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  1. No other symptoms, he did have what looked like a abrasion on his stomach. It looked like it was caused by rubbing up on something repeatedly. This was as of 2 days ago. Monday night I almost put him down. He was just going top to bottom and then floating. Tonight he seemed a lot better. The abrasion already looks healed - He was flying around the tank left to right and just seemed to not be suffering. I fed them very slightly (AAP herbivore) and will get some duckweed tomorrow.
  2. Nope its pretty constant, i can check again tonight since its water change night. The Kanamycin was given as the directions said. 1 dose every other day for three doses. The floating is getting worse - none of the peas have passed. I was hoping it was just gut bacteria causing it but there has to be a blockage. Now im starting to worry about his comfort, as of this morning he was upside down again and only goes upright when he is spooked or excited.
  3. Im sorry, i forgot the levels. Ph is ~7.6-7.7 Hardness is 116ppm.
  4. They've grown out in this tank, probably time to split them up now lol. I've been keeping my eye on the levels come water changes and they look alright. I can home today and he was a lot more floaty, went downstairs and he was upside down. Also has a wound on his side. I'm assuming he hit something during the struggle to upright himself. Tank is a little dirty, but i havn't scrubbed it in 2-3 weeks, didn't want to stress the fish in the tank. Its not really visible in the pic, but i can see that he looks rougher. Hes starting to dropsy. I fed peas again yesterday after another 2 day fast.
  5. Ranchu’s face swollen

    I think its looking good, id keep up with the salt till the wound heals and the pus is gone.
  6. 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) ~10ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tap)0ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API test kit * Water temperature? 66f * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40 gallon tank, over a year * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? SunSun 403b * How often do you change the water and how much? weekly, 75% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 5 days 100% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 total, medium orandas * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime/safe * What do you feed your fish and how often? Hakari purple bag 1x daily and I give them seom of the AAP herbivore crumble sometimes. * Any new fish added to the tank? nope * Any medications added to the tank? Already treated with none right now * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. kanamycin and praziquantel, diflubenzuron, metronidazole, acriflavine. By directions over the previous week. Treatment has finished. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Nope, fins near back look a little raised, but it could be nothing. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Floaty, sometimes end up upside down for a few seconds before rigthing himself -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About 2 weeks ago I noticed my Large orange oranda was a little floaty. I monitored it, fed some peas and gave it a week. A week passed and he looked more floaty. He still has plenty of control, but sometimes hes fin up head down, fully vertical and sometimes he does capsize for a few seconds. I assumed it was a gut bacteria, so i started treatment with Kanamycin and the tetra Parasite Guard (praziquantel, diflubenzuron, metronidazole, acriflavine) and epsom stalt in a quarantine tank. Fasted for 3 days and fed peas. Waited 2 days and it looked like they had passed and he was lethargic so I fed a few pellets. The next day he was active again so i wrapped up treatment. Put him back in his normal tank. He looks the same as he did before treatment. His belly is super firm and I really don't know what else to try. I fed another round of peas 2 days ago and his belly is still pretty firm. Should i continue feeding peas till it clears up? I havn't been able to catch them passing or anything passing for that matter.
  7. Ranchu’s face swollen

    I wouldn't worry about the bare tank, i keep most of my goldfish in bare tanks. I'd also remove the zip tie. We don't want Peanut getting poked in the eye. Goldfish eyes are super soft and pop easily. Other than that I hope the melafix works,
  8. Ranchu’s face swollen

    I've made the suggestion twice now. Once in each post. Kanaplex or kanamycin.
  9. Ranchu’s face swollen

    Get the fish moved over to the 10g tank. Melafix is probably the best option from this list and worth a shot. An antibiotic is a good idea, kanamycin is what id go for. Like I said in my first reply, its probably bacterial. No It does not.
  10. Ranchu’s face swollen

    Yea its not her wen, and it looks pretty bad to have just turned up on a day or two. What type of medication and treatments do you have on hand? A course of antibiotics is probably going to be needed. Kanaplex would probably be my first choice, I don't think its a fungus - i think its caused by bacteria. Someone more experienced can correct me if im wrong. Do you have a hospital tank you can use? If not HomeDepot has a great under bed storage container that you can use. It holds ~10 gallons and is shallow yet has plenty of room. I would get the fish removed from the larger tank ASAP to prevent this from spreading to the others.
  11. Ranchu is fatter on one side of his body

    Sorry for seeing this so late. This is very similar to an issue that my Creamsicle had a few months ago. Id wager she is definitely egg bound, and is a female. Is her belly really soft? Read through my thread here: Raising the temp, along with the metro i would also treat with kanamycin. Creamsicle did not improve visually during the treatment, she was still bloated. However 3-4 weeks after that i came home and she was tiny. The eggs finally passed.
  12. Just an update if any others find this. I finished the treatment I discussed in this thread. Creamsicle had no issues with it. By the end of the week of treatment her pineconing was lessened. Fast forward maybe 4 weeks into the future and I come home to Seeing creamsicle 2/3rds of her former self. She's much slimmer now, she was eggy. it was probably a combination of things, but her eggs passed and shes nice and healthy these days.
  13. No, I just fed the gelfood that once because i had some left over i didnt want to toss. I do use the same pump for all the tanks, I used to have a dedicated clean line in but I had to get rid of that 2 or so months ago. So now i use the same hose and pump on all tanks.
  14. Pop eye

    http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/ is a good resource for meds. As is http://www.angelsplus.com/
  15. I noticed today that one of the Tropicals I have is also severely bloated. A completely different tank from where creamsicle was. And cornbread was in a 3rd tank. So that's 3 fish from 3 different tanks that all have the same symptoms. I fed some of the tropicals some left over soilent the other day, but other that that they have been on the same diet for 2 years. The 3 dot Gourami that is now looking severely constipated is one of my oldest fish. Never had any issues with him and now, within weeks of the others he has the same symptoms. Coincidence or not?