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  1. Hello, Kind of an off topic question, didn't know where to put it. I'm trying to treat a goldfish using ARG branded Kanamycin Sulfate. Dosage is 1/2 tsp per ten gallons. However this makes the water so cloudy, some of it settles on the bottom, settles on the fish etc. Is this normal? The tank just looks horrible. I'm going to redose today and try to shake the hell out of it before it goes in the tank. I found the product here http://www.angelsplus.com/MedsAntibiotic.htm Thanks for any info.
  2. Nope, shes fully firm. I want to say i can feel two sets of firmness. Is Repashy Soilent Green sufficient? I can go buy some Nori, I sadly don't have any edible aquarium plants on hand. It has been particularly warm and the water from the tap has been warmer than normal too. I will keep the AC on in the living room and that should drop the temp. I will try to get a pic from above, shes a fast one though.
  3. The male black moore has kind of been around her, but i wouldn't say particularly aggressively bumping her. Nope, no scale loss. Havn't seen any scales off in the tank. She still feels smooth and all. She has changed colors once before, and i'd even expect for it to happen again. I guess the total loss of color by her vent was the alarming part. She's been on a fast for three days, I havn't seen her poop since before the last water change. I was going to feed the tank a few shelled peas tonight and then monitor if it passes or not. I'd say shes pretty happy, not really bumping into anything at all. She did panic at the surface a few days ago but after her huge splash she darted gracefully down to the bottom if the tank and played it off cool.
  4. My beloved lion head has been having no issues at all aside from the color loss and looking plump. She's just recently gotten to full size and I think is due for a set of eggs. However the color loss has me a bit concerned. All I've done to treat so far is to fast her for the past 3 days and to add Epsom salt to her tank at the rate of 1 tablespoon/40 gal. My concerns are that her stomach is really firm. If she was eggy I would expect a really soft belly but I don't know how far along she is. I will include some pictures as well.One of the pictures is from 2-3 months ago back in April before i moved. In the newer ones you can really see how large her tummy is under the vent VS being round and plump. Looks like a stright drop from her vent. In the pics you can see the loss of color close to the vent and her tummy losing color too. As always, thanks for the help! Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) 10ppm before water change, water has since been changed though * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) n/a * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) n/a Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API master kit * Water temperature? 67f * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75g, and 3 months since i moved. Many years before that. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 2x aq 70s and 2x sponge filters * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 3 days, 60g. * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 goldfish in the 75g tank, 2 med, 1 small and 1 large. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem 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. Mostly hikari purple, rarely soylent green and i recently started feeding Zoo Med Spirulina Flake after seeing it on this forum. * Any new fish added to the tank? nope * Any medications added to the tank? Just epsom salt at 1 tablespoon / 40gal. * 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? Really firm stomach. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? I would say shes MORE active recently. Zooming around and such. If it wasn't for the color loss id think shes happier than ever!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Im sorry, i forgot the levels. Ph is ~7.6-7.7 Hardness is 116ppm.
  8. 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.
  9. Ranchu’s face swollen

    I think its looking good, id keep up with the salt till the wound heals and the pus is gone.
  10. 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.
  11. 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,
  12. Ranchu’s face swollen

    I've made the suggestion twice now. Once in each post. Kanaplex or kanamycin.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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