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  1. thank you for responding! I didn't add any back in after the big water change yesterday and I noticed him being lethargic today. Im going to add it in straight away.
  2. 2nd week in prazi pro done. He seems a little better. the white spot on his tail has faded some and I haven't noticed much bottom sitting. Going to do a big water change tonight. How long can I keep treating him with prazipro?
  3. That is true. He hates bright lights and I have it even dimmer now because he is sick. If I turn the hood light on he freaks out. Over the last few days, I did catch him bottom sitting a few times. I tried to feed him a few frozen brine shrimp tonight but he still cant get them in his mouth. He grabs it, shakes his body back and forth and tries to force it in but then gives up. He probably doesn't have enough energy to keep at it. Its day 7 in the prazipro so I'm going to do a large water change and add prime conditioned prazipro water back in. If I see anymore sickly behavior, I will try to get a video of him in the bright light. If his mouth doesn't improve in the next week, I will probably take him out and see how much I can open it again.
  4. here is a video of his activity http://s163.photobucket.com/user/little_c22/media/DSCN1047_zpsb234f01a.mp4.html
  5. Just the prazipro. I didn't add salt back in. So today he looks the same. swimming around, eating off the bottom and able to open his mouth a tiny bit. I haven't witnessed him bottom sitting today. I just got back from out of town and I fed him Friday morning, had someone feed him Saturday, and I fed him sunday night. He has been in the Prazipro since Thursday morning, 4 days. should I do anything else right now? water changes?
  6. I got my prazipro. I did a 90% water change and double dosed the new prime conditioned water. He's been in the prazi water for about 9 hours. Looks the same so far. Still able to open his mouth a little bit to eat. Still swimming with weights.
  7. so sometimes when he swims he looks like he has weights on him. He swims kinda wobbly upward and then sinks back down a bit. Its not extreme to where he hits the bottom but just looks like he's tired. Like its taking him some effort to swim. He doesn't do this all the time. Just after bottom sitting. I still haven't seen him poo so I fed him crushed pea for breakfast.
  8. I tried to feed him frozen/thawed brine shrimp tonight but he couldn't get them in his mouth. He tried so hard. He just couldn't suck em up. So I siphoned them out and 50% of the water and replaced it with prime conditioned tap water. I didn't add any salt to it. Right before I fed him, I saw him sitting on his bubble wall pipe. I have never seen him do that. He used to swim through his bubble wall all the time when I had him in an uncycled tank but he stopped after I put him in the cycled tank. I just fed him crushed up flakes and he is working on them now. I should get my bottle of prazipro tomorrow.
  9. Well this morning I was watching him eat and I could actually see his mouth open a little bit. I think the salt is making a difference! Before I could never see his lips actually part. Should I go ahead and bring it to 10 tsp today? Also when I was videoing him he started doing his figure 8s! It was probably because I was videoing him, he hates the camera but I named him spaz because he used to do figure 8's like mad. Never being still. He hasn't been that energetic lately. Here is the video of him eating this morning. http://s163.photobucket.com/user/little_c22/media/DSCN1010_zpsa9f61554.mp4.html At a 1:03 in the video you can see him open his mouth.
  10. He is at 6 tsp now. Another thing is I haven't seen him poop for weeks.
  11. Hello, I am back for some more help with my poor baby, Spaz. Just for a bit of history, when I first got him in February, I was just learning what cycling was and I didn't get him into a 15 gallon cycled tank until 3 months later. He suffered from ammonia burns and some fin rot. Here is a picture of him looking his worst: http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/little_c22/DSCN0943_zps913ebac5.jpg After a bit of time in his new tank, he recovered from the burns and grew his tail back. He was doing pretty good for a while. Now, I've grown concerned again because I've noticed he has started to sit on the bottom. When I come around he starts swimming again and searching for food. But I've noticed when he eats, it seems like he cant open his mouth. He is anxious to eat. He sucks on the flakes and I can see his lips moving just a tiny bit. Sometimes he kinda jerks his body like he is trying to tear into the food and get it in his mouth. He searches the bottom for food for several hours. This used to be pretty much all he did but now he has taken to sitting still between his searches. I'm worried he may not be getting enough nutrition. I read the forum from a couple days ago called "Not Eating, not even opening mouth and mostly bottom-sitting". There is a lot of good info in there and I have started adding API Aquarium Salt to his tank. I have added 4.5 teaspoons slowly since Friday night. I also ordered a bottle of Prazipro but it is not here yet. Also on Friday, I took him out of the tank, wrapped him in a tank wetted paper towel and tried to open his mouth with a dulled down toothpick. He did not open his mouth when he was out of the water. I was unable to tell where his lips were supposed to part. I wasn't very aggressive with this. I managed to move his lip a tiny bit but I couldn't get the tooth pick in his mouth to try to open it. I put him back in his tank just after this quick exam. I read some things about cutting his mouth open but like I said, I could not tell where his lips should part. Since then, I have been crumbling up his flakes as small as I can before I put them in there to hopefully help him get them in his mouth. He is still actively pursuing the food with his lips moving a tiny bit. Here is a video of him eating: http://s163.photobucket.com/user/little_c22/media/DSCN1008_zps51936e37.mp4.html His gills are moving so he's got to be getting some water through. I was reading the "Using Salt" pinned topic above and I noticed it said not to feed them when dosing them with the salt. Why is that? Should I stop feeding him while I have the salt in there? There is only 4.5 teaspoons in there right now. I was afraid to put in 10 teaspoons really fast. He is in a 15 gallon but with the substrate and decorations its about 12 gallons. Here are my parameters: * Ammonia Level(Tank) = 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) = 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) = 10 ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) = 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) = 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) = 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) = 7.8 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) = 7.8 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? = API Master Test Kit * Water temperature? = 74 F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 15 gal (12 gal) 5 months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Marineland Penguin Power Filter 150 * How often do you change the water and how much? once time a week, 40% to 50% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? last thursday * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Omega Goldfish Flakes, 2x a day * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? 4.5 teaspoons of API Aquarium salt * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. slowly added salt in since Friday night. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? there is a white spot on his tail from where he had fin rot last time he was sick * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? sitting on bottom more and more each day So what should I do from here? Thanks ahead!
  12. Please share what kind of camera you have. Your pictures are awesome!
  13. Just wanted to thank everyone for helping me treat Spaz. He is finally getting better and close to full recovery. After the above few weeks in the quarantine tank, his 15 gal perm tank cycled. I moved him to that tank and still did some water changes a couple times a week. After a few more weeks in his perm tank he started getting better and the tank fully adjusted to him. At one point during his recovery, his whole head was spotted black. He looked like a koi. I think all of those white patches and white lips where ammonia related. His tail has almost grown all back. He now looks very comfortable in his tank, eating, and being active. He swims all around and searches for food. He doesn't really lie in the bubbles anymore so that could have been a sign of him not feeling well. I have some pictures and a short video of him so you can see how good he looks. Pics http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/little_c22/20130527_153151_zpsa98a1653.jpg http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/little_c22/20130527_153418_zps4b5b8362.jpg Video http://s163.photobucket.com/user/little_c22/media/Spaz_zps1150131e.mp4.html Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. Moved him to his perm 15 gal cycled tank. Hopefully he recovers. Moved him to his perm 15 gal cycled tank. Hope he recovers. Moved him to his perm 15 gal cycled tank. Hope he recovers.
  15. His back fin is getting shorter and shorter now. Any suggestions for how to treat?
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