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Katie

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Age
    24
  • Location
    South Australia
  • Referred By
    found through google search
  • How many Goldfish
    1 Ranchus, 3 Lionheads, 1 Crown-Tail Betta (R.I.P Gloria)
  1. Thanks Sakura I'll keep that in mind if there is a next time which I hope there isn't I will try and find some anyway just incase it happens again. Brian died just before. I was too late I feel so terrible but I know what to look for with my remaining fish. Thankyou all of you for your advice and help I wish I had been in time to try some of it out and save them both. {R.I.P} Brian & Moticia <3
  2. I keep a heater on in there because it's in out loungeroom where we use an air-con and I don't want the water to fluctuate seeing as though it's summer and we don't have the cooler on all the time. It's at 26 degrees. I think it was my filter I hadn't cleaned it for a while I will def clean it more often (the filter pads not the whole thing) I hope he will be ok too I'm going to head out now and see if i can find some.
  3. No not regularly, I thought every now and then (as in every 3-4th change) you rinse your sponges in tank water but not the media? I didn't know though that's prob whats happened and it's built up over time that's why it's just happening now I think I cleaned my filters out once every two weeks, and that wasn't enough. Though it seems to depend on the filters since I cleaned one filter today that hadn't been cleaned since December and it was pretty clean. Out of all my dropsy fish, I was never able to save one. I had my beloved Butters that I got to hold on for a couple months but she didn't have the strength to continue. Its good that you separated him. Do you have epsom salt to add? 1/4 per ten gallons. ETA: Just noticed that you don't have the salts. Don't give up on him yet. My first dropsy fish was on the top on his side for a couple days. try to get the salts tomorrow though. Thankyou so much for your advice. I will get the salts tomorrow as soon as I can. I won't give up yet and I'll keep a close eye on my one left in the big tank for signs I've done a water change cleaned the filter pads and intake tube and I'll regularly check the params. I'll post how Brian is later on I'll just cross my fingers for him. Thanks again everyone. :'(
  4. Not deep at all! If you put your finger into it, it would only come up to the beginning of your fingernail! Do you think maybe the rocks that i usually have standing up and now are lying flat have cause a gas build up? I didn't even think I just layed them down and put plants around them as I was worried about the holes in the rocks getting a little small for the fish to go through.
  5. Thankyou. No I don't have any of those at the moment I've never treated a sick fish before this is my first tank. I don't know if I'm too late for Brian he's not moving and is near the surface now of the QT tank.
  6. No not regularly, I thought every now and then (as in every 3-4th change) you rinse your sponges in tank water but not the media? I didn't know though that's prob whats happened and it's built up over time that's why it's just happening now
  7. It definantly qasn't there this moring she is so pale and light and this is dark dark red and all on the bottom maybe it was after she died because I def would've noticed that this morning.
  8. The water smells fine, as in no smell at all! I have done a water chage and I have just the one fish in there now. He's just swimming around happily and his scales don't appear to be sticking up or bloated or anything. I don't know what to do with Brian he looks like he's about to go but I'm not sure and I don't want him to suffer. He was swimming when I got home now he's not moving except for the odd swish and the gills moving. I have algae that I let grow on the back wall could that cause anything to go wrong? Not alot just a covering that they graze on.
  9. Wont let me edit again sorry. I will also add that I did a vacuum of the gravel a few days ago like i usually do and that I do have gravel I've been reading on the forums that leads to bacteria infections sometimes. Mort must've been pineconeing and I didn't notice because she was so pale and I have been running around like a lunatic these past few weeks. I feel so terrible Brian is now kind of just floating there movign a little bit I took him out of the tank into a smaller 10 gallon with cycled water I don't know if this was a good thing to do or not I don't really know what I'm doing because I feel so upset! My poor fish! I had a power out the other day for about 20 minutes maybe that affected the frozen food? I didn't even think! I took the half fake log out the other day too and i just have plants and two rocks . Could the rocks on their sides cause the pockets of gas that can cause dropsy? I'm going to take them out now too just in case! :S
  10. I just got home today and Mort my Sakura Ranchu had passed away! I don't know what happened I turned their lights on this morning and they were all wiggly and I fed them, I got home and she was in the corner up the top and all her under side belly was a dark red colour like she was bleeding internally I took photoes I will post them soon. Brian my metallic white Ranchu's scales are all spiky and sticking up and he looks slightly bloated. I feel like the worst mother they were probably showing signs and I didn't even notice! [*]Test Results for the Following: [*]Ammonia Level? 0 [*]Nitrite Level? 0 [*]Nitrate level?0 (I have plants in the tank) [*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.6 [*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? [*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops [*]Water temperature? 25 degrees [*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 6 months 40 gallon [*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? powerhead 620 [*]How often do you change the water and how much? 2 x (1/3 or 1/2) a week [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 small ranchus/lionheads [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? API water conditioner and stress coat [*]What do you feed your fish and how often? frozen blood worms, shimp and goldfish frozen cubes. two meals a day, plus i give them peas and one day a week with no food. [*]Any new fish added to the tank? No. [*]Any medications added to the tank? No. [*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? The one who passed away has dark red what looked like internal bleeding all in the tummy region under the tail the other two were nipping at her so she had little bits coming off. [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? I never knew she was sick until just them when I found her but brian is bloated not floating thoguh and pine coneing! I hope I've done this right! :'(
  11. Haha! Yeah they seem to be pooing 99% of the day it's hard to take a picture without a littler poop in there somewhere! Lol Koko
  12. Your most welcome! ^_^ I'll post another Video in a couple of months or so, the little white one is changing fast it was only in a matte rof 2 weeks he/she has changed that much!
  13. Good luck it'll be interesting to see how it turns out for you sounds like a great idea though!
  14. Thank's everyone! I love the colour change too it's so amazing how they can do that. As much as I Loved Brian/Brenda's almost glittery white scales I can't wait to see what they look likeafter this colour change. Also Mort/Morticia's little bits of black and red coming through, that will be really interesting. I'm not sure how old my little guys are I wish they had age rings like a tree I could just count and be on my way! ^_^ Koko thank's for the warnining I'll keep my eye out for sneaking Harukas!
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