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Ajnk17

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    Female
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    Minnesota
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  • How many Goldfish
    2.. then 3.. 4.. 5.. I don't know where they keep coming from

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  1. His fins look worse today. What should my next course of action be? Move him to QT and monitor, start meds, or just keep doing water changes?
  2. I have read the guide lines before. I know am one fish over stocked, which is why I am adding another water change in the middle of the week. The readings are before my water change. Length of fish does not include tail. I feed twice a day and only what they can consume in a minute. I'm also aware of a large nitrate drop being stressful for them which is why I only did 50% instead of my usual. I am currently doing another water change right now. thank you Dawn
  3. Last time I did prazi for all of my fish or for the new one? I normally do about 80%-90% weekly and with the new fish I was going to add another water change mid week like you said since I know I'm pushing stocking limits. As for prazi for all of my fish I think they are due, but I can check and see when the last time I did it was. For the new fish I did the 5 day routine.
  4. Those are my Christmas tree lights reflecting on his body.
  5. I can't get photobucket to work for me to upload photos...
  6. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) it was hard to tell but at least 40ppm.. * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 possibly .25ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tap) 0-5ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Drops * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55 gallons. Not sure when I downgraded from my 120, but the same filter has been running for close to a year. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Sunsun 304b 525GHP * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? A week ago about 40% and again today about 50%. Scared of putting them in shock by doing to much. I've never had the nitrate this high before. * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 goldies. 2 are about 3-4 inches. 1 is 4-5inches. and the new one is about 1.5 inches * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime. * What do you feed your fish and how often? Give the brand, type of food (sinking/floating pellets, gel food, steamed vegetable, etc.), and how frequently you feed each. NLS sinking pellets. peas, bloodworms, mixed veggies. * Any new fish added to the tank? One new one. In QT for 3 weeks. No symptoms of anything. prazi * Any medications added to the tank? none recently * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. None to my main tank. only prazi to these fish. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Bloody streaks in fins. frayed fins * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? bottom sitting, but still eating. occasionally swimming around. I noticed him bottom sitting today, so I tested the water and immediately did a water change after realizing my nitrates were 40ppm! Then upon further inspection saw the bloody streaks on his fins. He was hard to take a look at earlier since he is still relatively active, but now that the tank lights are off and he is sitting still I noticed his fins are fraying as well. It looked like the new fish was also taking little nips at his fin earlier. He is currently not bottom sitting but just kinda "floating around." I've never had my nitrates this high. I know its time for me to clean out the canister filter, but I had to get to work so I couldn't today. I'm going to do another water change tomorrow to lower the nitrates more and also clean out the filter.
  7. I love teles. That is actually all I've been interested in for the last year and a half or so. I've only had one with eye issues though.
  8. These are great pictures. I wish I could get pictures like this
  9. He has! I kept trying to get a picture of his whole body from the side, but he won't let me. he has really pretty and prominent breeding stars now too.
  10. Thanks Dawn!! I'm happy to be back on a positive note this time.
  11. It has been a very long time since I updated here. Life has been crazy busy. I recently decided to go back to school and also planned my first vacation that involves me going on a plane for the first time and more then just one state over. I'm kind of reluctant to update with what has happened within the last month. I ended up loosing 4 of my 6 fish from a toxin in my water. My little black moor Loki, Grimaldo, Cheeto, and a fish I never got to post in here who I bought from dandy oranda's. Link to my terrible time and attempting to help: http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/124484-whole-tank-has-something-already-loosing-one-fish/?hl=%2Bwhole+%2Btank+%2Bloosing+%2Bone+%2Bfish After loosing them I really wanted to downgrade my tank. As much as I love my 120g, I decided to just keep secret and my orange butterfly tele who I named "hershey" in a 55g. (Hershey got her name since we couldn't come up with one and just referred to her as "her" or "she".) While this last month has been terrible, my husband has been wonderful. He knows how much I love my goldies and hates when I'm down. He's helped my set up and take down so many QT's and done so many water changes. We went to our LFS while I was going through loosing my fish one by one. My only intention was to get more prazi, but I couldn't help but look at their selection. If you read my link above you know how much my little loki ment to me. He was the one that started my obsession with tele's. Well while we were at the store they had a gorgeous large black moor. I knew I was in no position to take on another goldfish while I was loosing so many of mine. My husband on the other hand did not think the same as me.. We left, but I was still thinking about how cute she was. We went back a week later thinking someone would have bought her for sure, but she was still there! I was still very apprehensive, but my husband, just wanting me to be happy again, told me to get her. So I ended up coming home with another fish and setting up yet again another QT, but for a happy reason this time. I started feeling really guilty and thinking of returning her after I lost the last two... I started to feel like I just couldn't do it anymore. I was thinking of giving up everyone and fish keeping all together. I'm very happy I didn't and that my husband pushed me to just get a smaller tank and go from there. So now I have three fish in (what seems to be tiny in comparison) a 55g tank. My two wonderful survivors, who had no issues at all during the toxins, Secret and Hershey and now my new black moor who I haven't named yet. I was up late last night setting up the 55g and taking apart the 120g, but it made me happy and excited about my fish again. I feel like its a fresh start for them and for me. It's probably just me, but they seem a lot happier in there. Here are some updated pics: My three loves:
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