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  1. Good evening everyone! I've treated my fish for flukes with sera tremazol since I can't get my hands on hikari prazi pro. Since a new fish member will arrive next week I'd like to know how to dose sera tremazol during QT and if I can use sera with the schedule posted by dnalex. According to my researches: sera tremazol = praziquantel 7,47 g per 100 ml hikari prazi pro = oxybispropanol (as an inert solubilizing agent) and <5% praziquantel by weight Thank you for your help!
  2. Well, darn. I was hoping I'd never have to post in this disease forum. But I think my one fish is displaying symptoms of flukes. For many consecutive days now, my larger fish, Olive, has been aggressively splashing the surface of the tank's water. So much so, that she gets water almost 2 feet away from the tank and you can hear it from the other end of the house. At first, I thought she was just being her annoying, single tail self, but it's starting to get out of hand. Now I'm seeing some bottom-sitting and missing scales from Olive, which makes me come to the conclusion that she's having a fluke problem. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 0 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API * Water temperature? 58*-60* F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 29, 2 years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear 70 * How often do you change the water and how much? once a week, 90% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 2 or 3 days ago, 90% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2, about 4-5 inches standard length * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? bloodworms, gel food, pellets * Any new fish added to the tank? nope * Any medications added to the tank? nope * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. none * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? missing scales * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? bottom sitting, excessive splashing, gulping
  3. Hi there! My oldest school of fry are now 3-months old and I haven't treated them with praziquantel as a precaution measure because they were so tiny and I was afraid the med would rather hurt them than do them any better. Now I think this was very silly, to put it mildly, of me. I've done 100% wc daily untill a couple of weeks ago when I started doing 70% wc also each day. The other day I changed the sponge filter with a bigger one on the weekend. I poored boiling water on it to desinfect it and than washed it with cool water (just water no soap or Anything) and placed it in the tank aka food container. Surprise, surprise and a nasty one to that! yesterday afternoon I noticed blood-red spots on three of my fry. I'll post some pics later today. They showed no other symptoms of sikness, by the way. I moved them to another container and added Wormer plus as indicated in the instructions on the packaging. I want to treat the other fry as well and follow the procedure described here on Koko's. Could someone tell me please if the procedure for Prazipro works for Wormer plus too? Is it safe to use Wormer plus with salt? Should I add it to the "tank" with the sick fry I already started treating?
  4. Hi All, I've come across basic info on hydrogen peroxide dips for goldfish to treat flukes. Just wondering if anyone had any experience/advice? I'm struggling with a stubborn infestation! Thanks!
  5. Does anyone know if I need to remove the nitrate remover pad (made by Deep Blue) when using PraziPro? Thanks
  6. Hi! I'm in doubt wether this is the right place to post this so I appologize in advance if I've messed up. I got my pack of Warmer Plus ( flukes medicine - Flubendazole) I order for my fry as I read somewhere in this formum than fry should be treated ar least twice as soon as they are 2 -weeks old to prevent them from getting flukes.( By the way, I'm still trying to find that post/article and will be very thankful if anyone could direct me with a link) It says in the instructions that 0,5ml should be used on 30 UK gallons of water (its a medicine I buy from UK since Prazi is not available in Europe) and overdozing can kill the fish. My fry are still so tiny that I'm afraid to get the dosage wrong and terminate them all. Would it be ok if I just add some salt instead and do WC every day and not every other day as I do now till they get older, say a month or two old? The fry are currently in a plastic container that holds 6l ( ~ 1.5 gal) that I have filled with 4l of water.May be its just me, absolutely sucking at maths but I don't see a way to get the exact quantity of warmer plus for that amount of water. Thank you for your help!
  7. 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
  8. That's a bit of a joke heading - I really do try to be a good fish mommy, but I'm worried now. The situation: A ten-gallon, which I cycled with flakes, doing a massive water change before adding my baby. The filtration is Ryan Coughlan's plant filter. Here are the parameters: The tank's been running for about four months. Current temp is about 70 F. Ammonia - zero Nitrites - zero Nitrates - trace pH 6.8 KH 80 (moderate) GH 150 (hard) These parameters have been absolutely stable (except for temperature, which has gone down slightly in the winter - I have no heater) every time I've tested. I've also confirmed them with drop tests from API. I normally do a 15 to 20 percent water change every week. Inhabitant: Faramir fish, a baby comet I rescued from our local Petco in October. He is about an inch long. No gravel. Four Marigolds on top of the tank. Two plastic plants and one bio-rock in with the fish. I have been feeding him Tetra flakes, morning and evening. I know they're not the best, but he is so little that he couldn't begin to handle pro-gold. Also, I have not been able to buy it - Rick is sold out. On one occasion, a bit more than a month ago, I overdid it with the evening flakes. Afterward he was bottom sitting, and then he had a string of dangling feces. It was a bit bubbly, but the color of his food. I saw more signs of constipation in the weeks following. I tried to feed him a pea, broken up small, but he wouldn't touch it. In the past two weeks, the bottom sitting has increased, alternating with his gulping air at the top of the tank. He grazes on the algae in the tank when he has the energy. He seems thin, and his gills look a little swollen to me. It also seems he's been struggling to eat, even the flakes. He used to inhale them, but now he spits them out and then pecks at them. Also, he's not noticing his food right away, as he used to do. So, thinking he might have gill flukes, I dosed the tank with Prazipro (Hikari) on Tuesday. It seemed to perk him up, but the bottom sitting increased. Today, I did a 40-50 percent water change and re-dosed. He was sitting behind his rock with his fins clamped before the water change, and again just now. His color seems a little pale to me, and, as I said, he's thin and has swollen gills. But otherwise there's not a mark on him. Since I added the Prazi, he doesn't seem to be gulping air as much. I intend to give him another big water change on Monday. Took a film - with my phone - of him swimming today, and also a somewhat blurry pic. I'll try to post these below if I can figure out how. Oh - I do know the tank is small, but he is tiny, and I thought he'd be okay for awhile. You can see Ryan's filtration system by googling "groponix". I wish he would come up with a larger one for a 20 long or 29 - that would be ideal! As it is, I think it's a great system; it would be wonderful for a feisty betta that didn't mind all that space, or for a group of White Clouds. But I love goldies! And I really thought this would work for a baby, for a year or two, anyway.
  9. Hi, new fish keeper here I have some new goldfish in a partially cycled 10 gallon tank (I wasn't expecting to get them so I didn't have any pre cycled tank ready, it's been spiking less so I think it's starting to settle into a cycle). I'm keeping them in it temporarily until I get a 50 gallon next week. To keep ammonia down I've been doing twice daily partial water changes. This morning I dosed the whole tank with Prazi Pro suspecting they have flukes. I feel like I should be continuing the water changes to keep quality up for the fish but I'm not sure if that would dilute or disrupt the Prazi? If I was to do a partial change should I add a partial dose to the new water? Or should I skip the changes for a few days? (I have seen the prazi protocols listed here but since my tank isn't fully established I'm wary of leaving it untouched for five days like they suggest)
  10. Hi all, As you know, my ribbontail Duchess has not been improving very quickly on Prazi. Today her tail has become more flushed with inflamed capillaries, and during a big water change, I took her out of the tank to avoid stressing her with all of the splashing (I use buckets, alas). I decided to test her belly since I've heard that that's a since of an internal bacterial infection, and I'm not sure what counts as "mushy" since I have never tested a goldfish belly before. Her belly didn't feel "hard." Instead, it was kind of like a softer rubber that bounced back when I pressed it gently but didn't feel super firm. Is this a mushy belly? If this is a mushy belly, I'd like advice how to treat it and if I should continue with Prazi. She just finished Round 4 and has uncontrolled swimming, knocked off scales, and some bottom sitting Here are some pictures from above. Her tank parameters are perfect: 0 ppm ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates; pH 8.0 (buffered with GoldBuffer); I use Prime and Flourish Comprehensive and Excel in addition to the buffer; she has been at .1% salt concentration with a normal amount of prime (.5 tsp per 10 gallons, and she lives alone in a 30 gallon tank with some plants and a piece of very boiled driftwood). Tap water parameters are 0 with a 7.0 pH. Please help! I have a number of antibiotics on hand: Kanaplex, Metroplex, Triple Sulfa, the Maracyns, Furan-2 Thanks
  11. I just made my account! I have one ranchu in a 50 gallon tank. Her name is Amy. Currently wifth flukes..... hopefully I can begin treatment very soon. Don't have enough money to buy her some prazipro. But hopeful she will be ok. I am 18 and in college and I play the piano that is all. Have a wonderful day!
  12. So I'm brand new to Kokos and to goldfish keeping (just saying). Someone suggested I make a thread on here about my goldfish, both of them are sick. This one, Pablo, has a slight peach fuzz on him that's worrying me, as well as a thicker white fuzzy patch on his tail . Also behind his right gill plate there is an orange thread dangling from him with a few scales at the end of it. This is the other goldfish, Scarlet. She has bad swim bladder problems that I'm treating by fasting her for the next few days >.< as well as this red patch behind her fin Help please? What medications do I need to treat them?
  13. Hello, I currently have 3 goldfish in a 25 gallon...I know that is way too small for all of them, and recently upgraded to a 60 gallon. Everything is pretty much ready to go, just have to transfer the gravel, plants, and fish. I am treating for flukes right now -- I've done 3 rounds of Prazi so far. One fish is completely fine, one has minimal fluke-looking markings on his tail, and one has several of the markings, and also her dorsal fin tore (is this from flukes?) and has not been healing up. Everyone is eating and seems happy and their normal selves aside from the marks on the fins. Is it okay to switch them over to the new tank while they still have flukes, and resume the Prazi treatment in the bigger tank, of course? My other question is I am having a fish shipped to me overnight soon as well, and will be using the 25 gallon for quarantine. I will start with new water, obviously, but how can I ensure there won't be any flukes "left over"? Thanks in advance...this whole fluke thing is getting very frustrating.
  14. Hi everyone!!!! I'm not going to complete the form just yet, because I think Alex might just pat me on the head and tell me not to worry so much (but I have all required info on hand if needed). I know that if the fish has a high fluke burden and you treat with prazi they might feel a bit sickly for a little while, but I just want to clarify the specific symptoms that could be expected if this were the case? My two teles came with a very high fluke burden (arrived in August last year), and I treated the whole tank to six rounds of PraziPro with salt at 0.1% (everyone also had a salt dip). The rest of the fish were completely unphased, but the two teles were occasionally bottom sitting at the start of the each round of Prazi. Recently the same symptoms (split fins, yawning, occasional bottom sitting) have recurred in those same two fish, so I have started treating for flukes again. I'm just bit concerned about the magnitude of Mao's reaction to each Prazi round. Everyone else is fine, but following the first dose of Prazi he was bottom sitting a lot (like all day) and was very listless (being pushed around by the current). He was also kind of slumped to one side (I nearly had a heart attack because thought he was dead), although his dorsal was erect and not clamped. When I tried to rouse him with a net, he barely made it off the bottom and just got pushed around in the current about 2cms from the bottom. A couple of days later he was 100% fine again. Second round of Prazi = same reaction. He seems to be picking up again now. Is this a normal reaction or should I start a proper D&D? I've read about closed populations of fish developing tolerance to flukes, and really upsetting introduced fish who lack the tolerance. Could this be at play here? My original fish had never been treated for flukes prior to the introduction of the two teles. Any info / advice would be appreciated!
  15. Hello everyone!! I hope everyone is in good health and spirits I'm trying to get some advice on my quarantine tank. I bought some lion heads and pearl scales. I noticed that some are yawning and doing a little darting when they "think" I'm not looking. I did a 100% water change yesterday and today I did another and added 10tsp of Epsom salt. I think that I'll have them in there for about a month or more. The tank will stay at my job but I'm taking two home at the end of QT. Am I on the right track? I've seen it said many time that most times fish come with some sort of "issue" mostly flukes. It also seems like fish coming to the Virgin Islands end up with a bad deck of cards. Now I also bought a bottle of aqua prazi but now the heck do I go about treating in a ten gallon tank. ... I even saw a video with castille soap. I kinda wanted to take a bath myself but soap and fish I'm bat crap scared especially after spending that kind of money on fish. I was gonna do my main tank at home after the others have went through QT but I'm not sure how to proceed other than Epsom salt. I'm really scared to bump up the salt to 30tsp even gradually but I see that some people do it for the first two weeks.
  16. * Ammonia Level (tank): 0 * Nitrite Level (tank) 0 * Nitrate level (Tank) Barely anything (plants plus only one tiny fish) * Ammonia Level (Tap): 0 * Nitrite Level (Tap) 0 * Nitrate level (Tap) 0 * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8 * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops and electric pH meter * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Bio wheel thing * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime, flourish excel * Water temperature? 65-70 * How often do you change the water and how much: once a week, around 60% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today, 60% * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40 gallons, many years * How many fish in the tank and their size: 1 single tail goldfish (only about 2 inches body length) 1 bristlenose Pleco (2 inches) * What do you feed your fish and how often? Mostly Soilent Green plus always fresh veggies in tank and treats of bloodworms * Any new fish added to the tank? Nope * Any medications added to the tank? Nope * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) Fin flukes * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Split in tail with a bit of bloody veins, pineconing scales on one side near the tail area, one side of body is a bit more round than the other * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?I noticed yesterday that he was just kind of floating there until I came up to the tank, and then today I went to start the water change and he was just bottom sitting (no fin clamping except for the tail fin, just resting on the bottom) * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Was treated a few months ago with double prazi and salt dips to rid the fin flukes * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. So as I have answered in the questions, I suspect Leonard has flukes again..... I'm totally not 100% sure though..... I was thinking I should do a salt dip and then treat with double prazi again, but I'm not sure since now there is actual pineconing..... What do you think this is?? Here is from above.... not sure if you can see the left side of is body looks to be shaped a bit differently from the right Here is from the side. Notice how he just sits there Here you can see the lifted scales on the right side of the tail. They are just barely sticking up, but I can see it Here is the tail split and the veins Please help guys!!
  17. Hey guys, Lucas, my fry formerly known as cannibal is being treated for flukes. He was until last night housed with Bill. As of now he is in a 3 gallon bucket because it is all that I have and I can't get anything bigger. I change his water with the prazi schedule (so like day 1, 4, 5.) Instead of doing 50% changes, however, I do full 100% changes just because it would get too gross without it. I'm worried though because he clamps his dorsal and sits at the bottom a lot (this started yesterday). Today is day 2 of round 2 which means he has had clean water the past three days in a row so I'm not suspicious of water quality. Since he's been on his own he's been much more active but still sits most of the time. He moves when I'm around and he sees me so pictures of the sitting are virtually impossible. He has no filter since it's such a small space. He's barely an inch long. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level (tank): 0 * Nitrite Level (tank) 0 * Nitrate level (Tank) 0 * Ammonia Level (Tap): 0 * Nitrite Level (Tap) 0 * Nitrate level (Tap) 0 * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 6.8 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? api drops * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? na * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime, baking soda, crushed coral * Water temperature? 72* * How often do you change the water and how much? 100% day 1,4,5 * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? last night 100% * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? since last night * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1, 1 inch * What do you feed your fish and how often? soilent green 2x per day * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? prazi and salt at .1% * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) none, but many of his siblings from his round died off last week * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? none * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? bottom sitting, rarely moves his mouth, clamped dorsal, from the looks of his tank, he didn't eat breakfast either =/ * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Prazi, this is day 2 round 2 * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. Pictures on the way!
  18. Hello! So I was casually browsing kokos today, and saw someone mention testing for flukes on new fish. I have never herd of this before, (kind of a newbie :| ) anyway, I havent bought my new goldie yet, I am cycling a tank right now and am waiting for it to be established before buying him/her, and was just wondering if you truly do have to test your new fish for flukes and how I would go about doing that? I'm trying my best to be prepared when he/she comes! <3 thanks! I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum, btw!
  19. I am worried about some reddened veins in Caligos tail. It isn't super noticeable, and she seems normal and healthy. But I would like to know what they look like so I can make sure that it isn't flukes. I have a small bottle of prazi pro. Would it be worth it to give her some? The parameters are normal and I noticed the veins when I picked her up. Generally, should their tail not show any veins, ever?
  20. just wondering if people have formulated a better treatment regime with prazi than the one recommended on the bottle(aquamaster fluke & tapeworm tablets 100mg). recommended dose is once then do 25% water change & clean filter medium. redose is 7 days later. i've picked up on a few people adjusting the dosage rate for more effective removal of the pest & would like to hear what worked for people & what didn't. also am confused as when to return activated carbon to the filter. it says to remove for the duration of the treatment but not when to put it back in!! would the "duration" include the 7 days between doses? cheers for your input!
  21. Hello! This is my first time ever posting (and reading) in this forum, and I could really use your help! I'm a somewhat beginner fish owner, I've had my tank for 2 years but it's pretty simple and I don't know a whole ton about fish. Here's my problem though: I have 2 goldfish (the cheap 13 cent ones that you buy at the pet store) and they're both roughly 2 years old. In the past few weeks, one of them has started to have periods where he just sits at the top of the tank (not right up to the surface, but close) for 10-15 seconds, then he'll move around a bit and do it again. And within the past week I've noticed that his tail has started splitting right down the lines of it. It doesn't look shredded or like pieces are falling off, it's just literally splitting to about 3/4 of the way down. It doesn't look white at the tips or red anywhere, just hangs a little limply maybe. And other than the spacey-ness, he seems totally fine. I'm not sure if this is fin rot or something else. I haven't changed any decorations in the tank within the past 6 months, and nothing is sharp enough to cut him anyway. I started putting melafix in the tank last night, but today when I got home from work I noticed that there's another new tear. I have no clue what to do to help him! Please keep your suggestions somewhat basic or "dumbed down" because I don't know a lot of medications or what to do with them. I also do not have a separate tank that I can put him in to medicate him if need be. Here's what I can tell you about my tank: 16 gallons (yes I know it's too small for 2 goldfish) 2 goldfish, 1 pleco (just got him about a month ago) We've always had good water testing results (I'll do a test as soon as I get some new strips) I change about a quarter of the water every 2 weeks I treat the water with water conditioner, bacterial supplement, and aquarium salt (and now melafix for the past 2 days) The other fish I have vis completely healthy, and this seems to have come out of nowhere (it was a few extra days before I could change the water, but I don't think that's it). PLEASE HELP ME! I don't want to lose my little buddy.
  22. Does it look like Speckled has flukes? I have already treated him for SBD (fasting, peas, Epsom salt) and that hasn't helped his behavior at all. Here is a picture of him taken 2 days ago: I ordered the Prazi. It should be here soon. * Ammonia Level ? * Nitrite Level 0 * Nitrate level 20 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 6.0, KH 40, GH 180 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 6.0, KH 120, GH 180 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API strips * Water temperature? It’s been 78 to 79 this week but today it dropped to 77 because it’s cool/raining outside * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55 gallon/since 2003, everything has been replaced * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Three new filters, all installed last month within three weeks of each other, one AC 70 and two AC 30s. (The water flow would have been too strong if I had two AC 70s) * How often do you change the water and how much? Every 7 days, every other time 30%, then the next time 40% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Yesterday, 30% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 5, the largest is 6 inches when you include her tail. The Ryukin is 4 inches; the other 3 are pretty small. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Omega One Pellets once every day, FD blood worms once a week, FD Daphnia once a week, cooked broccoli, peas or cauliflower every Saturday w/o pellets * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? Epsom salt last week * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Five tablespoons of Epsom salt last week * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? no * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? He races up to the top of the tank and blows out air (or sucks it up), rubs his side on the gravel, bottom sits, swims strangely. I looked for spots on him but he looks normal.
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