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Hey all, Today I came home and noticed my butterfly telescope swimming around weird and looking like she was getting pushed around by the current of my filter. I was standing far away and I'm not 100% sure but I think I saw her get sucked rip up against the filter and get stuck for a second. Basic Background: I got 3 fish and two of them (including the butterfly telescope) were quarantined together and another was quarantined by itself. For 2.5 weeks I had both tanks at .3% salinity. My tanks weren't cycled so I was doing daily water changes too. After this, I proceeded to do 2 weeks/cycles of Prazi treatment for both tanks. After 2 cycles I did a big water change and added all 3 fish together. I continued to do Prazi treatments for an additional 2 cycles. Seeing how the fish seemed perfectly fine and normal, I decided to finally add my tank decorations, sand substrate and rocks. I also cleaned out my filter (in old tank water) and readded my carbonated filter. I tested my water on Monday and noticed the tank seemed to have slightly uncycled. The Ammonia was at .25ppm and so was the Nitrite. I did a 70% water change that day. Today is the first time I noticed any unusual behavior, and I once again tested my tank and it was at .25ppm and so was the nitrite. The other two fish seem fine, but the butterfly telescope seems to be out of whack. Here's a video of her swimming sideways and upside down. Notice her top fin looks a little limp. https://vid.me/2QqB * Ammonia Level(Tank): .25ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank): .25ppm * Nitrate level(Tank): 0ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap): .25ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap): 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tap): 0ppm * 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 Test Kit Liquid * Water temperature: 78F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running: 29g * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s): Aquaclear 70 (300gph) * How often do you change the water and how much: Twice a week (50-60%) * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change: Yesterday (70%) * How many fish in the tank and their size: 2.5" Ranchu, 2.5" Telescope Butterfly, 1.5" Ryukin * What kind of water additives or conditioners: Seachem Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often: Twice daily (Hikari Sinking Pellets) * Any new fish added to the tank: All three were purchased within the past 2 months (see description above) * Any medications added to the tank: None * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment: See description above * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus: Dorsal fin not erect * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.: Looking like it is exerting a lot of energy to swim, swimming sideways/upside down (see video) Thanks for any help. I appreciate it.
Hi, I just got Cherub over a week ago and he/she was solid orange with white on her fins. Now there is black edging and it's showing up on her sides as well. I did some reading and I guess this could be healing...or is this the Prazi? The smaller oranda, Jadzia, looks all clear and in fact the bit of black she had on her when I first got her completely faded away. I got Jadzia two weeks previously. Test Results for the Following: •* Ammonia Level(Tank) .25 •* Nitrite Level(Tank) .25 •* Nitrate level(Tank) 5.0 •* Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 •* Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 •* Nitrate level(Tap) 0 •* Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.0 •* Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.0 Other Required Info: •* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Drop Test •* Water temperature? 76 •* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 10 gallons quarantine tank since May 16 with 2 oranda goldfish •* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear (Fluval) 30 •* How often do you change the water and how much? daily 60%-80% •* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 80% yesterday (try to do around the same time of day •* How many fish in the tank and their size? one 2 inch approx. (head to end of tail) and almost 3 inch (head to tail) - this is the one I am concerned about - named Cherub •* What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime •* What do you feed your fish and how often? Repashy Solient Green, New Life Spectrum goldfish formula 3X and then peas/veggie 1X per day •* Any new fish added to the tank? I had the smaller fish (Jadzia) in a 5 gallon for approximately two weeks before I got Cherub •* Any medications added to the tank? yes I just completed 5 days of Prazi yesterday •* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Salt .1 daily and Prazi (recommended dose for 5 days) and now for the past 24 hours just .1 salt. •* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? No just the colour change in the past few days of Cherub •* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No none. Fish swim and eat very happily! I was going to start Prazi treatment again tomorrow after the daily water change but I am not sure if I should? Thanks for your help.
Fish in question: Ranchu, who was purchased on Sunday along with two other ranchu. The other two are looking fine so far. Tank size: 50 gallons. Has been running for about 2 months. Fishless cycle was completed about two weeks ago and fish were added a week after that. Filter: Sunsun HW 304B Water parameters for tank: Ammonia - 0 ppm Nitrites - 0 ppm Nitrates - 5-10 ppm Water parameters for tap: Ammonia - 0 ppm Nitrites - 0 ppm Nitrates - 0 ppm Test kit: API master test kit, drops Water temperature: 77 F Last water change: Yesterday (6/17), about 30 percent. I did a 50 percent two days before that. Current medications: Salt treatment yesterday. 3 tablespoons per gallon added. Actual problem: I noticed on Monday that my ranchu, Cadbury, had injured his bottom. I removed the piece of driftwood that was likely to have caused the injury, but I can't say for certain whether it was caused by clumsiness or by flashing. On Tuesday, I started to notice a slight white film on parts of his tail and his wen. One of his tank mates was going after his injury, so I made a makeshift tank divider because I don't have a hospital tank. Today, the film has become more dense and there are white splotches visible all over his wen and tail. He's still swimming actively and eating rather well (OSI pellets, 2 twice a day, and the occasional pea), but the outward symptoms are visibly worsening. Could someone please help identify his illness? Guidance on how to treat it would be appreciated as well.
* Ammonia Level: 0-0.5 * Nitrite Level (Tank): 0 * Ph Level, Tank: 6.8-7.2 * Chlorine/ Chloramine: 0 * Brand of test-kit: Petsmart in store test, strips * Water temperature: Unknown * Tank size: 10 gal how long has it been running: 11 months What is the name and "size of the filter": Aqueon "quietflow 10", 10-20gal * How often do you change the water: 20% every week * Last water change: 2 days ago, changed 4 gallons * How many fish: 1 fancy goldfish, about 2.5 inches, including tail * Water additives: dechlorinator w/ every water change * Feeding: Flakes, 1x a day * New fish: No * Medications: No * 1 week ago, I added 3 tbsp epsom salt to tank, cycled water out by 20% daily after that. 2 days ago, put fish in salt dip, 1 gal/3 tbsp epsom salt. Neither helped. * Not that I can see, however, I am unexperienced and not sure what to look for, I've included a picture of the fish. * My fish (Samuel) stopped swimming about 1 month ago. He will move around occasionally, but mostly stay still on the bottom of the tank. I literally have not seen him eat or poop within the last month or so, yet he is still alive (somehow). He has never eaten boiled, shelled peas, even before this problem, and I've also tried feeding him spinach, he didn't show interest in either. He sat on the bottom for so long he got a sore on his belly, so I put him in a hanging basket within the tank. The sore appears to be gone now. He will occasionally swim up to the surface, poke his nose out, and sink back down. He ignores all food. Help!!! Not sure what to do! Picture here----> http://www.flickr.com/photos/104054915@N06/10058246633/