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Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level (tank) - 0.5-1.0 * Nitrite Level (tank) - 0 * Nitrate level (Tank) - 0 * Ammonia Level (Tap): - 0 * Nitrite Level (Tap) - 0 * Nitrate level (Tap) - 0 * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) - 7.4 * 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 drops * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s) - Aqueon 20 gal filter * What kind of water additives or conditioners - Salt, Seachem Prime * Water temperature? - 70 F * How often do you change the water and how much? - Every day I change 50% (Tank is cycling) * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? - Yesterday, 50% * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? - 10 gal running for 2 months (Temporary) * How many fish in the tank and their size? - 1 fish, about 1 1/4 inches * What do you feed your fish and how often? - peas, pellets, brine shrimp, fed every other day * Any new fish added to the tank? - no * Any medications added to the tank? - no * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) - Possible constipation issues, but not causing swim bladder problems. I got him from a feeder tank 1 1/2 months ago. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? - Yes. When I got him he had two little dots on his tail, they looked like little kinks in his tail, maybe where he had been nipped and there was scar tissue. I didn't think much of it, because they didn't change at all, but three days ago I saw two more, and all of them were opaque, where as they had been translucent like his tail before. This afternoon I came home and saw that his tail had been torn in two places near the dots, sometime between 7am and 3pm. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? - He is reluctant to leave his pagoda while the lights are on in the tank. He will eagerly come out to eat, and act normal during feeding time. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. Hi everyone, I am experiencing some problems I have a small fish-- about 1 1/4 inches. When I got him he had two little dots on his tail, they looked like little kinks in his tail, maybe where he had been nipped and there was scar tissue (he was rescued from a feeder tank). I didn't think much of it, because they didn't change at all, but three days ago I saw two more, and all of them turned opaque, whereas they had been translucent like his tail before. This afternoon I came home and saw that his tail had been torn in two places near the dots, sometime between 7am and 3pm. He will stay in the shade when the light is on, but when I feed him he is eager to eat. I am having trouble getting a really clear picture of his tail right now, but I have a few that give a rough idea of the damage, and I made a sketch of what the dots/ tears look like. I am really hoping to have this diagnosed as quickly as possible, because in seven hours he got one major tear, and one smaller one, and I am worried that he will get a lot worse at this rate. When I turn the tank light off he swims up and down against the glass wall sometimes, he has always done this, but lately it has become extensive. I have also noticed an increase in sporadic darting, followed by gasping for air once of twice, and then acting normal again. None of his ornaments are particularly sharp, but should I take them out? I would suspect that he tore his tail on one of them, if the white dots didn't so exactly correlate with the tears. The fact that my tank is cycling sort of throws a wrench in the gears here, because I am trying to avoid adding medications if possible. Here are some pictures (I will try to get a better pic) : and a diagram showing his tail from the top: (on the left is how it normally looks, and the left shows the recent tears and dots) Thank you for your time! -Cyprinidae