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sarah91

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  1. I've been doing 25% water changes twice daily, what i'm worried about is that it might put too much stress on the tank if I take out 50% all at once. In the manual it specifically says ONLY change 25% of the water. It doesn't say why. I've never had an acrylic tank before (i'm assuming it's acrylic - it's not glass) so I don't know that much about it. I'm guessing it could crack or weaken over time if I took 50% out all at once. I moved the filter to the new tank when I moved him so all is well with the bacteria. My parameters are as follows: PH 7.0 Ammo 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 0 - 5 KH 17.9 GH 35.8 KH and GH still confuse me, when adding the KH drops the water was yellow from the first drop, never blue. And the GH was only a tiny bit orange on the first drop and then green on the second drop. What do these readings mean, and should I add anything to the water to fix it because I know they are both way too low. His broken fin is still on the mend but a few veins have been showing up, they won't show up well on camera but i've included a picture and circled where they are. I'm a little worried that the same thing that happened to his tail has started happening on his anal fin, a vein became visible and at the end of it is a lump that sticks out. And here's one of him cheerfully swimming around in his new home
  2. Yes he's still looking good and his fins are still healing well. His new tank finally arrived yesterday so I got him in it as soon as I could. It says on the manual that I should only do 25% water changes, should I just do two of them a day?
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. 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
  6. His tail fin has torn now, i'm getting really worried. What could this be and how do I treat it?
  7. 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.
  8. When should I stop using the salt and doing the daily water changes? He seems to be healing well so far.
  9. 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. Ok I'll do that, should I add the same amount? The kosher salt grains are much smaller.
  11. 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. 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. 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. 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.
  15. Will the salt kill off the beneficial bacteria?
  16. Does he keep injuring his tail because his tank is too small? I feel terrible if that's the case. I added the aquarium salt, I can't understand gallons and i'm not sure if there is more than one measurement for gallons so I had to go off of the instructions on the packet. I added a .3% concentration (3g per litre). He seems to enjoy the salt, I thought it would sting because it stings us when we get salt in our wounds or eyes.
  17. Sorry, that was silly of me, I forgot to mention the filter is part of the tank as you can see in the image above. The water gets drawn in one end, goes through a huge filter sponge with ceramic media and carbon in it, and then through that pump. The turnover rate is 132 us gal. per hour. I'm not sure it is an injury because the white spots have been growing, and the blood vessels burst over a period of hours not minutes. Could it be a fungus? I've heard of fungi eating holes in fins before. And don't worry there's no way I will medicate without knowing what's wrong. The blood is gone now by the way, so i'm not sure what that means. I have purchased a new tank now, I had to order it online so it won't be here for a few days. The filter sponge I have in my current filter is huge, so is it ok if I just cut a bit off and stick it in the new filter? Will it contain enough bacteria? I also have some aquarium salt now but i'm extremely apprehensive about using it - I have a few questions. 1. Do I just put it straight in the tank and leave it there? 2. I'm supposed to add about half a cup of salt to a 57 liter tank is that right? - It seems like way too much 3. Will it hurt my fish? - I'd expect it to sting Thank you guys so much for all your advice
  18. Hi i'm really sorry I don't have time to respond to anyone right now - I will later I promise, my Mum is an absolute angel and she's going to loan me the money to get a bigger tank so i'm going out to get it now. The problem I have is the filter is part of the tank I currently have so I have no idea how i'm going to transfer it into the new tank as I don't want to have to make fishy wait for the tank to cycle. I've included a picture of the filter for clarification, i'm sorry for not explaining it properly earlier and just linking the pump - I was very tired. (B is the pump, A is the filter media, and it all slots into the chambers at the back of the tank). I was thinking I could just build the chambers out of plastic and pop it in the new tank so I can put my fish straight in. Would that be okay and am I forgetting any important steps aside from making sure the water parameters are the same/ very close? Thank you guys so much! Again, i'm sorry i'm in such a rush!
  19. Thank you for your advice. Here is a link to the filter, it is indeed interior https://www.aquapet.co.uk/fluval-sea-circulation-pump-wp1500-for-evo-aquarium.html I was actually thinking the spots were some kind of disease or fungus since they have been growing larger and spreading over time. It makes more sense to me that the fungus/ disease/ bacteria has eaten away at the fin causing it to break rather than the spots and breakage being caused by trauma. Which is why I feel he needs to be medicated asap to stop it spreading further. Something like septicemia would explain the blood but I don't think it is that. Also if it were broken surely the blood would have leaked out and not just stayed under the "skin". I will make efforts to provide him with a bigger living space, thank you for your suggestions.
  20. Hello, Thank you for replying so fast! I was thinking along the same lines as you so I have already removed anything that could potentially injure him. There were two rocks about the same size as him and one large ornament. Yes that is the fish tank I have, the manual says the filter pumps 132 us gal./h. The filter is a "WP1500" Do you have any idea what the lesions are? His tail looks as if it could snap apart at any minute so i'd like to medicate him as soon as possible. The red spots look more like hemorrhaging than infection to me, they appeared almost instantly. If you look at the difference between the first and last photo (which were 2 hours or so apart) you can see how quickly the redness appeared. This morning (8 hours ago) there was no redness at all. It is impossible to get a bigger tank right now, I only purchased the recent tank a few months ago and I do not have the space for an upgrade as much as I want to get a bigger tank.
  21. I can't figure out what is wrong with my goldfish, i've gone through 50 or so diseases/ illnesses but I can't find any thing that matches up.From the images you can see there are several raised white/yellow bumps on his tail, and a few small white dots on his other fins. The larger ones started off looking like the small dots. What really has me worried is the blood spot which just recently appeared. I've notice that his tail fin bends where the blood spot is sometimes, i'll include an image of that too. There is absolutely nothing else wrong with him, he is active and eating well. There are no spots on the rest of his body, despite the fact they have had plenty of time to spread. He has had smaller dots for months, I thought they might have been tiny fractures until recently. About 5 minutes ago the bumps started filling up with blood, i am now very worried. The last two images are from 5 minutes ago, the rest are from a few hours ago. I won't treat him until I have a very good idea of what is wrong with him. Any ideas? Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level 0 * Nitrite Level 0 * Nitrate level 20 * Ammonia Level 0 * Nitrite Level 0 * Nitrate level 0 * Ph Level, Tank 7.5 * Ph Level, Tap 7 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API master test kit (drops) * Water temperature? 26°C * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 13 gallons, about 7 months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? It is the filter that came with the tank (fluval flex 54 liter) * How often do you change the water and how much? Once every 2 weeks 50% to 70% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 3 days 50% * How many fish in the tank and their size? One fish about 12cm * What kind of water additives or conditioners? API stress zyme and API stress coat * What do you feed your fish and how often? Gold fish flakes and Repashy soilent green * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Tank has not been medicated * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Bloody streaks in his tail fin, small white dots only on fins and small yellow/white lumps on tail fin. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No
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