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Sick Goldfish

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I am soo upset.  One of my girls - the runt of the liter - for the past few weeks has been staying on the bottom of the tank.  At feeding time she tries to swim up (55 gal  tall tank) but gets abut a quarter up and then floats down.  The last 2 days; she is on her side and then rights herself.  I just transferred her to my small; tank.  A few years ago she lost all of her color and is totally white   noticed her eyes are blank.  She is 8 years old.  Do I euthanize her and how?  Has anyone been through this and she is just sick?  I will so appreciate your help.  Bunny

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Hi, Could you please fill out this form? It will help the mods get a better idea of what's going on. Some photos or video will help a lot too. I noticed you said your tank is a tall one, goldfish tend to prefer longer, shallower tanks than tall ones. But it sounds like there is more going on than that. If you have trouble copying+Pasting the form you can quote my post and fill it in from there

  • 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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Welcome to Kokos and hope your Goldfish feels better.

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