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  1. ristin

    Is this popeye?

    It has doubled in size since I posted. He seems OK other than the huge eye bulge. He's eating and swimming normally. I assume if the tumor or what ever keeps growing, something bad is going to happen.
  2. ristin

    Is this popeye?

    I put the black moor in the hospital tank for his eye. I thought it was popeye at first, but now I wonder. He has been dosed with Maracyn & Maracyn II. Could this be a tumor? These pics were taken 4 days ago and the eye is even bigger now.
  3. ristin

    Bubble eye goldfish eye is swelling

    Thanks for the replies. I have sharp decorations in the tank. There is a pile of rock that is abrasive and I have driftwood in the tank. I hadn't thought of pop-eye either. Water changes don't seen to be helping. May try the quarentine tank and see where that goes.
  4. ristin

    Bubble eye goldfish eye is swelling

    One eye on our fish has swelled to twice the size of the other. I noticed today, the skin on top the eye has started split. Any ideas?
  5. ristin

    Sick Gold fish

    Final update on Tiny Since his return to the big tank 3 weeks ago, Tiny seemed to be OK. He was fine this morning and ate with his usual pirahna like manner. We went to town for the day and when we returned, I found Tiny upside down on the bottom of the tank, breathing very hard. None of the...
  6. ristin

    What am I doing wrong?

    HAHAHAHA, that's how it starts. and welcome to Fishlore! I'm guilty of not welcoming you. I'm a BAAAAAAD boy. When we upgraded tanks, I told my wife I was getting a 40 gallon bow front that was on sale at Petsmart. Turns out, the 75 gallon was on sale to. Sometimes it's easier to ask forgiveness than...
  7. ristin

    55 Gallon Tank Upgrading! A million Qs

    I don't know how long Brutus was the lone loach before we got him. Was well over 1 year before we got him some tank mates. Brutus is several inches longer than the kids, and fatter. The little guys try to play with him; they land on him when he's resting on the substrate and try to chase him...
  8. ristin

    55 Gallon Tank Upgrading! A million Qs

    I had one Dojo loach to start with and heard I should have at least 3. Bought two more, and the lone loach doesn't interact with the other two at all. Brutus just hides in the substrate most of the time, to the point where I often think he has died. When I get overly concerned that he may have...
  9. ristin

    What am I doing wrong?

    MeganD I feel your pain. My 3 yr old son was given an established 20 gallon tank with 3 goldfish, a pleco and a loach, by some friends who were moving away and couldn't take the tank. I was against it, but over ruled by my wife and son. After about 2 weeks, they both lost interest and the job...
  10. ristin

    White cloud after every gravel vac

    I rinse the Fluval sponge filter in tank water every two weeks, change the carbon every four weeks. The Tetra filter was just installed today. When the time strip indicates changing the Tetra filter, I'll remove the carbon, rinse the media and re-use. I'll only run carbon in the Fluval. My...
  11. ristin

    Sick Gold fish

    Thanks Red I see light at the end of the tunnel, just hoping it's not an on coming train. After a full regimen of Maracyn II, Tiny's activity levels are back to normal. He still has the large abcess on his right side near his analfin. Another abcess appeared on his left side, but went down...
  12. ristin

    White cloud after every gravel vac

    I vacumn my 75 gallon tank all most every week. Sometimes I skip a week on purpose, but not to often. Some weeks I take about 50% of the water, other times about 30%, mainly depends on how dirty the gravel is. Within a few hours after vacuming, I have a bacteria bloom causing the water to turn cloudy...
  13. ristin

    Sick Gold fish

    Tested the q-tank last night with the API master test kit. Nitrite = 0 Ammonia = 0 Nitrate = 10-20 (I can't tell the difference between the two colors) Tiny is back to sitting in the bottom. He eats when fed, but hides when I come near the tank. He's more active when the light is off. Last...
  14. ristin

    do you name your fish?

    Big orange goldfish - Beatrice Fan tail - Tiny Black Moor - The Professor Big Dojo Loach - Brutus Small Dojo Loaches - Eddie & Crash Pleco - Leo
  15. ristin

    what color and kind of car do you drive?

    2005 dark blue Jeep Liberty 1978 International Terra -tan where there is still paint
  16. ristin

    Sick Gold fish

    Red1313 Mostly sits on the substrate motionless except for his eyes. He's always moving his eyes, looking around. His fins are not clamped; he keeps his dorsal fin at 1/2 to 3/4 extension and his pectoral fins are deployed out. Sitting on the bottom, he looks exactly as he would look if he were...
  17. ristin

    Sick Gold fish

    forgot about the stringy things Red1313 The stringy things were not on him the next day. I did notice the rocks I got from the LSF and the plastic plant I transferred from the 20 gallon tank have those tiny white strings on them. They are about .5 to 1" in length, about the thickness of a spider...
  18. ristin

    Sick Gold fish

    Update I guess I've hijacked my own thread by bringing up the Professor (black moor) and his dorsal fin issue. The Professor seems to be doing better, his dorsal fin webbing is growing back. Tiny is still sitting on the bottom of the tank, but when I come over to look at him, he zips up and...
  19. ristin

    Sick Gold fish

    Sharkgirl52, I am on that same path. When moving all the fish from the 20 gallon to 75 gallon I left my moor in the 20 gallon and treated with marycin for what I thought was fin rot. He seemed better after 6 days, so I moved hime to the big tank. He's been fine until now. That was 2 months ago. If I don't see...
  20. ristin

    Turning off air pump

    My air pump was quite noisy as well, but not noticable over the noise of two Tetra 30-60 HOB's on my 75 tank. After I dumped the Tetra 30-60's for a Fluval 405, I really noticed the air pump. Then I added a 2nd air stone and connected it to the capped off 2nd port on the air pump and now I don't...




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