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  1. As for the parameters of your tank, im assuming you read that when you cycle a tank, you always end up with some ammonia reading as the tank cycle, right? If no, i can assure you that until your tank is cycled, they will always be a small reading in ammonia and some nitrate possibly I also did a Fish IN cycle and it was a bit to take in and adjust! What I did myself, i made sure to keep up with the parameters and everytime my ammonia was about at .5 (which is more or less what i can read on yours), i would do a 20 to 30 percent water change. I found over time that to cycle a tank, smaller water change more often seem to work better for me. Then i used the water conditioner foe new water added and i made sure to add a new cycle bacteria. I have a bottle of it and i also love the little Aquaeon bacteria balls. They are fantastic!! As for your filter, typically with goldfish especially if you have more than one, since they are diety little piggies, id recommend to use two of the 40 filter. That will help with keeping things moving and clean!! Keep in mind also that over cleaning the tank gets rid of the good bacteria that is trying to colonized itself and can be damaging. For a few weeks, id recommend ypu do your small water change, add some bacteria and unless absolutley necessary, try to not wash the glass or decos. Just to give it a chance to establish and cycle. I Learnt that the hard way. I OCD clean my tank everytime and caused myself bacterial bloom 😳🙄 And once its cycled, do yourself a favor and only clean a little everytime. One corner/half for the substrate vaccuum and only a few decos. Did i ever screw up my cycle at first boy oh boy!!! Lol Also, why did you add salt? Unless your little ones are sick salt should not be added. They are freshwater fishies. No need for that Hope this helps!!
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  2. Agreed with everyone but i want to ask, how much do you typically feed her and what do you feed her? That can have a HUGE impact on swim bladder disease hun learnt that the hard way twice with my Betta!! Hes safe and sound now with a little TLC and I learned my lesson! Lol Also, how are you water parameters? Like ammonia, nitrates and such? And how big is her tank?
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