big water change again today. but had lost another one this morning. he was my original goldfish, quite a big fella not as big as dory and sushi. hoping like mad that they will pull through. so sad. three gone altogether so far.
back from shop. new ammonia test (couldnt afford the whole lot as i just paid over a grand on fixin my car) the only stuff that they had was interpet ammonia remover. i have grabed it anyway. it tells you what to add, and then tells you to wait 2 hours and test for ammonia again. how can i tell if this will kill my filters or not. or what can i do about it if it is killing my filters. have done a re test of the water and its horrorfing, its at least an 8. do i do another big water change before i treat, or just treat. not forgetting that its only a coulple of hours since i did the last one.
i will see what cheep and cheerful supermarket pet shop has to offer, (dont hold out much hope for bacteriaets) hubby has to take me to the semi decent fish shops, as i tend to get lost and they 30 miles away, will watch for aquamel though, as i need something. thaks fishy
hi all long time no see i know. i thinking i have a big problem in my goldie tank. full story, filter was almost blocked the week before last so cleaned it all out in tank water, did water change. water cleaned up nice, (you can slap me stupid now cause i didn't do my tests) well i have lost two fishes,(boo hoo) my black more and my rescue nemo (who stayed tiny so i think he was stunted from the original tank i got him from, but long story on here somewhere) been doing 35% water changes since nemo died (sat) AFTER the water change today cause two more of my fish acting sad, i did an ammonia test. it turned so dark it looked black. i have also tested the tap and that turned darkish green, so 1 i am presuming (as this is what happened to my amonia test last time) that it has gone off. and 2. that as it was a darker colour than the tap, that i do have ammonia.
what i am asking is while i run out to the local pets are us place, to get a new test, witch is the ammolock type stuff that is the good one as opposed to the one that will bugger up my filters. tank is 360l (or 380 but will go with the lower one as i cant rember off the top of my head) 4 large goldies left. a 400l external pump and a 200l internal.
Re: More help needed finrot case blackened tail and body
Hi this may be a butt, in where its not welcome. I have had the experience of hydrogen sulfide in my tanks. weather that was because i use sand in the majority of them i dont know. My tanks are cleaned regularly and i moved the sand around, but obviously i wasn't doing it enough. thankfully i didnt have to medicate at the time. my point is, i am not a complete novice and i have six tanks running in my house but i obviously wasn't doing my job thoroughly enough, and to some extent if it wasn't for this site and its people i could and probably would have carried on as i was. Where as when you medicate a tank you read and re-read the instructions and follow to the letter in the hope that you will be helping not hindering your fish, so why would it be a hard ship to write on a label rake through gravel/sand throughly and under any ornaments before use, not hard and cant do any harm, and you never know by doing it they might just get that eggy wiff and think, that's not right maybe i need to do it more often.