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concussed goldfish advice please!!
Old 03-04-2007, 07:12 PM   #11
 
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i think i've worked out the colour chart now!!

nitrate is 250

nitrite is 0-1

GH (general hardness just worked that out) >21

KH carbonate hardness between 3 & 6

PH around 7.2 probably slighly over but not 7.6

regards

Saggs

(wife is wondering what am i doing with the tank at 1.10am )
nope somethings wrong, no way the nitrate can be 250.... unless there is something really bizzare happening....
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Old 03-04-2007, 07:18 PM   #12
 
the nitrate is the top line of the test strip and is very pink which reads of as 250.

just done another test, 250 nitrate, 0 nitrite (fish is not looking too strong now, think I'll stay up and wait for the end )

could the fish tonic or aquarium salt be affecting the reading??

These test things are confusing and I stupidly stopped using them a couple of years ago and just carried on with regular 3 weekly water changes, stress zyme and bacteria supplement weekly along with 6 weekly carbon filter changes.

thanks again

Saggs
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Old 03-04-2007, 08:09 PM   #13
 
how much water changes do you do?
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Old 03-04-2007, 08:17 PM   #14
 
normally 25% every three weeks and wash out two of the four filter sponges each time. However as I've been off work with vertigo for the last 7 weeks I havent done water change in that time

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Saggs

(fish still hanging in there but looking weak looks like I'll be up all night )
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Old 03-04-2007, 08:24 PM   #15
 
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normally 25% every three weeks and wash out two of the four filter sponges each time. However as I've been off work with vertigo for the last 7 weeks I havent done water change in that time

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Saggs

(fish still hanging in there but looking weak looks like I'll be up all night )
oh, then i see whats wrong, not enough water changes, you need to do at minimum 25% water changes once every 7 days. Thats the reason of the high nitrates but i still dont think its as high as 250, maybe 50+ but not 250...
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:14 AM   #16
 
Just had the vet round to have Grumpy put to sleep.

He'd not been getting any better and had stopped eating and the vet had a good look at him and checked him over after sedating him. He suggested some further treatment but felt that there was not much hope as he could not right himself or use his tail.

I didn't feel like subjecting him to xrays and further messing around and having spent this morning watching him in the tank I realised the time had come.

The vet gave him some more oil of cloves to further sedate him and a very large injection into the abdomen and he drifted away over the next five minutes. I don't think I could have euthinased him myself and it was worth the £60 for the vet's visit (he was a fish keeper himself and was very sympathetic)

One strange thing that happened when the vet had lifted him from the bucket and was administering the injection was that the other sighted goldfish in the tank went wild at this point banging on the glass and swimming around aggressively - as if he could see what was going on and knew what was happening!

The wife will help with the burial this evening and then I think I shall have a few beers.

Thank you all for you advice and support over the past few days

regards

Saggs

ps I've done three 50% water changes this week and the nitrates have come down to 100 and i'll be off to the aquarium shop this weekend for some more plants and probably a replacement for Grumpy.
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:48 AM   #17
 
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so sorry to hear about grump :(:( i have never heard of a fish keeper callin a vet, didnt no it was possible. i have taken previously sick fish to my lfs, they euthanise for me
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:09 AM   #18
 
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I'm so sorry to hear about Grumpy - it sounds like you gave him an amazing life (a very long one at that!). The time comes for ALL of us - at least his came in a peaceful manner.

RIP Grumpy :(
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Old 03-07-2007, 05:15 PM   #19
 
I'm so sorry about Grumpy. I didn't think fish would have much of an effect on me...right up until I got some of my own.
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