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  1. Update: I finally managed to get some pictures, but they do not show the problem very well. He kept wiggling and my phone's camera is not very good, so they are a bit blurry. The raised scales show up much better in person. He is doing a bit better after adding the epsom, but is still not so perky. I really hope the meds get here soon because I feel hopeless at the moment... he looks awful and it's like I'm just watching without being able to much to help...
  2. I have ordered the meds. They should get to me around Monday or Tuesday. When I add the epsom, I need to dissolve it beforehand, right?
  3. Do I need both meds? I found the Kanaplex on Amazon, but I'm not seeing any MetroPlex.
  4. Also, searching for the meds online right now. I only have a small Petco in my area and I know their fish meds are pretty scarce.
  5. I have generic epsom salt I bought from Target ages ago, is that aquariums safe?
  6. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 5-10ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 5ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4 * 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 Freshwater * Water temperature? Not sure * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40 gallons * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? AquaClear 70, Marineland 200 * How often do you change the water and how much? 50% twice a week usually, been doing 50% daily due to recent ammonia spikes * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 50%, this morning * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 ryukin, small * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Repashy Gel Food, Omega One pellets, brine shrimp, bloodworms * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No * 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? Raised scales * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Dorsal fin down past three days, not as active, occasional bottom sitting I hope I've filled out the form properly. Sorry to post this so late, but my fish just hasn't been himself the past few days... he went from being very active/perky to listless. I've been experiencing ammonia spikes for about a week now, so I'm not sure if it has something to do with that (upped water changes to 50% daily). Just before I began writing this thread, I noticed he has subtle pineconing... At first I thought I was seeing things, but I asked for a second opinion from my roommate and she agreed that my poor fish's scales are not laying flat/sticking out slightly. I will try to post a picture of this later if I can, but for now I am unable to because the camera on my phone is not cooperating. What should I do in the meantime?
  7. This may sound like a silly question, but is it safe to use just regular tap water to mix up Repashy Soilent Green? Or should I use bottled water/dechlorinated water?
  8. Thank you everyone! I have tried to like all of your replies, but for some reason after I press the button the likes disappear. I don't know if it's because I'm on my phone, or if tapatalk's glitched out, but I appreciate all your compliments. He's such a sweet little guy. Still haven't settled on a name, though
  9. Thanks for your replies everyone. I think I will avoid soaking unless he starts to have issues with constipation or floatiness. It seems he stops to chew his food after I give him about 8-10 pellets. Does that seem right, or is it too much/too little? I think he is pretty young. His body is around 1 and 1/2 inches (just a guess) if you don't count his tail.
  10. I'm curious about this because I've been reading through some of the threads on here, and I've seen some users say they do and others say they don't. I haven't been soaking my food so far (feeding Omega One sinking pellets, small size). Should I be soaking it? The fish doesn't seem floaty, but I've only seen him poop once since I bought him home... it was a normal one though, according to the guide on here. Also, how much should I be feeding? So far I've only been doing a pinch twice a day. Is that enough? Sorry for all the questions, but I'm a bit of a noob at this.
  11. I filmed this on my phone so the color is a bit off, but the brown is a deep black color in person. I think they're ammonia burns. It wouldn't surprise me if I'm wrong though.
  12. Oops. Tried to post a video link and it didn't work out. Let's try again.
  13. He was sold to me as a fantail, but I'm pretty sure he's a ryukin. He has some ammonia burns and a slight tear on his tail... other than that he seems okay. He wouldn't stay still enough for photos so I decided to post a video instead. Also, I'm not really sure if he's a boy, but that's his default gender for now. Not sure what I'll name him
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