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post #1 of 22 Old 12-03-2009, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Fancy Goldfish Dying

Can someone tell me what meds I can add to my aquarium to help one of my fancy goldfishes.
He has this huge tear in his tale. Its all red. This happened maybe in 1 or 2 days. He is in there with another fancy goldfish. They have been in my 25 gallon freshwater tank for about 3 years together and never any problems. They are not aggressive towards each other at all. What is this infection.

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Freshwater
Last water change a week ago
Ammonia 0
PH 6.5-7.0
(Cant test for anything else)
Temp 70F
Size 25g
Filtration : Hagen 70 Aquaclear with charcoal and bio max
Plus Power head with aerator set to max
Some plants in the tank.

Currently treating with maracyn 1 and 2
Also added some aquarium salt to help
The other goldfish seems unaffected
I feed them once a day with a combination of spirolina disks, blood worms, and simple Hagen goldfish flakes.
This aquarium is 3 years old with the same fish in it. Fish are about 3.5 years old total.

His behavior has been sluggish and sitting at the bottom of the tank.Rest of body seems fine.

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post #2 of 22 Old 12-03-2009, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Since I posted this more and more of his tail has become red (red streaks through the tail. Body remains fine.

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post #3 of 22 Old 12-03-2009, 10:34 PM
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I wish I knew what to tell you but I know nothing about goldfish except for the basics. I sent a PM to one of our members who is a goldfish *expert* so hopefully he'll be online soon.

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post #4 of 22 Old 12-04-2009, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks I appreciate it.

I think I know what it is after some reading.
Hemorrhagic Septicemia

Since its internal I soaked some pellets of their food in meracyn 1 and 2 for 5 minutes and fed them. They ate it all.

But I think I'm too late because its starting to have trouble staying upright. (Blood building up inside)

Ill post back tomorrow with some more information
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post #5 of 22 Old 12-04-2009, 07:38 AM
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I'm sorry, that sounds terrible, poor goldfish. In your reading/research were you able to determine the cause/reason for the suddden onslaught of this illness? I know nothing about Hemorrhagic Septicemia.

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post #6 of 22 Old 12-04-2009, 10:13 AM
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Septicemia happens when the Aeromonas hydrophila manages to penetrate the blood vessels as a result of injuries. I don't think ingesting pellets will help much. Dose Maracyn and Maracyn 2 together or try tetracycline to do that job. I am so sorry your fish is so distressed.

I'll try to check on this tomorrow hoping I don't get busy.

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post #8 of 22 Old 12-05-2009, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks a lot guys I appreciate it.

So far its the 2nd day of treating with Maracyn and Maracyn 2 + Salt
The thick white fungus is almost gone from the tail. Tail still red but seems to have stopped its progression. Both fish sit on the bottom of the aquarium in a corner right beside each other and don't move. When I put food in however they immediately run to the top to get some so I guess that's good <>
Aquarium water is starting to become hazy (white)
Did a 15% water change to help
Temp stable
No Charcoal filter in right now.
Ammonia 0
Fish behavior doesn't seem worse then yesterday.
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post #9 of 22 Old 12-05-2009, 01:10 AM
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post #10 of 22 Old 12-05-2009, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Just noticed this morning entire bottom of Black gold fish is red. There is no fungus (white stuff) on it tho. I don't understand how both could have got this disease. I might try to get some copper safe later on today to add to the maracyn and maracyn 2 treatment. Maybe it will help.
I cant believe that the gold fish is doing much better now but the black one is the one who looks the worst. The goldfish is loosing the red colour from its tail.
I cant tell if the black one has a red tail but as I said his entire belly/bottom is pitch red. I just hope I started the treatment in time not to loose them both.

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