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Janis
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My goldfish has got red fin and is sitting at bottom without moving much?
« on: May 06, 2008, 09:19:35 PM »

I had installed my aquarium tank just 4 days ago. Two fish died on first day (not goldfishes). I have 2 goldfishes in my tank. Due to overfeeding tank water turned cloudy on 2nd day, so i changed 35% water on same day and arround 65% water on next day. 1 of my goldfish had red fin and not showing any movement, but after changing water and adding some rock salt 1st goldfish seems better but 2nd one showing the same symptoms. Now both have red fins, 1st fish showing good movement, 2nd fish no movement, 1st fish eating well but 2nt fish not eating. And how do my fishes know that i'm feeding them b'coz food floats on top and fishes are inside water.
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Jim
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Re: My goldfish has got red fin and is sitting at bottom without moving much?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2008, 02:09:58 PM »

Hi Gajraj, I'm assuming you only have a small tank [under 20 gallons] so you overstocked it-4 fish is way too many to begin with & their pooping sent the tank into bio meltdown as the filter could not keep pace with it. The cloudy water you are seeing now is the evidence of this so stop feeding for a couple of days-the fish will be ok & after that period only feed tiny amounts in moderation.

You need to be doing partial water changes using same temperature, treated water to dilute this toxic water. Test for ammonia & nitrite-everything above zero should be considered fatal & keep on doing the water changes until you have removed the problem.

The red fins is another sign of toxic water-keep the water good & the problem will go away. Do not add any more fish or you will overload your eco system & never mix any other types of fish with Goldfish. The link below tells you all about good tnak management.
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Izzy
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Re: My goldfish has got red fin and is sitting at bottom without moving much?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2008, 09:03:23 AM »

Follow what Jim said but add so aquarium salt/ sea salt to the tank (one teaspoon per gallon)
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