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ldm001

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  1. Please copy & paste fill the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems: Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) 20 ppm or less * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 ppm (more like 5) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4-8, KH 120, GH about 280 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API test kit drops * Water temperature? 77 F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75G, 1year + * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval Canister Filter #406 * How often do you change the water and how much? 1-2x week, 25% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today, 25%, * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1, appx 12" from mouth to tip of tail, ~13 yrs old * What kind of water additives or conditioners? ​Prime, Epsom and Baking Soda * What do you feed your fish and how often? 2-3 Peas in the morning, Repashy Solient Green gel food at night. * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. None * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Red Veins in tail (believe this is from nitrite poisoning or ammonia a while back. Tumor of some sort that he has had on the top of his body just before the tail (about .5" from where the tail meets the body) that he/she has had for several years now. Sometimes little white foggy spots on the tail but does not spread. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Sitting on the bottom a lot, sometimes floaty or sinky but nothing recently. Appetite is good. Fin down a lot. Some head shaking at times but not extremely often. I just wanted to pick everyones brain on why my fish would be sitting toward the bottom a lot. I noticed him/her shaking his/her head for a few seconds today. The other goldfish who was also about 13 years old died recently and I'm not sure if that has something to do with the moping. Any thoughts?
  2. Well I am about to boggle your brains.. I had 2 comet like goldfish that were 13+ years old (I'd say almost 14 to be realistic). One of them died about a month ago. I had him since college! Anyway, I still have his best friend (aka "the little one" even though he is about 1' long now) knock on wood. I worry about him all the time and I am hoping that he doesnt miss his friend too much. I would have to say that the key may be healthy water parameters (although I was not so great at this.. still learning even after all these years) but most importantly, there was nothing EVER introduced to this tank that had any potential of being alive.. no live plants, no live fish and no aquarium media or filters that could have carried a disease into the tank. Might be a good tip for everyone to help keep their goldfish even longer than the 6 or so years stated above.
  3. Just to finish out this topic... My 13 year old baby died about a month ago. I tried anything I could think of but I wasnt able to save him unfortunately. I miss him everyday.
  4. Oh there is still Epsom in the tank to raise the Gh. I add about two tbs per 15 gallons when I do the water change to get value back up to where I am.
  5. Thank you. I have made some changes since we last spoke. I have moved him into a hospital tank with one of the filters from the large tank. It's a much smaller 10 gallon. No gravel. I still have the pumps running in the large tank but I had to remove the sponge like media from the intakes because it was significantly interrupting the flow of water. The intakes both have a little screen over them. I have gotten to 0 ppm ammonia as of last night in the large tank! But my nitrate also went to 0 or close to it. Nitrites were still 0. I used that water for the hospital tank. I have some natural treatment in. Milk thistle tea. We will see if that helps at all. We also started epsom salt baths at 1tsp per gallon for 20 min last night. Only did it once so far. I did start adding maracyn two yesterday but not sure if he had a negative reaction or not. He was already flipping over a bit but after the maracyn two he has been permanently flipped. I also added some salt back into the tank.
  6. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) .25ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank)0 * Nitrate level(Tank)5ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap)0 * Nitrite Level(Tap)0 * Nitrate level(Tap)0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) over 7.6 which is the highest my test kit goes. * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)7.8, KH 78 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Drops API, the strips are horrible.. maybe it says 8? * Water temperature?~76-77F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75 gallons almost a year * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?2 (one canister Fluval 406, one hang on back aquaclear 75), I have added 2 pond pumps for circulation and aeration as well * How often do you change the water and how much?20% daily for over a month. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today and 20% * How many fish in the tank and their size?2 total, 13 year old common goldfish are the only 2 fish ever in this tank * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime, baking soda, H202, epsom salt * What do you feed your fish and how often?peas or soaked sinking pelets. Just started feeding gel repashy solient green to goldfish 2 (the not sick goldfish) The sick goldfish eats but then spits it out. * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? NO, only natural like dandelion treatment * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.Prime, Baking Powder to control KH, H202 for oxygenation and epsom salt for GH all for about a month or more since this started. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Belly very swollen and getting redder (almost veiny). No pineconing. Some streaking on Fins at times that comes and goes. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? eats but then spits out, sitting on bottom, gasping, some sideways swimming.
  7. yes, about 15 actually just now when I tested the water.
  8. HI all, Still having trouble. This is a picture of my fish most recently. Parameters have updated to: KH 120ppm PH 8+ GH about 360ppm No salt in tank Adding baking soda and epsom salt to buffer and keep values up. 2 pond pumps to circulate water as well as the canister filter I had along with the hang on back filter I had. Any ideas on what this redness is? He hasn't swallowed food in 3 days but is interested in the food..
  9. He has pooped so the bloating is not constipation. He ate a few small pieces of broccoli but then may have spit some out. He likes the peas and the algae pellets soaked in water... Im going to try a small piece of shrimp
  10. Hi Shakaho, Yes, I was using strips at one point but I am going to return them to the store. They DONT WORK. UGH. I think i have most of the drop tests now. I'm getting better at this. I have not yet medicated because he looks a little better to me. Still have some red streaking in the fins but I think the belly and the fins have lightened up with the clean water and conditions. I am hoping to not have to use the meds but he is still bloated. I did see some small pieces of poop today and he is interested in food so I am happy about that.
  11. HI there, Thank you for your help. To be honest I was in a bit of a panic when I posted and I wanted to get any information I could online fast. I thought I remembered most of the form and I didnt know where to find it so I did my best. T
  12. I can understand that comment for sure! The pea is just a good sign because he hasn't wanted to eat in 2-3 days and now he ate this morning. A good sign instead of a deteriorating situation.
  13. I just tried to feed him again and he at 2 pieces of pea!! I am so happy. Now I am not sure if I should do meds or not.
  14. Thank you dnalex, they are my babies and I want to do what is right for them. The intention of my question was not to set one page or person against another but to make sure that before I put meds in the tank that we thought of all possible issues so that I dont end up hurting the fish. To answer someone elses question, the other page thinks that the red streaks and belly was from ammonia issues that I had previously and that the fist is borderline septicemia. They think that the bloating is because of organ failure. I have been trying natural remedies but now the fish isnt eating so I am feeling like I have to try something a bit more substantial at this point.
  15. I have been talking to them now for over a week but the methods are not improving the fish which is why I think I need to try something else. All of my conversation with them can be found below: http://www.goldfish-emergency.com/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=3059&pid=49768#post_49768 In my first few posts I have given all of the information on the form. I have copied it below for your quick reference: Hi, I have 2 thirteen year old goldfish. One of the goldfish in the tank is having a bloating issue. Here is the info you would want: pH - 8 pH in tap - 7.6 KH - 78 or so Ammonia - 0 Ammonia in tap - 0 Nitrate - 0 Nitrate in tap - 0 Nitrite - 0 Nitrite in tap - 0 Substrate - pea gravel (white) Filters - 2 (one canister Fluval 406, one hang on back aquaclear 75) Tank Mates - 2 total, 13 year old common goldfish are the only 2 fish ever in this tank Food - peas or soaked sinking pelets. Just started feeding gel repashy solient green to goldfish 2 (the not sick goldfish) Treatments in tank - Prime, Baking Powder to control KH, H202 for oxygenation Temp - about 74 degrees Tank Size - 75 gal Typical Water Change Schedule - 1 time per week/50%, more recently 20% daily. Goldfish 1 is not eating and is not interested in eating. Belly still swollen and slightly red. No pineconing.
  16. Someone on another site thinks that the bloating, streaking and heavy breathing could be because the fish has renal/kidney failure due to tank salting over 13 years. She thinks that the meds will give the kidneys something else to filter and that it will not necessarily help but hurt. What do you guys think of that? I was going to put the triple sulfa in today while I work on finding the g+ meds.
  17. Do metrodiazol and triple sulfa go well together?
  18. I was able to find the triple sulfa (well 3 packages at least) but i think this only treats for gram negative bacteria. Is this going to cover me for what I need. Some sites say it is for broad spectrum and some say negative... thoughts?
  19. I have never used tetracycline in my tank. Pretty much only maracyn products. I think that is erythromycin.
  20. My maracyn in new actually. I do see your point on gram negative thought
  21. I am afraid this will take too long. Maracyn is not something that could work here?
  22. Yes. He hasn't gone to the bathroom and peas are not working.
  23. Yes there is a bump there. It has been there for several years now actually. I have heard of melafix but I dont have any here right now. I can probably get it tomorrow. I have Maracyn on hand (I think just enough to do one treatment). I have Maracyn 2 on hand but not enough for this tank. I have some Tetracycline on hand but again, not enough for this tank. I have also been giving him eye droppers of oil to help lubricate the tracks but no good so far.
  24. Sorry, 75 gallons No pineconing of the scales. Yes, KH is about 78 or so... pH of tap is 7.6
  25. Hi, I have 2 thirteen year old goldfish. One of the goldfish in the tank is having a bloating issue. Here is the info you would want: pH - 8 KH - 78 or so Ammonia - 0 Ammonia in tap - 0 Nitrate - 0 Nitrate in tap - 0 Nitrite - 0 Nitrite in tap - 0 Substrate - pea gravel (white) Filters - 2 (one canister Fluval 406, one hang on back aquaclear 75) Tank Mates - 2, 13 year old common goldfish are the only fish ever in this tank Food - peas Treatments in tank - Prime, Baking Powder to control KH, H202 for oxygenation Temp - about 74 degrees Goldfish 1 has red streaks in tail but is otherwise eating and pooping. The goldfish I am really concerned about is goldfish 2. Goldfish 2 has red streaks in bottom fins, bloating in belly and now belly is starting to get hints of red on belly. I have not seen any significant excretion of feces in at least a week. I did see one small piece 2 days ago. Was eating 1/2 of a pea for a few days but now is not eating. I have been performing 20% water changes daily for about 5 days now. I have been working with another site but wanted a second opinion on what to do. The water is just finally under control but I have previously had Ammonia and pH issues. The other site helped me balance the water so it wasn't swaying as much which was greatly helpful. Fish were previously living in 1/2 tsp/gallon of salt since I got them. Salt is now removed from tank. I have tried a garlic treatment for one day and they also recommended a dandelion treatment. Need quick help.. this is my baby. I am heartbroken. Video:
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