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Very high ph sad fish??

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Hey guys! I have one goldfish any 55 gallon tank and he's been looking very sad lately. The ammonia is zero everything else is really good except the pH is high. He has some Fin rot and red sores, and the last water change was only 3 days ago. How can I lower the ph? Thanks!

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I don't know what his problem is, but it isn't the pH, which is fine for goldfish.  Lowering the pH is very difficult and can harm fish.

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  • 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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I agree.  My tank pH is 8.2 and has been for 10+ years . . . .

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Please list all the stuff in that tank that isn't a fish. Im wondering if those tiles are in the tank? 

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