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post #251 of 270 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Ugh, I love goldfish but I don't think they love me. The one fish I have plans on taking from my cousin is flashing and darting around real bad. I'm trying to see if he has any external parasites, but I don't see anything. He was eating and would spit it out, but I guess today he didn't eat and looks kinda shocked.

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Sometimes I thought my guys were out to get me, too. It sounds like he does have something. A goldfish that won't eat isn't good news. I wonder he could have the same thing as little Ro. I wouldn't be surprised if both were suffering from parasites. Do you know how often your cousin does water changes?

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She's doing them daily and she lives right nearby so I do it when she can't, they are just in a tiny bowl :(

Ro isn't flashing and she is eating - she looks really good actually. But the big guy was acting weird this morning and looked really irritated :(

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Do you have him already?
Maybe lend her Ro's old tank?

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I'm glad to hear that Ro is doing well. See any regrowth on her fins?

Even with daily water changes, in a tiny bowl, those goldies are going to have it rough. When you get Ro in the 55 gallon, you should nab that little guy and put him in your 10 gallon tank. Since you have started treating Ro, I wouldn't put them together until both are healthy.

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Oh yeah I had no plans to put them together until they were both feeling better.

I think I lost my big guy though... I took him home with me in Paarth's old tank to try and treat him. I don't see gill movement and he's been in the same spot for a few hours now. His cheeks keep twitching. Found him this morning with his fins torn JUST like Ro's were. I posted pictures on the GAB...

And now Ro is sitting at the bottom of her tank and didn't eat today. Why me :(

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Must be something all the feeder fish get. :/

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It's not you, Kelsey. Feeder fish get treated worse than anything else because they are seen as even more disposable than normal fish. Who knows how they were treated as fry. Dirty water and bad food could have easily caused a weak immune system. This thing that is hurting them could be something that fish with sound immune systems just shrug off and only attacks weakened fish. This is not your fault. You are doing so much more for these little guys than they would have gotten elsewhere.

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koimaiden is right. You are doing the best you can. (:

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yeah, you make me want to rescue some feeders but i have no space for them :/ keep doing your thing!

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