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Hi all, I've been very busy as of late (fostering a newborn kitten in between work shifts) and would like to say that I've some good news to report, but I'd be lying. Pickle, as most of you probably know, has always had swim bladder issues. They were formerly caused by algae (probably spirulina), and improved for a month or so once I removed all sources of spirulina from his diet, but now they appear to be resurfacing. He never fully flipped before, but he's been alternately upside-down or floating right-side-up for the past 2 days. He still gets excited to see me, and still wants food, poops are normal...but I'm so torn. I don't want him to be in any kind of pain, but it's so hard to tell....I'm considering setting up my new tank early just so they all have a greater water volume to swim in. I don't have the correct filters yet, but could order them today. Just did an 80% WC today. pH: 8.0 Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 0-5 Temp: 70F I don't even want to have to think about this, but figured I'd ask those who might have some experience to lend me a hand. When do you know when it's "time?"
Hello all, I posted this topic a few days ago and things seemed like they where getting better for my poor magneto... But now he is acting very lethargic and kind of just floats around or will fide under a plant so he wont float away. Since I posted the other topic I was doing small water changes every day and he seemed to be healing. now this... Water params are the same as before, ill fill out another form though. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank)- less than .25 * Nitrite Level(Tank)- 0 * Nitrate level(Tank)- 0ish * Ammonia Level(Tap)- less than .25 * Nitrite Level(Tap)- 0 * Nitrate level(Tap)- not sure, but last time a checked 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? about 75 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 10 gal, about a year * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 1 aquaclear hob 50 and 1 aquaclear hob 25 * How often do you change the water and how much? 50% every week. (recently 25% ish everyday) * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? yesterday, about 25% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 small oranda * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? every day, some soilent green * 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. He was prazi'd when I first got him. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Brown spots (healing ammonia burns?) * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? lethargic, floats to the top occasionally. He is bottom sitting and was hesitant to eat today. I eventually got him to eat some soilent green. thanks so much guys.