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Help! My fish is sick!

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My son got a goldfish about three weeks ago. Last week we bought him a bigger tank and new rocks etc.  I didn’t know that you have to keep good bacteria in there via rocks, water etc. So his water got cloudy. The next day I went to Petco and go some bacteria stuff and a nitrate remover. That worked to clear it up. 

Then he started getting big white growths on his eyes. I’m pretty sure he’s blind now. I’ve put in 10tsp if salt and treated with Melafix for 5 days with no progress. Yesterday I bought a gravel vacuum. Cleaned those and changed about 20% of the water. He’s still no better and I’m not even sure if it’s a bacteria or a fungus. Please helppp!   

 

I have a picture but I can’t figure out how to add it. 

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Can you please fill out this form the best you can, it will help us to help you

 

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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Test Results for the Following:

 Ammonia Level(Tank): I don’t know how to test for this  

 Nitrite Level(Tank): 0

 Nitrate level(Tank): 0

 Ammonia Level(Tap)

 Nitrite Level(Tap) 0

 Nitrate level(Tap) 0

 Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 7.0

 Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 7.0

Other Required Info:

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

 Water temperature?

 Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 10 gallons 2 weeks

 What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Whisper 2-10i

 How often do you change the water and how much? We’ve only had him 2 weeks and I completely changed it a week ago (I know now I shouldn’t have) 

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

 How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 goldfish  

 What kind of water additives or conditioners?  I used Prime remove chlorine and API quick start 

 What do you feed your fish and how often?  Goldfish granules and I also have goldfish flakes  He’s pretty much blind right now so I’m putting more food in there than normal to try and make sure he eats enough  but I am getting the excess out to the best of my ability 

 Any new fish added to the tank? No 

 Any medications added to the tank?  Melafix 

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

1 Tbs salt 2 days ago, Melafix for the last 4 days 

 Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?  No 

 Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?  No he’s definitely hungry and looking for food. Just not having much luck finding it :( 

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Hi Daniela, can you post some pictures of your fish and setup?

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On 3/12/2020 at 4:55 PM, Guest Test responses said:

Test Results for the Following:

 Ammonia Level(Tank): I don’t know how to test for this  

 Nitrite Level(Tank): 0

 Nitrate level(Tank): 0

 Ammonia Level(Tap)

 Nitrite Level(Tap) 0

 Nitrate level(Tap) 0

 Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 7.0

 Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 7.0

Other Required Info:

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

 Water temperature?

 Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 10 gallons 2 weeks

 What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Whisper 2-10i

 How often do you change the water and how much? We’ve only had him 2 weeks and I completely changed it a week ago (I know now I shouldn’t have) 

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

 How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 goldfish  

 What kind of water additives or conditioners?  I used Prime remove chlorine and API quick start 

 What do you feed your fish and how often?  Goldfish granules and I also have goldfish flakes  He’s pretty much blind right now so I’m putting more food in there than normal to try and make sure he eats enough  but I am getting the excess out to the best of my ability 

 Any new fish added to the tank? No 

 Any medications added to the tank?  Melafix 

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

1 Tbs salt 2 days ago, Melafix for the last 4 days 

 Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?  No 

 Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?  No he’s definitely hungry and looking for food. Just not having much luck finding it :( 

Also if you can go to the LFS and get your water tested for free. Get the numbers though 

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