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    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhaethe
    How big is the tank?

    Parameters are fine, though ammonia is slightly higher than it should be.

    You say it stays around 12-15 C ... that is around 53-59 F ... which is the low end of what goldfish tend to prefer, unless its a fancy goldfish, which should really be higher than that. The chub should be fine, though less active than normal.

    If you do not wish to buy a heater, bring up and maintain the ambient room temperature.

    Salt is not going to help in this situation really.
    Hi there,

    The tank is 70ltrs (Hagen Tropiquarium 68).

    Currently, after the recent water change the temperature is 19 degrees celsius, however this will fall to between 13-15 approx. My goldfish is a comet (I believe), he's 5 y.o.

    So rule out Salt usage?

    Just an update on this...i've just done a 50% water change on the tank and also added 12ml of Interpet Ammonia Remover to the tank.

    So far, my fish is still huddled in the corner so no immediate improvement but I am concerned that I will have to look at other avenues of treatment as the readings don't seem to be flagging anything up. Would that be a fair comment?

    Do I need to be looking at other ailments that cause this behaviour? Diet? Maybe treatment through antibiotics?

    Here are some pics I took during and after water change:

    Cheers for your help.
    Last edited by crmpicco; 12-23-2011 at 08:33 PM.

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    0 Not allowed!
    He needs a better home. That tank is not large enough and this will forever be an uphill battle with no way of reaching the top with that fish in that setup.
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