Fishblr, please help me. I went on a cruise and I was gone for ten days. I came home and read that all of my fancy goldfish had died. I was heartbroken, but when I came home, I found a survivor. Kiko, my little calico ryukin, was alive. I cried with joy and put him into a 2.5 gal emergency tank. My albino bristlenose pleco also made it. Noir and Mickey died.
I was furious when I read the notes. The pet sitter thought that my filter was creating too much current and UNPLUGGED IT ON THE FIRST DAY. Three fancy goldfish make a lot of waste. My guess for how Noir and Mickey died was ammonia. SIP little guys. I miss them so much.
Now comes the tricky part. Kiko is alive but barely hanging on. He is bright orange when he’s usually white with orange and black spots. He looks like he’s gasping as he swims around. When I found him, he was laying at the top and gasping. He’s swimming around now, but still gasping. He has a few open wounds, I’m assuming they’re ammonia burn. I added melafix to his emergency tank. I hate having him in the 2.5, but it’s all I have right now. Once I get the big fancy goldfish tank cleaned and cycled again, he’ll go back in there.
I don’t know if I’ve ever told Kiko’s full story, and I’d like to here, because he’s really special to me. I got Kiko over the summer while my cousin was visiting. We found the smallest goldfish we’d ever seen. He was about the size of my thumb nail. His tail was all lopsided and he was having some trouble swimming. I wanted to help him so badly, so we set up a tank for him. It was small at first, but once I had the funding, he got a proper tank, and a friend, a black moor named Noir. They instantly became friends. Kiko hasn’t grown much since I got him. He’s about two inches long now. He’s grown so much stronger and swims like a pro.
I can’t lose another fish. Kiko holds a very special place in my heart and I’m terrified of losing him now. Please, if you know anything I can do to help him heal, tell me. Message me, comment, reblog, I don’t mind. I just don’t want to lose Kiko. Thank you.