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  1. i took a picture of his gills but i cant post it :/ okay so i dont have enough aquarium salt to do that right now ill have to go get some more as soon as the aquarium store opens. and what media should i remove from the filter when adding the salt? i did a water change about 3 hours ago. just in case
  2. what am i suppose to be looking or feeling for on his belly, it feels firm, smooth and slimy his gills look normal. no spots or anything, um his poop looks like clear tubes with brown waste. except on like earlier today there there was a long gap and gaps between the brown waste unlike the continues brown on my ryukin this behavior started yesturday midday i think he seems to shake out of it quickely and act normal most of the time but still not as lively as id like to see him
  3. actually the filter is newish i suppose, i got it about 2 months ago, but the tank has been housing them for 5 months as a matter of fact he looks as happy as ever now i guess he was just sleepy, i dropped some pellets in there and his old self is back. ill post video if the behavior starts up again though thank you all
  4. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level 0.25ppm * Nitrite Level 0ppm * Nitrate level 5.0ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)7.8 (use gold buffer) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API master test kit * Water temperature? 73F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20gal 5 months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Atman canister (filters 600LPH) aquaclear 500 * How often do you change the water and how much? every4-5 days 70% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 3 days ago, 70% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2, ranchu about 2 in, other 1.2 in * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? gel food, brine shrimp, and blood worms (both frozen and bacteria free). saki pellets * Any new fish added to the tank? * Any medications added to the tank? no * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) same problem with the other fish but it recovered, a month ago * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. none * 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.? stays in a corner of the tank leaning to the left, only uses its little two fins to manuver itself most of the time, and when it does use its tail its weak and slow, unreactiv So please help me the behavior just started and i really dont wanna lose him. i catch it floating a lot, its crooked when its not moving. looks really sick help please
  5. like on the top where the twin tails are connected. i see a lot of younger fishes tails split and my fish's tail is starting to. just wondering if theres anyway to prevent it from doing that
  6. i just kinda like it when both tail are still intact and idk where to put this topic in so i chose here
  7. okay so my gravel is kinda on the thinker side and im using Saki Hikari sinking pellets. my local fish store recomended it to me when i got my ranchu. the gravel seems to be kinda making it harder to eat the gravel cause of all the space. am i okay or should i get new gravel?
  8. Thank you the water i put in the tank is all from the 5 gallon and then the rest is ALL distilted water. nap tap. from the rite aid. im not trying to cut corners nor am i too lazy to run to my local pet store to get a test kit. its just a matter of money. i garentee you the next thing i will buy is an api test kit these fish are beautiful. a 5 gallon was not big enough for even a single fish. so i got that first. i am taking this hobby seriously, im doing my best Oh so do i just snap off the pieces of plastic? on the hood? Thanks again
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