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  1. yukoandk

    Update: Red Rili Shrimp

    Thanks guys! Tigress Hill, maybe after the summer heat if the shrimplets grow well
  2. yukoandk

    Yellow Shrimp Tank Redesign

    Those are some pretty shrimps!
  3. yukoandk

    Update: Red Rili Shrimp

    Hi there! I thought I’d share an update on my Red Rili Shrimps. (Original thread here: https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/cherry-shrimp/115841-new-red-rili-shrimps.html) I encounter issues initially (bacterial infection?) that killed most of the first group, but added two more groups hoping...
  4. yukoandk

    my goldfish is getting worse

    Gorgeous bunch of moors you got there. I don’t know the history of your tank but assume it’s fairy new, and I agree pescado is not well. Is he able to eat at all? Try giving him a few extra bites of food so he’s not missing out on his meals. It may just be that pescado is the smallest of the...
  5. yukoandk

    20 Gallon Tank Black tips of tail on fantail goldfish, is this healing?

    Hi there, we actually have a bit of sun today in Seattle for a change! Low levels of nitrate is not a big concern. Think rather of the build-up of possible toxins (not limited to nitrate/ammonia/nitrite which can be tested to give a visual cue of accumulation) that happens if the water is not...
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    20 Gallon Tank Black tips of tail on fantail goldfish, is this healing?

    I would say the black is a sign of healing in this case from shredded/burnt fin caused by bad water quality. The fin will eventually go back to what it was like before, a little bit of black at tip may persist (my guess is because it is the hardest spot for the nutrients to reach in order for...
  7. yukoandk

    HUGE parasite inside goldfish??

    My method of goldfish quarantine: After arrival, let the fish rest in new water at 0.3% salt concentration for 2-3 days in dark quiet location with good aeration, no feeding. This rest period is important especially for fish that are shipped or spend a long period in transit. (I personally raise...
  8. yukoandk

    Goldfish not eating

    Copied from PM—others may have their experiences and ideas to contribute. It will be better for the sick fish if you can set up a quarantine. 6 table spoons of salt to a 55 gal tank won’t hurt but not enough to be therapeutic neither. If you have plants they won’t like a lot of salt. Does the...
  9. yukoandk

    Question Pottassium Permanganate Facts

    Potassium permanganate is a strong oxidizer, and it basically zaps any organic matter that comes in contact including bacteria and parasites. Not effective against internal infections. I use it with my goldfish for external parasites, but it is too harsh for more sensitive fish. You need to be...
  10. yukoandk

    Goldfish not eating

    I use rubbermaid tubs for quarantine. Sturdy, shallow types are better as they tend to bow out and crack is filled too high with water. About 10 gal of water will be easier to work with because it is harder to keep less amount of water from deteriorating too quickly. Just add an air stone, and a...
  11. yukoandk

    Please help! Something really wrong with my goldfish

    Do you have a quarantine tank/container? He has an internal infection and requires antibacterial medication. I recommend Oxolium in a quarantine set up. Other broad spectrum antibiotic options are kanamycin/metronidazole combination, and Medi-Gold medicated food from goldfish connection. First...
  12. yukoandk

    swallowed a brick?

    Try looking these up (or something similar in label discriptions): -Waterlife Sterazin -Waterlife Octozin Often Koi/pond shops have a better selection of meds and koi enthusiasts are more knowledgeable in treatments.
  13. yukoandk

    swallowed a brick?

    Possibly a tumor, but I personally haven’t seen a tumor grow so fast. If it is a tumor there is little you can do other than surgical removal (I have no experience in this one). My inclination would be to try an anti-parasitic med. In the US metronidazole and praziquantel are pretty standard for...
  14. yukoandk

    Goldfish fry staying at top & seem stressed

    I personally have never seen goldfish hurt other goldfish except during spawning. I have seen some chasing around when new fish is introduced to a tank, and I am positive they do have their own hierarchical system in any given system. But generally speaking, goldfish is social fish that feels...
  15. yukoandk

    New Red Rili Shrimps

    Thank you! Does anybody recommend the use of Indian Almond Leaves? I read it is mildly antiseptic and shrimps love it. I have very soft water here and it seems there’s already enough tannin from these wood pieces. I don’t want to go overboard given the tank is rather small.
  16. yukoandk

    A question about Gill Flukes

    I would say yes, this will be a classic case of cross contamination. But it doesn't mean you will have outbreaks if your fish are healthy and your tanks are well mainteined. You need to inspect your fish for flukes (or other pathgens) with a microscope to know for sure if you still have them or...
  17. yukoandk

    Goldfish fry staying at top & seem stressed

    Yea, people have different opinions on use of salt. It stimulates slime coat as mentioned and help create barrier against infections, it increases the level of dissolved oxygen in water, it kills several types parasites at different concentration (0.3% concentration covers 5 to 6 parasites...
  18. yukoandk

    Goldfish with severe fin rot

    Swabbing the infected areas of fins with hydrogen proxide and applying antiseptic ointment like Neosporin will help. But it sounds like you have a fast-spreading bacterial outbreak on your hand—If you’re not seeing improvements with Melafix, I’d consider treating the tank with strong antibiotics...
  19. yukoandk

    Goldfish fry staying at top & seem stressed

    A lot of things can go wrong while goldfish are in fry stage. I don’t know what kind of goldfish they are and how you ended up with them, but not all fry especially in fancy goldfish develop properly—some will be deformed externally/internally and not able to grow or have less chance of...
  20. yukoandk

    New Red Rili Shrimps

    Thenks and yes, I'm spending way too much time watching them. They seem rathery shy still, but they do slowly come out when I drop some food so hopefuly they're doing ok.




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