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  1. [*]Ammonia Level? 0 [*]Nitrite Level? 0 [*]Nitrate level? 0 (water changes almost daily lately) [*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 8.2 [*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.7 [*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Master drops [*]Water temperature? 82 [*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 25 gallon, 6 weeks.. Started with Safestart and we did watch the cycle progress, so I believe the tank is cycled. [*]What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Penguin Biowheel 200 [*]How often do you change the water and how much? 25-30% once per week normally. Lately, every day or every other day. [*]how many days ago was the last water change and how much? 2 days ago did two back-to-back 70% water changes to remove all salt and meds and "start over" with fish treatment. [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? One 2 inch Shubunkin. [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? Tetra Aquasafe [*]What do you feed your fish and how often? Tetra Goldfish Flakes, soaked [*]Any new fish added to the tank? Originally, the tank held a 3.5 inch common. The Shubunkin was the new addition. [*]Any medications added to the tank? Salt, presently 2 tsp per gallon concentration. [*]List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Please see below [*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? No spots, no grains of salt. I examined the body of the common and there seemed to be a slight tinge of red at the base of his belly fins and tail fins, but I can't be sure that it wasn't there before. I can't really see the fin base coloring on the Shubunkin due to his wild color pattern. [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?As his tankmate recently died, I'll give the history there, too, in hopes of giving enough information to help me figure out what's going on here: * The common became ill about 2 weeks after the Shubunkin was added. Flashing, rubbing, darting around wildly. * Added one tbs salt per 5 gallons of water. * administered 3 rounds of Tetra Parasite Guard, one round every 48 hours with a 30% water change each time on the advice of the LFS. This medicine contains: Praziquantel, Diflubenzuron, Metronidazole, Acriflavine. * The Shubunkin seemed unaffected by anything at this point. The common looked slightly better right after the med was administered, but then reverted to looking very ill the next day. * Increased the salt content per advice on the 911 board and also the LFS, and at that point the Shubunkin, who had not looked ill before, went to the bottom of the tank and stayed there. The LFS suggested treating for Ich with a product called Ich X. It contains formaldehyde, malachite green, and and methanol. * The common began shaking his head and body violently, and when he wasn't he'd retreat to the bottom of the tank and hide. The Shubunkin still did not look ill. * On the advice of the kind folks at the 911 board, we did two big water changes to remove all medication and 'started over' adding salt more slowly, beginning with one teaspoon per gallon of water. I'm using salt made by API for freshwater aquariums. * The common died that night. The next morning the Shubunkin began shimmying, and ate a lot less. He darted around occasionally, but did not look terribly uncomfortable. His feces were white and rather long. * I added the second addition of salt, bringing the concentration up to 2 tsp per gallon of water in the tank. The Shubunkin went to the bottom of the tank and hid, and began eating less. When he does try to swim out, it looks like he's having a hard time moving, as though his tail is just to heavy to lift behind him. This morning, the Shubunkin stopped eating altogether and is sitting on the gravel with fins tightly clamped. He is not doing any head shaking, he does swim about and rub himself on the decor in the tank, and I don't see any spots on him at all. At first, when the common got ill, from the reading I'd done I thought it looked like parasites, thus the Parasite Guard. But that didn't seem to help him in the long run. Can anyone give me some direction on what to do next? The LFS insisted that it was probably ich, even though there were and are no spots on the fish. I gave one dose of this, but it didn't help at all so I didn't redose after we did the big water change. Any ideas? I'm really not sure what to do next, though obviously I need to do something. The fish has stopped eating and just stays at the bottom of the tank. I fear that we're going to lose him as well. Thank you very much for your time. Cj
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