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Ryukin Sits On The Bottom


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Well,she might just be resting but I'm not so sure.She does this alot.She a really fat and big red ryukin who always has really long poop and is really cute.

Well,Since I've put her and the other goldies in the big 55 gall tank.-Which I think is still cycling,not sure.The amonia is 0-Well,she aslways goes under one of the fake plants we have and just sits there.Her fins and gills are still moving.Though,if I open the drawer that has food in it-they can hear the drawer open-they'll all cometo the middle of the tank.Is she just resting or is she sick?? :heart

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I dont think so because sometimes he gets out of there and swims around.I think he might a have a bacterial infection becasue laterly the poop has been white and thinish.It also ragged.It not like his usual long solid chunks.

I also cant really buy and medicated food becasue I dont have any money left-I used it to buy cat food for a stray I'm going to keep-but it was only 7 bucks.And I've been spending too much on them and were low on money ;_;

-Thanks for the help

Edit:Oh and I salted the tank.I did a cup of salt and few teaspoons.That was supposed to equal around 55 teaspons.

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Answering all the questions in the box above will help us better to help you.

There could be a few things going on with the fish, but she/he is sick. Now you just have to figure out why.

Post back with the info and we will try and help you more, but a fish that does what you are describing is sick.

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I dont have any test kits but I'll try to go check my water as soon as possible.It's a 55 gall tank thats been running for exactly 3 weeks.The amonia though,registers at 0.I just noticed she's swimming around more than she was before but she still goes under the tree.Just sitting there.Should I try a salt dip?I've done one in my whole life and I wasnt so sure about it becasue you have to do a big waterchange before she goes back.I always worry becasue if I do a change I cant watch her.-_-

Right now she's swimming all over the place.Not sitting down.

I have 5 fish in a 55 gall tank.

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My guess and that is what it is until we know what the params of the tank are, is poor water quality. Since it has only been up a couple weeks I am sure it is still cycling, that means the fish get stressed and sick from this.

The best thing for you to do is 25% water changes until you get the tests. And I would recommend them asap!! This will let you know what is going on. Do daily water changes until you can get them.

I wouldn't recommend salt dips right now until we know further what is going on with the water.

Ammonia at 1 can be very deadly.

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Hi,sorry I havnt replied in a while.She's doing fine now.Not sitting on the bottom.

By the way...

Everything is 0.The Nitrate is in the safe range.P.H is a bit acidic

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