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  1. Update: big fish in quarantine tank still; changed water; 5 tsps aquarium salt, some Tetra EasyBalance and Prime by Seachem, and on recommendation of pet store attendant, a tablet of Lifeguard by Tetra. Fish was doing not so bad before water change, fins weren't clamping as much. With water change, fish is clamping more, does not seem to like the new water with the Lifeguard. Should I revert back to just the aquarium salt and API Bettafix? Fish *seemed* happier with it...
  2. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 5 ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) o * Nitrite Level(Tap) o * Nitrate level(Tap) o * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.0 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.0 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 70 degrees * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 30 gallons, running for 3 months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? TopFin PowerFilter model 30G * How often do you change the water and how much? 50+% every 3-4 days * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 2 days, about 65% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 common goldfish; 1 is about 5 inches, one about 2.5 inches * What kind of water additives or conditioners? I add Tetra EasyBalance and Prime by Seachem each water change * What do you feed your fish and how often? I feed them a pinch of New Life Spectrum All Purpose Formula pellets twice a day, once in the AM, once in the PM * Any new fish added to the tank? The smaller goldfish is the newest, added a month ago * Any medications added to the tank? No medications * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. I have moved the larger goldfish to a quarantine tank (ie. 5 gallon stainless steel pot - all I have at the moment), added 10 tsps of aquarium salt and about a tsp of API BettaFix, along with the same water purifiers I use in the big tank. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Rash on the underbelly of the larger fish and red vein-like streaks in fins; acting erratic at times * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Larger fish stays on the bottom of the tank, though will swim around actively to eat, rarely comes to the top of the tank; has fins clamped most of the time. Smaller fish sticks with the larger fish, though does come to the top of the tank and seems more generally active and has no rash Not sure what else to do!
  3. Hi all Have a 30 gallon aquarium for 2 goldfish (see picture) one midsize, and one smaller (both female I believe). In the last day or two, they have begun resting at the bottom of the tank most of the time (the bigger one more than the little one). They do swim around for food pretty energetically though. I do frequent water changes (every 3-4 days, 50+%). All the levels are 0 except for nitrates, which I can't seem to get down, no matter how many water changes I do. Nitrates remain 0.25-0.45. Each water change, I use Tetra EasyBalance and Prime by Seachem. I feed them a pinch of New Life Spectrum All Purpose Formula pellets twice a day, once in the AM, once in the PM. Water temp is 70 degrees, using a water heater. Have airstone, have filter. I'm wondering if I need to do a filter change? There was a power outage recently, and the tank was without power for about 4-5 hours before I got home and got the generator up and running. I took the filter out and rinsed it before putting it back in, but wondering if this was too long and maybe bad bacteria built up? Or is it the nitrates? And what more can I do to get them down? Neither of them seem *visibly* bloated or sick though the larger of the fish does seem to have a darker red line on her underbelly ridge, could be from sitting at the bottom. Help would be greatly appreciated! Love these beauties, and the bigger one has been with me for 4+ years!
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