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I remember :) I am glad you got through the ick, but it seems that now you have possible fin rot going on. Make sure you are testing your water just to be on the safe side as you may need to increase the water changes to twice per week depending on how much waste is in the water..goldfish do excrete A LOT, and being in poor water condition causes fin rot and scale loss from stress. I know, I know you switched the tanks (YAY for you) but they can still stress. Most importantly check the ammonia levels and the nitrates. Also, when you do a water change, you should be cleaning the gravel as that is where a lot of food and excretement end up. I use a tool called a Python..it looks like a hose with a large tube on the end. It hooks up to my sink and syphones through the stones and removes the water. If you can find one at your local pet shop, and you can reach your tank (usually come in 25-50 ft length) it is well worth the purchase. :) I am glad you are using the melafix..good stuff. There are other products available to treat the fin rot, but all are useless if your water is not perfect. I would also suggest putting in 2 teaspoons of aquarium salt and some stress coat. The fins may grow back together or they may not...it really depends on how extensive the damage is. Also, watch them closely as they may be fighting with each other causing the issues you are seeing..just a thought. :) Let me know if you need further help with this :)
Well, I am at a loss...stumped and boy is that hard for me to admit. I am going to opt out of this one so you can get a good answer that will be helpful. I just can't for the life of me, figure out why this is happening if everything is at zero and they are not fighting. It will be interesting to see what others think, so sit tight and someone will get with you soon. YOu will get email notified when there is an answer for you. I am sorry I can't be more helpful on this one, but you and your fish deserve an answer that can help you all :)