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2 oranda goldfish, 10 gallon tank, one of them started to seat in the bottom of the tank and he opens and shuts his mouth constantly, after a couple of days, the second is doing the same but he keeps his mouth closed as normal . I've tested the water with the 6 in 1 test strips and for ammonia too and everything looks good. Nitrates are low and within safe range. I think they are going to die soon but I can not find a reason, and I have run out of options. I have have them for over a year. I know the tank is small but I'm always checking the water and I recently updated the filter from an easy flow 10 gallons to an aqua clear for up to 30 gallons. Is there anything else I can do to save them or not? thank you
I usually clean everything with tap water so it might be that I'm removing the good bacteria. I put 1 tsp of stress zyme in yesterday and 1 more tsp today. Is it that helpful? I put in 5 teaspoons of salt yesterday too. One of the fish seems a little better than the other, it at least swims a little some times. In case of being an infectious problem, is there anything I can do? The fish physical appearance looks fine, no fungus or ick or anything like that. Thank you
I've been reading more and what I've seen is that the problem is Dropsy, I understand is not curable but I wanted to know if you have any recommendations.
Thank you Dan, how often should I put the salt in? I poured 238 g in today so when should put in the same quantity again?
I took the carbon out of the filter as per the directions on the medication box, just wondering if is is it ok to have it removed for as long time of treatment lasts which is at least one week?.
I notice that their fins are falling apart. One of them has lost like half of every fin and the other one is starting to lose some part of their fins. Is that consistent with dropsy, should I add another antibiotic or Melafix is fine?
Thank you for all your help