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I will post water test results shortly, but here's the situation...Way back in April, I had one fish (Kukurri) who pineconed on one side. I treated him with Metro and triple sulfa and epsom and he made a complete recovery! He is active and happy still today. Thank you for your help saving him! I had also asked about a mysterious wound on my big fish, Diamond. We decided to try salt baths and a koi liquid bandage and keep an eye on it. I have done all these things and the wound didn't go away but seemed to settle down. It wasn't producing the white pimples anymore but still appeared as a reddish shadow under the skin. Diamond has been happy and active, so I've just been watching, but it has been still nagging at me. Last night, I fed the fish a little bit of food before going to bed and they all ate happily and enthusiastically. This morning, I found Diamond laying on the bottom with her body bent. She chaotically swims through the water every now and then before settling back to the bottom. She tries to beg for food but can't completely right herself. I know this isn't a good sign but since she still has plenty of fight in her, I figured I'd at least try medicating her. I have her in QT with Metro. I'm wondering if I should add salt or epsom and since I have to go buy a second antibiotic, what would be my best choice? Has anyone had a fish recover from the bent shape? What causes it? Amazing how it happens over only a few hours time. I'm really crushed as I tend to get stupidly attached to my fish. It has made me consider giving them up before. Thanks for any help you can offer.
Please i need advices from an experienced goldfish keeper. I noticed that all my fish in the aquarium were missing some scales and their tails were a bit ripped so i started treatment with Prazipro and some aquarium salt and it has been 5 days now. First of all i need an experienced member to advise me HOW TO CONTINUE the medication for flukes and parasites. Also note i have just bought and received Fluke-Solve that has praziquel in it and don't know if that is better to use. Most importantly i am worried about by giant Fantail that has an ulcer(?) i think on it. What should i do? I just noticed it today. Don't know how long it was there. Not more than 3 days I guess because i had a good look at all of them 4 days ago. Thanks in advance. http://www.flickr.com/photos/74021057@N03/6865471052/in/photostream/