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  1. Goldfish finrot

    Hello.I have a 45 g tank and 2 goldfish.I had a problem with algae i think the light was to powefull and i changed 75% of the watter scrub the aquarium and washed the filter.The next day the watter smelled very bad and the fish were in terrible shape.Now i have them in quarantine with sera omnipur.The black moor has some scales missing and is in bad shape.They eat and they are active.Will they be ok?And what do i do with my aquarium.Do i start the cicle again?i also have a ancistrus but he is ok ph-8 kh-10 gh-4,2 tc-0 no2-2 no3-10
  2. I am a first time goldfish owner. I've had a fantail for about 2 months in which pretty much everything has gone wrong.Aoife (fish's name) lives in a filtered 10L aquarium without direct sunlight. It's the only fish there. After a couple weeks it got white spot disease which was treated and erradicated (?). I investigated proper water care and it's not overfed, weekly 30% water changes and I test the water with liquid kits ince a week. A month later it got what appeared to be finrot so I treated with interpet anti fungus and finrot (phenoxylethanol). After one round it still looked sick and got black spots so after a 30% water change I went for another roundIts fins have stopped shortening but it now has blackish spots on its tail plus is covered in this white specks that don't quite look like whitespot. HERE photosI just tested the water yesterday and everything was normal. pH 7.6, amonia 0, nitrite 0 nitrate 0. Please help me I've done everything I could and I really wat Aoife to be healthy and happy!Three questions:1.is the finrot healing?2. What are the black spots?3. What are the white specks?
  3. Hi guys! I have some concerns about one of my new fish, Pasi and thought I’d ask for opinions here. Here’s a little background: At the end of February, I adopted 2 goldfish from a shelter: a common named Aura and a comet named Pasi. I quarantined them separately in 15 gallon tanks for a month with daily water changes and at the end of March added them to my main tank with my comet Kaji. Pasi’s shelter tank had alarmingly high nitrite (as high as the API dropper test can go) and he came with mild finrot, but actually did really well in quarantine. He was super active, had good appetite, and never had a reaction to any of the medicine I used (see med history below). However, after adding him to the main tank, he’s been noticeably less active than before. He spends maybe half his time resting behind a piece of wood. He eats well and reacts when I come near the tank or when the other two fish engage him (they all get along super well; I haven’t seen any aggression but lots of fin rubbing and napping side by side), but he never participates in their chasing games (although he watches with great interest) and generally likes to stick to one side of the tank when swimming. The other problem is that his finrot never healed. It never got worse, but I think his fins actually look exactly the same as they did on the day I got him (about 2 months ago now), despite lots of water changes and pristine conditions. I was thinking about putting him back in his quarantine tank and treating for possible bacterial infection, but I thought I’d get some opinions first. Thanks! · Test Results for the Following: · * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 · * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 · * Nitrate level(Tank) 5 (was 20 right before I changed the water) · * Ammonia Level(Tap) .5 · * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 · * Nitrate level(Tap) 5 · * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6, 80, 120 · * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6, 80, 120 · Other Required Info: o * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH; API strips for KH and GH o * Water temperature? 74F o * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55g, running for a year at a different residence, then moved to this residence in January (filter media was preserved and transported; there was no cycle bump) o * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Sunsun Canister Hw304B 525GPH Pro, Fluval Aquaclear 50 200gph o * How often do you change the water and how much? Since adding new fish, 90% every 3-5 days, except for this week since I was away for 7 days · * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today, 90%; before that Wed 4/13, 90% except since I was away the fish were fasted, only fed once in the seven days · * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 7”sl comet (Kaji), 1 6”sl common (Aura) and 1 5”sl comet (Pasi) · * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Prime · * What do you feed your fish and how often? saki-hikari sinking pellets in the morning and a variety of things in the evening: Repashi gel food, frozen bloodworms, peas, spinach, defrosted brine shrimp etc.; however in the last seven days since I was away they were only fed pellets once; I fed them lightly again today · * Any new fish added to the tank? Yes, Aura and Pasi were added at the end of March · * 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. ​During quarantine: .3% salt and melafix 12 days 1 four day round of furan-2 3 5-day rounds of prazi (powdered) * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? ​Relatively mild fin rot, but it has not improved (or gotten worse) in the time I have had him (about 2 months) despite pristine water conditions · * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? he just seems less active and robust than the other two fish, often resting behind a piece of wood but he is active enough that I hesitate to treat him for anything Here are a couple pictures for reference: Full tank photo Pasi when I first got him with frayed fins Pasi as of yesteday, with his fins in pretty much identical condition Any ideas what is going on or suggestions for what I should do? Thank you!
  4. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 ppm * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.0 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7 - 7.2 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Master Kit drops * Water temperature? 78.5 F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 29 gallons, 13 months (post-move), a few months beforehand * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 2 AquaClear 70s * How often do you change the water and how much? Every 5 days at around 70%, though sometimes more with all of the medication/health issues. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 2 days ago, at least 85% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 fantail (6+ years old and 49 g) and 1 juvenile oranda (19 g) * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime, GoldBuffer, Flourish comprehensive and a very small amount of Excel * What do you feed your fish and how often? 2-3 times daily: Thera-A; Repashy SuperGreen, wall-algae, or nori; sometimes frozen bloodworms * Any new fish added to the tank? the oranda since May 28 after a month-long QT (4 prazi rounds, .3% salt for 2 weeks) * Any medications added to the tank? .3% salt, heat, double-dosed PraziPro yesterday to see if that helped * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. 14 days of Metroplex with 2 Prazi rounds (most recent); previously, Metro and Kanaplex for a bacterial infection; several rounds of Prazi multiple times at .1% salt; * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? 3 pimple-spots on the fantail's dorsal fin, opaque spots and fraying on tail fin (this has been like this for several months and now getting worse) and now on the pelvic fin as of this morning, missing scales; on the Oranda: mouth/lips have turned white, some unevenness on lower left caudal lobe; sparkliness (white sparkles?) on her body that are hard to capture on film--but she is a white fish... * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? fantail: frequent gulping and splashing when diving, zoning out, some uncontrolled swimming; a little twitching (head shaking), a little dorsal clamping I've written about my fantail, Duchess, before, but I am sorry to have to come back. Her tail is not improving, and as of this morning, one of her pelvic fins is starting to fray. I've done multiple (MULTIPLE) rounds of Prazi with and without salt (the most recent bout was with Metroplex instead of salt to see if that would help), and her fins simply do not heal, nor do her missing scales from a lot of flashing and scraping from what was almost certainly a fluke problem some months ago. But I am not convinced that something else is going on given her very frequent gulping, lethargy, and the fin problems. My water quality is consistent and excellent, although I am confused why I never really get nitrate readings and the tank has been trucking on for a good while. I treated her a few weeks ago with Metroplex and Kanaplex since she went through a bout of bottom-sitting and stringy poop that she seems to have recovered from. I currently have her at 78-79 degrees F and .3% salt in case of ectoparasites. I added a double dose of Prazi yesterday just in case these flukes will just never quit. I have never treated her with salt and heat this way, since I got her before I understood a lot of appropriate treatment. My oranda, Vickie, went through a proper QT. Duchess has been at .3% salt for 9 days and with heat for 4 days. This morning I noticed that the tip of one of her caudal lobes is thickening and one of her pelvic fins starting to look ragged. Her behavior has not improved. Here are some pictures, but the thickening looks worse in person and I can't really capture the sparkles on her body (but not her fins), so I don't think it's ich. Patch of slime thickening on tail with some minor splits on lower lobes: Newer fraying and thickening on fin tips: New small fray on pelvic fin plus Vickie being Vickie. I couldn't get a picture of the three pimple-things on her dorsal fin. They look like little cysts rather than grains of salt. As I mentioned, her sparkles don't show up. Additionally, I should note that Vickie's mouth/lips have turned white (and not uniformly) in the past week or two and that her left lower caudal lobe looks rough/irregular. Otherwise she is healthy, and both fish are eating. Here are some photos of her mouth: Thanks for reading and sorry about all the photos/long post. I am really losing my mind trying to figure out what the heck is going on. Oh, and medications I have on hand include: metroplex and kanaplex, triple sulfa, furan-2, melafix, salt, epson alt, metro flakes (not metromeds), PP, methylene blue, QuickCure, malachite green
  5. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 10 * Nitrate level(Tank) 0 * Ammonia Level(Tap).5 (0 after treating with Prime) * Nitrite Level(Tap)0 * Nitrate level(Tap)0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5, 100, 180 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)7, 40, 120 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops for NH3, API strips for all other readings * Water temperature? 78 (ranges between 74-78 depending on day * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 36 gallon 24"L x 15"W x 21"H, 9 months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aqueon Quietflow 30 and Fluval Aquaclear 50 * How often do you change the water and how much? 30% once a week * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 4 days ago (Sun), 30% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 comet goldfish 5" * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? 5-6 Hikari Gold sinking pellets in the morning, blanched veggies/ freeze-dried bloodworms/ algae wafers at night * Any new fish added to the tank? no, never * Any medications added to the tank? See below * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. -1 month ago when mild symptoms of finrot began to appear, dosed tank with aquarium salt (1 T/ 5 gal) and did a full round (7 days) of melafix -changed 30% of water, added back carbon filters and did nothing except for 1 additional 30% water change for 7 days (water readings constant and normal) -after next water change, treated with Maracyn 2 for 5 days as directed -did 30% water change (4 days ago) and added back carbon filters * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? mildly frayed fins and tail just today single white spot on body * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? nope, very active, good appetite Hello everyone! I'm an inexperienced goldfish keeper and wanted to seek advice about treatment. I hate to treat unnecessarily but am worried about my comet, Kaji who has had mild finrot for the past month and just today developed a single white spot on one side of his body (see attached photo). Kaji is a comet, a little over 1 yrs old and is about 5" long (including tail). He lives by himself in a well-filtrated 36 gallon tank and has never had any tankmates or live plants. Troubles began about 1 month ago, most likely because I was training Kaji to swim through hoops and negligently overfeeding him in my enthusiasm. I gradually increased his feeding from 5 mini pellets once a day + small amount of veggies at night to about 8-10 mini pellets (many of which fell to the bottom) + occasional veggies over a period of about a month. Retrospectively, this was really stupid, I was just so excited about him learning tricks. As soon as I noticed that his fins and tail were beginning to fray about 1 month ago (although he was acting normal, eating, playing etc), I immediately stopped hoop training and went back to feeding him smaller amount as before, tested the water, and did a 40% water change. Interestingly, water parameters were normal, although, when I was vacuuming the gravel and noticed much more gunk than usual. I decided, since symptoms were mild and parameters were stable, to dose with aquarium salt and melafix to see if the finrot would get better. He started getting flighty a few days into the treatment. After day 7, I did a 30% water change, added the carbon back into the filters. Water tested normally and he was acting normal (eating, swimming around, no bottom sitting or scratching) but his fins didn't seem to get better or worse. One odd thing did happen--two of his scales on one side in different spots fell off. I'm not sure if this was related or just normal growth. No other scales have fallen off since. A few days later I went away for 5 days, so before I left I did a 30% water change and fed him normally in the morning. While I was gone he wasn't fed at all. When I came back, I noticed that his finrot had gotten a bit worse. No red streaks, just further deterioration of fins, so I did a 30% water change and dosed with aquarium salt and Maracyn 2 for 5 days. During this time, the fins remained stable, neither better nor worse. I then did a 30% water change and added carbon back into the filter. I waited for one week without any treatment then did his 30% water change as normal. It's been 4 days since then and just today I noticed that on one side of his body (opposite side from where the two scales fell off in a place where he lost scales over a year ago and they grew back lighter) he developed a white spot. It's not fuzzy like fungus and spread out like ich and it's not pinkish like a wound. Looking closely, I can't tell whether one of his scales has simply turned white or if it's something else. (I've attached a picture, although it's a little blurry because Kaji never sits still) As far as his fins, they haven't gotten worse, but I haven't seen new fin growth either. He's lively and hungry as ever. Water is testing normal (see above). I'm wondering whether I should treat him with another round of antibiotics (like Furan 2, since maracyn 2 is now off the market) or just wait and see what happens.I know finrot should be treated early for best results, but I don't want to overmedicate either. I'd really appreciate advice from more experienced fish keepers. Sorry for the length and thank you! Anne
  6. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level= between .02 and .05 ppm * Nitrite Level= 0 * Nitrate level= between 0 and 20 ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)= pH 7.0, KH 0to 40, GH 180 don't know how to measure chloramines * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)= about the same Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Aquarium Pharm 5 in 1 strips * Water temperature? 78F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55 gal. 4 years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 2 Whisper HOB's 30-55 gallon * How often do you change the water and how much? Lately? 25% change daily. Usually? 10% once a week. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today, 2 hours ago. 25% every day for the last 7 or 8 days. * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 Goldies (was 4) all about 2 inches long without fins and no more than an inch wide each (1 Ryukin, 2 Orandas) * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Nova Aqua and AmQuel every change. Lately added Nutrafin Cycle to the tank and changes. Suspect cycle has crashed with meds or with the constant water changes. The changes seem to keep the ammonia at bay. * What do you feed your fish and how often? Omega small GF pellets, sometimes flakes, and once in a while dried Hykari treats (I'm rushing, hope I'm not butchering the spellings too badly) * Any new fish added to the tank? Yes. One black moor. He didn't make it. (No quarantine. I really, really regret this. I know better.) * Any medications added to the tank? Kordon Rid-Ich Plus. Every 24 hours for the first 4 days. Every 12 hours for the last 3 days. Fish are only getting worse. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Gave the worst looking 2 fish their first 3 min salt bath today 1 tsp per gallon. Both still covered with parasites. No big changes in behaviors. Wonder if I did it wrong. Otherwise, just the Rid-Ich. Plus heat. I slowly heated the tank to between 78 and 80 degrees F. 80 made them more lethargic, so I've left it at 78 and they seem to do okay. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Absolutely grains of salt. My two Orandas are covered head to tow. The Ryukin doesn't seem to have any visible. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? One Oranda and the Ryukin are almost exclusively hanging out on the bottom of the tank. The other Oranda is kind of bobbling along at the top. All become active when I feed them. Not sure if this qualifies for the 911 section, but I may copy and repost this there. I have done two really stupid things in the last week. First, I added a fish without quarantine. Big stupid. Second, I missed one of the Ich treatments on the fourth day. Instead of a repeated dose after 24 hours, they got one after 32. That was the day where a couple of salty spots multiplied into three covered fish out of four. The black moor passed after only another 24 hours. Since then, I've been treating every twelve hours. Other than the salt baths I gave two of them today, I've been sticking to just the one med and heat. I've also been covering the tank for the last few days. I read that the meds get less effective with light. When I uncovered the tank today, I noticed that 1/2 of one of my Oranda's fins were gone, and what was left was all tattered. Also, what's left of his tail is tattered and red streaked. Perhaps the red streaks are a result of the crashed cycle, but half of his once beautiful tail fins are gone! It's turned into a horror show in there. I special ordered some medigold a few days ago. It should be here tomorrow. I figured I'd use that. Otherwise, is this Ich? I'll post a pic. Is it finrot too? Septicimia? Are they too far gone? Here's the pics
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