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Jubi is bottom sitting!

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Hey Guys!


      Jubi was doing so well!   The tank cycled and he is getting so fat!   But a couple of days ago he started bottom sitting a few times during the day.


      I am treating him with salt for a few spots of ick I saw, but they have since dropped off and he has been scratching him self on things.  So....he could have flukes, something else.   I am going to continue the salt treatment for 10 days.   I am on day 6.


I didn't want to try anything stronger at first.


I just got home and he was bottom sitting again, and looked a little labored in his breathing.  So I tested my water param and there are:


Ammonia .25


pH   7.6


Nitrites 0


Nitrates either 10 or 20, it is hard to tell!


How can my tank uncycle?     I have been neglectful in wc, I will admit. 


20 gallon tank, one fish.  He has been eating three light meals a day of all the good foods I bought from the suggestions on here.   He loves them!



So ~


  Should I continue with the salt treatment if my tank is now, not cycled?     I added some prime just now and he is swimming around.



I hope I answered everything!  I could not find that form to fill out on fish problems!

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Can you fill out the form completely.  This will help us to give you more informed advice.  Thanks :)


  • Test Results for the Following:
    • * Ammonia Level(Tank)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank)
    • * Nitrate level(Tank)
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap)
    • * Nitrate level(Tap)
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    • Other Required Info:
      • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?
      • * Water temperature?
      • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?
      • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?
      • * How often do you change the water and how much?
  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?
  • * How many fish in the tank and their size?
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners?
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often?
  • * Any new fish added to the tank?
  • * Any medications added to the tank?
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?
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