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  1. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) Oppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) 10ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tap) 0ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4; Currently don't own a Gh/Kh test. Not sure about chloramines. * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Drops * Water temperature? Probably around 75-78F. My thermometer broke a day or two ago but that's the temp range it usually is. * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40 gallon, about 4 months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? AquaClear 50 & Aquatech 20-40 (<<<Wal-Mart Cheapy). Together they filter 350 gph I think. * How often do you change the water and how much? 50% once or twice a week. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Two days ago, 50% * How many fish in the tank and their size? Two Fantails. One is about 2-3" the other is 5-6" * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Prime. * What do you feed your fish and how often? Omega One Sinking Pellets, twice a day. I throw in veggies every so often too. * 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. -Not sure. I've only had the fish for about two months, and I haven't treated them for anything. They are PetSmart "rescues" though, so not sure what they may have been given in the past. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Not that I can tell. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No. They're currently active and responsive. Hi. I'm new here, but I've taken a lot of info from this forum in the past few months. You guys have really helped me out so thanks for that Okay. So, here's my problem. About a week ago, a long-term power outage basically destroyed my cycle. I ended up getting some cycled media and substrate from my Aunt's tropical tank to keep my water safe. My issue is she informed me her fish have either ich or velvet yesterday (or both?). So my goldies have probably been exposed. Neither of them are displaying any symptoms of either parasite so far. Should I go ahead and treat to be on the safe side? When I purchased my tank on Craigslist, and the woman gave me some meds and stuff, so here's what I have on hand: Mardel Coppersafe (1/2 a bottle) API Aquarium Salt Tetra Paraguard (Unopened) I can run to my LFS tomorrow morning if I need a specific med. Thanks for reading.
  2. Test Results for the Following: Currently unable to get accurate measurements due to Fungus Cure treatment. Will list previous numbers. * Ammonia Level (tank): 0 * Nitrite Level (tank) 0 * Nitrate level (Tank) 0 * Ammonia Level (Tap): 0 * Nitrite Level (Tap) 0 * Nitrate level (Tap) 0 * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) ~7.2 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.0 Tank information: * Brand of test kit (drops or strips): API drops * Filter name and size (GPH/LPH) n/a, currently upgrading to 10g with a Fluval U1 still containing BB. His current tank has airstone running at all times and he used to love swimming through them all the time * Additives and conditioners: Start Right * Water temperature (With or without heater- please specify): 80 - 84F * Last water change date: 2 days ago * Tank size (Gallons or litres): 3g * Fish in the tank (species and number): 1, male double tail betta * Any new fish added into the tank: no, lives alone -If Yes: Were they quarantined? -If Yes: Quarantine period and process (meds added): * List prior health issues in tank: poor appetite * Medications previously added to the tank: Fungus Cure * Medications on hand: Fungus Cure, Ich Away, Aquarium Salt, Epsom Salt (currently low on it), Anti-Bacterial food. I've never needed to use anything except Ich Away on previous cichlid tank. Affected fish information: * Diet- brand and amount/duration of feeding: Freeze-dried and frozen bloodworms, daphnia, mysis. Takes quite a while to finish food, this is what triggered the worrying. * Any unusual behaviour such as nipping, bottom sitting, etc: Scratching against plants/gravel, bottom sitting, delayed reaction when he sees me, loss of interest in anything :'( * Any unusual findings on fish and in tank: Grey/black areas on fins/body, looks like a fungus * Affected fish in quarantine or in main tank: see above * Current medications being used on affected fish: Jungle Fungus Cure * Previous medications used to treat affected fish: n/a, this is the first time I have treated him * If any, list previous health issues and treatment protocols taken:) * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. Will provide photos and/or video tomorrow if possible Hi everyone. For mother's day I bought my mom a gorgeous male betta with a stunning pearl-like colour... Such a shiny fish! She loves bettas and has missed having one since ours passed away ten years ago. Little guy lived past the expected life span and was truly a joy to see every day. Her new betta named Charlie was doing great until a few days after arriving when he decided that eating wasn't going to happen. We've tried flakes, pellets, "betta bites" and he finally showed interest in frozen and freeze-dried worms and daphnia. Suddenly he stopped eating well (only eating probably 1 freeze dried daphnia , ignoring the rest and eventually not eating anything) and began to develop a strange black/grey fungus looking appearance mainly on his fins and not much on his body. I started doing daily water changes, monitored parameters extremely closely and nothing changed. I introduced the first dosage of Fungus Cure and then today repeated the dose as instructed on the package. He's not looking any better, his reactions to seeing us have been extremely delayed, he mainly sits by "his (live) plant" on the bottom of the tank and he completely refuses to eat. I've also noticed he's been scratching himself against his plants whenever he gathers up the strength to get up. He will occasionally look at me, do a little turn, scratch on the plant and sink back down to the bottom. I'm not sure what else I can do for him and I'm afraid that if he continues to not eat he won't make it through the rest of the Fungus Cure treatment even though there aren't many days left of it. I tried dipping some of the food in garlic water and he completely ignored it. Do I try to transfer him over to the 10g tank that's currently not being used? Give it more time? I'm so afraid of losing him as he's become quite fond of me and the feeling is very much mutual. :'( Thanks.
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