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ALL FISH OWNERS BEWARE OF THIS

budgiezila

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Hello, I own two large comet goldfish. As we leave the house often, we used feeder cubes. DO NOT USE THESE!!!!!!!!!!!!! It BURNS THEM and KILLS THEM SLOWLY. Our fish are very very sick because of it, one more so. It’s even sadder because the fish that is healthier cuddles the limp one. We are desperately trying to nurse her back to health, but it’s looking grim. DO NOT DO THIS TO YOUR FISH!!!!!!!!!!!!! We will switch them over to something else- maybe zucchini when we are gone. That is, if they aren’t dead by then! DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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It is rather amazing.. Hopefully they'll pull thrugh! Can you maybe consult a vet on how you'd be able to help them better?

sending healing and strenght your way!
 

budgiezila

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It is rather amazing.. Hopefully they'll pull thrugh! Can you maybe consult a vet on how you'd be able to help them better?

sending healing and strenght your way!
yes, we asked someone at Denny’s pet world to run a water sample- that’s how we found out. They told us to clean the water ASAP! Thank you so much for the well wishes, I hope they pull through as well
 

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I never trusted feeder cubes cause they're literally just decomposing into the water. I hope your fishes get better soon!

Do a 50% change and then perhaps 20% over the next few days? Do you have water testing kits to check the ammonia/nitrate levels? That would be super useful to check if the water is safe.
 

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I am so sorry.

What food brand is it?

I can't remember the one I used for my goldfish whilst we were on holiday, but they were fine. The lived to get to about 5 or 6 years old
 

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So sorry for this! Water changes, every other day maybe 20%. Do you add in any aquarium salt?

Not sure where you live, but Stress Coat will help soothe their skin.
 
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budgiezila

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Hi guys, sorry for the late reply! @clarousel - we are planning to use that water cycle and to purchase a water Testing kit. Thanks for the advice!

@Sand - im not quite sure, but I’m pretty sure it releases nitrates that mess with the PH so badly it causes burning

@Ali - we used Top Fin fish food feeders
 
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budgiezila

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A sad update-

the white fish passed away :( she was a very large comet that we have had for almost 8 years now. The gold one seems to be in mourning. That was such a tough fish. She survived a disease before that permanently messed up her mouth. Waiting for my mom to wake up and dispose of her :(
 

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A sad update-

the white fish passed away :( she was a very large comet that we have had for almost 8 years now. The gold one seems to be in mourning. That was such a tough fish. She survived a disease before that permanently messed up her mouth. Waiting for my mom to wake up and dispose of her :(
I'm sorry for your loss. Sounds like she was a real fighter!

:sorrow::hug8:
 

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I can attach photos if you’d like, but I assume no one wants to see a dead fish. It’s horrible because the gold one is laying next to her. It’s absolutely heartbreaking to see their 8 year bond be broken
 

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I didn’t know those existed! I will definitely keep that in mind.
They are better for flake, the turtles long thin pellets jam it up so times so I don't use it often. Worth a look, they aren't to expensive
 

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I can attach photos if you’d like, but I assume no one wants to see a dead fish. It’s horrible because the gold one is laying next to her. It’s absolutely heartbreaking to see their 8 year bond be broken
We could get a staff member to put sad update/ graphic images if you do. I suppose any images etc. would help with people with problems in the future?
 

budgiezila

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We could get a staff member to put sad update/ graphic images if you do. I suppose any images etc. would help with people with problems in the future?
that’s what I was thinking, but I can just describe the early signs

-they also had cotton wool disease. That’s when white, fluffy stuff starts growing on their Fins.

-we saw the PH imbalance by taking the water to get tested. Looking at the fish, she has red splotches all over her body. She was pooping white.

- she sank to the bottom

-for anyone in the future, please look closely at them!
 
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