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Ammonia Level? 0

Nitrite Level? 0.5

Nitrate level? Unk

Ph Level? 7.0

Ph Level out of the Tap?6.8

Tank size(How many Gals)20 and How long has it been running?2 months

What kind of Filtration?Eclipse

How often do you change the water and how much?20% once to twice a week

What kind of Water additives or conditioners? Stress Coat, salt

Any Medications add to the tank? None

How many fish in the tank and there size?8

Add any new fish to the tank? no

What do you feed your fish? Flake

Any unusual findings on the fish? No

Such as "grains of salt", bloody streaks, frayed fins, fungus? no

Any unusual behavior? Seems to have lost sense of direction

Like staying at the bottom, yes

not eating,yes ect..?

If you can what is the chloramines Level

from the Tap? Unk

My goldfish got caught under a rock and I got him out last night, but now he seems to have difficulty swimming.

Need help...did a water change, tried to feed him shelled peas...but won't eat...


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This is a friend of mine, and I recommended this site to her, as you guys really helped me when Desi was sick.

Apparantly her fish is essentally sitting on the bottom, cant swim. I told her to add one teaspoon of salt per gallon .......... any idea's guys??

Speck, is there any obvious injury to the fish? IE: fins, scales missing etc?

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Hiya speck and :welcome

There's really only 1 thing you can do and that's to keep his water perfect. As you're showing some nitrites - you may need to do another waterchange.... just until you get them to 0.

The salt is a great idea although IMHO - I'd try and find something to replace the Stresscoat ie. Prime... Stresscoat contains aloe vera and I believe it can coat the gills which may lead to breathing problems.

Hopefully he's just a bit stunned, without any internal damage and my fingers are crossed for a speedy recovery :)

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