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  1. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level .5 * Nitrite Level 2 or 5 (can't tell from the test card which it is) * Nitrate level 20 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.2 * 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 * Water temperature 73 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 8.5 6 days (QT) * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear 20 * How often do you change the water and how much? Just changes 70%, first time since setting up the tank * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 6--all new water (QT) * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1, 2 inches * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? NLS betta pellets, gel foor , tetrabits * Any new fish added to the tank? this is a new fish bought last weekend * Any medications added to the tank? prazi, salt (.1%) * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Prazi, salt since the tank has been set up. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? white lump that seems to go through the tail, bloody streaks * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? no Ok, this is my fault. I took cycled media from a betta tank, but I guess it did not hold enough BBs for a goldfish. Just tested the water in prep for a water change and was shocked to see some ammonia and high nitrites. The fish has developed a white lump on her tail that you can see on top and also underneath. This started yesterday. Also beginning to show bloody streaks in the tail that were not there this morning. I changed about 70%, still at .1% salt, no prazi, and am setting up new water in a bucket with an airstone to bring the Ph up for another water change tomorrow. Is there anything else I should do? And what is the lump? I could not get a really good picture, but this probably gives a pretty good idea of what I am seeing: http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp178/Spillie/tail002.jpg
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