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  1. I've been thinking about a name but don't have one yet. He's got lots of tiny red dots under his scales/skin, probably from shipping stress. They look like freckles, but I dunno if I really want to name him Freckles. I might wait until I figure out his personality more, but I heard once that naming a fish might bring bad luck and this might be a favorite fish since I've always admired pearlscales.
  2. Maybe some people do it as just a temporary housing for the fish? Like they do it because they know it would grab attention or bug others. The fish are all moved to one tank for the shoot but live separately otherwise, because it's easier to shoot one tank compared to lots of tanks? I dunno, I might be in some sort of denial or disbelief.
  3. I don't have prazi pro or aqua prazi at the moment; I do have some potassium permanganate and metro-med though. I also have another med that has prazi as one of its ingredients, but I heard it's better if it's not mixed with other stuff. I'll have to ask my brother for some prazi. When should I start feeding him? I was planning to feed him later today, but then I saw that some of you said I shouldn't feed him for a while. I think he might have been fasted before the shipping. The little white piece doesn't look loose, more like it was lodged between. Now looking at that last picture, it looks like he does have a nostril flap on his other side. Maybe the red area is just a little swollen or the red color made that other white flap more noticeable?
  4. Thanks! A nostril flap was my first guess when I first noticed it, but then I didn't see one on the other side of his head and his blue background pictures didn't look like he had any nostril flaps. I emailed the guy I got it from and he thinks the fish got bumped during shipping and it looks like a sort of wen infection. He looked kind of rough when I removed him from the box and placed him into a quarantine tank. It makes me wonder if his box was rolled and tossed around or something. I won't touch him. I'll keep the tank salted and feed medi-gold though. How long of a shelf life does prazi have?
  5. Is it okay if I just feed it sparingly with medi-gold? I don't know if there's enough protein in that. Does that mean that after healing, it'll still have that small white piece hanging around, or will wen grow over it or something over time? Thanks.
  6. I just got a new goldfish today. This is what it's supposed to look like: This is what came out of the box: I was so excited when I got the box today. Now I'm all anxious and worried about that weird small white thing near his right eye. In a quarantine tank now with a decent light, the fish looks like its got a few white breaks(?) on his fins like it was bumped a bit during shipping (see dorsal and tail fins). There's also some redness overall, probably from shipping stress. I'm most concerned about the small white mass near his right eye; there's a lot of redness around it. It doesn't look like a parasite; it doesn't look alive. After looking at the photos for a bit, I'm thinking it might have been a piece of the wen that got torn during shipping or something. I've added aquarium salt, but what else can I do now? Should I take tweezers and pull that small white piece off, or try to push and fit it back in, or superglue it, or what? If it is wen, will whatever part it came from grow back? I'm going to keep his surroundings dark/dim for the next couple days as he adjusts. Thanks.
  7. Should I just quarantine them separately, put one in the 6 gallon and the other in the 12.5? I like the eclipse's filter because I've had good luck in the past on it. The filters are built into the hood of the 6 gallon tank and the back of the 12.5 gallon tank. They run 75 GPH and 145 GPH. I want to eventually move them to my 46 gallon tank so their current arrangements are just temporary. If I don't see any infections or parasites after a month in quarantine they're all right, right? Or should it be longer than a month to make sure that potassium permanganate treatments from earlier killed all the anchor worms? I have a bottle of Prime, too. I can use it if the readings spike between water changes? I haven't presoaked the pellets before dropping them in. I read somewhere that the medi-gold and pro-gold ones were more dissoluble or something so it wasn't as much of a worry? Am I supposed to soak them? If so, how long? Thanks.
  8. One of my brother's friends mailed me some dimilin over the weekend because I was having trouble finding it at the time. I don't know if I should use it now because I don't see any anchor worms. Is dimilin a white powder? The container was not labeled. Thanks.
  9. What's prazi pro? My brother's been asking me if I needed any because he knows where to get them at a good price. I have an API parasite medicine that has prazi-something as one of its ingredients, is that the same? Would I use prazi and salt at the same time for that month? Or is that salt for a month, then no salt and only prazi for the next month? Thanks.
  10. I have a 12.5 gallon cube tank that I just cleaned out two days ago. I've been wanting to use that, but I can't find its glass lid anywhere. Can I tape saran wrap on the top to help with evaporation and keep them from jumping out? Also, the way the cube tank is designed is that the nozzle that pumps out water is below the water level (I think it was designed as like a salt water tank). Should I add an airstone or would it be okay as a freshwater setup as it is? The filter is built in on the back side of th aquarium. Thanks.
  11. Should I add some of the media from my established tank's filter to make this one cycle faster? This is my quarantine tank so any more rounds of medication would just reset it again. How long should I keep the fish in quarantine to be sure that all anchor worms are gone? I'm not sure if the potassium permanganate reached anything that might have been under the fish's skin at the time of treatment. Would one month be long enough to see if there are any other generations of anchor worm I missed, or should I wait two months? Thanks.
  12. I went to buy a black moor but also came home with a ryukin the same day (fish came from different stores). The ryukin I was unsure about because seeing the tanks in that store made me uneasy (they didn't look that well maintained). I quarantined both fish together since they were both new. I wasn't too surprised the next day when I saw what looked like an anchor worm on the side of the ryukin. So for the next two or three days I pulled out like 6 or 7 anchor worms from that ryukin (the moor still looks and acts fine). The worms didn't look like Y's or as large as the photos I've seen so I'm guessing the worms weren't that mature at the time. I kept the tank salted and treated the whole tank with potassium permanganate for two days in a row. I think it killed everything but the two fish. It's been a little over a week since I haven't seen any anchor worm. The ryukin seems to act normal, but I have never seen her eat any of the medi-gold pellets I've been dropping in there. I've seen her snoop along the bottom, vacuuming up something I can't see. Sometimes I also see her suck up poop, but she seems to ignore the pellets altogether. Only twice, I've seen her suck on a pellet but it never went inside her mouth and she spit it out quickly (maybe she thinks they're rocks). The tank has no gravel or decorations. The filter used to be established, but I think the potassium permanganate treatment reset it by killing everything but the fish. Anyway, it's been two weeks and I haven't seen the ryukin eat, but I see her poop sometimes. [*]Test Results for the Following: [*]Ammonia Level? ? [*]Nitrite Level? 1.0-2.0 ppm [*]Nitrate level? somewhere between 0-20ppm because it's not white and it's not pink but a really really faint pink. [*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? PH is 6.8-7.0, KH is 40 ppm, GH is 75 ppm [*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? PH is 6.8-7.0, KH is 40 ppm, GH is 75 ppm [*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Jungle strips [*]Water temperature? I don't use a heater so I'm assuming maybe slightly cooler than room temperature. I live in the desert so we keep the house at 78-80 degrees. [*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 6 gallons, about 2 weeks [*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? Marineland Eclipse 6 gallon aquarium, default filter (no modifications) [*]How often do you change the water and how much? 100% water changes like every 4 days [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 male black moor, 1 female calico ryukin, similar size to each other, like 2 inches [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? I only add some cloram-x to the water to get rid of the chlorine stuff [*]What do you feed your fish and how often? a few pellets of medi-gold, once a day [*]Any new fish added to the tank? they are the new fish, added at the same time [*]Any medications added to the tank? Over a week ago, I used potassium permanganate, but I scrubbed everything down after that and have been doing 100% water changes. I've been slowly decreasing the levels of salt since my other tank has no salt in it [*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? no, fish look healthy on the outside [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Both fish seem to wander all over the tank in the daytime. At 11pm I see them both sitting on the bottom (sleeping?) Sometimes the moor will follow and nudge the ryukin, but after a few seconds, he gets distracted or tired and leaves. The ryukin used to flash a lot a week ago but I haven't seen her flash for a while now. Occasionally, I see her swim in a loop, like you would see the fish's right side facing you, and she would swim a full loop clockwise like that in the middle of the tank, not rubbing against anything. I don't think she's being overpowered by the filter when she does that; the moor doesn't do that. I have not seen the ryukin eat any pellets for two weeks. I sometimes see green poop, but I don't know where it's coming from since there's no algae on the sides and no plants in the aquarium. I'm not sure if she was even fed where I got her from because the store guy looked like he was having trouble getting around.
  13. Thanks for the reply and welcome, ryukin girl. How would I be able to tell if a goldfish is suffering from internal parasites compared to an internal bacterial infection? The fish would look unhappy and stressed in both cases, right? Would the poops look the same for both cases too? How would the course of action for that be? Metro-Med 2 weeks, then Medi-Gold 2 weeks, then Jump Start 2 weeks then back to Pro-Gold? I don't believe I have that case right now, but I was just wondering if it ever happened. Thanks.
  14. I started up keeping goldfish again after I quit a year or two ago (I kept moving between cities throughout the year). This time, I bought Medi-Gold, Metro-Med, Jump Start, and Pro-Gold from Goldfishconnection.com. The goldfish I have now are doing pretty well on Pro-Gold, and the Medi-Gold really helped out with an oranda that had floaty issues before (while on her old diet). I haven't tried the Meto-Med yet. In its description it says it "Treats 'Holes In The Head', internal parasites and Symptoms of Dropsy." I lost two goldfish a couple years ago from holes in the head so I thought Meto-Med would be a good idea to keep just in case it ever happens again. However, holes in the head and dropsy are so specific, and what counts as internal parasites? The closest thing I can think of that might be something like an internal parasite would be anchor worm. Mature female anchor worms are on the outside of the fish, but I know there are some stages of it where it is inside the fish's muscles or something while it matures... would that then count as "internal parasite?" Would Metro-Med work for that? Anyway, what else can I use Metro-Med for? What other stuff has it been able to successfully treat in your experience? Thanks.
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