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mel1of4 mel1of4
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  • Posted on: 22/4/2012 17:13
Re: Red Patches - Goldfish #1
Hi, we are now a couple of Protozin courses in and his spots look much improved though not completely gone. He is reasonably bright and eating well, but the last couple of days has started twitching quite violently??? Swimming normally and not distressed but anyone know what this might mean? We are wondering whether to treat again with Protozin and if so should we wait a bit, not sure how long the life cycle would be at this temperature(19C).
Water quality good throughout (0/0/5) and we did a 50% water change between treatments. No Carbon in filter
Many thanks
Tropical Tank - 215ltrs
4 Angels, 2 Rams, 4 Danios, 3 Chain Loaches


mel1of4 mel1of4
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  • Posted on: 4/4/2012 22:38
Re: Red Patches - Goldfish #2
Thanks for that.
Yes the tank is fully cycled and I am keeping a close eye on water quality which is currently 0/0/5 for ammonia/nitrite/nitrate.
He's looking a bit brighter today so fingers crossed!
Tropical Tank - 215ltrs
4 Angels, 2 Rams, 4 Danios, 3 Chain Loaches


mel1of4 mel1of4
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  • Posted on: 3/4/2012 16:07
Re: Red Patches - Goldfish #3
Thanks for that.
Can you advise as to dosing for Esha Exit? I have some but the bottle is labelled with doses in drops and I find it impossible to get drops to come out as the bottle is not squeezy! I can measure it out with a graduated cap but have no idea what volume is in a drop.
Yes he is eating though even then finds it difficult to positiion himself in front of the food!
Would it be necessary to run Carbon between Protozin and Exit? We don't normally have Carbon in the filter.
Thanks again
Tropical Tank - 215ltrs
4 Angels, 2 Rams, 4 Danios, 3 Chain Loaches


mel1of4 mel1of4
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  • Posted on: 3/4/2012 10:33
Re: Red Patches - Goldfish #4
Just going from bad to worse with this poor fish, we moved him to the larger tank where he immediately improved and the red patches disappeared. But now got the most awful whites pot (where the.... Did that come from?)
Given him a course of Protozin which I think we should repeat ASAP. Thinking a large water change 48h after the last dose and then start again?
This fish is quite deformed when you see him trying to swim, his fins are so elongated that he can barely manoeuvre and his body is bowed. It's disgusting that people breed these abnormal fish just for the look of them.
Feel we've done him no good at all yet... thought we knew a bit about fish keeping but once you get one thing wrong it just gets into an awful downward spiral.
Tropical Tank - 215ltrs
4 Angels, 2 Rams, 4 Danios, 3 Chain Loaches


mel1of4 mel1of4
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  • Posted on: 3/4/2012 10:23
Esha exit #5
I wonder whether anyone can advise on dosing for Esha exit. The only advice given on the bottle is drops, but I find it impossibly difficult to get the drops to come out! Consequently start shaking the bottle and it flies everywhere!
I can measure it with a graduated cap but have no idea what volume is in a drop?
I ask because we have chain loaches so would prefer to use this if necessary rather than Protozin.
Also, would it be a half dose with loaches present?
No problem that I know of...just want to be prepared!!
Many thanks
Tropical Tank - 215ltrs
4 Angels, 2 Rams, 4 Danios, 3 Chain Loaches


mel1of4 mel1of4
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  • Posted on: 22/3/2012 19:52
Red Patches - Goldfish #6
Hi Everyone,

The goldfish we have recently rescued has developed some nasty looking red patches. They started on his long tail fin and there are now several on his body.

We are giving him Melafix but so far has had no effect.

Any ideas what this could be or what is causing it?

We were planning on moving him into a 120ltr tank this weekend, is this still a good idea?

Thanks
Tropical Tank - 215ltrs
4 Angels, 2 Rams, 4 Danios, 3 Chain Loaches


mel1of4 mel1of4
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  • Posted on: 11/3/2012 18:56
Re: Fishy Rescue, advice please! #7
Thanks for your help,

We have a smaller quaratine tank which is 24l(ish) so I have moved him into there with a larger airstone and a filter with established media. He seems to be much happier and hasnt sat in the corner since.

I've also put a real plant in to help with nitrate levels

Would it be ok to give him frozen food like brineshimp and daphnia? He has only had goldfish sticks before

Thanks again
Tropical Tank - 215ltrs
4 Angels, 2 Rams, 4 Danios, 3 Chain Loaches


mel1of4 mel1of4
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  • Posted on: 11/3/2012 9:51
Fishy Rescue, advice please! #8
Hi, would be grateful for any suggestions.
We have rescued a long finned white goldfish approx body size 4" kept in a 30 x20 cm tank with no filter, airstone only.
Looks in a bad way, spends all its time in a near vertical position in the corner of the tank (head close to the surface), though it will make a lap of the tank if you come up to it.
An hour before we picked it up the well meaning owners had given it a large water change with untreated water at 10oC (eek!)so consequently the water quality is reading at 0/0/0 though we will check this every day.
Not sure what to do for the best. Our plan is to put it in our 120l cycled quarantine tank then in the pond in the summer. Unfortunately the fish in the quarantine tank aren't yet out of it as they just had a minor outbreak of whitespot so we neeed to keep them in there for a couple more weeks at least.
We plan to put a filter in with him and a plant which will help keep nitrates down, do small water changes every day.
Will post a pic shortly , any ideas as to why he adpots this position?
Thanks a lot
Tropical Tank - 215ltrs
4 Angels, 2 Rams, 4 Danios, 3 Chain Loaches


mel1of4 mel1of4
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  • Posted on: 24/1/2012 20:23
Re: Rescue goldfish #9
Thanks for the advice, if the owner lets us rescue it, we will keep it in the original tank until the water quality has been slowly improved to a normal level, we will then move it into the 110ltr tank until its muscles have recovered and it can swim again then we will move it into the pond where it can live the rest of its days happily
Tropical Tank - 215ltrs
4 Angels, 2 Rams, 4 Danios, 3 Chain Loaches


mel1of4 mel1of4
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  • Posted on: 24/1/2012 15:25
Rescue goldfish #10
Hi, I am hoping to rescue a goldfish which is being kept by a friend in a tiny tank with no filter, just an airstone.
It is a white fish with very long fins and tail approx 4-5" long in total, in a tank about 2' long.
I can put into my 110 litre quarantine tank and then into the pond in the summer.
My concern is how to transition it as I have read stories of people rescuing fish into a lovely clean tank and they immediately die.
Would I be best to keep it in the small tank and introduce a filter and do tiny water changes over a few weeks until the water quality is good?
Many thanks
Tropical Tank - 215ltrs
4 Angels, 2 Rams, 4 Danios, 3 Chain Loaches



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