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Mikey

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  1. How’s everyone doing today?
  2. Usually my tap pH isn’t high, so I can def get that down. That’s not an issue. I’ll just need to acclimate him to it. I can’t get a close enough look at them, but it does look pretty similar from what I can see. I’m wondering if it’s his time as well. He did have that infection though so Idk if he’s weak from that or if it’s just age
  3. I don’t think he could handle that either. I’m going to have to do my best to keep him not stressed and clean that tank out entirely. I’m very surprised the water quality (besides the very high pH 🤣) is as good as it is. I guess I’ll keep up with the metro and try and get rid of those things and hope for the best.
  4. What do you think I should do for him? Or do you think it’s just his time?
  5. wowzers, his pH is a very high 8.3 Ammonia: 0ppm Nitrite: 0ppm Nitrate 5ppm
  6. I would be inclined to say no. it has been in there for at least 7-12 months now and just out of no where these appeared. They SWIM and it's freaking me out LOL. I have no idea how they got in there or what they are. I also do not have a microscope to examine them either. I haven't tried salt. I have had him on metro for a total of about 6 days now. I added a few drops of dimillinX in there last night as well. He seems about the same. He hasn't eaten though and is just very lethargic. I am going to do a water change and give everything a good rinse except the ceramic bio rings.
  7. These are the bug/parasite things. I have no idea what they are. In the picture they are at the top of the water walking like upside down on it if that makes sense? They also swim.
  8. There isn't really much to take a picture of unfortunately. I can try and get some for sure
  9. I logged In and was like 👁👄👁 🤣🤣🤣
  10. It is kind of old. My other betta is pushing past 5 years now. I know where the parameters should be, I just didn’t have time to test the water yet. I also did not have time to do a water change either. It’s definitely some sort of parasite or infection going on I want to believe. I will be able to test the water and do a water change when I get back home from work. He’s a smaller betta, a koi plakat. For all i know, he could possibly pass away while I’m at work. He was looking still very rough this morning. It wouldn’t deteriorate fast water quality wise. He had a strong bio cycle. I modified the filter to make sure of that. I’m a pretty advanced keeper, I’m just stumped on what to do with him treatment wise.
  11. Hello guys! Long time no see. I am sorry I've been so mia and then here and then mia life has been super busy. I am SO stumped right now as to what is going on with my betta. He is in a 2.5 gallon tank. I am going to be honest, the nitrates are *possibly* a tad over a good limit. He has one nerite snail with him, and it has an anubias plant. I have had him about 2.5 years now and he slowly started getting weak. I did a 90% water change and he just kept getting worse and had this weird fluff almost under his chin and he has been bottom sitting, not eating, and super lethargic. For the last 6 days I have been treating with metronidazole. Now today I look in the tank and there are SO MANY tiny little creepy things swimming around and on the surface of the water; like at least 70-100 of these things. I want to start using prazi because it almost looks parasitic to me at this point, but I can't put my nerite in the main tank since he is exposed to whatever this is now, but the prazi will kill (the snail) him. I am not sure if maybe they grew from the food that sat in there a tad long (my bad ) but I think they are too small to get on video. I do not have a heater in my tank. My room temp varies from 70-75 I would say. I cannot test anything tonight, but I can be (almost) certain the pH is 7.6, ammonia 0ppm, nitrite 0ppm, and nitrate I am going to guess around 20-40ppm
  12. I don't think my crypts would like it too much with nothing in there. My tank is over run with them right now :O. I think my sand is honestly just a giant bundle of roots. I am terrified to transfer it all over once I finally set up the new tank.
  13. I think so from what I was able to find on it
  14. 🤣🤣🤣 school ends next month (1 more Semester in the fall and I’m DONE) and I should hopefully have more time
  15. I miss being on here. I need to make it more of a priority to stay active!
  16. A lower pH in the tank I am wondering could be from a lower level of kH not being able to keep it stable. That can be corrected using baking soda thankfully. If I remember correctly, a lower pH in the water when ammonia is present is better than when it is higher because the ammonia is less toxic in a lower pH. As long as that pH of 6.5 is stable, I would say probably best to leave it be while the fish are ill so as to not stress them out more with trying to adjust it to the proper level. What sort of media is in your filter? Anything for the good bacteria to grow on such as ceramic media? Are you able tp post the pictures of the fish here so we can see them as well please?
  17. Hmmm. I might do this idk. I really love the look of sand though, and it's one less surface o scrub algae on HAHAHA.
  18. That's all they gave you for it :O that's crazy! I'm dealing with a lemon Acura. I am about ready to get lawyered up. It's been four months of torture and back and forth to the dealer that is an hour away. They already had it for 16 days but "couldn't verify" the issues even though I have documented many videos and pictures. I am waiting to hear when the district parts and service manager will be back again to see it. I have missed at least 3 college lectures now because of this not to mention I am racking up miles driving there.
  19. Hello! Welcome to Kokos. If you could please fill this form out to the best of your knowledge, that would greatly assist us. If you could also upload pictures that would be helpful as well. I'm so sorry to hear that you are going through this! Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level(Tank) Nitrite Level(Tank) Nitrate level(Tank) Ammonia Level(Tap) Nitrite Level(Tap) Nitrate level(Tap) Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Water temperature? Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? How often do you change the water and how much? How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? How many fish in the tank and their size? What kind of water additives or conditioners? What do you feed your fish and how often? Any new fish added to the tank? Any medications added to the tank? List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?
  20. Oh I'm sure!! I can't even imagine. I have a few friends that are nurses and their schedules are crazy with long hours. I've also been dealing with the car from hell for the idk 4th year in a row now. No matter what car I get they all have issues and I'm literally going insane. It is only month 4 with this car and it's been broken since I pulled into my driveway with it.
  21. I would also maybe suggest removing the gravel, or at least make a much thinner layer of it. Doing that will make cleaning 10x easier for you
  22. Of course you are welcome!! Welcome back here, I am trying to be more active on here again myself .
  23. I have been so bad with my maintenance on my tank it's tough finding motivation to clean it when I am bogged down with assignments and working 6 days a week. Not to mention one of those days is 6 hours of fish tank cleaning at my local pet store LOL.
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