[*]Ammonia Level? 0
[*]Nitrite Level? 5-10
[*]Nitrate level? 0
[*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? pH is 7.6, KH 120, GH 120
[*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? pH and Ammonia drops, all others strips, API
[*]Water temperature? room temp, unheated, 20 degrees?
[*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 10 gal hospital tank, running two months, seeded with materiel from 55
[*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? No name, ten gallon kit type filter
[*]How often do you change the water and how much? 50% a week
[*]How many fish in the tank and their size? one comet, almost 4 inches
[*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime and salt to.3%
[*]What do you feed your fish and how often? New Life Spectrum Goldfish formula, once every two days, about five pellets
[*]Any new fish added to the tank? no
[*]Any medications added to the tank? Salted to .3%, that's all
[*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? nope
[*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? "shaking" her head from side to side sharply; darting about jerkily, "nervous" behaviour
Ok, so this is Clementine, my fish who is recovering from her time on the floor. Half her scales are gone and her tail and fins are tipped white and ragged, but I attribute that to her dried-uppedness. It's her behaviour that worries me.
Today she has been doing a couple of odd things. She was shaking her head sharply, almost like a person trying to knock water out of their ear would. She's also been darting around a bit - up to the surface mostly, then racing back down. She does not do it often, but enough for me to notice that she does do it. No other odd behaviour - no gasping, no laboured breathing, no bottom sitting. She actively forages among the few large rocks most of the time. But that head shaking has really freaked me out. It's like she has moments of hyperactivity or being startled.
I treated her and Boris for Flukes when I moved in here about four months ago. Do I need to run another course? Is she itchy from the scales coming back in?? ...can goldfish get itchy?? Is she just going stir-crazy from boredom?
Thanks guys. My poor Clem.