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  1. Rare goldfish ailment?

    Well it's great to have so much fantastic advice to follow Thank you all so much, he seems to be healing really well, i'm so relieved!
  2. Rare goldfish ailment?

    Sorry I was panicking because I thought it was a sign he was really sick. Thank you that has cleared up the worries I had about using it for too long. He has been continuing to eat with no problems and it seems absolutely crazy to me but his top fin has almost fully healed. I'll let you know if he gets any worse, thanks for your help!
  3. Rare goldfish ailment?

    There are no ornaments left in the tank that he could catch himself on and shouldn't his immune system be getting stronger because I've been doing water changes daily? The bleeding was on both sides, the image in which his tail is bleeding was taken when he broke his tail. The other images were taken more recently ( about a week later ). I will continue to do the water changes and add the salt then. I read that you shouldn't use it for too long, how long is too long? A month? I've just taken some more recent pictures so you can see how badly his fins are fraying. Thank you for your help
  4. I'm sorry I had to start a new thread but no one was answering the old one and I need help urgently. I'll sum it up quickly but I've left a link in case you want to read it. My goldfish has been getting small white dots on his fins (mainly his tail fin) for a couple of months which have been growing larger and larger. His tail broke in one area where the spots were the largest. I was advised to do 50% water changes daily, to add salt to the tank to help heal his fin, and to get a bigger tank asap. My fish has been acting and eating normally throughout this time. About a week later now and he's getting worse, yesterday his top fin tore, and today his tail fin tore. Can someone please advise me on what's wrong with him and what I should do to fix it?
  5. Rare goldfish ailment?

    His tail fin has torn now, i'm getting really worried. What could this be and how do I treat it?
  6. Rare goldfish ailment?

    I've just noticed his top fin has split, it must have only just happened. How could it have happened? Does this change anything? I've included a picture so you can see how his tail is healing as well.
  7. Rare goldfish ailment?

    When should I stop using the salt and doing the daily water changes? He seems to be healing well so far.
  8. Rare goldfish ailment?

    Thank you
  9. Rare goldfish ailment?

    Yes I have some kitchen scales, do you think the salt will weight the same? I'm sorry if it's a silly question I just don't want to make any mistakes.
  10. Rare goldfish ailment?

    Ok I'll do that, should I add the same amount? The kosher salt grains are much smaller.
  11. Rare goldfish ailment?

    Here's a picture of the salt i've been using, it turned the water yellow because it has some yellow powder mixed in with it. For some reason it's about 10 times the price to buy that in the UK
  12. Rare goldfish ailment?

    No I haven't used it yet, i'm still a little scared it might have something in it that they didn't list in the ingredients and i'm not sure if I should add the same amount as aquarium salt or not.
  13. Rare goldfish ailment?

    Brilliant, that will save me a lot of money too. It's never gone cloudy before though and it has been running for quite a while now. It only occurred after I put the salt in. Could it be because the aquarium salt I used wasn't just plain salt? It has a PH buffer in it too, it didn't list the ingredients but it says on the packet that it's medicinal and at first it turned the water yellow.
  14. Rare goldfish ailment?

    Thats ok, thank you for linking it, it was very helpful. I've had to take the concentration down to 0.1% today because I didn't have enough salt left for 0.3%. I have some kosher salt and it claims to only contain salt, Would that be safe to use? He seems to be doing well today, no behavioral changes and he is still eating like a little piggy. A little red blood spot has re-appeared on his tail, i'm not sure why? The water became really cloudy a few hours ago, I changed 40 liters to try and get it clear but it's still cloudy. Could it be a bacterial bloom or a die off? - that's the only thing I know of that does that. And the last thing is the algae went crazy overnight, there were weird brown splotches all over the glass this afternoon.