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  1. I just found this really interesting article from 2014. I don't know if any of you have read it, but if you haven't it worth a few minutes http://time.com/3378888/goldfish-surgery/
  2. Yesterday morning I found a small bump on one of my young fantail(but I suspect he may actually be ryukin) goldfish. I've had him just over a month and he had just came out of quarantine with flying colors. I did not do any treatments while in quarantine. Test Results for the Following: (tank was properly cycled,but I did a rookie mistake and threw out my seed material a little soon and sent my tank into a mini cycle). * Ammonia Level(Tank) .25 (before water change) * Nitrite Level(Tank) .25 (before water change) * Nitrate level(Tank) 20 (before water change) * Ammonia Level(Tap)0 * Nitrite Level(Tap)0 * Nitrate level(Tap)0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4, 7.2, ? * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Api master, liquid drops * Water temperature? 70 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55 since march * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear 70 HOB power filter * How often do you change the water and how much? 50% weekly * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 50%, last night * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 fantail/ryukin goldfish around 3 inches. 3 Briggs/mystery snails, a colony of MTS and ramshorn snails * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Api stress coat * What do you feed your fish and how often? Frozen veggies (peas, broccoli,cauliflower, collard greens) at morning and again a night with hikari lionhead goldfish sinking pellets around noon. * Any new fish added to the tank? The one in question. * Any medications added to the tank? None * 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? The bump in question * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Active, healthy, normal behavior with the exception that this morning he had a hollow and a stressed small clumpy poop.
  3. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 20 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) pH 8.2, KH 240, GH 180 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) pH 8.0, KH 240, GH 180 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Master Test Kit; API Strips for KH & GH * Water temperature? 78 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75 gal., 8 yrs. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Running 2 Magnum 350 Canister Filters with Dual BioWheels * How often do you change the water and how much? 20% every 2 weeks. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 3 days ago; 50% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 (1 Lg. Oranda, 1 Med. Oranda, 1 Sm. Ranchu, 1 Med. Fantail * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Stress Coat * What do you feed your fish and how often? Once each evening * Any new fish added to the tank? 2 months ago (Fantail) * 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. Used Melafix & Pimafix for 10 days about two months ago. When no progress was made, put Oranda in hospital tank for 5-day Maracyn Two treatment which made no difference in tumor. Returned Oranda to main tank & started all fish on Medi-Gold & Metro Meds which they’ve been on for the last month with the exception of the last few days. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Cauliflower-like tumor near left gill plate. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Lays on bottom frequently but still fairly active. Hi there! I am hoping to find some advice on possible treatment for my Choku, a large Oranda. I've had him for a little over 2 years now. Choku has a white, cauliflower-like tumor near his left gill plate that appeared 2 months ago. This occurred after adding a new fish to my 75-gallon tank (there is a total of 4). The new fish (Penny) was quarantined for two weeks and showed no signs of illness and was added to my tank. Even now, she remains healthy and shows no signs of illness. This is the only "event" that seems to coincide with my Choku's mysterious tumor. It may or may not be related to his illness. The tumor started pretty small but grew very quickly. While administering several treatments over the last two months (outlined in my details below), the tumor never changed (didn't shrink; didn't grow). I discontinued all treatment just a few days ago (to give my gang a break), and Choku's tumor started growing again. Now a small white bump has developed on his left gill plate. Tonight, I added aquarium salt and hope to find some other alternative to continuous Medi-Gold & Metro Meds through the more knowledgeable people here. Choku's best bud Ray (a smaller Oranda) lays around quite a bit since Choku's illness began two months ago, but shows no visible signs of illness. Penny and Leonard (a small Ranchu) appear healthy and active. Everyone is happy and active at dinner time. Choku also appears to have issues with his vision since his tumor developed. He completely misses the food as it drops. However, he has learned to hand feed very nicely. I've been very fortunate not to have any issues with my fish for nearly two years. I have dealt with several illnesses over the years, but this is the first time I've dealt with a tumor. Below are photos. I appreciate and am grateful for any advice. Thank you! Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 20 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) pH 8.2, KH 240, GH 180 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) pH 8.0, KH 240, GH 180 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Master Test Kit; API Strips for KH & GH * Water temperature? 76 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75 gal., 8 yrs. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Running 2 Magnum 350 Canister Filters with Dual BioWheels * How often do you change the water and how much? 20% every 2 weeks. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 3 days ago; 50% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 (1 Lg. Oranda, 1 Med. Oranda, 1 Sm. Ranchu, 1 Med. Fantail * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Stress Coat * What do you feed your fish and how often? Once each evening * Any new fish added to the tank? 2 months ago (Fantail) * Any medications added to the tank? Used Melafix & Pimafix initially (2 months ago) * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Used Melafix & Pimafix for 10 days about two months ago. When no progress was made, put Oranda in hospital tank for 5-day Maracyn Two treatment which made no difference in tumor. Returned Oranda to main tank & started all fish on Medi-Gold & Metro Meds which they’ve been on for the last month with the exception of the last few days. Added aquarium salt tonight. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Cauliflower-like tumor near left gill plate. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Lays on bottom frequently; very active at dinnertime.
  4. hi guys again, i have needed to remove a few tumors from Leonidis. this time, my video recording did not stop too soon! and i managed to get the entire procedure on video. first up, preparations: preparing everything took some time as i also prepared 4 batches of 0.1% salt to add to the recovery tank in case i needed to make multiple waterchanges very fast. i figured, even if i did't immediately need it, that would be good for the next 4 x 100% wc's following surgery just the same _________________________________________________________________________________________ now, the procedure... it comes with a warning: please note: the following video displays a fish in surgery. there is initial flinching, some blood and a crazy woman with an aussie/greek accent. i will update with a few vids on how he's recovering in QT in a few days thanks for watching
  5. Leonidis required the removal of 3 benign tumors from his body and fins. here is how i managed to remove them. we did have some complications that were overcome. i received the close support of dnalex who made himself available during Leon's procedure. thank you Alex here is a video of my preparations prior to the procedure: here is Leonidis undergoing sedation, i chose clove oil to sedate with. it's his 3rd surgery and he handled clove oil well on the other two occasions here is how a fish behaves when the sedation has not taken full effect. with every surgery, there is the risk that your patient will not wake up again, so my aim is to sedate as lightly as possible. unfortunately, for the body tumor, the light sedating that i did, was not allowing me the comfort to proceed. so i decided to give him a few more minutes in with the clove oil. this video shows the removal of tumor from his dorsal which i also removed the rear section of his dorsal in hope that the tumor will not grow back. as well as the dorsal tumor, i needed to remove the tumor from his tail, in this video, you will also see my attempt to remove a section of the tail, however, the video for some unknown reason stopped recording just before i finished. we succeeded Leonidis's surgery was a huge success, but as i mentioned before, there were complications. only one, but that was enough to send my levels of concern through the roof. what happened? well, the tail where i cut the tumor off, i had to cut through a bone. once i cut through it, i noticed that i had also cut through a vein. i was hoping that would clot. but unfortunately it did not, he bled like this, constantly for 40 mins. here's what it looked like, bleeding out i tried to apply pressure, but that didn't work. Alex suggested soda, but that too did not work, both ideas were tried multiple times but Leonidis was showing signs of weakening and i was very scared that i was losing him. please excuse my tired and frustrated tone. the superglue worked a treat and we managed to stop the bleeding immediately once it was applied. so, superglue will ALWAYS be at hand with every future surgery and here is the video from 1 hour after the last surgery of having applied the superglue to stop the bleed out. whilst he was under for that, i took the opportunity to remove more of the tumor from his body, we did really well. with the idea that the superglue would keep the tail fins together long enough for the tail to start naturally fusing together, i was a little bit disappointed to find that only later that day, it didn't hold as well as i expected. so, i thought, we will just accept the fact that Leonidis will now have a split tail and left it at that. i am just very thankful that it assisted in stopping the bleed out, otherwise he would have died. now, almost 4 weeks later, Leonidis is continuing to do very well and much to my surprise, the section from the tail is growing back as it was also, there is some growth in the dorsal too! and this time around, the regrowth on the body tumor seems to be slower than other times, so that's very comforting!.. here is his regrowth today once again, i would like to thank Koko for building such a wonderful site, Alex yet again, for being a good friend at the time of need (which is always ) and my friends here for just being you :heart ** please note, most of my videos are set to unlisted. my educational videos are made by myself to assist and help educate members of the kokosgoldfish.com community. before sharing on facebook or other websites, please ask my permission in a koko PM. thank you
  6. Hi guys.... You may like to take a look at this video....I'll warn you if you are a little squeamish, it is quite graphic but amazing. It proves how hardy our little friends can be.....please give it a view, I think you'll be impressed too!!
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