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Big red ulcer? And tattered fins...

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One of my orandas had a huge red glob under the tail. I took some pictures of it but then when I tried to get a better look, it was gone! It was about the size of a nickel.

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u613/tarannosaurus/20130521_1030551_zpsc7aa57e6.jpg

My other oranda has really tattered bloody fins.

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u613/tarannosaurus/20130521_1036411_zps93281688.jpg

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u613/tarannosaurus/20130521_1037051_zpsf914a551.jpg

My parents were taking care of my fish while I was out of town, so I'm not sure how long this has been going on for. ):

I'll be right back with the water test results.

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Please copy & paste fill the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems:

Test Results for the Following:

* Ammonia Level

* Nitrite Level

* Nitrate level

* Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

* Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

Other Required Info:

* How often do you change the water and how much?

* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?

* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?

* Water temperature?

* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?

* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?

* How many fish in the tank and their size?

* What kind of water additives or conditioners?

* What do you feed your fish and how often?

* Any new fish added to the tank?

* Any medications added to the tank?

* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.

* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?

* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?



Please fill out this form to the best of your abilities. A Mod will be able to help you as soon as this information is filled out. :)

Edited by ChelseaM

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  • Test Results for the Following:
    • * Ammonia Level 0
    • * Nitrite Level 0
    • * Nitrate level 40
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    • Other Required Info: 7
      • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?
      • * Water temperature? API water drops
      • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55 gallons, 1.5 years
      • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval 305
      • * How often do you change the water and how much? 50% every two weeks
  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Two weeks ago
  • * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 orandas and a telescope, 5-8 inches
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often? Pro Gold once a day
  • * Any new fish added to the tank? No
  • * 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.
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Bloody, frayed fins
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No

Sorry the temperature is 76.

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Is there a way you could test all of your tap parameters, please? Pardon me if you are already in the process of doing so.

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(For tap)



* Ammonia Level 0


* Nitrite Level 0


* Nitrate level 0


* Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7

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I'd be doing a large water change to lower the nitrates.

When was the last time these fish were treated for flukes?

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Yeah, I see that it is time for a water change. I wanted to see what other steps I should take to help with this. I haven't treated for flukes.

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I would go ahead and salt the tank as well to 0.3%, AND treat for flukes using praziquantel

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