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A week ago a water change was done in our fish’s tank. I believe this is where we went wrong. Then two days ago when I woke up and looked in at my goldfish and they were all at the bottom of the tank! Another thing to address is we added a couple snails and algae eaters. Would fish be sitting at the bottom with fins in distressed position if there was a parasite from the new additions? 
I took a water sample to pets mart and said my nitrite levels were a bit high. Did a 20 percent water change, added bacteria starter, and water conditioner. It’s been 24 hours fish are still at the bottom. Would it be more stressful on the fish to temporarily move them to a tank in pet smart that I know the water isn’t toxic? I talked with the manager and said it was on me if that’s the route I decided to go. Not sure what to do for these guys? 

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Please copy & paste 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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