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GGal90 posted a topic in Disease Diagnosis/ TreatmentsHi everyone,I have had my goldie for about a year and shes been the strongest fish ever. However probably 3 weeks back I noticed 3-4 small symmetric holes in her back fin, attaching pics. I treated the entire tank with the below three items 1.Furan-2 : Tried the course but no change and cud see the tail was torn now and could no longer see the holes2.Melafix : for 7days straight and on 8th day changed almost 50% water. After one dosage she didn't get better3. Melafix+Pimafix : I shifted her to a smaller quarantine tub but she seemed extremely lethargic and not moving so I shifted her back to main tank. Started the treatment yesterday.Am looking for any suggestions. Melafix had cured finrot previously. And need to note that fish is extremely active and I feed them sinking pellets once a day.Tank parametersTank size -63gallons running for a yearFish count 4 -2redcap oranda 1fantail large n smallSubstrate- Barebottom , was gravel removed when finrot seen; No decorations Ammonia 0-0.25 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 0 PH 7.6 High Range PH 7.4 Kit Used: API liquid test KIT Water changes: Weekly 50%
HEEELLLLPPP!!! I've been to the fish store (Eddies Aquarium, local mom and pop store in upstate NY) twice in the past 2 days. They tested my water and said the only thing they could see was high nitrAtes. They did the test tube tests, so we had to wait a few minutes there. I posted some pictures on their facebook and they said to try salt and Melafix, and if that didn't show any improvement, then to try the Kanamycin. I got the Kanamycin today because we lost 3 more after the salt and Melafix. Can I just dump it in or do I need to change the water to get rid of the salt and Melafix?
Does anyone have any successful experience with Melafix? One of the new fish i have has one cloudy eye. Almost like a little air sack covering the eye. Its tiny, pics wont help. Anyway i am treating the recommnded salt and clean water approach but i dont think the cloudy eye is going away. I had him at .1% salt for a little while and i just upped the dosage to .2% just now. I have melafix on hand but i dont want to over do the meds. He has been going through prazi treatment, and has 2 rounds in so far. He also has cycled media in his filter, so the ammonia/nitrite is not showing up All else seems normal, he eats swims, poops, etc...he does not show external signs of flukes surprisingly either, like most other fish that come in here from the fish stores here My main question really is about the melafix. Is this an intense medication? I did do some reading in old forums but some of what i found was pretty old and many people did not like this med.
Hi. I've a poorly goldfish! I've filled in the details below to the best of my ability and also included a photo Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level - Unknown * Nitrite Level - Unknown * Nitrate level - Unknown * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) - Unknown * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) - Unknown Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? - Not used * Water temperature? - * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 30 Litre * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? - Unknown but it's a biOrb 30 * How often do you change the water and how much? - Approximately once per month and refill the entire tank * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? - 7 days, 25% changed * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 x 13 year old fish, approximately 10cm in length from head to body - not including tail fin * What kind of water additives or conditioners? - Not used * What do you feed your fish and how often? - Daily, 5 flakes of Aquarian Advanced Nutrition Goldfish Flake Food * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? Yes, Melafix 3.5ml daily. Been using for 3 weeks * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. - See above * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? - Fungus at rear of body and top of body, as seen in photo below. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No, all is normal with the obvious exception of the fungus. Around 3 weeks ago we started treating the fish with Melafix. We first noticed the fungus around 4 weeks previous to treatment. It started turning grey in the centre of the white fungus which now appears to have gone but the fungus remains. Any help would be greatly appreciated.