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  1. fishstiks


    I have purchased fish from them a couple times. Did have an issue with 1 sick fish, but they took good care of me, and I have had positive experiences with them otherwise. I would consider purchasing from them again in the future if my tanks weren't already full, lol :-)
  2. fishstiks

    Baby Goldfish is Fin Nipping

    Good, I moved him to the ranchu tank, and he has not bothered anyone in there. :-)
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    We have new kitties :)

    Cute kittens, congrats!!!
  4. fishstiks

    Baby Goldfish is Fin Nipping

    I was hoping to eventually get a small "whiskey barrel" pond going on the back patio later this summer, but I am not sure when I can actually make that happen. Perhaps I will move him to the 20 until I get to that point, and he could be my little patio pond friend :-)
  5. fishstiks

    Baby Goldfish is Fin Nipping

    The tank is 150 gallons, currently has 7 fish in it, including him, but I have 2 fish in a hospital tank, so the total stock will be 9 goldfish once they move back to the tank. I suppose I could put him in the 20 long after I am done using it in another week or so, but I worry about him being a lone fish. Although he is a little turd, and I would really hate for him to actually hurt or damage the bigger goldies.
  6. Thanks Dawn, I am glad they are feeling better! These poor goldfish give me serious stress sometimes :-)
  7. Hey all, not sure if this is the right place to post, if not, I can repost somewhere else.............. My sole surviving baby oranda fry from last November's surprise breeding is a little over 2 inches in total length now and lives in the 150 g with all the big fish. I have noticed as of the last couple of week that he is kind of a bully. He has been nipping at the fins of some of the larger butterfly tail orandas. He seems to be doing it to the largest one most often, but I have seen him nip at several of them. It is always the tails, and he is definitely nipping, as when he does it, the fish dashes frantically away when he does it. No damage has been noticed, but I am not sure why he is doing this. Is this normal behavior for young goldfish? Is he just a little brat? Aside from simply removing him from the tank, is there anything I can do to stop the behavior? My plan was to eventually rehome him when he got big enough, and he is probably big enough now, but he is a cutie and I'd like to keep him for now. I don't really want to move him to a tank all by himself, but I don't want him to cause damage either. He eats well, and I feed twice daily, so I don't think he is hungry............................ any suggestions? Has anyone else ever had a bully of a fish? Especially such a young one?
  8. Update: I have been treating with Furan 2 for almost 2 weeks. It will be exactly 2 weeks tomorrow. Both fish look really good. No signs of fin rot. Should I continue with a 3rd week, or wait and see? If not, I think I am ready to move the larger fish back to the main tank, and keep Mellow in the hospital tank a little longer. His underbelly is completely healed and his lateral line looks really good. I can still see the spots on his lateral line, but there is no redness........its almost like he just has enlarged pores right there. Not sure what to do with him. I have not ordered any other meds yet, but I can order them prime and have them here in 2 days. If I order, should I go with Kanaplex or oxytetracycline? http:// http://
  9. fishstiks

    Fin Rot? Need Help

    Update: Fin rot seems to be all but healed. I have been treating for almost 2 weeks and both fish are looking great.
  10. I am doing daily 100% water changes and using prime. He is still being treated with Furan 2 (both fish, for fin rot issues). I don't want to jinx it, but, his underbelly looks much better tonight and is almost completely non-red again. I think the underbelly might have been from bottom sitting. I opened the kitchen blinds today and let them have some natural light, and they seemed much more active than when it is dark in there. The sores on his side look a tiny bit better too, but not a marked improvement there. I have Salt, Furan 2, API general cure, paraguard, metroplex, melafix and pimafix. I am also close to a couple big box pet stores and Amazon is my best friend. ? Was thinking of adding salt, but haven't yet as I am not sure if I can with the Furan.
  11. Here is a better picture, taken last night. I was watching him closely, and he does seem to be bottom sitting a little more than I would like to see, but....I have the lights off in the kitchen where the hospital tank is so it is fairly dark and quiet in there. He is still eating happily and acting normal. I think the bottom sitting is more like resting due to it being dark and quiet. http:// http://
  12. fishstiks

    Fin Rot? Need Help

    Thanks, I will go back to just regular dosing prime, that stuff is like liquid gold. :-) I will test my tank and tap PH tonight and report findings. In the past, my PH has always been pretty close between the tank and tap, but no reason not to check it.
  13. Hey all, I have been treating 2 my goldfish in a 20g hospital tank since last week for a little case of Fin Rot. The fin rot is clearing up very nicely with Furan 2, but Mellow, my yellow guy, has some strange red sores that don't seem to be going away at all, even with daily 100% water changes and Furan. These sores are on his left side, right on his lateral line, behind the gill. There are about 4 little sores, bright red, slightly raised, with a white center. They look very much like a pimple. He is also now showing some redness on his under belly (between his two bottom fins). I have not examined him closely yet, but it looks more like red sores from bottom sitting. I don't see him bottom sitting, most of the time he is free swimming, and he is eating normal. I am doing daily 100% water changes, double dosing prime, and treating with Furan 2 (for the fin rot). This does not seem to have had any affect on these sores, they will look a little better for a day or so, and then they are there again. Same spot always. Not sure what to even think of this, or how to begin to handle it. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. These pics are a few days old, I will try to get some better pictures tonight of his side, and also his underbelly. http:// http:// Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) .25 - .50 (hospital tank no filter) * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) haven't tested * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) haven't tested * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) didn't test * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) didn't test Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 78 degrees * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20g long, since last week * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? None, hospital tank, just an airstone * How often do you change the water and how much? every day, 100% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? last night, 100% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 goldfish, 5 inches and 8 inches * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime (double dosing) * What do you feed your fish and how often? once a day, a few NLS pellets * Any new fish added to the tank? n/a * Any medications added to the tank? Furan 2 * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Fish were both given 3 rounds of Prazi in QT, then moved to main tank. Main tank had a mini cycle due to added fish and me rinsing my bio-media. Moved these 2 last week due to a case of fin rot from the poor water quality. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Red sores on lateral line and red underbelly. Recovering from a slight case of fin rot as well, but fins are pretty much fully healed already. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No
  14. fishstiks

    Fin Rot? Need Help

    Mini cycle seems to have passed, I am reading ZERO ammonia and nitrites, and my nitrates are reading around 10. I am still doing water changes on the main tank every 3 days for now and everyone looks good. The fin rot is much much better. I am continuing with the Furan 2 and daily 100% water changes on the hospital tank. Ammonia seems to be sitting between .25 - .50 before their water change, and I am double dosing prime every day. The one fish with only fin rot looks excellent! However, Mellow has something else going on and I have no idea what to do with him. His fins have healed as well, but he still has a few little red spots on his lateral line, and on his underbelly as well. They look like pimples (slightly raised red bumps with a white head in the middle). There are 3-4 of them in a row, on his left lateral line behind his gill, and his underside looks red and sore, like maybe he has been bottom sitting and has bed sores, but I don't ever see him bottom sitting, he is mostly always swimming, and both are eating very well. I think I will start a new thread for him, as I think he has something different going on besides the fin rot, which seems to be healing very well.