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    2 - Gil and Sonic, both Ryukin

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  1. How exciting! Hope you have a lot of little Picasso and Splasher babies!
  2. I don't know about all of you, but I'm still working to snap that 'perfect' photo of my fast little fish. This shows Sonic's fins, some white and orange, but looking better, I think.
  3. Here's a quick update on Sonic, my Ryukin. His fins are not full and back to normal but they are improving. We did a 50% Water Change on Monday. Today, the tank water tested as follows: pH of 7.2, ammonia, 0, nitrite, 0, nitrate, 20 ppm and KH, 107.4 (after 6 drops). I need a new test kit for General Hardness and then will test that also. Any suggestions, let me know. The fish look happy so I'm happy too!
  4. Update: Sonic's side looks better. His fins are about the same. Water test results are as follows. pH 7.2 (high pH 7.4) ammonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate 40 ppm KH 125.3 (seven drops) What next? Should I continue to do 50% WC and how often? Do you advise medication or not, at this point. Thanks!
  5. I just tested tap/tank water at 8 a.m. this morning, after having left sample uncovered overnight. It was between 7.2 and 7.4. So a small change.
  6. Looking back, i think we added the aquarium sale incorrectly Thursday. We added it to the bottom of the tank, without dissolving it in water first.
  7. I don't know why the pH stayed the same either. I've attached more pics of Sonic. The medication I have is API General Cure for parasitic fish disease.
  8. Here is a photo of Gil (left) and Sonic. Sonic is the little Ryukin with frayed fins and, as of one hour ago, dark (brown?) sections on his fins and side. More cause for concern. I tested the half tap/half tank water and it was 7.6.
  9. Not sure what you are asking. I have the Penguin 350, but no air stones or anything else in the tank. Is that what you meant? I'd have to buy an air stone. Do I uncover the bowl of water? Thanks!
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