Jump to content


Regular Member
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Lelk

  1. (On my phone. Hope this posts correctly.) Thank you so much! Is coral still okay for a freshwater tank?
  2. Alright. Will do! What is a good pH for them? And how do I get it back up? Also, I'm having to leave to go to work. I will pick up some Ammonia strips. Anything else I should pick up? Algae eaters and betta are moved to separate tanks.
  3. Alright. Petsmart's the closest... I live in the middle of NOWHERE. Will they do water tests? Also, pH is about 6.8-6.9. I used test strips my dad had in his truck. He's the Director of Public Utilities. Our water comes from a natural spring. That's the water I use for the tank. Not sure if that's useful information or not. Just trying to throw anything out there to help. I also took out the algae eaters and put them in the 10gal for the moment. Just in case.
  4. My father has PH strips. Let me check.
  5. I don't have a way of checking for nitrates, ammonia, etc. at the moment.
  6. I also checked his gills to see if they were bloody-looking or lavender-colored. Gills look fine. He looks absolutely fine except for his tail.
  7. Oops, sorry! * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today, about 25%. * How many fish in the tank and their size? Two orandas, one fantail, one male betta (who is as friendly as can be, gets along with everyone), and two Chinese algae eates. 50 gal. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Jungle brand Start Right conditioner with Aloe Vera. Tetra brand WaterClarifier (used a day and a half ago)." * What do you feed your fish and how often? Many different types of vegetables: potatoes, squash, peas (to name a few) every day. Bananas, apples, and oranges every couple days. Flakes every day. * Any new fish added to the tank? Two Chinese algae eaters. One and a half inch. Two and a half inches. They were added about three weeks ago. * Any medications added to the tank? Not recently, but I do use Rid*Ick. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Rid*Ick - Over a month ago. Tetra brand WaterClarifier - a day and a half ago Jungle brand Start Right conditioner - About a week ago. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Bloody streaks and torn tail. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No. He's acting like nothing has happened. Eating well. Swimming well. Very active, like usual. * Water Temperature? 72F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 50gal. Over 5 months. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Wisper filter. Came with tank. * How often do you change the water and how much? At least once a week. 25%.
  8. My oranda's fins are all bloody looking. They're torn apart, but symmetrical on both sides. I have two Chinese Algae eaters in the tank. Is this Finrot or do you think the algae eaters are biting at him? Or something else? He's eating just fine and swimming around like nothing is wrong. No outward displays of this problem other than the visual ones. Please help!
  • Create New...