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  1. the only thing i can recommend until you contact the seller to receive further instruction.. is for the affected fish is to be QT'd in salt water. this may assist in the healing of wounds and possibly slow signs of infection that can result from these wounds. please contact the seller so they may address your concerns with their stock received. they are usually insured with the carrier.
  2. Hello, have you reported this to the seller? you would be within the warranty period and they should know as soon as possible that you have received one of their stock in a condition that has potential to worsen.. especially in pearlies. pearlies seldom recover from infection and anything appearing bloody like has potential to become just that. meanwhile, we wait more photos.
  3. you can add a charcoal filter to your current setup (keep in mind the overall flow rate), no problem. you should still have the cycle after the move and that will keep the fish safe. most filtration is sold with charcoal additions so it is very common. a few things you need to remember at certain times. 1. everytime you medicate the tank, you need to remember to remove the charcoal as it will interfere with the medicine. 2. must be changed every 6-8 weeks, otherwise it will carry dirt and possibly bad bacteria back into the water. i've been out of the fishkeeping loop for a little while, so i can't remember other 'don'ts' with the charcoal, but they were the first few things on my mind that i would immediately advise. i used to use charcoal in my filters before i purchased a filter with UV option.
  4. hi Mikey! hope you're well.. re Moon.. that looks like a saggy belly to me never a good sign (organ failure). the bounce back could be brief, unfortunately. pls confirm.
  5. thank you. does this fish usually remain pinned to the surface of the water? looks to me that the exposed parts is where the problem is. it also looks like the left side of body, the scales might be starting to lift.
  6. hello and welcome to kokos. could it be the beginnings of a colour change? if not, please do your best to answer the following questions so that we're able to help as accurately as possible.. would you be able to also provide a short video of the fish (concentrating on the patch)? sometimes things like this look a little different/better in video. Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level(Tank) Nitrite Level(Tank) Nitrate level(Tank) Ammonia Level(Tap) Nitrite Level(Tap) Nitrate level(Tap) Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Water temperature? Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? How often do you change the water and how much? How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? How many fish in the tank and their size? What kind of water additives or conditioners? What do you feed your fish and how often? Any new fish added to the tank? Any medications added to the tank? List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? "If copy and paste doesn't work for you, quote this post and put your answers after each question."
  7. i would.. but i'd also add some peas and bloodworms to it.. that is just something i would do
  8. i would prefer the appropriate people offer their guidance on treatments when they stop by. i just offered my opinions based on word and photo content you shared. i personally would not put an ill fish through the rigmarole of shipping. healthy fish get beaten around during transit and some don't arrive alive, i would assume an ill fish would stand less chance of surviving shipping. if it made it and depending on what health issues it may have, we could then work out what the odds are. too hard to speculate with the little info that is available to you. an advanced opinion? if i had a fish with health like that in my care, i would consider euthanizing it. lets see what others have to say
  9. hello and welcome to kokos. it may have been better to post this topic in the 'general goldfish discussion' forum since you're not seeking medical advice at the moment, and just requesting opinions from the community as to whether you should attempt to save this goldfish or not. in my opinion, and if it were me.- i wouldn't consider it. the fish seems to have a neglected wound. the wound seems to have created an infection that has grown beyond the eye and is now affecting part of it's head. in your position, i would try to assist their current owner in bettering their living conditions, ie, buy a much bigger tank with adequate filtration. help them through the cycle process to provide a proper living environment and start treating visible symptoms of each fish. the smaller tank they're currently living in can be used as a hospital tank. or.. direct them here and they can be helped with via the moderators, disease assistants and admin.
  10. Hello, could you fill out the following help form so that we are able to better understand how to assist? Cut and paste it into your reply and fill it out line by line so we can read the details more easily 🙌 Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) * Nitrite Level(Tank) * Nitrate level(Tank) * Ammonia Level(Tap) * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? * Water temperature? * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? * How often do you change the water and how much? * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? * How many fish in the tank and their size? * What kind of water additives or conditioners? * What do you feed your fish and how often? * Any new fish added to the tank? * Any medications added to the tank? * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?
  11. hello and welcome to the forum, can you please answer the following questions (don't skip any) and provide photos/video of your concerns? Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level(Tank) Nitrite Level(Tank) Nitrate level(Tank) Ammonia Level(Tap) Nitrite Level(Tap) Nitrate level(Tap) Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Water temperature? Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? How often do you change the water and how much? How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? How many fish in the tank and their size? What kind of water additives or conditioners? What do you feed your fish and how often? Any new fish added to the tank? Any medications added to the tank? List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? "If copy and paste doesn't work for you, quote this post and put your answers after each question."
  12. copied from an online goldfish forum archive in India.. praziquantel is available in India.. we have also had other forum members who are based in India and were able to find it. "You can get Prazi from Blue Print Medicine Shop, Lindsey Street, Kolkata. Its brand name is DISTOCIDE and cost of one strip (contains 4pcs 600mg tablets) is Rs 170 (approx). " " Hi, I have got some Praziquantel 600 mg tablets (no other constituents) from the 'Cash Pharmacy' in Bangalore. It comes under the name of 'Distoside'. There are 2 other manufacturers of pure praziquantel as well in India (do not remember the names). You can ask the pharmacist to check in their durg books for this drug (Praziquantel) and they can identify the local company that makes it. For 8 tabs of 600 mg each, it cost me Rs. 165/- " "For all Veterinary drugs in Bangalore THE place to look for is Nathan's Vet Pharmacy near Russel market. Enter the area from Shivajinagar bus stand, turn left at the church, take the next right turn in front of beef market and continue straight. You'll see Hotel Taj on the right, continue up the road leading at 10 o'clock direction. Nathan's pharmacy is on the left. One is for humans, the adjacent one is for animals." the archive is as old as 2007, but the brand name is a good start to finding the product. hopefully you can find some praziquantel so that you can treat your fish good luck!
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