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  1. Planted 20g long; 78 degrees; Ammonia and Nitrite 0; Nitrate ~20. 1 Betta, 9 Kuhli Loaches. I bought my Betta (“Aurelius”) from the Co-Op in June. About 1 month ago he went blind. I treated with both Paracleanse and Maracyn just in case something secondary was causing the blindness. About 1 week ago a tumor began to grow under his “chin.” It has continued to grow and his breathing is now labored. He is in his floating log with his mouth at the top of the water so that he can get air. My guess is his gills aren’t working well enough to sustain him. I don’t want him to continue to suffer, but I am too emotionally invested to properly executed the “whack and stab” method of euthanasia, and I have read mixed messages about clove oil. If anyone has an advice on how to ease his suffering, please let me know.
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    Betta Eye Issues

    Thank you for letting me know. I’ll stop torturing him with treatments and will adjust his feeding routine to compensate.
  3. Planted 20 gallon long built and fishless cycled in June/July. Nitrates never higher than 40, Ammonia and Nitrite at 0 with no spikes. Ph usually in the 7.6-7.8 range. Heater set to 83, but since the weather has gotten colder the thermometer on the opposite side of the tank from the heater reads 75.5-78. 1 plakat betta, several MTS and Nerite snails. The betta came from the Co-Op, and I have had him for around 4 months. The only recent change is that I added water sprite from the Co-Op, which he loves and is often resting in. I bought 10 kuhli loaches a month ago but they are quarantining in a separate tank in a separate room. He has developed white dots on both of his eyes, as seen in the picture (he was sleeping, but I turned on his light just now to snap this picture.) His activity has decreased, although he still swims around all of his tank. His appetite seems to have dropped too. When the dots developed I watched for a few days, read about cloudy eye, and then treated with Maracyn. No change in appearance or behavior. He is now on day four of the 5 day Paracleanse schedule, with still no improvement. What should my next steps be?
  4. I am getting ready to treat my 9 quarantined Kuhli Loaches for parasites. I posted before about how one of my 10 was very skinny and I had concerns about issues, and that skinny one did end up passing away. I have the Aquarium Co-Op med trio and just want to be sure it’s okay to dose Paracleanse as directed on the box, or if I need to use a different method because Kuhli Loaches are delicate. Thank you for your help!
  5. Hello, my name is Ashley. I am new here and still a new fish keeper. On 10/04/20 I bought 10 kuhli loaches from Aquarium Co-Op and put them into my 10g quarantine tank at home. They are getting fed once each night, quite a bit because I am still figuring out what they need. I siphon up leftover food each day before feeding again, then replace the displaced water with treated new water. All the loaches have been pretty active, but today when I was running my count I noted that one loach is much thinner than all the others. I watched for a bit and the loach is still eating, and responds normally to “scary” things like the filter being scooted or my hand being near. My question is whether I should now treat for parasites, or if I should wait longer since kuhlis are sensitive to medications? I have the Co-Op med trio on hand, as well as aquarium salt and General Cure. I have not medicated at all at this time. Thank you in advance for your help! pH: ~ 7.8; Ammonia: 0; Nitrite: 0; Nitrate: 0, Kh: 40; Gh: 75; Temp: ~78
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