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Old 03-08-2010, 04:33 PM
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Re: I think my goldfish has terrible fin rot......

I have no idea, as Roddy is asleep I can't ask him cos he deals with the fish, and I would be able to give you the names of the stuff we used when all our tropical fishies were all getting everythng left right and center. I was brIght green stuff and then we'd put red stuff in after the green stuff cleared up, which looked kinda creepy

But i cannot remember the name of the make for the life of me. We put it in once a week three weeks on a row, and that helped clear up whatever we had in the tank. But since having the goldfish in that tank ive never ever had a problem. Talos split his tail the other week and i thought it was the beginnings of fin rot but it healed itself in a few days.

Hope your wee fishy gets well x

ill go see if roddy wants to get up as he's sleeping off night shift lol
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Re: I think my goldfish has terrible fin rot......

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aquarium slat? The only place i can go at the last minute now is Pets at home. Would they have this and do they stock decent treatments?
Im so worried i am going to do the wrong thing.
I am also going to look at decent sized tanks like my other.
There are no live plants in my aqarium. And it is the only fish in the tank so no other fish will be effected.
I just feel so bad that because of misinformation iv put my fish through undue stress and illness from which it may not recover.
yep p@H sell the squarium salt- it comes in a cardboard 'box' its blue with white writing. i cant see it on the website to show you. they do stock good treatments- a special one jsut for fin rot & the tester kits too but they are about 35 jsut for the kit tell the staff what it is you have to get- thy are ussually very good with helping out- do they have an aquarium 'part' to the shop[ or is it integratged with the rest of the shop?
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:08 PM
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Re: I think my goldfish has terrible fin rot......

If you can get hold of some eSHA 2000, this will treat fungal infections as well as finrot.

Just something I'd like to point out. If the finrot spreads and becomes very advanced, you may have to get a pair of sterilized surgical scissors and very carefully trim away the necrotic tissue.

As for aquarium salt. This is a highly effective anti-fungal treatment, but I would reserve it for advanced cases. A saltwater bath consisting of a 1.5-3.0% salt solution can kill primary causes of fungus including Saprolegnia. However, it must be used with great caution, fish must not be exposed to salt solutions for longer than 10-15 minutes; and then placed into a container of clean dechlorinated water.

DO NOT use salts containing anti-caking agents such as Sodium ferrocyanide. When exposed to sunlight, this substance can release Hydrogen cyanide gas.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:12 PM
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Re: I think my goldfish has terrible fin rot......

they do have quite a big separate aquarium fish section. Iv just had bad experiences and have not heard reliable thing about them so im worried that i am taking the correct advice etc.
Thank you so much for your help!
Im going to look for anew tank etc tonight because this tank i have now has given me no end of problems but hardly anything I have read mentions the fact that the tank itself could be causing the most of the problems.
Thank again! everyone has been so helpful!
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:16 PM
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Re: I think my goldfish has terrible fin rot......

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but hardly anything I have read mentions the fact that the tank itself could be causing the most of the problems.
I'm assuming this is what you've found in leaflets? Unfortunately, this is just another thing people fail to tell you.

The smaller the body of water, the less stable it becomes chemically. On a similar note, toxic metabolic waste products (which are invisible when dissolved in water, and they won't give off a pungent smell unless in exceedingly high concentrations) build up very rapidly in small volumes of water. This is especially so when you have messy species like goldfish.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:18 PM
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Re: I think my goldfish has terrible fin rot......

We have a water testing kit if you need it? Are you coming by any time soon?

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Old 03-08-2010, 05:33 PM
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Re: I think my goldfish has terrible fin rot......

yeh there was no mention of tank size being a problem especially since it came with a filter etc i always under stock my tanks because i am aware of water quality being a big issue when keeping healthy fish. however in the tank i haves case it seams whatever i do im going to have a problem. I feel rather stupid! thank you so much for informing me though.
Unfortunately i am not planning on coming through in the next couple of days thank you though!
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:38 PM
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Re: I think my goldfish has terrible fin rot......

so what is the smallest dimensions/size of tank you would recommend that would be good to sustain one or two gold fish and would not be detrimental to their health?
Im obviously going to be looking for a new one tonight
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Re: I think my goldfish has terrible fin rot......

very best of luck with poor fishy... one of my guys lost an eye- literally just vanished! no signs of a fight or scraping it- must have jsut been sucked right out but has had no ill effects from it! they can get over stuff & be happy for long time after. ive had 2 cat fish & they are id say at least about 6 years old!
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Re: I think my goldfish has terrible fin rot......

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very best of luck with poor fishy... one of my guys lost an eye- literally just vanished! no signs of a fight or scraping it- must have jsut been sucked right out but has had no ill effects from it! they can get over stuff & be happy for long time after. ive had 2 cat fish & they are id say at least about 6 years old!
I heard that fish can eat each others eyes...doesn't sound particularly pleasant

I would get one a bit larger than the size you would like to go for, so you can add more fish (as I know you will, you love fishies so much!) Try looking for one my size as that fits four prefectly and they are starting to grow alot as well, and big fish are prettty fish
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