Test Results for the Following:
* Ammonia Level(Tank) 0ppm
* Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm
* Nitrate level(Tank) it was hard to tell but at least 40ppm..
* Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 possibly .25ppm
* Nitrite Level(Tap) 0ppm
* Nitrate level(Tap) 0-5ppm
* 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 Drops
* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55 gallons. Not sure when I downgraded from my 120, but the same filter has been running for close to a year.
* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Sunsun 304b 525GHP
* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? A week ago about 40% and again today about 50%. Scared of putting them in shock by doing to much. I've never had the nitrate this high before.
* How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 goldies. 2 are about 3-4 inches. 1 is 4-5inches. and the new one is about 1.5 inches
* What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime.
* What do you feed your fish and how often? Give the brand, type of food (sinking/floating pellets, gel food, steamed vegetable, etc.), and how frequently you feed each. NLS sinking pellets. peas, bloodworms, mixed veggies.
* Any new fish added to the tank? One new one. In QT for 3 weeks. No symptoms of anything. prazi
* Any medications added to the tank? none recently
* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. None to my main tank. only prazi to these fish.
* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Bloody streaks in fins. frayed fins
* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? bottom sitting, but still eating. occasionally swimming around.
I noticed him bottom sitting today, so I tested the water and immediately did a water change after realizing my nitrates were 40ppm! Then upon further inspection saw the bloody streaks on his fins. He was hard to take a look at earlier since he is still relatively active, but now that the tank lights are off and he is sitting still I noticed his fins are fraying as well. It looked like the new fish was also taking little nips at his fin earlier. He is currently not bottom sitting but just kinda "floating around." I've never had my nitrates this high. I know its time for me to clean out the canister filter, but I had to get to work so I couldn't today. I'm going to do another water change tomorrow to lower the nitrates more and also clean out the filter.