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  1. I've added the maracyn to the water already, would adding one tablespoon of aquarium salt alongside it be safe?
  2. It's okay! That makes sense, thank you! I'll try just treating with maracyn for now. I thought I had heard somewhere that indian almond leaves can be good for healing minor ailments in betta fish.
  3. I have maracyn, I can treat him with it. Would treating using the instructions on the container be good, or is there a different way that I should use? I also have indian almond leaves, would those be any help? Thank you for the quick response.
  4. Hello! My male Betta Fish that I've had for just over a year went from swimming and eating normally one day, to being very lethargic and not eating the next. I'm not sure what's wrong, whether it's some sort of disease or just old age, although I thought signs of old age would come on slower and not so suddenly. I purchased him from Petco. I just did a water change and cleaned the tank/filter, but the levels before the water change were: 0 ammonia, 0 nitrates, 0 nitrites, 300 hardness, 80 buffer, 6.8 ph, and 0 chlorine. Typically I haven't had high nitrates in the tank for the year it's been set up, I think because there's a good amount of plants/algae and only one fish. I have on hand Maracyn, Paracleanse, and Ich-X, and was thinking of using Maracyn and Paracleanse in combination, but wanted to get some opinions from here first. The only thing different I've noticed about him appearance wise is he seems a little lighter around his head. The colors aren't as vibrant and the silver color below his mouth is stronger. His scales also look like they could be sticking out/pineconing, but I'm not sure if that's a normal appearance or not. I've attached pictures of the tank and the fish.
  5. Oh okay, that's good to hear. I'm glad keeping them both is something that should work. I'll keep that in mind, I was planning on buying some dividers anyway for a future Axolotl tank so I'll just get one extra. Thanks again! I really appreciate the help!
  6. I'll attach a picture of the new Gouramis. They seem to be getting along well but if it is a problem I can either return them or put them in my hospital tank for now. Oh okay, I'm definitely not expecting her to pull through. I'll do a water change in the separated container to at least get some of the salt out if it has negative effects/might stress her out more. I'll definitely treat for parasites. Thank you so much for the help. @laritheloud
  7. The fish does seem to share the same symptoms as the one that died, minus the damaged tail fin.
  8. The honey gourami that is separated from the others does seem to be breathing somewhat rapidly, but less so since I added some air using a nano air pump. I did not quarantine the new fish that I got from the store yesterday unfortunately, I wanted to try and solve any possible aggression issues as soon as possible so I added them to the main tank immediately. I know this is taking a risk and probably wasn't a very smart move. I do trust the store I bought them from, they aren't a chain and seem to take good care of their fish. The Honey Gourami that is displaying issues was quarantined when I first got it but I did not treat with the med trio while quarantining. @Colu
  9. Hello! I've had these Honey Gouramis for maybe two months now, starting with four of them. One of them I noticed was very small, and was struggling to swim so I separated it into a hospital tank and treated it with maracyn, but it unfortunately did not make it. I thought I was in the clear after that, but now one of my other Honey Gouramis which is bigger than that one was but still somewhat smaller than the others is struggling as well. At first it seemed like it was getting chased by the two bigger Honey Gourami's in the tank, but when I separated it into a breeder box it continued to do poorly. I was worried about putting it into the hospital tank because I haven't had good luck with that in the past with other fish, so I separated it using plastic lining around the breeder box and put in 1/3 a teaspoon of aquarium salt last night. In the past hour it seems to be doing a lot worse, laying completely on its side and swimming very irregularly when it does try to move. It also hasn't been eating any of the food I offer it. I went to the fish store yesterday and asked a worker there for recommendation of what to do, and he was the one who gave the advice of separating out the smaller Honey Gourami and also recommended buying some of the "red flame" gouramis (I might be remembering the name wrong) to help disperse the aggression. He said they were the same species just a variation of color. It is a 55 gallon tank with 2 honey gouramis and 3 "red flame" gouramis. The tank also has eight Neon Tetras (which I've also had some issues with one recently dying out of the blue), and six Harlequin Rasboras. These are my water parameters: Ammonia: 0 Nitrate: 0 Nitrite: 0 Hardness/GH: 300 Buffer/KH: 40 PH: 6.4 Temperature is 77 degrees. I'm worried as to what I should do to prevent any further deaths/illness. I think this current Honey Gourami is already on it's way out with how difficult a time it is having swimming, but I'm not opposed to doing more to save it if I can. I just don't want to stress it out any more than what it has already experienced. I have the med trio on hand, although not enough to treat the entire 55 gallons. I've attached pictures of the Honey Gourami. Thanks in advance for any help and advice.
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