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[*]Test Results for the Following:

[*]Ammonia Level? 0ppm

[*]Nitrite Level? 0 ppm

[*]Nitrate level? 0ppm

[*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.4

[*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 9.0

[*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops

[*]Water temperature? 76-78

[*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 10 gallon uncycled QT tank

[*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? Aquaclear 20

[*]How often do you change the water and how much? 100% every three days ( no ammonia even registers till it's been three days)

[*]How many fish in the tank and their size? one 1/2" oranda

[*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? amquel +

[*]What do you feed your fish and how often? veggies and hikari oranda

[*]Any new fish added to the tank? he's the only fish and i've only had him for 3 days

[*]Any medications added to the tank? epsom salt and prazi

[*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? none

[*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? floating

I went to Pet Co the other day and saw the cutest little oranda with a great chubby face. He was totally doing the take me dance and he seemed to be swimming well. When I brought him home I placed him, by himself, in my 10 gallon QT tank. It had a penguin 150 and the ac 20 on it and was making quite a lot of current. He seemed to be having difficulty swimming and then would sort of float in the corner like he was exhausted. I figured it was just the current so I removed the penguin 150. He swims a little better but he still floats a bit at the top. He does look a little bloated so I added epsom salt to the tank. I tried to feed him some peas but he's so tiny that even torn into little tiny chunks they won't fit in his mouth. I did manage to get him to eat a couple of the hikari oranda pellets but he doesn't seem to be eating very well either. Can anybody suggest something to try?

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