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diggitydani

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    Los Angeles, CA
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  1. Hi there, my Ryukin has been slowly growing these big wart-like growths all over his body for months. At first I thought it was carp pox, but it hasn’t gone away in cycles like I read carp pox does. Water parameters are normal (ph 7.5, ammonia and nitrites low/zero), and it’s in an established 90 gal tank (like 4 years old) with a 40 gal sump. The tumors or whatever they are don’t seem to bother him, but they just keep growing. What is it?? Should I do anything about it? Any suggestions? Here’s a link to a couple photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zkth0t9wowt1ofp/AAAOjHDEoy5_Ee5yxWke3Jlla?dl=0
  2. I have two fish left. Inky (black moor) and Gill (ranchu). Both of them appear to be doing very well--the spot on Inky's dorsal fin that's been there for months is even going away. Both are lively and swimming around. I dosed the tank with Prazi right after Scribble died as a preventative in case it was flukes. I'll try to remember to get some pics of them later, but from what I can see, they're perfectly healthy, eating and swimming and pooping normally.
  3. This is really frustrating. I can't find a single pet store that sells terramycin (oxytetracycline). They only sell tetracycline. I don't know if they're the same thing, but I don't really have any other options, so I guess I'll go get that because all the stores are closing in 15 minutes.
  4. Wait, is oxytetracycline the same thing as terramycin?
  5. Well, I have my pearlscale in a 10 gallon quarantine tank right now, as it's the only fish showing any symptoms. This is a new 10 gal tank, so there's no cycle in that one. I can't find a single aquarium store that carries oxytetracycline, though, so I'm probably going to have to go with regular tetracycline because getting the other kind would require waiting a few days for it to get here, if I can even find it online...
  6. Where would I find oxytetracycline? The aquarium store near me only has tetracycline or tc tetracycline, which I assume is different? Is there a brand anyone recommends?
  7. I added a dose of metronizadole (MetroPlex) to the hospital tank as well, after reading on an aquarium advice site that MetroPlex and KanaPlex can be used effectively at the same time. Still not sure whether I can/should wait two days to do a water change or whether I should feed Gary anything. He's still alive, but tipping upside down quite a bit. Can't tell if the pine coning went down since I couldn't even tell he had it in the first place.
  8. Yes, I think I have some left. I soaked some with their pellet food two days ago or so.
  9. I looked through a couple other goldfish forums and it seemed like people who had success treating dropsy mentioned Kanaplex specifically as something that was effective for dropsy in particular?
  10. I checked on Gary again and he's basically just floating upside down at the surface, which he wasn't doing in the main tank like twenty minutes ago...
  11. I didn't see your Lowes suggestion until after I'd bought a little 10 gallon glass tank from the same place I got Kanaplex from. I'll see how Gary is in this tank and if he's not doing well maybe I'll get something more that shape. Right now he's in there with fresh water, 1/4 tsp epsom salt, and a dose of Kanaplex. I put an aerator in the tank as well as a little tunnel thing because I didn't want Gary to be bored. I also have an Aqueon Powerflow 50 filter that I could start for mechanical filtration, but I worry that would give too much of a current for little Gary. He's still a bit tipsy, though he's improved in the last few weeks. He still likes to have a place where he can rest and not fight the current. The Kanaplex says to dose, wait two days, then dose again. Should I wait two days to do a water change so that I'm not double dosing the tank? Also, what, if anything, should I feed Gary? I have peas, broccoli, Hikari sinking pellets, spirulina flakes, and Blue Ridge medicated food (though I think overfeeding this caused Gary's swim bladder issues). Thank you so much for your help everyone. I really hope I don't lose Gary. I feel so guilty.
  12. I read a bit more on dropsy and I'm worried the salt I added for Scribble will make Gary worse, so I'm going to go buy another hospital tank along with some kanaplex. I have an extra air pump already. Will I need anything else?
  13. I did a 50% water change and added some epsom salt to the main tank already. My previous hospital tank is huge and sprung a leak--is it absolutely necessary to get another? Or can I just treat the main tank? My concern is that I don't have anything that has any beneficial bacteria on it, since my main tank doesn't have any carbon filter or whatever that I can transfer over to the hospital tank. Wouldn't cycling a tank while treating a fish in quarantine be stressful for Gary?
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