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Ocellarisgold

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    Philadelphia, PA
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  1. Thanks for all your help guys! Since adding the prazi and the salt her fins are already starting to heal and everyone else is doing well too!
  2. Thanks! I'll up the salt like you said and see how they do. Am I right in thinking that I then need to double the dose of Prazi that I use? Good thing I just bought the big bottle! ?
  3. No the new fish isn't frayed at all. He is acting a little stressed, breathing heavier than normal but I don't know if that's flukes or just the normal stress from the move and the effort to breathe under his massive wen. I have not noticed any chasing or nipping. The most affected fish is a female but my other male oranda is also mildly affected.
  4. Hi everyone. I got a big handsome male oranda last night and didn't quarantine him before adding him into my main tank (I know, I know, rookie mistake ?). Anyway, when I woke up this morning several of my fish have fraying fins. It looks like the webbing between the rays of their dorsal and ventral fins is being eaten away. They are still otherwise eating, and acting normally. Because of how quickly it came about I was concerned about maybe flukes so I added Prazipro and aquarium salt to 0.1%. I was just wondering if you have any other advice or treatment suggestions. Should I keep the salt at 0.1% or go up to 0.3% and double up on the Prazipro dose? Here is my questionaire: Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) 10-20 ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0.5ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tap) 5ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Freshwater Master Test Kit, drops * Water temperature? 74-76 degrees * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 90 gallons, this particular tank has been running for about 4 months but the canister filter was transferred from my old tank which had been running for 2 years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquatop CF500UV and Aqua top 110 HOB * How often do you change the water and how much? About 50% twice weekly * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Yesterday, 50% * How many fish in the tank and their size? There are 5 large orandas and 1 large fantail, all around 5 inches body length * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Prime with each water change, usually a double dose since I'm on city water and it smells like chlorine coming out of the tap * What do you feed your fish and how often? The main part of their diet is Repashy gel food (50/50 mixture of soilent green and super green) and then it is supplemented by Hikari lionhead pellets, peas, broccoli, spinach, bloodworms and brine shrimp * Any new fish added to the tank? Yes, large male oranda added yesterday after no quarantine period, he came from a friend whose fish are all happy and healthy looking but I'm sure he must have introduced something into my tank * Any medications added to the tank? Prazipro according to the dose on the bottle and API aquarium salt at 1 tsp/gallon * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. The fish have been pretty healthy previously. Last Prazipro dosing was about a month ago, two treatments 5 days apart * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? One female oranda has fraying of her fins, mostly the webbing between the fin rays. The ventral fins are frayed about 3/4 of the way up, and the dorsal fin is frayed mostly only down about 2-3mm. She also has two scales missing on her lower abdomen. 3 of the other fish have a few frays in their tail but none as severe as the fish below. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? All fish are still acting normally, eating and active Here are a few pictures and a video http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f210/philly_goldies/Mobile%20Uploads/th_trimC7228BF0-11B7-4F95-9FA4-9995B852ABFC_zps2fbeced6.mp4 Thanks in advance!
  5. I hope you don't mind my asking, but where did you get him? Philly isn't too far from me and Cloud has always been my fav. I got her at MonsterPets on Front Street. It's just a chain and they had her in a tank with a bunch of little ones. I'm pretty sure someone must have sold her to them to get rid of her because none of their other fish look like her. Sorry I know that's not helpful :/ My other goldfish came from Aquarium Center in NJ. They have some nice fish, I just call before I go over there to make sure they have the type I'm interested in before I go. If you're on Instagram, follow mrbrownsgoldies. He's in Delaware and sells his fish sometimes too
  6. Hello and Welcome. For a second I thought this was Cloud, Alicia's (Lis) fish. She had posted right below your original photo. Your Oranda is gorgeous as of Alicia's. Have to love that big head and wen. Haha she and I were just saying how they'd make beautiful babies together! If only we were closer ?. Both are wonderful looking fish though. Nothing like big chubby orandas!
  7. This light fixture is listed on eBay. It's pretty much the first one that pops up if you type in "t5 aquarium light". It seems pretty cheap so I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this fixture?
  8. Here's my 4 year old fantail Athena. She was one of my first fish and I love her ?
  9. Thanks! I just know some people swear by keeping their fish outdoors in ponds and I didn't know if it was due to the natural sunlight and UVB spectrum. I guess it's probably due to the increased gallon size of a pond and the ability to graze on algae and bugs. Thanks for your input though!
  10. I have a 90 gallon tank with the standard fluorescent light hood and am looking to upgrade my lighting to a hanging fixture. I'm open to suggestions for which fixtures you like or your experience with just cfl flood lights from the hardware store. I have a few low light plants (Java fern, anubias and hornwort). I was also wondering if anyone uses a UVB light on their tank? UVB light is so important for other cold blooded creatures that I was wondering if anyone has tried it for their fish.
  11. Thanks. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) : 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) : 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) : 5-10ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) unknown * Nitrite Level(Tap) unknown * Nitrate level(Tap) unknown * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.0 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 68-70F degrees * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55 gallon, 2 years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquatop CF500UV canister filter 525gph and pennplax 40/50 under tank filter * How often do you change the water and how much? Every 1-2 weeks, 20-30% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today, ~20% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 fancy goldfish, each ~2-3 inches in body length, longer with tail * What kind of water additives or conditioners? API tap water conditioner at water changes * What do you feed your fish and how often? API goldfish sinking pellets and shelled peas * Any new fish added to the tank? No, all 3 fish were purchased at the same time and no new additions have been made * 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. No treatments attempted yet * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Abrupt loss of color, missing scales, one piece of frayed tail noticed about 2 months ago (healing and regrowing well) * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Still eating normally, active, normal defecation, no flashing or erratic swimming
  12. I have had 3 fancy goldfish for the past 2 years. They are kept in a 55gallon tank with a large canister filter and an undergravel filter for filtration. My water parameters are all within normal limits and I do a 25% water change every 1-2 weeks. About 4 months ago I went on vacation for a week and when I came back my red cap oranda had lost its wen color. It had a red-orange wen and dorsal stripe and now it's just a light yellow. The only thing I can think of that was different here was that my lights weren't on a timer and so they were off while I was gone. Since that time the oranda has been slowly losing scales on both sides of its body. It is still eating, swimming and acting 100% normally. I don't notice much aggression between the fish, if anything this is the one that chases the others around. The other two fish are completely normal and have no scales missing and no odd color changes. I have since gotten a timer for my light and it's on for 10 hours a day. Is this something I should treat or just monitor? How long does it take for scales to regrow?
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