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Test Results for the Following:

* Ammonia Level (tank): 0

* Nitrite Level (tank) 0

* Nitrate level (Tank) 10

* Ammonia Level (Tap): 0

* Nitrite Level (Tap) 0

* Nitrate level (Tap) 30-40

* Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6

* Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6

Tank information:

* Brand of test kit (drops or strips): API drops

* Filter name and size (GPH/LPH) 1800lph

* Additives and conditioners: prime

* Water temperature (With or without heater- please specify): 22.5 with heater

* Last water change date: yesterday, 90%

* Tank size (Gallons or litres): 100litres

* Fish in the tank (species and number): 4 other minnows, 1 disabled goldfish

*What is your water change schedule? Like how much and how often? Once a week, 50-90%

* Any new fish added into the tank: no

-If Yes: Were they quarantined?

-If Yes: Quarantine period and process (meds added):

* List prior health issues in tank: previous eye problem, treated with salt

* Medications previously added to the tank: just prazipro about 6 months ago

* Medications on hand: metromeds, salt, Epsom, metronidazole

Affected fish information:

* Diet- brand and amount/duration of feeding: tropical flakes, SG, bloodworms, crushed Progold/shrimp pellets, peas,

* Any unusual behaviour such as nipping, bottom sitting, etc: pretty floaty, irratic swimming

* Any unusual findings on fish and in tank: none in tank, bloody and detached looking eye on fish

* Affected fish in quarantine or in main tank: I have moved him to quarentine

* Current medications being used on affected fish: 1% salt, 1 crushed MM pellet

I have noticed something wrong with my golden cloud minnow. Around a year ago, his left eye suddenly looked like this:


The bloodiness cleared up very quickly with some salt, but its never looked quite the same.

Yesterday his OTHER eye started looking like this:


It's pretty bloody and there looks to be some flesh protruding out from underneath the eye. His eye looks a little detached as well.

I have not added any new decor, nor have I seen any bullying from the others.

I have just put him in a QT tank, about 40 litres, but I haven't a spare air stone or filter but I am going to do 100% dail water changes :


He's in 1% salt and I have put 1 crushed up MM in there although I'm not sure if he's eaten much of it.

Any advice would be much appreciated. I have had him for 4 years :heart

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Healing energy to your minnow!

I don't know enough to give you advice, but I want to ask a clarifying question: Do you mean 0.1% salt? I think that 1% would be too much and is more appropriate for a salt dip bath.

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I have metronidazole tablets, is that similar? Could I crush one up? I have no idea on amounts :idont

I'll do some research...

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I'm going to crush up 100mg as he's only in 40litres of water.

I'm a bit confused on the schedule though, how long can I use it for?

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I wasn't very good at cutting the pill in half so I prob put in 150-180mg. Hope that's not too much.

He's not interested in eating at all :(

I've done 100% wc and re-added the salt at 0.1%


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He passed away last night. His eyes were bulging out and his mouth was red. I would really like to know what was wrong with him but I can't find anything online.

RIP little one :heart

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