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Thread: Sick goldfish

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    Hi. ive rescued a goldfish about a week ago. he was very skinny and had a few patches with no scales and redness on his tail and the base of his hand fins
    He wasent lethargic and ate and pooped well in the past week. yesterday ive noticed him flashing a few time and today he became super lethargic, sitting on the bottom sometimes even on his side moving only when i touched him and occasionly moving by himself to flash.
    I have a few meds avilable:rid ich+ {malachite green and formalin} ,Prazi pro,Levamisole, methylene blue, Furanol and kanaplex
    Im also considering salt baths. The red strikes can be septicemia or just another part of the parasitic infection..
    I wanted to hear your opinion on what shuold i do and if you have other meds to reccomend on
    Hes in a 120L tank with 3 internal filters, parameters are 0,0,5
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    Heres the vid. He is sitting on the bottom in a U shape most of the time. when making some noise or pounding on the tank wall near him he "wakes up" and starting to swim like kinda normal, then after a few seconds stops and returning to the same position. He reacts the same when i put food near hi, waking up , swimming, eating the food then going back

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    I don't know as far as suggesting anything, but it looks like a psychological thing or something, he just stops moving.

    I can't tell myself if he's flashing, he seems kinda spooked.....
    One thing I can say, is make sure he gets lots of nutrition. He's still eating, so that's a good thing. See if he can put some weight on being the only fish in the tank.
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    Update:He is still eating.overall hes the same, maybe theres some improvement that he "wakes up" for longer peroids and more often. He started to have ragged fins that might be the start of fin rot..
    The tank is treated at the moment with praziquantel,ektol fluid{contains benzalkium and methylene blue} Furanol and kanaplex,4 days into treatment.
    Ive checked for drug to drug interaction and everything seems fine but if you know of any please say
    How is this that im seeing fin rot? both furanol and ektol fluid are claiming to treat that. also the temp and salinity{around 0.4%} should fight that as well.. any suggestions/ treatments for fin rot? or any suggestions what to do next?
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    He is continue to imrove, spending more and more time active and less time "sleeping"

    The fin rot is still present , not progressing much and another thing is the flashing, that never went away but now as he regaining energy he is doing it more. Im assuming that he had a few external parasites that also caused infection and septicemia, and the antibitic treatment improved the septecimia{also no more bloody patches on him} and probebly some of the parasite ,but theres still someone there who isnt responding to salt or prazi, maybe costia.. tommorow im finishing the current treatment of the antibitics and im thinking wether i should stop with them and start a malachite green+formalin treatment, continue with antibiotics and wait with the parasitic treatment

    Theres also an option to treat with mthylene blue insteade of malchit+formalin, which i know is ok to use with those antibiotics and then to continue with them as well.

    What do you think?

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    Hi, so after the improvment ive finished the treatment with the prazi,levamisole,methylene blue , kanaplex and furanol. He was active and eating, starting to gain weight, still had fin rt and a very big open wound under one of his fins,and he was still flashing. On saturday i started a treatment with Kordon rid ick containing malachit green and formalin. During the first 24 hours the flashing was gone and the next day the wound atrated to look better. The medication directions are to treat every 24 hours ,and repeat as needed so i treated it 3 times untill tuesday. on tuesday night {the med is still in the water} ive noticed white poop coming out and a bit of fast breathing. the next day the breathing got worse and he was less in to food and today he is gasping on the surface, not interested in food and had a really long and nasty white stringy poop.
    In the last few days i did WC every day and parameters was always 0,0,5.
    I dont know if i should restart with the rid ick again perhaps in higer dose option or to switch to an internal parasite treatment{prazi/levamisole} or maybe and antibiotics again.. What do you think?
    also i read in some article tat formalin and malacite green can cause demage to the gills, cn this be what happened with him?

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    Sorry to hear this, i’ve read that certain medications can deplete oxygen levels in the tank, Hopefully someone else with more knowledge can help, if it was me I would try to add an air stone to the tank, if you can’t do any air stone you could try increasing the amount of outflow of your filter to agitate the surface more and allow more oxygen to the water. Hope this helps

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    You've used a lot of meds already, and I wouldn't treat again with antibiotics personally. Def do not repeat the same antibacterial treatment. White poop doesn't always mean intestinal parasites, but an indication that a parasite is robbing nutrients from the fish or the fish just isn't getting nutrition for some reason. When did the white poop start? Is he eating well?
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    Hes not eating at all since today and very lethargic. There are 2 aire stones and 2 filters outlet that agitate the surface
    the white poop started on tuesday

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    When was the last time you changed the water? I would do an 80% water change on the tank and see if that helps. IME clean water is always the best treatment. Hope he improves, the poor guy has been through a lot.
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