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Hello again KoKolites, Amida my giant Ryu ( 8 inches to tail) is having real trouble righting herself. She was entirely upside down yesterday when I came home for Christmas celebrations- I righted her and since, although she has not gone completely belly up again she is hanging vertically and her belly is enormous and rock hard I strongly suspect this has to do with gulping at the surface looking for floating food, so I will definitely switch back to making jelly food for them if you think it will help. What I have to hand: Chloramine T, Octozin., Smaller QT Tank 15 x 11 inch. What I have already done: No food for 3 days, Peas this morning. Her external symptoms: She is still hanging from her nose, she can swim, she can breathe, I put the food close to her mouth so she could feed , so I don't know if it's realistic to say she can 'feed herself'. Video here: Should I move her to a smaller tank, medicate, wait it out ? I am keeping an eye on your other post regarding this too, asI know there is a smiliar on going on at the moment, so feel free to refer back to that if necessary! Thanks Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 40ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 40ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.2-7.6 HPH 8.2 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.2-7.6 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API DROPS * Water temperature? 20C * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 128 L 2 years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aqua Manta EFX 200 External Canister * How often do you change the water and how much? Once a week 80 % * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 80 percent 5 days ago * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Chlorine remover Fluval * What do you feed your fish and how often? Tetra Pond Mix once/ twice a week * 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. Prazi and salt for flukes. Over a year ago now. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Her ventral fins were alittle bloody at the base i think from struggling to right herself so hard? * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? She is hanging from her nose and swimming both on her back and sideways but can;t stay 'up'.
One of my butterfly telescopes will constantly gasp at the surface after feeding until he gets buoyancy issues and just floats upside down.. For reference I have a 240 litre tank with 3 medium sized goldfish. I have a large air pump with two airstones and the filter also creates a lot of surface agitation. My water parameters are always 0 ammonia 0 nitrite and between 0 - 10 nitrate. None of my other fish do this. I feed them all a staple diet of repashy soilent green, Thera AA+, seaweed, algae wafers, peas and other greens, frozen bloodworms/ daphina etc.. I've tested multiple things to try and stop him gulpinh for more food. When i fast him its fine. But as soon as I give them food, no matter what it might be he will then start gulping at the surface once the food is gone. I feed them on a schedule which i have tried changing, turning lights off during the day.. feeding only vegetables, reducing water level, adding aquarium salt to no avail. He's been doing this for months now and I'm convinced its a behavioural problem and I don't know how to help him! Any advice would be greatly appreciated