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Goldfish parasites, ammonia or nitrate poisoning?

Goldfish parasites cause fish to itch and scratch on the substrate or decorations
Hello Venus! this is my first time posting but i need your help

My goldfish, Fineas, is 5 yrs old, a Fair fish, and has been healthy all this time until a month ago when i think he got ammonia burns (black smudges), a white coating, red veins on tail, white eyes, fin rot…you name it. I talked with two vets who’s own goldfish did not make it with the same symptoms, so they could not tell me much! I changed water frequently, added a small amount of salt to the tank as well as salt baths, bought testing tools, zeolite for the filters (i have a duo).

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During this time, he hung at the top of the tank but continued to eat and got black spots which are healing burns. I took the top off of the tank to allow more air. See 2 pics, fin3 & fineas, taken then. Since then, he’s recovering from that whole freak-me-out scene! which i feel good and thankful for. But, now I’m beginning to see a few small white spots on his coat at the top of his spine and on his tail. Since┬ánewFin, hard to get as he’s more energetic! I have other pics too. are these parasites? could they be scarring from the burns? issues with water?

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I have a 30 gal tank, he’s the lone fish, a double filter, air stone, i only use live plants (anachris) that he loves (i took all the live plants out and threw them away for now). I continue to test for ammonia (use kit which tests at 0 – .1) and nitrate/ph/etc using strips. My ph and chlorine on the strip test in a caution zone. I’ve ordered your garlic/salt remedy but just want to do what’s best for Fineas rather than guessing-making things worse as he’s been through so much and survived me thus far! thank you

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2017-05-27T11:40:02+00:00

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  1. Venus June 2, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Glad to hear it.

    I’m not really sure what you mean. Per treatment you would use one ounce of the remedy for every 10 gallons of water in your tank. For example, if your tank holds 30 gallons, you would use 3 ounces for one day’s treatment. If you’re going for the full three day treatment, you would use 3 ounces per day for three days straight. Perform the treatment for three days straight, and give it a rest for two to three weeks. The remedy will last if it’s refrigerated

    Have you added a pond pump to your set up?

    Keep in mind, although the remedies are pretty awesome, the water quality needs to be addressed or the conditions will worsen again and again. I’ll need to be reminded of your parameters, and if you’re getting a pond pump. I’m absent minded. lol

  2. Finneas June 2, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Hi Venus! the Sea Salt & Garlic Remedy is working wonders for Fineas’ energy and the white ‘stuff’ is disappearing. i used it for 3 consecutive days as a treatment (1 oz to 10 gal solution). i’m curious: may i use the whole 10 gallon remedy solution as part of my next water change? or is 10 gallons too much at once right now…?

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