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Guys i need your help with my black moor Lucy. Shes laying on one side , the left side of her belly its swollen . She still eats but cant swim ,or swim erratic ,like angry when i touch her .

Recently i see under belly like red long line , like shes bleeding. 

I put her to 20 gallon hospital tank and Aqua clear 70 filter from main tank so i don't have problem with water quality.I think is some kind bacterial infection that attack her internally . Shes still eats .Wright now i put seachem kanaplex to water . should i add aquarium salt ? I also don't see any fecal matter , no poo. I feed her peas so i see little poo but not much .Please guys if you have any idea what is wrong with her .


Ammonia 0

nitrite 0

nitrate 10

PH 7.6


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Sorry to hear your Moor isn't doing well. One of the mods will be along soon to help - but they will need you to fill in the form below in order to get an idea of what the problem might be and how best to treat her. Photos and/or videos would also be helpful.


Big get well wishes to her :)



Please copy & paste fill the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems: 

  • 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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In addition to filling out the form, can we get some pictures and/or a video of the fish.  Be aware that even with the cycled filter on the QT, you need to test your water parameters daily for ammonia and nitrite and do water changes as needed.  Since this is not a well established tank, the Kanaplex may cause a cycle bump.

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