in weather in the last week, gone from clear skys and nothing below 30 degrees C, to over cast, and low 20's. I don't think I want to raise fry as it takes so much work, I'm more concerned with them all getting battered up and exhausted..
  16. Well I just made my first batch of gel food wooo hoooo! As we speak its setting in the fridge. Because I didn't have a food processer I bought Organic Baby Food, Peas and Squash. Crushed up a half a cup of Pro gold, and used a can of Flaked White Tuna. Just waiting on the herd to see if they are going to like it.......Cross your fingers!!! This is so exciting.hehe Elaine
  17. Koko, I don't know if this will make a difference or not....or has anything to do with this new Bacteria Bloom, but my tank sits directly in front of a window, it gets direct sunlight (I thought it would be good for vit d) for about 3 hrs in the am, then indirect for the rest of the day!!! I keep a good eye on the temp in the tank and it never had great temp changes. I have the ability to draw the curtains closed and as I've said I keep a close eye on the temp.... Not sure though if this would affect the bacteria bloom I have going on......ohh and there has been no changes in water prams.......everything still at 0 and PH still 7.6. Should I see some Nitrates? Tanks again....hehe Elaine
  18. Great..... Thanks for all the help Koko, your the best!!!
  19. Thanks for the reply Koko, The new tank has been set up for over a month now.. 6 goldies in the tank I have an Aqua Clear 70, and a Fluval 305. All Prams are at 0, PH 7.6 (checked this am, and right now) I find I do the water change, and by next mornig it starts clouding up again, by after noon its really cloudy (right now) Do you recommend water changes for the cloudy water? Is it a bacteria bloom? Thanks again Elaine
  20. I'm just wondering where I may be at in my cycle process.....I have some strange numbers ...better way to put it is I have no numbers for the last week on my water tests. Every thing except PH are reading 0 ...ph reads 7.6 ppm I also have what appears to be a bacteria bloom for the last week in my tank I've been doing daily water changes....The question is should I?? Could you explain this bacteria bloom to me....I'm concerned about the 0 reading for Nitrates. I've been doing alot of reading the last 2 days because I"ve lost one of my goldies...and wondering if I'm doing something wrong? I have a 75g. as some of you may remember I had my tank crack on me and had to buy a new one, but its all the same media from the old one. (which wasn't completely cycled) 6 goldies aqua clear 70 and fluval 304 1 pretty good size annubis, that is growing beautifully API master kit (new) Thanks again, Elaine
  21. Akari (Calico Oranda) Simi (Calico Oranda) Jacob (orange Oranda) Bella (red cap Oranda) Dexter (Chocolate Oranda) Jasper (blue Oranda) Ash (Calico Fan Tail) Grand Total = 56
  22. I absolutely have no idea what has happened, but I am totally heart broken. Yesterday I had to lay Alice to rest... Woke up to a typical morning. Turned on the lights, soaked their food, watched them all beg for their food, and finally fed the herd. Everyone enjoyed their breakfast I said my good byes as I had to go out of town for the day. Hubby came home at lunch and poor Alice was floating at the top of the tank. He fished her out, put her in a container of water until I came home. She looked perfectly normal, no pineconing, no sores, cuts or abrasions, no bottom sitting, Fins were fine, no blood around her gills, no signs at all that she was sick before or after. The only thing that has happend in the few days before was the tank water got cloudy 2 days in a row, both days the water was changed, but woke up to a cloudy tank again in the morning. I thought it could have been because of a spawning session although I didn't see any eggs, but I had just cleaned the filters a few days before and when priming the fluval after the water change it puffed out a ton of gunk so this brought me to that conclusion, and they got cleaned again. It was suggested that it could be a bacteria bloom, and now I'm thinking it is, its not clouding as fast now but I still have to do a water change every 2 days......but it was also suggested that it wouldn't be harmful to the fish, especially with the frequent water changes... I am completely heart broken. I thought I followed all feeding rules, checked the water levels daily, water changes every 3-4 days, cleaned my filters weekly, made sure they had their peas, the occassional treat of blood worms or brine shrip. These guys have been the center of my attention now for months. I can't figure out what I"ve done wrong, or some sign I must have missed Now I'm scared every time I approach the tank and do the head count... Elaine
  23. I think I may have figured it out......sorry for possibly wasting your time.....when I did my water change this morning. after the refill I had to prime the fluval to start pumping again...when I did you would not believe the gunk, ughhhhh that came out. I took the fluval apart again and low and behold the filter was clogged.... Looks like we have had a spawning session and the filter picked up what ever the fishies didn't...What a mess!!! Now I"m doing another water change, after pulling my filters apart for the 2nd time in 1 week. Well atleast I know I'll have a perfectly clean time when I'm done....!!! Ohhh I really hope this is the cause~!~ Thanks again Elaine
  24. Its been up for a few months now......completely cycled, but remember in the last 5 days the tank is after having 3 water changes, so all the numbers should be great lol Those tests were done this morning while the water was cloudy before another water change. The one thing I forgot to mention is that late last week, we did take apart the filter media and give it a cleaning, no chemicals were used and only discarded water from the tank was used. I dont know if this would make a difference.
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