[*]Water temperature? 69.
[*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 30. Running for just over a year.
[*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)?: Penguin 350 Dual Bio-Wheel Filter
[*]How often do you change the water and how much?: once a week, 30%
[*]How many fish in the tank and their size? 3. pearlscale is about 2" (not uncluding tail) and both Ryukins are about 4" (not including tail)
[*]What kind of water additives or conditioners?: Big Al's water conditioner and Cycle every day.
[*]What do you feed your fish and how often?: Tetra Flakes (soaked in water). Once a day.
[*]Any new fish added to the tank?: Not since a month ago.
[*]Any medications added to the tank?: No.
[*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?: The fish I am concerned about has frayed fins, looks someone fuzzy, clamped fins, sunken eyes, sunken belly, bottom sitting, breathing heavily, only breathing with 1 gill and only using 1 fin.
A month ago I added 2 new ryukins to my 30 gallon tank (after QT obviously) both were healthy and perfectly fine. After QT, I added them to the tank. Everything was fine until yesterday when my tank seam split/ By the time I realized it, all fish were gasping for air and there was hardly any water left in their tank. I was advised to put them in a rubbermaid until I could fix the tank. Later that day I fixed the tank and today my boyfriend took me to Big Al's and suprised me by buying me all new decorations. Fake plants, gravel and a pack of cartridges.
Since everything with my tank happened, my one ryuking has been bottom sitting and today when i put them back in the tank i noticed he looked terribly ill. Sunken eyes, torn fins, sunken belly, gasping for air. He was only breathing with his right gill and would not use his left fin when swimming. (causing him to swim in circles.)
His dorsal is clamped and he has red sores all over. Obviously I was freaking out so I ran to grab my test kit. It is now obvious that luck is NOT on my side; I am out of test strips.
I have no clue what is wrong with him.
The other 2 fish are perfectly fine. Swimming happily, erect fins, breathing normal, gills are fine, eating normal.
Can anyone tell me what in the world is wrong? I am starting to think that maybe he doesn't HAVE anything and that he is just sick. A short while ago he began floating in the corner so I removed him and put him in a seperate tank because Elvis was beginning to nibble on him.
He is still laying in the corner on his side; I don't think he has much longer.
Can anyone tell me what I can do to save this little guy??