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Joined: 28 Apr 2003

PostPosted: 2003.05.27(Tue)5:46    Post subject: One thing after another...... Reply with quote

Recently I have been having loads of problems with my goldfish aquarium. The tank is filtered and has articfical plants and gravel. The inhabitants are a 1.5"shubunkin and a 1.5" common.

A week ago my common got really bad finrot so a did a big water change. tested the water which was fine(ammonia0,nitrite,0nitrate-20ppm) and added some antifinrot medicine, on saturday I cleaned the tank out and redosed the medictaion as there was still some rot remaining. On sunday both fish were covered in ich. The finrot was gone so I checked the instructions on the packet it said if I wanted to add some more medication I had to do 30% water change first then it would be safe. So I did a 50% just to be on the safe side and added some anti-white spot which clearly perked them up and the spots vanished. Today I look at them and they are both sluggish and the common has abit of fungus on its head!! the white spot treatment doesn't finish until friday so I can't add anymore medication, I can't even do a water change!

What can I do!!

I got goldfish because I wanted another tank but I didn't have enough time to run another tropical, but I'm spending more time and money on this one than I have an any other!

Just some extra points:
I have diagonosed the dieses correctly (thats the first thing I would think if I was answering this post!) I got another experienced fishkeeper to check my suspicions, before medicating.

I have re-checked my water parameters twice.

I can't move them and treat them seperatly (don't have the tank space)

Any help at all would be greatfully accepted
Thanks in advance
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PostPosted: 2003.05.27(Tue)9:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan, goldfish are NOT easier than you are learning.
First off, we need to know what size the tank is and WHAT meds you are currently using.
For now, you can get some methalyne blue and take the fish out of the water and swab the fungused area with the meth blue.
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PostPosted: 2003.05.27(Tue)13:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tank is a 16"x8"x8" (they were going to be rehoused later)

The medicines were from the interpet range (anti-whitespot/anti-bacterial)

although it makes no difference as they both died while I was at the cinema. I have decided to strip the tank and concentrate on my other tropical tank.

thanks anyways

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