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  1. 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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