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anne
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help my redcap oranda plz
« on: March 08, 2010, 01:51:18 PM »

somepne plz help me,,,i recently added a black moor and redcap oranda to my aquarium,well the black moor was really being a bully to the other fish so i moved him to a temporary tank just now and my redcap has what looks like little bits of fluff on its tail and is floating about the top of the waterline,,,can someone plz advise me on this,,i love my fish and hate the thought of any of them being unwell. please help
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Re: help my redcap oranda plz
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2010, 02:04:42 PM »

I'm pretty sure it's "just" a little fungus on his tail. There are plenty of medicines against fungus in pet shops, just get one, and treat him (:

But I'm wondering why the moor was being mean to your oranda. Goldfish aren't territorial at all... Was he chasing him around?
It could be that your tank is too small, but for only two fish that would be rather difficult. Anyway, how big is it?
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anne
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Re: help my redcap oranda plz
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010, 02:20:16 PM »

thanks for advising me,,my tank is a 50 gallon,,i also have 2 calico ryukins aswell as the black moor and redcap oranda and also a goldenapple snail,,,they are all young so they are still all small,,i will be getting a larger tank as they get abit bigger,,but im very worried about my oranda,,he or she just floats about the top until its feeding time
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anne
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Re: help my redcap oranda plz
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2010, 02:22:28 PM »

sorry that should have been 50litres
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Re: help my redcap oranda plz
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2010, 02:29:43 PM »

Ah! So 50 litres is pretty small actually for four fish, but since they're all still young that might not be the problem either. It's especially weird that it was the new moor that was hostile. Did you introduce the moor and the oranda at the same time?
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anne
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Re: help my redcap oranda plz
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2010, 02:34:19 PM »

yes,,i bought the orandao and blackmoor together,,they were in seperate tanks at the petstore but travelled home in the same bag,,the oranda didnt appear to have anything wrong the first couple of days after i bought it,,the blackmoor only really started attacking when the white stuff appeared on the oranda,,does the moor mabye sense somethings wrong with the oranda
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Re: help my redcap oranda plz
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010, 02:38:01 PM »

should i mabye do a water change,,ive had my tank for 3 weeks and have afilter in the tank,,the water is still very clear though
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Re: help my redcap oranda plz
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2010, 02:55:15 PM »

Yes, please change about 10% of the water every week, it's pretty important to keep the fish healthy and to avoid water quality problems.

Fish do find interest in the wounds of their friends... they are kinda' tasty after all, so it might be that your moor wasn't really aggressive, but just curious of the injuries. So it's very good to keep your oranda in the separate tank while treating his fungus.
Make sure that he is completely healed before you put him back to the main tank after treatment~
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anne
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Re: help my redcap oranda plz
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2010, 02:58:49 PM »

should i do a full tank clean or just part of the water,,im sorry to fire questions at you like this but im new to the whole fish thing and websites are so confusing they all say different things,,i know the feeling about your little brother my son love my fish aswell,,,thank-you very much for the advise Smiley
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Re: help my redcap oranda plz
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2010, 03:08:28 PM »

If possible, you should never clean out the whole tank. But if you do, make sure to clean the grovel and filter in old tank water and keep at least 20 liters of it separately so you can put it back in the tank, otherwise you might kill off the beneficial bacteria (:
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