What is the water volume of the tank? 55 gallon
How long has the tank been running? 2 years
Does it have a filter? 2 - 300 hanging filters
Does it have a heater? Yes
What is the water temperature? 74
What is the entire stocking of this tank? 2 Male goldfish 1 female, 1 KoI fish all around 2 years old
How often do you change the water? weekly
How much of the water do you change? 75%
What do you use to treat your water? Water conditioner, stress coat, stress coat plus, algae fix,
Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water? Vacuum the rocks and water
*Parameters - Very Important
Did you cycle your tank before adding fish? Yes
What do you use to test the water? Test strips
What are your parameters?
Ammonia: within normal ranges
Nitrite: within normal ranges
Nitrate: within normal ranges
How often do you feed your fish? 3 times a day
How much do you feed your fish? 15-20 large pellets
What brand of food do you feed your fish? HikarI gold KoI food and bug bites for goldfish
Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods? Frozen blood worms
Illness & Symptoms
How long have you had this fish? 1 week
How long ago did you first notice these symptoms? 1 week
In a few words, can you explain the symptoms?
So its summer again so the water is warmer so the Male goldfish try to spawn with the female, but 2 males they are rough with the female, she lost most of her dorsal fin and tail fin and lost scales. Last year she was roughed up but not this much. It's been worse this year.
Have you started any treatment for the illness?
Melafix and keeping water clean and Quarantine
Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase?
How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all?
She is lethargic, spits out food, swimming close to the surface
Explain your emergency situation in detail.
She's been not acting right, after the males tried to spawn with her. She produced fry successful before but I think this time she might have been roughed up too much. She's around 7 inches long, possibly longer. I would hate to lose her because the males beat her up.
She's been quarantined and she's doing a little better, but else should I add or do to speed up the healing and growth of her scales and fins other than Melafix and clean water?