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Hello all,

 

My Oranda is Bottom sitting. I put her in the QT tank for about 2 weeks now and do 90 percent water changes everyday. My Main tank actually broke, and i'm starting a new fishless cycle on my new tank right now. 

 

Since my main tank broke I only have the water parimeters for the QT Tank.

 

* Ammonia Level(Tank): 0
* Nitrite Level(Tank): 0
* Nitrate level(Tank): 0
* Ammonia Level(Tap): 0
* Nitrite Level(Tap) 0
* Nitrate level(Tap) 0
* Ph Level, Tank: 8.0
* Ph Level, Tap 8.8, settles to 7.8-8 in a couple hours
Other Required Info:
* Brand of test-kit - API Master - drops
* Water temperature? ~72
* Tank size:12 gallons Quarantine 
* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? No Filter
* How often do you change the water and how much? Daily, 90%
* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today 90%
* How many fish in the tank and their size? One, ~4inches
* What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime, baking soda ( I have soft water.)
* What do you feed your fish and how often? Hikari Gold (floating type, i soak in water for 5 minutes)
* Any new fish added to the tank? No
* Any medications added to the tank? No
* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Nox Ich about 6 months ago, salt dip
* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks (not much?)
* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Bottom Sitting

 

She does come up to eat when i put food into the tank and she does swim up to me when i walk in the door. I'm not sure whats wrong and if you guys can help me out that would be great!

 

Here is a Video of her:

 

Here is a picture of her

https://flic.kr/p/qSihNc

https://flic.kr/p/qcKezA

 

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I hope she feels better.

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Is she able to maintain a position at the top of the water column (hover) or does she sink back to the bottom immediately?

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It seems like she's able to hover a bit. She seems to swim down herself after getting some food. She swims around for 15 seconds mid tank when I come home from work

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It seems like she's able to hover a bit. She seems to swim down herself after getting some food. She swims around for 15 seconds mid tank when I come home from work

Okay, that's good.  Externally, she looks very healthy.  I am inclined to think that this is just pouting behavior because she is alone in a small tank.  Did she do this when she was in the original larger tank?  Did she have tank mates?

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Yes she did do this in the main tank for about 2 weeks before I put her in the QT tank. She seems to swim in the corner of the tank like she's trying to dig a hole or something sometimes. She does have a tank mate he's in another QT bucket for now.

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It almost looks like she can't stay up for long and wiggles her body down to the bottom. She's not sinking involuntary or anything she's making her way down herself

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I agree she looks pouty.  :teehee

 

Can you make a video of her where you bring her to the top of the tank and release her so we can see how she swims?  :idont

 

BTW--baking soda doesn't raise GH, it raises KH.  So if your water is soft and you're hoping to make it harder, baking soda isn't what you want to use.  You need a GH booster . . .

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Hi fantail! Yes I can make that video. My kh and gh is low only 2dkh for both. I just started using seachem equilibrium and baking soda about 3 days ago.

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Here is a Video of her swimming somewhat. she does this for a while and then goes back to sitting at the bottom, looking around.

 

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Here is another video of her swimming up and down.

 

I forgot to mention that there seem so be some slimey ( spiderweb looking thing) thats white that is floating around the water. I'm not sure if that is anything.

 

 

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Oh my stars. She's so wiggly and adorable. :teehee

I think she looks good. She's active, obviously very hungry :rofl and her fins are relaxed and flowy not clamped. We were discussing this thread in the mid section and Jared suggested that perhaps she was bottom sitting because that wen of hers is so heavy and I'm really starting to think that might be the case. Or perhaps she's bored being alone in a small QT. Either way I wouldn't treat with anything at this time. I'm sure others will chime in but let's hold off for now. :)

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Sure =). I hope it's nothing. My girlfriend said that she looks sad. I hope that's the case! Has there been cases where fishes don't swim because they're head heavy?

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Sure =). I hope it's nothing. My girlfriend said that she looks sad. I hope that's the case! Has there been cases where fishes don't swim because they're head heavy?

I think she looks fine, too.  In fact, I am obsessed with how gorgeous she is and may need to steal her :rofl

 

But seriously, when I first saw her I thought "what a big head".  It could be weighing her down a bit and she may just need to rest at times :)

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That's good to hear =) she use to swim around a lot tho that's why I'm concerned. I don't want to jump to conclusions but I was thinking some bacteria might be in her stomach

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Hope she feels better or that the other ae right that she is just head heavy and need to rest.

 

btw she might be my favorite oranda I have ever seen! :druel

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Hope she feels better or that the other ae right that she is just head heavy and need to rest.

btw she might be my favorite oranda I have ever seen! :druel

Thank you =)

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If it gets more frequent and she shows any other signs of being unwell, let us know :)

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 Has there been cases where fishes don't swim because they're head heavy?

Yeah, there are people here that have "head heavy" goldfish because of a big wen. I hope that is the case with your fish and nothing is really wrong ;)

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Head heavy goldfish generally have some fattening up to do. :ehh

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