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Charlie Charlie
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  • Posted on: 12/3/2015 22:35
Re: Big lump on base of Oranda Fin #21
Hi superswimmer,
We'll it looked red raw as in the pic for a good few days after I posted on here.... I bought some esha 2000 but haven't put it in the tank as I'm a bit worried about added anything more to the water... What do you think about Esha 2000?

To my delight his lump has calmed down a lot, it's not red raw and seems to have shrunk a little too. I would have loved to have given them all to someone while the tank cycles but I don't have anyone.... I'm keeping up with the daily water changes... Using sachem prime and now stability to try to kick start the cycle. I'm determined to get us through this but it feels like it's taking FOREVER...

And thank you, he is an absolute cutie with a cracking little personality! :)


Charlie Charlie
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  • Posted on: 7/3/2015 8:52
Re: Big lump on base of Oranda Fin #22
Hi Miss Dorsal

Thank you for replying! I am using seachem prime but this lump appeared the day before I starter using it. Water quality is definitely an issue for us at the moment as doing a fish in cycle :( so would you say that trying to get the tank cycled and not using any medication is the way to go? Do you think this lump will get better on its own? Funny you should say she looks like a he, the others all have those little lumps on their bottoms so I can tell they are girls. This one I was unsure so I guess you are right! :) had a feeling he was a boy! Hehe thanks for that! He does the chasing also. I bought some seachem stability and dosing the tank for a week. Di you think it has a good chance to work? Im desperate to get their tank cycled!


Charlie Charlie
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  • Posted on: 7/3/2015 8:52
Re: Big lump on base of Oranda Fin #23
Hi Miss Dorsal

Thank you for replying! I am using seachem prime but this lump appeared the day before I starter using it. Water quality is definitely an issue for us at the moment as doing a fish in cycle :( so would you say that trying to get the tank cycled and not using any medication is the way to go? Do you think this lump will get better on its own? Funny you should say she looks like a he, the others all have those little lumps on their bottoms so I can tell they are girls. This one I was unsure so I guess you are right! :) had a feeling he was a boy! Hehe thanks for that! He does the chasing also. I bought some seachem stability and dosing the tank for a week. Di you think it has a good chance to work? Im desperate to get their tank cycled!


Charlie Charlie
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  • Posted on: 6/3/2015 17:35
Re: Is PH too high for my goldfish #24
Hey Bouncinsheep,

sorry for the late reply... I cannot believe that you were 7 months pregnant and doing the daily water changes... Makes me feel a bit of a softy, but to be honest I dont mind at all if it means they are ok and they get through this. My husband isnt as enthusiastic about the whole fish thing as me butI think he's coming round to at least to let me get on with it... since the last time we spoke my oranda has developed a lump at the base of her fin. Im so worried about it.. its just one thing after another at the moment!

I have to say Pop is the prettiest little boy, maybe because he is sooooo pretty I thought he was a girlie.. sorry about that :)


Charlie Charlie
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  • Posted on: 6/3/2015 15:22
Big lump on base of Oranda Fin #25
Hi Guys,

Does anyone have any idea what this lump is on the base of my Orandas fin??

We are currently going through a fish incycle, into the 4th week. I have been doing daily water changes to keep the ammonia down below 0.25. Nitrites still at zero, Nitrates around 0.30.

this lump appeared suddenly last Friday and it still hasnt gone or started to get smaller, im not sure if its got bigger but shes not using her fin at all. I saw her twitch it yesterday but not using.

other than this lump she seems normal, shes eating, shes pooing, shes swimming around..

Could it be caused by the stress of daily water changes?

does she need medication?

I understand if she does need medication than I will have to put this in the tank and then are we back to square one with the cycling? if we are its fine I just want to help her get better.

She shares the tank with 3 other fancies who all have no signs of catching this whatever it is....

Thank you so much for any advice!!!

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Charlie Charlie
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  • Posted on: 23/2/2015 22:48
Re: Is PH too high for my goldfish #26
Bouncinsheep..Love your tank with the crystals... And you have a black moor! Love her name pop... I'm in love with black moors, have a girly called Silk. Only wish I could catch her like you have pop. What a shot! I also have 2 orandas.. one red cap and one completely white.. then our fizzy.. a spotty fancy, no idea what type she is but she's gorgeous. We're going through a fish in cycle.. down to bad advice. Its bloody hard work, and stressful, but they're ok. I'm keeping a close eye on them and their water! I'm determined to get us through it..

How long have you had fish? I'm literally just over 2 weeks in!


Charlie Charlie
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  • Posted on: 23/2/2015 21:01
Re: Is PH too high for my goldfish #27
Hi Fishlady.. I saw this diagram and thought it was for common gold fish as the drawing looks nothing like a fancy.. doh! Thank you for that!

OMG bouncinsheep! That's huge in no time at all! Thank you for putting it in perspective for me. I was told mine were a year old and they are just over 2 inches.. it was a good aquarium they came from but something tells me maybe they arent that old!

Thanks so much :)


Charlie Charlie
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  • Posted on: 22/2/2015 22:47
Re: Is PH too high for my goldfish #28
Thank you Fishlady!

One less thing to worry about. Ok cool, I am being very vigilant with the ammonia, but didn't know the higher PH would make it more toxic so thank you for letting me know about that. after some good advice on another thread i'm also going to swap my tap safe for seachem prime hoping to make it easier on my lovely fish.

Do you know the growth rate of fancies by any chance?

Cheers


Charlie Charlie
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  • Posted on: 22/2/2015 21:25
Is PH too high for my goldfish #29
Hi Guys

Just a quick question..

I've ended up doing fish in cycle due to bad advice. Aside from the other important readings.. my PH is reading 8.2. It stays steady at this, same 8.2 reading everyday.

Is this too high for my goldies?

I've read this is high but also that me messing around with the PH could be just as bad for them?

Thanks for any advice!

Cheers!


Charlie Charlie
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  • Posted on: 22/2/2015 18:46
Re: New to fishkeeping.. uncycled tank.. #30
Ok great thank you. I will do the daily changes. I have no safestart will get some of this along with the seachem prime. I had a feeling this would be a better option.

Thanks again for your advice. Really appreciated!



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