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  • Posted on: 10/9 9:43
Re: Sick goldfish, please help to identify #21
Can't thank you enough for your advice, I will add carbon for the next few days and and will do 50% water changes today and tomorrow and then start the treatment.
Thank you so much!


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  • Posted on: 10/9 7:20
Re: Sick goldfish, please help to identify #22
Do a couple of big (50%) water changes and then start treatment.


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  • Posted on: 9/9 19:33
Re: Sick goldfish, please help to identify #23
Thank you Fishlady! I have just ordered some Waterlife Myxazin from Amazon. How long do I have to wait before I can treat the tank with it? I added the last dosage of AquaCare Anti-fungus and whitespot (malachite green and formaldehyde) yesterday (08/09/19). Should I do some water changes and wait for 7 days? Or is it safe to treat sooner? Thank you!


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  • Posted on: 9/9 13:57
Re: Newbie- stocking advice #24
If you don't want breeding that rules out the livebearers (platy, molly, guppy, endler, swordtail), but they wouldn't like your soft water anyway.

You could go for a pair or group of angelfish, a school of larger tetras like the phantoms or lemon tetras and a shoal of Corydoras such as Corydoras sterbai . If you don't like angels you could have a couple of pairs of Apistogramma instead. Alternatively, go for an Asian stock list and have a group of honey gourami, a shoal of one of the more peaceful barbs such as the rosy barb or harlequin rasboras and some dwarf chain loaches.


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  • Posted on: 9/9 13:50
Re: Sick goldfish, please help to identify #25
I think the fish probably has a bacterial infection which can be treated with Esha 2000 or Waterlife Myxazin.


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  • Posted on: 9/9 8:59
Re: Sick goldfish, please help to identify #26
Another angle of the "hanging skin"

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  • Posted on: 9/9 8:56
Re: Sick goldfish, please help to identify #27
Here you can see how the skin was "hanging off" it before the sore became visible..

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  • Posted on: 9/9 8:52
Sick goldfish, please help to identify #28
Hi,
I need some help please! I have been so busy at work and haven't done the water changes as often as usual (I usually do it every Friday),I have done it 2-3 weekly instead for a few months and I do feel so bad about it...I will never do that again!
I have 2 goldfish and one of them got ill with ich a month ago. I treated with Waterlife Protozin and the spots disappeared but I noticed a bruise on its mouth and area around chin and mouth didn't look too good, it looked like the skin was white and "healing?".
after 7 day treatment I have done a few water changes, then I noticed the area around mouth looked like infected, there were red areas and on the cheeks it looked like the dead skin was hanging off (around 2-3 mm long), It was hanging for 1-2 days and then fell off, underneath skin was red and looked sore. I decided to do another treatment for ich. I used different treatment this time AquaCare Anti-fungus and whitespot.
During the treatment the spots stayed away but the poorly goldfish didn't seem to get any better, it's cheeks seemed to get a bit worse. So it happened again, small of white skin was hanging off of one of it's cheeks (another one above it's eye) until fell off. The skin underneath looks sore and pinkish.
The other fish looked fine but it scratched itself on the gravel one evening, so I decided to repeat for the third time. (I left another week inbetween the treatments and done 2 water changes).
It was a day 7 of treatment yesterday (the last day) and this morning the poorly fish has a single white spot on it's fin!!! and one of it's cheeks looks really sore and red. Please see the attached picture.
Is it's face just infected from the damage by the ich or is it developing mouth rot now? It's upper lip looks a tiny bit bruised too..(not white). Is it "hole in the head" disease? Is it's cheek just infected?
I even thought maybe it was flukes and not ich but then the ich treatment would have not got rid of the spots on it's body if it was flukes.I really don't wan't to lose it. I just don't know what to do next? Also it has had a stringy poop for a month. I have not fed them for a few days and fed them peas but no difference
The water parameters are normal.

I would really appreciate any help and advice!
Thank you!
My tank is 200 litres Fluval Roma and I have an external filter Fluval 406 (I am overfiltering).

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  • Posted on: 8/9 16:18
Newbie- stocking advice #29
Hi,
I'm pretty much a newbie. Had a tank a number of years back but just starting again now after couple years without. Currently cycling atm and not far off being ready so trying to start planning but I'm so overwhelmed with choice I don't know where to begin.

240L tank with external filter. Soft water (west Scotland) bumping KH up to 2 with coral in filter...KH had been 0-1 before. pH sitting around 6.5 comfortably. Got some plants growing happily in there just now looking healthy.

Last time we had a tank we had black phantoms, harlequin rasboras, neon tetras, Cory's, shrimp and honey gourami.
I have 2 sproglets now so would like it to be interesting to them too. I don't really want to be dealing with breeding so if I remember right that immediately rules some species out.

Hoping for a peaceful community with a bit of colour. Not fussed about having gourami again but having considered likes of celestial pearl danio or dwarf rainbowfish.

I'm just so confused and feel like I'm going round in circles trying to figure it all out with our water conditions. Help much appreciated!


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  • Posted on: 5/9 10:48
Re: Oase Biomaster 250, 350 or 600 #30
200L/4ft really is the bare minimum for a Malawi community. If you drop down to 180L you'd be best sticking to a single species: maybe one of the dimorphic types like Pseudotropheus saulosi to give you two colours.

I'm not familiar with Oase filters, but from a quick look online I'd be inclined to use the 350 on a 180 or the 600 on bigger tanks.



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