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  1. Yeah, I kinda figured it would kill the beneficial bacteria. The pineconing had all but disapeared on the fish after the first round of Kanaplex. Soon after starting the second round it has returned on one side and is now faintly starting on the other. I was optimistic and had hopes that it would recover but it doesn't look like it will now. I'm disappointed but not surprised. The fish is still very active and showing no other symptoms for now. I guess all I can do for now is try and keep it comfortable.
  2. Thank you so much for your help. I'll keep you posted on it's progress.
  3. "The directions on the kanaplex say to do 3 doses every 2 days. It's been 2 days since the last dose" I meant to say dose every 2 days for a total of 3.
  4. In the quarantine tank I removed the carbon filter but not the biological one. I have been doing a 70% water change every 2 days just before the next dose of kanaplex. Does the kanaplex kill the bacterial in the biological filter? I seeded the filter this morning with some media from the main tank canister filer just to be sure. Should I remove it befor the next dose of kanaplex?
  5. I just tested the water now for you. pH -7.6, ammonia - 0, nitrite - 0, nitrate - 5. I'm using the API master test kit to check my water. This is how the water parameters have been right along. I try to keep the nitrate at 10 or below and everything else remains at 0. The pH in my well water runs about 6.6 so I have to add pH plus to bring it up after a water change. I use a canister filter with a UV light that can handle up to a 150 gallon tank. The directions on the kanaplex say to do 3 doses every 2 days. It's been 2 days since the last dose. I have read that if you start another round of the kanaplex you should give it a few days break in between. Should I wait another day or start the next round today? I do intend on splitting them up again after I' done quarantining this fish.
  6. Thanks for the quick replies. There were 7 goldfish in a 55 gallon tank. There are 4 of them that are 2 inches or less and the others 3 are 3 1/ 2 to 4. I have been doing the 50% water changes every 2 to 3 days. The water parameters have all been good during this time but I still did the water changes just to be safe. The water I use is well water so there is no chlorine problem. I normally keep 3 in a 30 gallon tank and 4 in the 55. I used the 30 gallon as a quarantine tank a while ago so all the other fish had to go in the 55. Life got a bit busy, and a little laziness thrown in, and I haven't cleaned and set the 30 gallon back up yet. The thing that puzzles me is that there has been no other symptoms whatsoever. A few weeks before this happened I found a nice piece of driftwood and added it to the tank after washing it off good with just water. Maybe there might have been some kind of bacteria on it? I removed the driftwood right after I found this fish pineconing.
  7. I don't need any help on this, I'm just kind of puzzle over what happened. A little over a week ago I was feeding the fish and I noticed one of the orandas was pineconed. This happened overnight. I immediately transferred it to a quarantine tank and started treating it with kanaplex and epsom salt. I was expecting the worst. During this time, and before, there were no other symptoms of dropsy. There was no bloating, very active and playful, no bulging eyes, eating well, pooping or any of the other symptom. As of this morning there are only a few scales sticking out on one side, the rest have returned to normal. The only problem I have had with my tank is a temporary over crowding. Because of this I have been doing a 50% water change and testing the water every 2 or 3 days. One time the nitrate was up to around 20 but it's are normally 10 or below. Everything else has been 0. They have been showing no sings of stress and have been very and active and playful with each other. Any ideas?
  8. Cavalier

    Just wanted to say Hi and thanks

    Thanks for the welcomes and the link.
  9. I have been keeping goldfish for about 4 years now and I've had my share of heartbreaking mistakes along the way. Each time I did some google searching to find out where I went wrong and if there is anything else that I'm missing. Things would be going along fine and just as I was thinking I had a good handle on things something else would take me by surprise and I would be back to researching and learning again. I guess I still have a lot to learn and will continue to read as much as I can. Most recently I lost one of my orandas to dropsy yesterday. Anyways every time I did a google search this forum kept popping up and I must say it's where I found the most informative information for what I was looking for. I just wanted to say thanks to all the great people here and this forum.