Again, we have little to know clue what happened with the platies or goldfish. When we clean the tank, gravel and plants, we always rinse the entire filter unit in old water. What advice can you give me? After I siphon the water out can I just add tap water from the bath tub and then condition it while the fish is in the tank? But the other one could not handle shock of moving. I got a new fish and he seems to be doing fine except when he is suspended vertically in the tank towards the surface gulping air. This causes all kinds of problems,. Let me know if you notice the problem getting worse. Surprisingly goldfish only need a little bit of this once a day.
Septicemia comes to mind, but I can't say if that's what he has or not. The water that remains now stripped of most of its oxygen, and carrying carbon dioxide exits the goldfish's body through the gill slits located at the side of its head. The slime coat of the goldfish attracts them. . I just don't want my very expensive birthday present to die. I started out feeding him blood worms heard this helps with bloat every other day.
They told me from now on do 25% water changes weekly instead of 40% water changes weekly. Feed your fish veggies and low protein foods. I saved one that was like yours. Normally the fish will respond and swim around your hand. Invest in that reaches from your tank to the sink.
I have all 4 fish for more than 3 years now. The fish's internal organs can press against the swim bladder and make it difficult for it to function properly. There will be sporadic fish deaths as a result. Your tank is not big enough for even 1 fish. It said that pellets do not have all the nutrients that the flake food has. Has been treated last year at a vet with gentamicin and another injectable med. That might give us some clues into what went wrong.
How should you take action? The thing is, Rosie is still in the bowl she came in, and I hate seeing her obvious boredom and discomfort while the beautiful tank merrily cycles away. Today I set him up in a bigger tank, treated the water with ammonia safe and also aqua safe, let it run for a few hours and then placed him in the tank but I dont have test strips to test it. The filter in the tank in fine too. One is a comet goldfish and one is a fantail I purchased a 29 gallon tank over a month ago, did a quick start on it and all is balanced. Over the course of the night I moved them into a 2-gallon vase with one AirStone. Ammonia is and has always been zero but I recently got a small nitrite reading when it has been zero for about a year now. Stopped eating peas, gel food, pebbles, shrimp.
As the temperature increases, the respiration rate will: increase, decrease, or stay the same. We had the fish for over a year and was fine. This can amount to quite a bit more food than the fish actually needs. Repeat as often as possible. Disclaimer and Safety Precautions Education. Bacteria in a bottle is not going to cycle the tank.
Also how do I properly clean the tank? Thank you for your help!! His water is at 82F. I am very new to fish keeping…. Reach for your first, not a bottle of medication. My younger brother recently brought home two goldfish from school. He always loved his peas and pebbles before. By experimentation, it is quite easy to find that a goldfish's breathing rate decreases as the temperature decreases, and increases as the temperature increases.
After 1 month a small gold fish lost its one eye. While ammonia is the most likely culprit, you may also want to test for pH, nitrite, and nitrate as well just to make sure those are at healthy levels. Kinda funny and can be easily understood. A good time to do this is right before or during feeding. Yesterday I decided the gravel was getting too hard to keep looking clean, and my daughter picked out some fun mixed-color gravel. I have 7 juvenile comet goldfish in a 55 gallon tank with a ton of filtration. A filter will keep down the toxins and keep the water safe.