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    Advice on Goldfish

    Can somebody help please,i have just lost 2 goldfish to whitespot,does anybody know what i have to do with my tank and if i have to change filter etc if i want to put another fish in there {i have no fish whatsoever in the tank at the moment.

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    Clean everything, fill tank, start again in a month.

    Original Poster

    what kind of cleaner do i need and doo i need to bin the net that was used to scoop them out

    Just get yourself some white spot treatment and some tank cleaner. Clean the tank, dry it and leave it in a warm place for a while before adding new water and fish as one main cause is low water temps. Keeping it warm will help kill them off as in cold water the ick life cycle can be between 2 days and 5 weeks.
    Edited by: "dh058977" 28th Jan 2011

    Salt water is also good to clean a tank that has suffered from white spot

    Original Poster

    thanks for your advice,anymore would be helpful as wel as i am new to all this

    julieg

    thanks for your advice,anymore would be helpful as wel as i am new to all … thanks for your advice,anymore would be helpful as wel as i am new to all this



    Ive been keeping fish for years. Ive got coldwater fish (koi and goldfish), tropical and have had marine in the past. If you ever need any help just pm me.

    Original Poster

    thanks very much,much apprieated

    Original Poster

    will the filter be ok,or will i have to replace it or is there a way of cleaning it.

    julieg

    will the filter be ok,or will i have to replace it or is there a way of … will the filter be ok,or will i have to replace it or is there a way of cleaning it.



    Soak it in a salt water solution untill your ready to reuse it and you'l be fine.

    Original Poster

    ok will do

    Original Poster

    thanx again

    Be careful with the white spot treatment, it does not always work.

    I bought 6 goldfish and put them out in a pond in the back garden, they grew huge and lasted through winters and summers for years on end. I had to remove them because I had to take out the pond in the end, gave them to a relative, but its so hard to keep them in a bowl.

    I would make sure the balance in the tank of chlorine is good etc, you can get additives for the tank, go and ask a specialist, not pets at home because they know jack.

    Sorry to hear about your goldfishes, unfortunately whitespots are common in goldfishes........white spot treatment should work but not always.

    Don't put new goldfishes in just yet. Remember whitespot is a parasite, so Hot boiling water on all the items (tank,net,filter,plastic plants....etc) and dried completely, should do the trick......(_;)
    i've Being looking after goldfishes for well over 10years!!

    white spots mean they are stressed right? my husband went pets at home and got some stress coat which turned water bluey...but it helped. next time u see spots do that

    aircanman

    Be careful with the white spot treatment, it does not always work.I … Be careful with the white spot treatment, it does not always work.I bought 6 goldfish and put them out in a pond in the back garden, they grew huge and lasted through winters and summers for years on end. I had to remove them because I had to take out the pond in the end, gave them to a relative, but its so hard to keep them in a bowl.I would make sure the balance in the tank of chlorine is good etc, you can get additives for the tank, go and ask a specialist, not pets at home because they know jack.



    White spot treatments dont usually work for two reasons.
    1. The treatments need to be applied over a long time and usually the fish die before the full treatment can be given.
    2. The ick or white spot has a lifespan of up to 5 weeks and white spot treatments only deal with it in one form.

    magicbeans

    white spots mean they are stressed right? my husband went pets at home … white spots mean they are stressed right? my husband went pets at home and got some stress coat which turned water bluey...but it helped. next time u see spots do that



    White spot can be for a number of reasons but stress from a change in water temp is quite common

    jcaho7

    Sorry to hear about your goldfishes, unfortunately whitespots are common … Sorry to hear about your goldfishes, unfortunately whitespots are common in goldfishes........white spot treatment should work but not always.Don't put new goldfishes in just yet. Remember whitespot is a parasite, so Hot boiling water on all the items (tank,net,filter,plastic plants....etc) and dried completely, should do the trick......(_;)i've Being looking after goldfishes for well over 10years!!



    Boiling water is a good idea. White spot have been known to survive up to 80 degrees and in some strains up to 90! But the boiling water will kill them off.
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