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  1. It does seem to be heading in the right direction. I'll continue with the air baths and keep my fingers crossed.
  2. Hi Colu, thanks for replying! Unfortunately, no, I don't have a way to take a picture. The spots look like a pattern of little dark bruises of varying size.
  3. One of my mystery snails has developed dark spots on the underside of his foot. (Sorry, I don't have a way to post a photo.) For the past week, I've been giving him air baths by placing him on a damp paper towel for 20 minutes, three times a day. On the one hand, I've seen some improvement in that he is moving around the tank more than he was earlier in the week, and his appetite has returned. On the other hand, he's still moving very slowly, he hesitates before starting to climb a wall, and when I look at his foot, the spots still look about the same. My questions are: If you've had experience treating this condition and your snail recovered, about how long did the healing process take? (I know every case is different, but I'm just wondering.) And is there any other treatment you found helpful? Since I've seen some improvement, I plan to continue with the air baths, but I'd just like to hear from anyone else who's dealt with this. Thanks!
  4. Hi Struggle, thanks for replying! Unfortunately, I don't think I have a way to do that. The pump in my tank seems to give pretty strong flow, but maybe I can try moving the nozzles around to see if I can increase the amount of aeration.
  5. Hi! I am new to this forum and glad to be here! A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that one of my panda cories was breathing rapidly and not eating. He was the only fish behaving this way. Since my water tested okay (current parameters below), and I read that rapid breathing can be a sign of gill flukes, I thought perhaps that was the problem and treated the tank with ParaCleanse (metronidazole and praziquantel). You treat one day, skip a day, then treat a second time. Both times, the day after the treatment, he seemed much improved, breathing normally and eating. After the treatment ended, he did well for a week, but now he's back to breathing rapidly and not eating again. I treated the tank yesterday, but he is still breathing rapidly so far today. I'm unable to take photos, but I don't see anything wrong with his body or fins. Since he improved after each treatment during the first round of medication, I figured the medicine was helping, but now this most recent time, it hasn't made a difference, so I'm not sure what's going on. Does anyone know what could be wrong? Water parameters are: Ammonia 0, GH 60, KH 80, pH 7.0, nitrites 0, nitrates 20. Temperature is 76.7 degrees Fahrenheit. Thanks in advance for your help!
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