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Bottomsitting Ursula

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Hi guys. Ursula (baby momma) is bottomsitting as of this evening. She appeared fine last night which was the last time I saw her until just an hour ago. At first I thought I'd woken her up. I had to leave her light off all day because of outstanding circumstances. Anyway, she was sitting and I thought nothing of it until I noticed she wasn't breathing much. Then I decided to test the water and though I've been very diligent changing 50% every two days the water was still not great. So, I did a huge water change in panic mode (80%) and made sure the pH was the same and temp matched and put it back in. Then I decided it was time to set up the other 30G I was saving it for a weekend project but I couldn't bare it anymore. Long story short, Ursula is Qt'd in her 30G with only one AC50. She'll be getting another AC 50 tomorrow as will the new tank. Will they be okay with only 5X filtration just one day? That's another topic. Anyway! Here's what you want to know about in the first place.


    Test Results for the Following:
  • * Ammonia Level (tank): after WC 0 before WC.5
  • * Nitrite Level (tank) 0 0
  • * Nitrate level (Tank) 0 10
  • * 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) 7.0
    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)? AC 50 and before just now a hush elite 35
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime, baking soda, crushed coral
  • * Water temperature? 70*
  • * How often do you change the water and how much? 50% every 2 days

  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? today 80%
  • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 6 months
  • * How many fish in the tank and their size? currently just one common 6 inches previously 3
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often? repashy SG and Super green, nutrafin pellets on occasion, bloodworms
  • * Any new fish added to the tank? no
  • * Any medications added to the tank? no
  • * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) just her little fin mass
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? no
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? bottom sitting not sure if she'd eat I haven't fed her yet. Will check.
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Salt and prazi on start up and salt as needed for bumps and scrapes
  • * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. Pictures on the way. Video is not just because if you look at the picture that's exactly what it looks like in video form. =p

Thank you all so much for your time! I hope she's going to be okay!!

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Pictures! She is not u-shaped just incase anybody thinks that... it just happens to be that every picture I took she decided to flap he tail at me =/ I got scared when I looked at the pics but then looked at her and was like... that silly goose. She also does not appear pineconed or anything like anything is abnormal with her shaped from what I see.

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Not Big Bill's momma! I'm so sorry!!! :( I'm sure she'll get better, like yesterday.

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Thanks, love <3 I bet she'll be fine. I just let the water get too dirty =/ I'm a bad momma =( She's a toughy though. She lived in a bowl with two other commons for 6 months. Go Ursula =p

Ate her repashy like a champ. Definitely has an appetite. She did seem a little disoriented though like she'd go for the piece miss and then try again miss and then get the food =/

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How long ago did you Prazi her? It may be time to do another round, but let's discuss this thoroughly first.

When did she last drop eggs?

Have you seen the poop? Could you please check her gills?

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=/ I'm a bad momma

Bite your tongue woman! Life happens and it seems to be happening to you a whole bunch lately. Don't be so hard on yourself, the world will do that for ya. You kept my little godson alive, right?

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How long ago did you Prazi her? It may be time to do another round, but let's discuss this thoroughly first.

When did she last drop eggs?

Have you seen the poop? Could you please check her gills?

We did prazi in September maybe August for her.

She hasn't laid eggs in two weeks but I have seen some chasing with no results.

I've seen some floaty poop but I'm not sure if it is from her or not. No new poop since last night unless it got sucked up by the filter in the night.

Gill check: they look like a dark red but she doesn't like me looking. Is there any easier way to check them?

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Kayla, please go ahead and give her 1 round of Prazi (double or single up to you) for now? We'll continue to monitor things, and decide whether another round will be helpful.

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Will do. She's in the 30G so it'll be .1% salt (30 Tsp) and then how much prazi in one dose? Is it by the bottle? I don't remember =/

I got the new filters today and will be seeding them with media.

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I remembered as soon as I looked at the bottle how much prazi to add haha I feel silly for not having thought of that first. So, Ursula has a stocking full of salt and 1.5 Tsp of prazi in with her now. She is ten times more active today compared to last night. YAY! I'm thinking the water quality definitely was starting to bother her. It'll be nice to keep her to herself and treat with prazi to make sure nothing's hurting her. =)

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Ursula is looking awesome now =) Bedtime. Hopefully she'll still be this perky in the morning!

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Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you and Ursala. Glad to hear she's improving already. :nana

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Thanks =) I was sooo worried about her the other night but after seeing how quickly she perked back up, I'm relieved!

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