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I have fish dying. Last couple days the fish been swimming at the top like they are gasping for air but i already did water changes twice and now 2 fishes died alreday. I have a waterfall going so there no way the water should be lacking oxygen. I had this tank running for 2 years no problems until now. I'm pretty upset. My largest goldfish is dead.

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So sorry this happened. My water from my tap suddenly went from 6.3 to 8.8 (or higher). I have no idea why, and it has stayed at 8.8 since then. I only noticed when I saw some water clarity issues after a water change and tested my water and saw the HUGE spike. Had I kept doing water changes, I'd probably have killed my fish. Check to see that your water is as you remember it. I've heard many stories where an abrupt change in source water caused massive fish deaths.

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hello, i am sorry for your loss. please answer all the questions below so that we can try to understand how we can help.

 

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(Tank)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank)
    • * Nitrate level(Tank)
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap)
    • * Nitrate level(Tap)
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    • Other Required Info:
      • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?
      • * Water temperature?
      • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?
      • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?
      • * How often do you change the water and how much?
  • * 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.?

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It's the nitrite. Just tested the water. I don't get it because I already did water changes. Why is it still high?

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Please copy the form, paste it into your reply and fill out all of the information.

 

MJ, I appreciate your concern, but we do not discuss possible causes for problems until we have the form filled out.

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Sorry for your loss.

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Actually, the goldfish is still alive and manage to revived himself. I did lost a golden shinner though.

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so, what do you actually need help with, currently?

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Please copy the form, paste it into your reply and fill out all of the information.

MJ, I appreciate your concern, but we do not discuss possible causes for problems until we have the form filled out.

Can't you relax that just a little bit? The form is lengthy and its obvious from what I've seen that many people are too concerned to fill it all the way out or are even possibly confounded by it or don't have much information to input. He said nitrites are extremely high even with huge water changes. Perhaps at least TRYING to address the issue he mentioned might help him as his fish are DYING already. He doesn't need to fill out the form to be asked to test his tap water. Helen asked him what he needed help with, even if he doesn't fill out the form, if he answers, I think that is at least a start. Right? Edited by mjfromga

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Please copy the form, paste it into your reply and fill out all of the information.

MJ, I appreciate your concern, but we do not discuss possible causes for problems until we have the form filled out.

Can't you relax that just a little bit? The form is lengthy and its obvious from what I've seen that many people are too concerned to fill it all the way out or are even possibly confounded by it or don't have much information to input. He said nitrites are extremely high even with huge water changes. Perhaps at least TRYING to address the issue he mentioned might help him as his fish are DYING already. He doesn't need to fill out the form to be asked to test his tap water. Helen asked him what he needed help with, even if he doesn't fill out the form, if he answers, I think that is at least a start. Right?

 

i asked what he needed help with. if his answer was goldfish related, the next step would be to answer all the questions of the form. this is the disease and diagnosis forum. a forum which is usually answered by moderators and helpers. this is how we roll. you post in this forum, we need all helpful information at hand. the answers to this questionnaire provides us the best insight to what may be wrong. 

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Fair enough. In that case - I can only hope he fills out the form.

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Fair enough. In that case - I can only hope he fills out the form.

 

we hope so too.. because without the required information, we won't know how to best help.

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Exactly!  Only an irresponsible person would diagnose a sick fish without basic information about living conditions, medical history, and clear description and pictures of symptoms.  Also, experience shows that people who don't want to fill out the form tend to not follow instructions if we finally squeeze the information out of them. 

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Exactly!  Only an irresponsible person would diagnose a sick fish without basic information about living conditions, medical history, and clear description and pictures of symptoms.  Also, experience shows that people who don't want to fill out the form tend to not follow instructions if we finally squeeze the information out of them. 

 

 

:bingo:

 

 

Also, "extremely high" nitrite is relative . . .  8?  4?  2?  All are extremely high in my opinion.  :idont

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