The questions are:
What is the brown stuff growing on the goldfish? How do I get rid of it?
Lost Stripe and 2 goldfish to ick. I read some where that you need to treat ick for 14 days so we did. Oops. Now the three feeder goldfish left have dark brown gunk growing on them. Iâ€™m doing a 25% vacuumed water change and adding about 15 tsp of rock salt (dissolved) and DH has added Stress Coat.
Obviously I have a pic of the problem but I've just spent an hour trying to "upload picture" and it looks like crap, so...
With the three fantailed-type fancy goldfish, what would be recommended for this tank? I was thinking about a few shrimp for sifting the gravel and one algae eater. Siamese/Bristlenose/Bulldog/Pitbull/Rubbernose(lip)
We/he want three fantailed-type fancy goldfish and whatever else would be recommended to help maintain the tank.
How long has your tank been set up? Over a year
How big? 30 gallon
Substrate? Large, smaller than a dime, smooth rocks (not the small typical rough stuff)
half of a coconut shell for poor Stripe to hide, may he rest in peace.
What type of fish? Feeder Goldfish and Stripe (unknown bottom feeder, not algae eater)
How many? 3, was 5
Type of filter? HOB, no carbon
pH, ammonia, nitrite? Donâ€™t know
How often do you change water? irregularly
How much water? 50% when itâ€™s done
Dear Husband wanted to set up our fish tank, so he is to take care of it. I love having a fish tank. He overfeeds them nightly. I would forget completely so at least they get fed, for that I am thankful to him. He doesnâ€™t seem to get the 5-min rule. So there is tons of decomposing fish flakes on the substrate. In the last 12 months I think he has vacuumed the gravel 3 time and I have done it 6 times when I canâ€™t stand the idea of the fishies swimming in that much waste and ammonia.