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groffus
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something is happening to my fish!
« on: February 08, 2010, 08:22:23 PM »

Hi all

Can someone please help me?

I  have some ill fish. I have noticed that my fish have started to develope white spots on their bodies and the almost look like they are itching, also they seem to be gathering  in one corner of my tank and just hanging out so to speak. I am new tokeeping goldfish and I could do with some help
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Katarine
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Re: something is happening to my fish!
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010, 08:25:12 PM »

sounds like ich to me. There are plently of treatments for that. many petstores carry stuff to treat it. I used something called Nox-Ich, but im sure melafix does the trick too. I'm not sure on specifics (my advice is always read directions on the bottle or ask someone else! Tongue)

If treated right away your fish will survive. ^^ Don't worry! Smiley
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calaguas
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Re: something is happening to my fish!
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2010, 09:15:38 AM »

the reason is you do not stock your water.. do not change all the water in your tank... you can siphoned 1/4 or 1/2.. then put a new water and ADD a ROCK salt.. that is the solution in all fish disease.. or stock a water in a drum for 1 day... so the chlorine will settle in the bottom of the drum..
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Re: something is happening to my fish!
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010, 04:16:44 PM »

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the reason is you do not stock your water.. do not change all the water in your tank... you can siphoned 1/4 or 1/2.. then put a new water and ADD a ROCK salt.. that is the solution in all fish disease.. or stock a water in a drum for 1 day... so the chlorine will settle in the bottom of the drum..

Thats a serious accusation. you don't know how he changes his tank or not. and no, rock salt is not a cure for everything. The most it does is aid in the development and the function of gills. Unless you can prove me otherwise by providing a scholarly article that says rock salt cures all fish diseases. Then I might reconsider my stance. but as of now I'm fairly sure Rock salt can't cure everything.


ANYWAY... To me it sounds like ich. just make sure hes separated from any other fish in a hospital tank, change about 10 - 20 percent of the water every day.. or just do what i do: read directions on the meds:)
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Re: something is happening to my fish!
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2010, 04:13:36 AM »

Rock salt does NOT cure everything no, but it kills most parasites in the aquarium (but do remove the plants before treating with salts... they'd be harmed by it). It also lightens the pressure on the fish, and as Katarine said, it improves the gill function.

By the way, use a water conditioner rather than just leaving the water to stand.
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Re: something is happening to my fish!
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2010, 08:13:59 AM »

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Hi all

Can someone please help me?

I  have some ill fish. I have noticed that my fish have started to develope white spots on their bodies and the almost look like they are itching, also they seem to be gathering  in one corner of my tank and just hanging out so to speak. I am new tokeeping goldfish and I could do with some help
 
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Hi all

Can someone please help me?

I  have some ill fish. I have noticed that my fish have started to develope white spots on their bodies and the almost look like they are itching, also they seem to be gathering  in one corner of my tank and just hanging out so to speak. I am new tokeeping goldfish and I could do with some help
sounds lik ich to me . use some rocksalt or ask your local petshop owner
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Re: something is happening to my fish!
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2010, 03:18:47 PM »

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Rock salt does NOT cure everything no, but it kills most parasites in the aquarium (but do remove the plants before treating with salts... they'd be harmed by it). It also lightens the pressure on the fish, and as Katarine said, it improves the gill function.

By the way, use a water conditioner rather than just leaving the water to stand.

mah bad. Thnx Nossie Smiley
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calaguas
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Re: something is happening to my fish!
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2010, 02:13:14 AM »


but in may experience it can cure ALL..
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Re: something is happening to my fish!
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2010, 10:43:57 PM »

Well, that's your experience. You tell me if your rock salt can cure death, then maybe I'll believe you.
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mandy
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Re: something is happening to my fish!
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2010, 04:48:50 PM »

can anyone help my fish tank water has a greasy film over it and is killing my fish what cn it be please help
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Re: something is happening to my fish!
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2010, 04:50:53 PM »

It could be algae growth Mandy... what colour is it?
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Re: something is happening to my fish!
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2010, 04:52:50 PM »

its a like a clear creamy colour
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Katarine
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Re: something is happening to my fish!
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2010, 04:54:07 PM »

hmm.. how many fish do you have in your tank?
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Re: something is happening to my fish!
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2010, 04:55:42 PM »

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hmm.. how many fish do you have in your tank?

the reason im asking is because it could be from a male fish ready to spawn... wait.. no.. guys? second opinion?
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Re: something is happening to my fish!
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2010, 04:56:07 PM »

abt 15 now as i have lost abt 20 in the last day we cleaned all the tank out today and it has appeared again it is frustrating due to being new to it  Huh Angry
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Re: something is happening to my fish!
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2010, 05:08:43 PM »

thank you katherine   Smiley
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Re: something is happening to my fish!
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2010, 05:18:04 PM »

if its just recurring it could be something with the water... um.. Im not entirely sure about large tanks, seeing as how im fairly new to it myself (my fish has been in a bowl the last few years)... so I cant help much. Im sorry..
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Re: something is happening to my fish!
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2010, 05:27:17 PM »

Some of the causes of the oil in the water are insufficient maintenance, overfeeding, or perhaps malfunctioning aquarium equipment.

Wash your hands - Natural oil on your skin or from lotions can get into the water if you place your hands in the aquarium without first washing your hands.

Cooking oil - If the tank is in the kitchen or next to it, tiny droplets of oil in the air that result from cooking food can get into the water.

Fish food - Many fish foods have oil in them, so overfeeding can cause some oil on the surface if there is infrequent water changes and not enough water circulation.

Aquarium equipment - Oil can come from the filter and air pump since oil is used to lubricate moving mechanical parts.

Fish wastes and dead fish - Decomposing fish wastes and dead fish can cause oily residue.


Since you mentioned some of the fish dying , i would check the equipment first to make sure they are not leaking oil into the water, then go down the list and check things from there.
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Re: something is happening to my fish!
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2010, 05:29:45 PM »

ok thank you very much im really appreciate the help and advice u have given me i really am gratefull
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