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  1. No, my tap water had tested 4.0 ppm ammonia, after it's put in the tank my filters handle the ammonia fine even if it's 4ppm ammonia. Lately it's been anywhere from 1-2ppm from the tap. A day later or even later that day it always reads 0. What I was wondering is that if the chloramine is high enough, like 4ppm and there isn't enough prime to bind to all of it could the chlorine harm the fish. And I got an update from seachem themselves, apparently 1 dose of prime is enough to cover 4ppm of chloramine.
  2. So I ended up calling today, they said that it ranges from 0.3-3.0 and can go up to 4.0. When I first started my fish keeping journey it was 4.0. What would you suggest to dose for prime? Should I always check my ammonia before a water change to get the dosage or should I just do a x3 or x4 dose? What happens if you don't does enough prime for the ppm of chloramine? I assume the chlorine will gas out eventually but could it harm the fish?
  3. That makes sense, I've always just been double dosing prime but I will check the water quality report and check! Thank you!
  4. Yes, it reads 1-2ppm with the API master test kit. And I do use prime as my decholinator, but I wasn't sure if when adding my tap water to the tank is it possible that it could hurt my fish before the prime binds to the chloramine/ammonia? I add my prime right when I start filling my tank back up.
  5. I guess I'm not having an ammonia problem per say but I was curious if that 1-2ppm ammonia could hurt my fish before prime is bound to it.
  6. Hi All,I have 1-2ppm ammonia in my tap water and I use the python for my water changes so the water goes directly in my tank. As it's going in I add seachem prime right away, will the ammonia still harm the fish, or will prime lock up the ammonia before? I've never had any issues with ammonia spikes and the parameters are always good later in the day or the following day. I'm just wondering if that 1-2ppm of ammonia could stress the fish out before prime locks it up and it's processed by the filter. If anyone else has ammonia in their tap water, what do you do for your water changes? And if anyone has any suggestions that would be great, thank you!
  7. Got it, thank you! He's currently back in the quarantine tank again, 10 gallon, and I added some aquarium salt earlier today aswell 🙂 What temperature do you suggest bumping it up to? And do you think it's possible he has gill flukes? I have some prazipro on the way and was going to dose my main tank and quarantine tank.
  8. Will the red patches go away? Or will I just prevent the spread of more? I've moved him back to the quarantine tank and added some aquarium salt. I'll add the prazipro tomorrow. He seemed to be recovering well in the quarantine tank and his labored breathing picked up when I added him back to the main tank. There currently aren't any other fish in the main tank. I'm not sure what's wrong with my main tank, could the flukes have reproduced and when I added him back in they got into his gills again? I'll be dosing the main tank tomorrow as well just in case.
  9. Hi! I've tried dosing kanaplex, isn't that a gram negative bacterial infection? I also have Prazipro on the way this sunday to try, I have paracleanse as well but I've heard good things about Prazipro. I plan on doing my water change sunday and then starting the Prazipro treatment for the whole tank on monday. Do you have any other suggestions?
  10. Cody000125

    Sick Betta

    Hi All,I've been trying to treat my betta for quite a while now but nothing seems to help. My betta has usually been hanging out near the top of the tank recently and has red spots on the top of his head. This all started when I noticed his fins weren't fully growing out. They always seemed okay but would occasionally get a tear in them. First I moved him to a quarantine tank and dosed him with quarantine trio(Maracyn,Ich-X,Paracleanse) since I didn't know the what it was causing the issues. That didn't seem to help that much, so I did more research and someone suggested it could be columnaris so after around a month I tried dosing Kanaplex and Furan-2, again he seemed to be okay but the symptoms didn't improve. I moved him back down to my main tank and noticed he was breathing heavier than up in the quarantine tank. So after doing more research, I'm starting to think it could be flukes? I'll provide pictures but his gills seem to be red and I've read that flukes could cause red spots as well. Also that flukes reproduce which is maybe why he would be breathing harder in my main tank. Could I get someone's opinion on if they think it's gill flukes or what they think it is? And if it is flukes what should I dose? Should I move him back to the quarantine tank and dose there or I've read I should just dose the entire main tank. All that are in my main tank are ramshorn snails, nerites, and my betta. My main tank is a 20 gallon and my quarantine tank is a 10 gallon. Here are my water parameters:Temp: 80*pH: 7.2-7.4Ammonia: 0nitrite: 0nitrate: 5-10KH: ~6-7And here are some pictures: I have paraguard on hand which I heard might help with flukes but I've also heard praziquantel is the way to go. Any help would really be appreciated. Thank you
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