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FishyMandy

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  1. 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
  2. That will be fine we generally recommend for HOBs to have 10x the flow rate of the tank capacity
  3. 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
  4. Wow when did Justine get that big?!
  5. I agree, I also think it would be way too stressful for him and it appears to be too far under the skin for me to feel comfortable operating on myself, I have removed tumors before but only when they were just growing on the surface. I'll see if I can find some acriflavine
  6. Yea, that's what I was thinking since it's developed so slowly. I did find my silver the other day so I might add some of that
  7. Oh I actually did salt the tank for a week at few weeks ago, I only did 0.1% though. I forgot to mentin that.
  8. Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 Nitrate level(Tank) 10-20 Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 Nitrate level(Tap) 0 Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) PH 7.6 Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) PH 7.6 Other Required Info: Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Drops Water temperature? Approx 22-23c/71-73f Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 150g, about 5 years What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 2x Aqua One 1250 Canister Filters How often do you change the water and how much? Every week, 90-95% How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 6 days ago, 90% How many fish in the tank and their size? 10 goldies, between 2 inches SL to about 8 inches SL (Spice is the biggest one and I've had him 4 years) What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Safe What do you feed your fish and how often? NLS Thera A+ 2-3 times a day. Sometimes I'll replace one of those feedings with frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, mysis shrimp or community cubes Any new fish added to the tank? Nope Any medications added to the tank? Nope List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Spice has never had any treatment just himself, I generally do a routine prazi round every year or so but it has been a while since I did one, I can't even remember the last time I did it and whether it was in the last year or not, I think it might have been though. Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Red, Raised Mark Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Occasionally, not all the time, he gets floaty and seems to have trouble controlling his swimming, like he will seem to be off balance and falling to the side. He isn't consistently like that and when he has an episode of it it only lasts a few hours at most My personal thoughts have been that its some kind of tumor growing under the skin, just because of how slowly it has turned up. I was thinking if it was any kind of infection it would have spread a lot faster and possibly affected the other fish in the tank by now, but if there is something I could do for him I'd like to, it doesn't seem to be affecting his quality of life at the moment. He stresses a lot when been caught and he stresses a lot when in a Quarantine tank too (I've had him in QT only once when I first got him, and in a tub for a few hours while I was moving the tank and he really freaks out) so I don't want to do anything that will freak him out that isn't necessary.
  9. Well, first time in a long while I've posted in this section I suspect that with how slow this has been progressing, it isn't an issue that we can do anything about, but I thought I would post and get your guys thoughts anyway. At the end of Last year, I noticed a very faint mark on Spice, it looked a bit like colouring under the scales. At this stage i didn't think much of it, it just looked like a change in colouring to me. Here are some (very bad) Photos from December Last Year Gradually this spot has got bigger and more nasty looking, it is now slightly raising the scales on top of and around it. This is from February And this is from March By May, it was getting more obvious Unfortunately I seem to not have any Photos from then until now that show it, I thought I did but I guess I might have deleted them, anyway, this is it today Sorry these aren't great Photos, he is still Super active and doesn't like to stay still. I'll post the form in the next post, just wanted to get the Photos all together
  10. Oh that shubie is a stunner!
  11. My Max passed away this morning He was struggling last night, couldn't find the energy to walk around to the other side of the room where he normally sleeps. This morning he walked outside and just passed He was about 12 years old and it wasn't entirely unexpected that we'd be losing him still but still a shock. It's the first time I've had a pet that wasn't a small animal like fish, rabbit, rat etc die at home and without vet assistance Because he was such a big boy we couldn't bury him like we've done with every other animal we've lost, and I couldn't afford the private cremation fee to get his ashes back So I took a clip of his fur that I'm going to put in a locket and have his collar. RIP Maxy Boy Picture from his younger days
  12. i actually haven't used live food at all this time around lol, I was hard to make such a small amount of the small amount of fry I had. But I've been feeding decapsulated brine shrimp eggs, frozen baby brine shrimp, frozen daphnia, frozen cyclops and am going to try them on the adult frozen brine shrimp tonight
  13. Update on my fry Lenny will be 8 weeks on Wednesday, He is about an inch long now, or just over. The others are 6 weeks old, and slowly starting to catch up. I have 16 left. I'm feeding them about 3-5 times a day, mostly frozen foods now. Doing waterchanges every day. I want to make sure they are growing at a good pace and at the size they should be for their age so I'm willing to hear any advice, all the fry I've raised previously have stayed really small so I want these guys to get to a good size I'll probably set up a couple of tubs outside soon for the non keepers and move the keepers (four of them) to the 15g tank. Right now 13 of them are in the 15g and 4 of them are in the 5g. Both tanks have cycled sponge filters. Here are some pictures
  14. 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/
  15. Helen has a good video on how to syringe feed https://youtu.be/TAtUVFOlkfU
  16. Yea,was a relief that I found it in time!
  17. I have to agree with Helen, I wouldn't put this fish through shipping, I think it would be too stressful and would be highly likely to die during the process i dont think it would survive without treatment, and even with could be iffy, but i really dont think it could handle the shipping either
  18. My 15g fry tank cracked today, all along the bottom. Thankfully it didn't go right through so it didn't leak. Don't know how it happened, it wasn't like that when I left for work this morning, got home to do their WC and saw the huge crack. I had a spare 15g so I set that up for them
  19. Bruce Jr., or Sharky as I found myself calling him, will become a keeper I think lol
  20. I think it is safe to say that Bruce had a part in fathering the pond fry
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