Re: Please help blood patches on beloved goldfish
I wouldn?t go for a medication in this instance, your fish sound to be suffering from ammonia and or nitrite poisoning due to the bacterial colony being lost when your filter broke. In hind sight it would have been better to try and get your mature media into the stingray.
For now, carry out 15-20% water changes daily to alleviate the symptoms, if you can get hold of a bottle of Prime or Amquel Plus you can use this in place of your water conditioner to lock in the harmful effects of ammonia and nitrite. Increase the air in your tank with an airstone, this will also help.
Water tests results when using anything that locks in ammonia and nitrite will not give you a true reading so get yourself one of These to pop in the tank to monitor it for you
If you've had a shufty at the links under my signature strip you will be aware that 60ltr is inadequate for goldies, they need 140ltr for the first fish and 40lts for subsequent fish with filtration to match.
From my own experience, filter for goldies need to be external with a shed load of room for media, they really do create a huge amount of waste so the bigger the better.