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    Could be they've had ick and it's been effecting them for 3 days. Slower temps tend to slow down ick's process.
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    Oh this all stinks. When they were all stressed out did you notice if it was when the lights were on? And did you notice if lights out helped? I ask because when my light bulbs become old they seem to stress my fish out for about 3 weeks before they finally blow out. I can set a timmer to it. Stressed fish = ich.... Might be something to look into. Also lights out while treating for ich can also calm them down some
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    Just curious if you happened to check them when they were sleeping. I doubt it has anything to do with oxygen levels are they'd be at the top of the tank rather than the bottom.

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    Have read this thread with interest. Not a keeper of goldfish but it intrigued me because it's such a puzzle. Found a ton of 'gold fish sitting on the bottom' threads on Yahoo. This was the one that had not been mentioned on this thread yet:
    "Here's a problem very few Goldfish Collectors check. A strong water current in your goldfish aquarium will cause your goldfish to stay on the bottom of your goldfish aquarium. They do not like a strong current, it would be like putting you on a treadmill 24 hours a day!!. Here's the best way to check the water current in your goldfish aquarium. Tie a button on an end of a thread and drop the button into your goldfish aquarium. This will show you where the strongest water current is in your goldfish aquarium. Just by moving the direction of the outlet of your filter can make a great improvement with the activity of your goldfish."

    Don't know if the above could be an issue but thought I'd post it. Good luck
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    LIGHTS:
    The lights are only on for 5 hours a day and it's a pretty dim light at that, and when I noticed the problem they hadn't been on yet for the day. Since I thought heat might be the issue, I turned it off for a couple days, which obviously didn't help. So I think we can rule that out.

    SLEEPING:
    I've been checking on them frequently throughout all hours of the day. One might be sleeping at any given time, or maybe at a few points in the day they might all be sleeping, but all of them, all the time, definitely points to a problem.

    CURRENT:
    I have definitely observed this. When I first hooked up the canister filter it really churned up the tank and the fish headed for the bottom immediately. I reduced the flow and they went back to normal. Whenever I take it apart to clean it I have to get it set back to light flow or it happens again. So, I did check to see if my filter flow had somehow increased by itself - and it's still normal.

    UPDATE:
    I dosed the tank with anti-ich medication last night. Had just enough for one dose (two doses 48 hours apart are recommended). They've still got ich spots all over (mostly I can see it on their tails - it's hard to see on their bodies, which may explain why I didn't diagnose it until yesterday), but three out of the four have been freely swimming pretty consistently today. So that's definitely an improvement. Hopefully it keeps up.
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    That's a relief! Poor guys. How long have you had them, anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brhino View Post
    LIGHTS:
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    I have definitely observed this. When I first hooked up the canister filter it really churned up the tank and the fish headed for the bottom immediately. I reduced the flow and they went back to normal. Whenever I take it apart to clean it I have to get it set back to light flow or it happens again. So, I did check to see if my filter flow had somehow increased by itself - and it's still normal.
    UPDATE:
    I dosed the tank with anti-ich medication last night. Had just enough for one dose (two doses 48 hours apart are recommended). They've still got ich spots all over (mostly I can see it on their tails - it's hard to see on their bodies, which may explain why I didn't diagnose it until yesterday), but three out of the four have been freely swimming pretty consistently today. So that's definitely an improvement. Hopefully it keeps up.
    I figured you were on top of the current issue but posted anyway since it hadn't been mentioned. Glad to hear they are doing better. let's hope the ich meds do the trick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    That's a relief! Poor guys. How long have you had them, anyway?
    The oldest I've had for just over three years. He's the second longest-lived fish I currently have in spite of the fact that he's prone to inexplicable fungal outbreaks. The youngest I've had for about 5 months.
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    It looks like we've got this beat. All four fish are now free-swimming, and they're all begging for food whenever I go by like they normally do. Ick spots are gone. There's some frayed fintips and stuff but that should heal if everything else is okay.
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    Good deal Brhino. Congrats on staying on top of it.

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