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  1. 5 minutes ago, shakaho said:

    Please copy & paste the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems:  If copy and paste doesn't work for you, just quote this post put your answer after each question.

       

    Thank you shakaho.. but Im not looking for a treatment.. just wonder if someone knows what this could be just by it's looks


  2. Hello everyone..

    I haven't been here in several months so I don't know if this has been discussed already

    I went to buy some worms earlier and came across Ruby Reef Hydroplex

    http://www.rubyreef.net/

    The store owner says that Hydroplex is the best thing out there for new arrivals, avoiding the long QT process...

    Has anyone use this product ??

    I purchased some for this weekend purchase but I thought of asking here first before using it

     

    Thank y'all


  3. Sorry to hear this.  Was this fish from Dandys.  She looks like mine :idont

    Ya.. she was DO.. same shipment as yours

    She was perfectly fine during QT and the first 3 weeks in main..

     

    I don't know if they're just sensitive to higher nitrates or to the hard water or just some bug in the actual tank is killing the fish 

     

    Im having a really hard time to keep the ones from China.. the ones from Thailand just love it..

     

    I guess it makes sense why LS's don't sell nice GF.. main product in town are cichlids..


  4. It looks to me like the fish might have  popeye, which makes the pupils look smaller.  Please take a picture from above so we can see if the eyes protrude.  You can put the fish in a hospital tank with 1 teaspoon of epsom salt for each 10 gallons.  

     

    Your nitrate runs high.  Nitrate-sensitive fish can display symptoms at this level.  You have a fully stocked tank and need to change more  than 40-45% weekly.  Your pH difference suggests smaller, more frequent  water changes.  Please change 30% daily until your nitrate levels read a clear 10-20 ppm.  Then report your tank and tap pH and the nitrate level.  This enables me to  recommend a water change schedule that keeps nitrate down.

    I just did a small water change, moved the tancho to the hospital and added epsom..

     

    I've seen this fish daily the last couple of months so I can tell that the wen is different.. it is not as full/rich than a week ago

    She has already some pinecone at the bottom of belly and the eyes do stick out

     

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    I lost another fish to similar symptoms but Im willing to try anything you guys suggest to save her..

     

    Thank you!!


  5. You might want to remove that sharp, plastic bamboo.  I wouldn't be surprised if that was the cause for the injury.  Other than that, just watch the injury for signs of infection and keep the water very clean.  I don't see anything in the video that warrants a QT or meds.

     

     

    It looks to me like the fish might have  popeye, which makes the pupils look smaller.  Please take a picture from above so we can see if the eyes protrude.  You can put the fish in a hospital tank with 1 teaspoon of epsom salt for each 10 gallons.  

     

    Your nitrate runs high.  Nitrate-sensitive fish can display symptoms at this level.  You have a fully stocked tank and need to change more  than 40-45% weekly.  Your pH difference suggests smaller, more frequent  water changes.  Please change 30% daily until your nitrate levels read a clear 10-20 ppm.  Then report your tank and tap pH and the nitrate level.  This enables me to  recommend a water change schedule that keeps nitrate down.

    Thank you both..

     

    I will do another small WC this evening (and daily, when possible) to keep nitrates at a low level

     

    I'll also move the fish to a hospital tonight and add the epsom

    I do believe the eyes protrude but will take a picture later to confirm..

    Her belly looks bigger today that before :(


  6. Thanks. We'll read the form in a couple of hours.

    Sorry for the delay..

     

    • * Ammonia Level(Tank)  0
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank)  0
    • * Nitrate level(Tank)  20 - 40
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0
    • * Nitrate level(Tap) 5
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.4
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4
    • Other Required Info:
      • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops
      • * Water temperature? 78
      • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 125G - 1.5yr
      • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? FX6 & sump
      • * How often do you change the water and how much? weekly 40-45% (to avoid too much stress from PH degas)
      • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today, (May 28) 45%
      • * How many fish in the tank and their size? 7
      • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime
      • * What do you feed your fish and how often? twice daily, NLS pellet, soilent green gel, bloodworms & peas
      • * Any new fish added to the tank? Tancho Lionhead (one month ago)
      • * Any medications added to the tank? Silver 500ppm
      • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.

         

      • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Tancho Lionhead got injured aprox a week ago.. bloody wound-scales          
      • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? lethargy, smaller pupils, no eating, heavy breathing, extra slimecoat on wen (not today)
      • * Meds? kanaplex, metroplex, bifuran, triplesufla, reg. salt, epsom, prazipro, aquaprazi (powder), Kana flakes (food), Metro flakes (food), Oxytetracycline flakes (food), colloidal silver 500

         


  7. Hello again,

     

    She has been in the main tank for approximately one month

    However she gets spooked easily so I think she got injured (hitting something) over a week ago..

    and now she has a "bloody wound/scales"

     

    3 days ago she started to isolate herself (minimum eating), some extra slime coat hanging from wen, heavier breathing

    and the pupils look smaller than usual

     

    Please let me know if I need to move her to a hospital tank and/or what medication should be given

     

    I'll do the questionnaire (if needed) in a couple of hours

     

    Thank you all..

     


  8.  

    Just to thank you Taryl and the rest of the team for all your help..

     

    I don't know what the heck happened but this morning the fish was dead..

     

    It was super fine (active/eating) a few days ago but then (coincidentally) stared to get lethargic (2 days ago) and producing a lot of ammonia after I started to use some (25-50%) of the main tank water for water changes.. It actually spitted out the food last night..

    I don't want to believe that the main tank water (bugs) killed her but who knows..

     

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    Koko.. if you see this..

     

    I did two rounds of (10 drops) 500ppm Silver 5-6 weeks ago..

    water in main has been clearer than ever after those silver rounds and all 6 fish are super active

    However.. if coincidentally something from main tank killed the bronze ranchu in QT (from this thread)

    is it "ok" if we do another "silver round" in main .. or is not relevant ???

     

    Thanks!!

     

     

    Yes you can hun.... Can you show me the main tank again hun :)

     

     

     

    Here's the main


  9. Just to thank you Taryl and the rest of the team for all your help..

     

    I don't know what the heck happened but this morning the fish was dead..

     

    It was super fine (active/eating) a few days ago but then (coincidentally) stared to get lethargic (2 days ago) and producing a lot of ammonia after I started to use some (25-50%) of the main tank water for water changes.. It actually spitted out the food last night..

    I don't want to believe that the main tank water (bugs) killed her but who knows..

     

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    Koko.. if you see this..

     

    I did two rounds of (10 drops) 500ppm Silver 5-6 weeks ago..

    water in main has been clearer than ever after those silver rounds and all 6 fish are super active

    However.. if coincidentally something from main tank killed the bronze ranchu in QT (from this thread)

    is it "ok" if we do another "silver round" in main .. or is not relevant ???

     

    Thanks!!


  10. Here is what Helen said:

     

    if this were my fish, i would do a very high potent salt dip for a very short time. then, a day after the dip, i would simply trim off the dead bits of fin. that would be my last attempt to heal continually eroding fins.

    That's our best advice at this point. The good news is even if the fin entirely erodes if that is the worst of it you're still looking at w functional, happy animal. It's the internal problems I'm most concerned about.

     

     

    Thank you!!..

    I will do a salt dip tomorrow..

    However.. whats the appropriate ratio (water:salt) and the time of the dip ??

    (never done one so)

     

    Also..

    Today is the last day of the Oxytetracycline flakes..

    How do you want me to proceed afterwards ???

     

    The fish is SUPER active all day..

    Scales are NOT 100% flat but not pineconed either..

    The fish looks somehow pineconed in the (top) videos I took last night

    but it is not in real life.. I think because it's scales have different colors it creates an optical illusion but I might be wrong

     

    Please advise


  11. Okay, swab it with either hydrogen peroxide or methylene blue. Keep an eye on it and if it gets worse or other fine become affected please let me know.

    Well.. 10 days have passed and the anal fin is literally disappearing

    I don't know what to do to make it better or grow back!!.. :no: 

     

    I know you're busy.. but please let me know what do you suggest  


  12. Your call. I'd probably bump the salt back down if their fins and slime coats looked fine at this point, and just feed the medicated food. If there are external symptoms then keep the salinity at .3-.5%, depending on what your seller indicated.

     

    I prefer to do what you guys suggest.. Im not sure if (0.3%) salt for over 30 days is bad on a fish

    If it's not gonna hurt and it might help with the fin issue, I'll leave it.. you're the boss

     

    The fin issues are the same.. anal still red (bloody) and now a caudal one has split and have some white in it..

    (see full video please)


  13. 1. The food is nutritious, not just medicine. And I did not indicate to do a two week course - we need a full course as directed by the manufacturer, which is that food exclusively for ten days. A longer course isn't needed at this point and carries more risk of side effects we don't want to add into the mix.

    2. Repeat the meth blue swab every day until the area looks less raw. If it isn't improved in a week please let me know and we will treat it differently to see if we can't prompt healing.

    3. Once the metro flakes are done keep all parameters exactly the same, including your water change schedule, except dosing the oxytetracycline food as directed on the package.

     

    Hello..

     

    Just to let you know that Im using peroxide daily to clean the fins instead of meth blue (hope is ok)

    Also.. Im in the beginning of the Oxy flakes however.. I just remember that the fish has been in 0.3% salt for over 25 days (combined, while in QT) ..

    Is it ok to keep it in salt for another 9 days ???

     

    Thanks!!


  14. Okay, swab it with either hydrogen peroxide or methylene blue. Keep an eye on it and if it gets worse or other fine become affected please let me know.

     

    Ok.. I did that and I saw little blood on the Q-tip.. (just FYI)

    let me know if I should do that more than once..

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    Monday will be the end of the 2 week of Metro flakes course..

    Can you tell me what am I doing afterwards.. ???

     

    Also..

    Do you know if this flakes (Angels Plus) are actual food with medication in it or just medication with fillers ???

    You already know we are feeding this fish DOUBLE of the time recommended per manufacturer

    so If NOT food in it Im just concerned of having the fish in-taking nothing but meds for a month (2 week metro + 2 week Oxytetracycline)

     

    Thanks !!


  15. Is that a hole I see in the anal fin? Are any others more tattered than normal? Is it bloody or white on the edges?

    Yes.. that is a hole in the anal fin

    It is red on the edges with some off-white

    I just carefully look and it does have another (very) little hole in one of the pelvics

    and the other pelvic seems to miss a small piece (kinda chewed off)


  16. You must finish out the full course for the metronidazole flakes. And yes, dose the oxytetracycline flakes once that is completed. You can't easily double up on two medicated foods and adequately dose the correct volume for both, so don't even try. No waterborne meds at all, please.

    They look good in the video, but if you're still seeing some symptoms that aren't coming across the oxy flakes are the way to go. No kanamycin at this time, okay?

    When they're clear of symptoms you can add some tank water for slower acclimating, but it's probably not necessary if the two tanks are fairly similar in chemistry. If you want to move one of them due to no symptoms go for it.

     

    Tancho was moved to main a couple of days ago and so far is doing good..

     

    But.. Im doing a WC in the bronze's QT tank and I noticed this.. ARE WE FINROT ??

    If so, what should I do ?

     

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