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Goldfish Recovering from ich
Old 02-22-2011, 12:01 AM   #31
 
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Oh damn. I would have suggested salt but we can't as you have Quick Cure in there. We'll just wait for the water parameter readings.

Are the ich spots clearing up at all?
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:05 AM   #32
 
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for the most part now he's turning up onto his side... my husband is giving him minutes... he had the ich pretty bad while the other only had it on his fins this one was practically covered when i started treating him now the ich is almost cleared up and he's acting like this I'm monitoring him very closely... still minimal movement even in the new, clean water and only opens his mouth slightly to let a little water in
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:27 AM   #33
 
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I really don't feel much hope for that poor guy but keep monitoring him and do water changes (whilst dosing Prime). Don't euthanize him. Lots of goldfish can surprise you.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:41 AM   #34
 
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I don't plan on giving up on him until he stops breathing... he's swimming around in quarentine right now but still not opening his mouth much... my husband just wants to "end his suffering" as he says because he thinks that death is unavoidable... He's slightly confused as to why I plan to stay up all night with this fish until I'm sure he's Okay.... right now he'll rest for a few minutes (about 10 ish?) swim around for less then a minute and go back but he's not on his side anymore so I guess that's a good sign and he's upright now (improvement?) I just don't understand I thought he was getting better and now this I'm looking everything up to see what could be wrong with him or if it's another disease... we got them both from walmart before we discovered that it wasn't such a good idea so my husband thinks he may have been diseased before that? I read that it is possible for a fish to have ich before they start showing signs and we had the fish for four days before the ich broke out subsequently a day after the pleco died (after he died I did a 100% water change and rinsed off 75% of the gravel to try and prevent the spread of any diseases he may have had since he wasn't eating since we brought him home and the goldfish would eat his algae wafers) so far I've been doing everything I can to save these fish (although the ich affected the one more than the other and the other seems perfectly healthy right now)
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:46 AM   #35
 
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Now your hubby might think you're nuts.

No worries. You're doing everything you can.

Yes, it's possible for ich to even lie low. They reside in gill tissues usually silently attacking the fish but burst into presence when they sense their hosts going downhill fast.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:57 AM   #36
 
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lol my husband swears I'm crazy lol (former marine) he doesn't believe that fish have a will to live. This guy seems to be trying his best and that's all I want to do for him ( I guess it's better closure to know you've done everything you could) I did read about the parasite hiding in the gills so I am starting to believe we may have gotten a sick fish (my husband bought them to surprise our son and didn't know how to pick out a fish and the guidelines to buying aquatic pets, he figured pick one out and that's that) if he does give up on his battle tonight I'm not sure about getting another gold fish just yet because I don't know what will be more stressful on our remaining fantail (he was pretty upset when I quarentined his buddy) I know goldfish are schooling fish so I don't want to keep him alone for long either but I don't want to put another fish at risk if I don't have to, ya know. I'd prefer this one pull through and everything be ok and they both grow long and happy lives. I wish there was something I could do more than just wait it out at this point :'(
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:05 AM   #37
 
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It's a case by case basis. Some goldfish like to be kept alone and are happy with that. Some however prefer their company. I've kept my some of my goldfish singly before and they do not have issues with that.

If you want to buy goldfish next time, look for reputable buyers. It's very rare a beauty turns out in chain stores. There are lots of beauties in Goldfish Connection but I am not sure if you're willing to pay a lot for just one goldfish. They're worth it though if you are completely happy with a few pretty ones than too many unhealthy ones that do not satisfy your standards of how you want them to look.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:13 AM   #38
 
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we didn't want anymore than 2 goldfish but if we were to get a "replacement" we would not go to walmart again that is a fact we do have some small family owned pet stores that we can look into by us, there's one 10 miles away and another about 25 miles away as well as some in between that we can go looking in to find one that could possibly stay with us for longer than a week. another reason why I think that the ich was lying in the gills is that it swept over this fish so fast and so much it was like whoa literally within 24 hours this fish was covered in white spots (some got larger I'm assuming from what I read that they were clustering?) we got the QuICK cure as soon as we saw the infestation ( the other one only had a few tiny white spots on his tail and fins) the one in question now stopped eating for 2 days and then lightly picked at the food for the past two days so we assumed he was getting better and now this I'm praying for him right now because it's my last resort for this guy...
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:16 AM   #39
 
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I really want to get good at raising goldfish because in about 10 years or so I want to build a small koi pond in my back yard large enough for about 5 koi complete with a waterfall filtration system set up running down the hill which our friends agree would look amazing i read that koi were much hardier than fantail and that fantail would not survive in a pond like koi and common would
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:17 AM   #40
 
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Yeah, it was clustering.
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