Today, when I got home from school Jacob was stuck to the intake tube of the filter. Panicked I quickly turned it off, then lowered the suction to where he doesn't get stuck often. When I released him I noticed his body was angle like he was positioned to the filter. I am not sure how long he was there. When I fed him this morning he ate like usual. I have pictures at the bottom but it is not nice to look at. I noticed he had some holes in his head. I examined my other fish and found related holes on my other fish Jim. Now, Jacob is lethargic and I believe he has a bad case of swim bladder because he is sinking and floating. The only thing that really scares me is his weakness. Now for Jim, he is swimming and fine other than the holes on his head. When I fed them Jim went right for the food while Jacob didn't try to get any. I have observed Jacob having long stringy poop from Jacob, but I have not seen Jim's yet.
[*]Test Results for the Following:
[*]Ammonia Level? 2.0PPM
[*]Nitrite Level? 0.0 PPM
[*]Nitrate level? 20PPM
[*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 6.0
[*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.6
[*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Aquarium Pharmaceuticals-Drops
[*]Water temperature? Upped it to about 80F
[*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 60 gallons, about 5 months or so
[*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? 2 Top Fin 60s
[*]How often do you change the water and how much? every week about 80-90%
[*]How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 aobut 2.5in-3in
[*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
[*]What do you feed your fish and how often? Top Fin Goldfish Flakes and twice a day
[*]Any new fish added to the tank? nope
[*]Any medications added to the tank? not yet
[*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? a little frayed fins on Jacob and Jim. Jacob floating side ways. Jim seems to swim ok though.
[*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Jim ate fine, but Jacob didn't eat. Jacob swimming wierd.