Is this news to you? I have a ranchu and an oranda in a 55 gallon tank. Really love this little guy? After I siphon the water out can I just add tap water from the bath tub and then condition it while the fish is in the tank? I have 7 juvenile comet goldfish in a 55 gallon tank with a ton of filtration. Normally the fish will respond and swim around your hand. The pleco joined the family about a month or two ago. I changed the water several times over the past couple of days.
I have done two 30% water changes, and added 2 tablespoons of aquarium salt. Water testing is occurring every 48 hours at this stage, at the same time I am washing out the filter as well as skimming floaties. The surface breathing stopped after I took Garry's advice. So we went back to the store and they said we need to condition our water from the chlorine. Better safe than sorry is the golden rule for goldfish keeping indeed! Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Over the past few weeks he does nothing but sit on the bottom of the tank… His breathing is different to like he is panting. It is cruel and will result in death.
As it is a simple… The Respiratory Rate of Goldfish Affected in Lower Water Temperature Introduction: Temperature is a key influence that can change the respiratory rate of an ectothermic animal: Carassius auratus commonly known as a goldfish. Everything was good and this happened suddenly today morning. The sample showed high ammonia, so they sold us Prime concentrated conditioner to detox the amonia and a Fluval filter ammonia remover for my filter. Again I changed the water taking the fish out and then transferring them back in. I have changed the water yet again and filter. I went to the store and the pet store gave me Mircolife Artemiss to treat my tank. It sits on the rim of the tank.
If you ever want to get glofish again get a 10+ gallon tank. I hope ya respond asap, thanks! Last summer, during the warmest days, I would go out to the pond each morning and find all of the goldfish at the surface of the water gasping for air. The guy in the pet store told me I really should have a air stone in a gold fish tank so I purchased one. That can spell death for your pet. I tried recently changing his diet by giving him half of one skinned pea in the morning followed by 3 sinking pellets at supper and the other half of the pea before bed around 12am. Are two fish enough company? With proper care and clean water they will live many years of a healthy life. I am also just waiting on a new siphon that includes a vacuum probe for targeting the nasties on the bottom of the tank.
Also, would it help to put some of the water from the two 10 gallon tanks into the balanced new tank? If only one or some of your goldfish are sick or on the brink of death, separate infected goldfish from the healthy ones. Any chance your old filter is still laying around and damp? I had a goldfish in a tank that had cycled for a month or so. They repopulated and grew and we eventually had about 10 adults and 50 or so babies. From a party three days ago. Sometimes he will come out but this morning he didnt even want to come out for food. I dont know what is causing him to constantly gulp air.
He usually spits the peas out that I try to feed him at night. There are cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. I am sorry that I cannot help you with this but I sure if there is someone with experience, they will pop onto the thread. I have 6 of the gold fish family, Telescope, Black Moore, Bubble-eyed, Lion head. My fancy goldfish is breathing continuously from the surface from past 4-5 hours.
I was doing the 25% once a week but after reading your article realize it has to be more. Its a very tiny fish. This article was co-authored by. After 2nd treatment the flashing and scratching were reduced and they didn't sit on the bottom much. I did not have an ammonia tester though.
The complete changes would include wiping down the glass no cleaners , scrubbing the decorations with an old toothbrush, and rinsing out hte gravel. Introduction Different symptoms of water change affect the respiration rate of goldfish. If you have gravel you would siphon that part. I think the kids will be fine for a water change every three days while we are away. When feeding time, sometimes it comes out and nibbles the food, they, kinda basically hide the rest of the day!!! Is he getting enough light? Occasionally she has a little swim round and often go to the top and blows out bubbles on her way back down. He also is now staying still at the bottom of the tank but when I go up to him he swims away.