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  1. I hope I can give you all the info you need to help me, so I'll try. Sorry I don't have water parameters, but I feel like it's an emergency. Also, the water is all fresh and I slowly got her used to the water before I put her in. Penny is 4 and a half years old and not the healthiest fish in the world. She was in a 55 with 4 other goldfish. I have just moved her to a 20 gallon hospital tank today. She's been having issues with bloating for a while now. I've tried all different kinds of foods and they all made her bloated. The black on her belly looked like it was going away, but then stopped and hasn't gone away. There is also black on the bottom of her tail. She was doing ok in the hospital tank after I fed her because she hasn't been getting enough nutrition. I fed her the frozen blood worms that I bought at petsmart. She was looking perkier and more active. Then I made a mistake. I saw a hair sticking out of her mouth and tried to pull it. I think I accidentally hurt her. I stopped when I saw a blood worm and some blood come out of her mouth. Now she's just sitting on the bottom. I put in stress coat because I figured I stressed her out really bad. I'm not sure if I fed her too much or if I hurt her. Can anyone help me?
  2. [*]Test Results for the Following: [*]Ammonia Level? 0+ [*]Nitrite Level? 0 [*]Nitrate level? 10 [*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.4 [*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? [*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? api drops [*]Water temperature? 76 [*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55, 5 months [*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? Fluval 405 + Whisper 20 [*]How often do you change the water and how much? 80% weekly [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 goldies 2 - 3 inches, 5 white cloud minnows 1.5 inches, Plus Fluffy 4" who is currently in qt for bloat [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime [*]What do you feed your fish and how often? 2x day, Progold, Omega One flakes + pellets, fresh veggies [*]Any new fish added to the tank? no [*]Any medications added to the tank? no [*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? fish looks pale [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Stays at top of tank away from others. doesn't swim all over like the others do. Others pick on him. \\ This minnow has always been a loner - even when the others had not yet paired up. But it would occaisionally swim with the others and engage with them. Now it never swims with them and stays in one part of the tank. It doesn't swim around, but just sits there up near the surface. It eats a bit but doesn't engage in the feeding frenzy that the others do. This week I noticed that it looks pale and very skinny. It seems to be losing its balance and sort of sways from side to side when it moves. THe others its space and peck at it sometimes. It swims a little bit away, but then comes back to its place. The other WCM's are 2 males and two females who are very involved in mating behavior. Females very gravid with eggs. Is there anything I can do for this fish? Should I take it out of the tank? Euthanize?
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