Originally Posted by litelboyblu
Well since I own 2 fancy goldfish I am happy to help!
First of all is your 20 gallon cycled ?
How many goldfish do you still have?
Are they non active in any way?
What species of goldfish do you own?
Most likely you bought some common or comet goldfish if you did they will need a much bigger tank or even pond (they grow huge) they can grow up from 12 in or to even 2 ft.
If you bought fancy goldfish each goldfish will need 20 gallons per goldfish.
Now on to the disease and transporting your fish: IMO I would do 75% water changes every day and add aquarium salt. Try to raise the temperatures a bit higher as well.
Transporting your fish: I honestly would SLOWLY acclimate your fish since they are in enough stress already. Once they are in the 20gallon you keep up your water chanes keep your temperatures (not to warm) and keep the salt baths up.
I hope this helps pm me of you have anymore questions ;)
Oh thank you so much!! Here are the answers to your questions. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the help. I love these little guys.
The tank is not cycled, but I used quick start upon setting it up.
There are two remaining goldfish
One of them is a little spitfire, she is very active and seems happy (but still has ich) the other is slower moving and seems less active, but only just so and he is pretty active as well.
They are both calico fantails
I have raised the temp to try to speed up the ich cycle, the fish seem unaffected by it thank goodness. I gave them both salt baths today- as well as the three that passed away, but they were VERY sick (much much sicker then these two and I eventually decided that they were suffering so I had to use clove oil and do it... Very sad... They were suffering, I guess it was the only thing I could do.
I just want to help save their friends!!