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Oh No My Black Moor Is Failing!


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[*]Test Results for the Following:

[*]Ammonia Level? 0

[*]Nitrite Level? 0

[*]Nitrate level? between 10-20

[*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 6.2 ph

[*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? KH 30-40 GH 70 (dip strips


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

[*]Water temperature? 75

[*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 90 gal (Running for Years)

[*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? 2 Aquaclear 110s & Fluval 204

[*]How often do you change the water and how much? Weekly from 25 to 50%

[*]How many fish in the tank and their size?1 huge Common, 4 Med Fancies, 1 med-small Fancy & a sm Moor (2 BN Pleco)

[*]What kind of water additives or conditioners?Prime

[*]What do you feed your fish and how often? Mazuri & Progold Pellets

[*]Any new fish added to the tank? The Moor is newest (been a couple months)

[*]Any medications added to the tank? no

[*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?

He started bottom sitting last night...this morning kind of curved & still bottom sitting. :( Every now & then he'll swim around a little.

[*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? I think he ate a little Mazuri yesterday)

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Couple questions... Is your ph/KH/GH typically that low? Have you tried something like Buff-it-Up?

And when you say he is kind of curved... is his body curved unnaturally or is he just sitting a bit funny?

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