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  1. So when I got my panda corys about a month ago there were 4 decent sized and 2 smaller ones. I just noticed that one of the small ones looks like he might have been bullied a little. He’s lethargic and his tail has a small tear. Im thinking about setting up a “hospital” tank that I could make sure he’s getting enough to eat and put some aquarium salt in it. Since corys are social, should I bring over the other small one with him (perfectly fine, not getting bullied) or should he be by himself? Another idea, should I put him in a breeder box in the aquarium to see if some rest and food will help him? Also if I do need to set up a hospital tank, I don’t have an extra sponge filter, can I get away with just putting an air stone in the separate tank?
  2. Hi everyone, I got a some nerite snails a few months ago for my tank with shrimp. At first they were doing great (eating algae off the glass, algae wafers, burrowing in the gravel etc.). Then they got really lethargic (stopped eating, laying on their sides and not moving their bodies much). We got some new fish and 2 more nerite snails (from a different store) and were putting them through the quarentine trio, so we added the other nerites to see if it would help. Within a week the two new snails were acting the same way. After a couple weeks some were closed up in the shell, but all are alive. Right now we have them in a separate tank with some aquarium salt (1 Tbsp in 5 gallons) but they haven’t moved in a couple days and are not improving. Has anyone else experienced something similar? I have other snails in the original tank (mystery snails, rams horn) and no one else is acting the same way. pH = 7.4 Nitrates = 0 ppm Hardness = 200 ppm Nitrite = 0 ppm Ammonia = 0 ppm KH/Buffer = 80-100 ppm Water Temperature = 75 F
  3. Tank Information: - 20 gallon tank with a male plakat betta (his name is Leo) and a small group of kuhli loaches. I have had Leo for two months and the loaches for two years. I also have some anubias in there and some caves for the loaches. I have a baffled Aqueon Quiet Flow filter and a Aqueon heater. - pH is 7.6-7.8 - Ammonia is 0 - Nitrite is 0 - Nitrate is also 0 (was around 5ppm when I first added him, not sure when it became 0 to be honest) - Temperature is 76 F Background Information: Leo is a dragonscale plakat betta that I've had for two months now. However, I have noticed a very worrying decline in his activity level and his willingness to eat. about two weeks ago, he started laying on plant leaves a little more frequently, which I took as a sign that perhaps he was getting more comfortable with his habitat. Then, however, he started eating less. Even then, I didn't think much of it, bettas are sometimes picky, right? I considered the possibility he was getting too much of the loaches' food at night and that he was simply not hungry or had overeaten. I also considered that maybe his dragonsale genes were covering his eye and making it harder to actually see his food (apparently that is a thing.) I was continuing to get him to eat at least 1-2 betta pellets per day, except skip days, but it takes a long time for him to eat or be fully interested in the food. I have tried switching brands and that has not helped. I have also tried fasting him for potential digestive issues from eating too much loach food and that hasn't worked either. Current Situation: Leo over the past few days has gotten worse. Instead of of laying on leaves and being just a bit lethargic/lazy, he now floats at the top near corners or behind the heater. It seems like sometimes he has labored breathing. The problem is I haven't noticed anything visually wrong about him besides this. No ick, no velvet, no bloating, no tumors, no white tufts, no injuries, not even fin rot. I am getting very concerned. The kuhli loaches seem fine (when I get to see them, that is, but it is very normal for them to hide, so they seem fine) I bought a new heater recently, about to install it, to hopefully raise his tank temperature up from the 76 to 80-82. The lower temperature is the only thing I can determine that might be causing the lethargy, but I don't understand why he's not eating much or floating at the top despite having nothing else wrong with him, at least from what I can see. What could be the problem? What else can I do to help, besides raise the temperature? Is it possible there is something internal like parasites?Which medicines should I have on hand, and are there any I should start now? Are my low nitrates to blame? Is it possible he has some type of blockage or swim bladder issue without showing any bloating or any other visual signs? Sorry for so many questions, I just want to do what's right for him and get to the bottom of this! - Troy
  4. 10 gallon tank is 6 months old. ph 6.7 amonia 0 nitrites 0 nitrates 0 (heavily planted) Temp 78-80 Our water is on the hard side. Had 6 zebra danios lost 2, the 4 remaining had red gills and were gasping at the bottom. Betta appeared unaffected. I quarantined the danios and treated with aquarium salt (no dice), general cure (no dice) and finally prazipro (success!). I treat the main tank as well thinking it's gill flukes. Danios back to their crazy selves. Tonight I noticed two danios are laying on the bottom of the tank again. Betta appears sluggish but I'm not sure anymore as I keep staring at them. I do another dose of prazipro. I also have almond leaves in the tank. What do I do next? I have shrimp and snails in the tank too. I have ich-x on hand and Maracyn oxy. Regular maracyn on the way. Advice is much appreciated!
  5. My 1 year old Betta has a white cotton-ish area on his tail between the top and bottom fins. He's does not act sickly, but is a little lethargic. I used Pimafix for about a week and saw significant change, but his 10 gallon tank got quite murky. Since I know it helped I want to put him in his own hospital tank away from the 4 ottos and plant life in the 10 gallon. The fish bowl holds about 3 liters. How much Pimafix is safe? Would 0.6 ml work? I also have Super Ick Cure. Would that be better? Do I need to worry about the temperature before relocating him? I also read aquarium salt with the medication would help, is this true? Since he is as old as he is, I just don't want to hurt him and I will admit, I am a beginner at this. Thanks in advance.
  6. Hi everyone, Last night I added 8 pygmy corydoras to my 20 gal long tank, which already had 3 apple snails and 5 ghost shrimp. I tested the water parameters before adding the fish and also just now and they haven't changed: pH: 6.5-7.0 Nitrates: 10 Hardness: 140 Nitrite: 0 Ammonia: <0.02 KH/Buffer: 20 Water Temperature: 78 I acclimated the corys for 50 min before adding them by pouring out some water and adding a bit of tank water in small bits. Anyways, even before I added the fish to the tank I noticed that one wasn't moving much and wasn't responding to his surroundings consistently. He swam around when I first added him but then he quickly went back to being lethargic, sitting on the bottom motionless but breathing quickly. This morning I couldn't find him. Tonight I still only counted 7 fish but then all of a sudden he swam out from a hiding place, but he seemed really uncoordinated and almost immediately swam back down and hasn't moved since. He's almost lying on his side now but he's still breathing. Everyone else is acting and looking healthy. I'm not sure what to do. Any ideas for what might be wrong with him? Any suggestions for what to do are really appreciated! I have a second tank that I only just set up, but it just has sand and nothing else in it, except a brand new sponge filter and a heater. I haven't cycled it yet but I have seachem stability and I could put the intake sponge from my established tank in the new tank. I can also take a plant or two to give him a hiding place. I honestly think he's not long for this world. I really don't want the sickness to spread to the others though. Should I move him to the other tank? I also stupidly just realized I don't even have a fish net. AHH Thank you so much for your help!
  7. Help please. My new betta is sitting at the bottom of the tank opening and closing is mouth. I started another thread a few days ago "new betta not eating" about him not eating since I brought him home Saturday. Last night I started a general treatment for everything with tetra lifeguard. Only general meds at pet store. So you think it's something else or just really sick and need to let the meds work.
  8. Hi y'all. I upgraded from 29g to a 75g Sunday. I moved everything including gravel and filter (I added another filter also), garden snails and 20+ Platy's. The fish were doing great, eating, swimming around, breading and looked healthy before the move. Now, the snails are all gone, I cant find any of them. I'v lost 5 or more month old fry. The fish are not as active and a lot are at the top of the water or laying on bottom. They are moving slowly and have clinched fins. I don't see anything physically wrong on them, no spots or discoloration. Maybe not as colorful as I have seen them. They are eating. The tank smells... not good, but not gross. (Im thinking dead snails and a few small fish I can not find) Temp - 78* PH - 7.8+ (hard to read API master test) Ammonia - 0 Nitrites - 0 Nitrates - 5.0 KG - 53.7 (3 drops) Gh - 53.7 (3 drops) I added a dose of Seachem Equilibrium last night and this morning I started a treatment of ParaCleans. Thanks for reading, and I appreciate any advice or ideas y'all can offer.
  9. So I've been calibrating a fairly new tank for just over 3 months and all the fish were happy until some big change this weekend. Cory's and Plecos fine, but all 18 Danios (10 Zebra, 8 Kyathit) have gone into hiding at the bottom in the plants/driftwood, only a few come out to eat. Just now I tried to coax them out with some food. Several came out and I noticed red gills on at least two of them. Internet search took me many places ... Ammonia is 0, so it isn't Ammonia poisoning CO2 is between 15-30ppm, but the fish are not gasping for air or going to the surface So that leaves ... bacteria? But why don't the Cory's and Plecos have it (at least they are acting normally with no red gills)? My first tank crisis 😞
  10. I set up a 40 breeder without a heater for fancy goldfish. I put Seachem cichlid substrate in and some driftwood Anubias, crypts and moss balls and a large sponge filter from an established tank. I also put some of the mulmy water from the same sponge when I cleaned it in aquarium water. And some ramshorn snails. The tank was set up for a couple of weeks before I put the fish in. The fish had been in a ten gallon quarantine tank for those two weeks and saw no signs of disease or stress. Parameters in the big tank seemed to be stable. They seemed to be doing fine for about four weeks before I noticed that the black moor seemed to have a cloudy film developing fairly evenly over his body but he still eats and is acting fine. About the same time a calico fantail started acting lethargic and was not eating. I checked water parameters: and nitrates 20ppm nitrites at 1.0 chlorine 0 gh 150 kh 120 ph 7.2 But because of the cold snap the temperature in the aquarium has lingered at 50 degrees because there is a draft from a door next to the tank. (Apparently we need to put a better seal around the door.) Because the little fantail was not eating I put her in the quarantine tank that they had been in. And added salt. Seeing no outward symptoms I wondered if the cold temps made her susceptible to a parasite or something. She died the next day. She had a lot of clear mucous especially on one side around the gill area. It was kind of thick and covered the area of about a dime. She was about two inches long. I did a 20 percent water change on the big tank and set the heater on low to try to bump the temperature up to 70. I kept an eye on the temperature for most of the day but over the supper hours I had to do other things and then when I looked at the tank the lid was all steamed up and the thermometer read that it was above eighty (!!!) This happened about a week ago. I did a partial water change to bring the temps down a bit. The fish seemed OK. I threw the heater away and bought a better one. This one is keeping the temperature in the low to mid 70s. The black moor looks blacker now. But now my biggest and favorite Oranda is acting just like the fantail did. No visible symptoms. Sits on the bottom or floats on the top and doesn’t eat. What should I do for her? Oh and I also added an Aquaclear filter with sponge and Purigen.
  11. Hello,I have a female betta in a planted community 100L / 28G tank and I’ve had her for about five months. She’s always been very bright and healthy. Until today. She’s sat at the top of the tank, looking very lethargic and not her happy self.I’ve tested the water and it’s come back as normal; 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite and 40 nitrate (I know 40 is high but it’s always been like that because my tap water is high in nitrate).I’m about to do a water change now anyway, just in case, but I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on what might be going on or what else I can do to help her?Tank Specs:100L / 28G tank (36”L x 12”D x 15”H)Fluval U4 Filter24 - 25C / 75 - 77F50% weekly water change (seachem prime) Stocking:1 female betta6 harlequin Rasboras10 false julii corys30+ something RCSWater qualityAmmonia 0NO3 40 (Tap water sits at 40ppm)NO2 0GH 8KH 6pH 7.2CI2 0
  12. Water parameters: 0,0,0 7° KH and GH Ph 7.2-7.4 Temp 80° All the parameters are how they have been for months now. He normally comes and "greets" me at the front, and is very easy to feed. Today, (and maybe yesterday, I was barely home) he is a completely different fish. Lethargic, and is wedging himself between the thermometer where he normally sleeps and just floating there. Even laying on the ground at times, going as far as starting to tilt to one side. He will still swim about in spurts, going up to gulp some air occasionally, or laying on the anubius. He is also responsive to any touch, and will swim away like he normally would. I fed him, before I realized this, and he ate his pellets as they floated down, even scavenged some off the ground, but he is normally at the surface like a normal pig betta. Unsure how I really should proceed or If I should just continue to monitor this.
  13. Hello there, I've had this puffer for a little over 2 years now. When I first got him, he was a skinny little guy who liked to hide. Now he's a chonker that only swims occasionally and for food. I feed him blood worms almost daily, a couple rams horn snails every once and while, and a clam on the half shell. Water parameters, pH 7.0, nitrate 0, nitrate 5, temp 75.2 degrees F. I upgraded him from a 20g half a year ago to a 40g and with sand. I've tried getting him to be more active by getting new plants and fish, but he just ignores them. Even after I rearrange the tank every week during water changes, he still finds his corner. I use a finnex 36'' light and dose easy green every week (one pump as I do 25% water changes). I have attached photos what what he looks like when he wants to be active. PLEASE NOTE: He likes to stay at the bottom of the tank, he's done it forever. I just wish he was more active/ less bored. His name is also Bob🙂
  14. I have a red zebra and it appears lethargic and tend to open and shut his mouth a lot like he is breathing a lot. The appearance of the fish looks great. All my other red zebras and the other fish seem fine. my water tested good. He is a bit smaller than most other zebras and I have one that is the boss. Could this be that the fish is trying to stay hidden and is just nervous from the more aggressive fish. I did notice that the others fish seemed to have a fascination with this fishes hide out spot.
  15. I purchased 4 peruvian puffers on Sunday, all seemed normal that evening after acclimating. (eating, glass surfing, but starting to explore the environment) Yesterday night (Monday) I noted the smallest of the 4 was not interested in eating and was glass surfing, but at a much slower pace than during the day. This morning, the puffer is listless, earlier in the morning (9am), I tried to feed it, it would not even eat black worms that I held with tweezers in front of its face. I also noticed it's eyes were not moving or focusing on the worms or anything else. In the morning, it was just floating upright near the surface - got caught in the current and completely floated in the current (it got strewn across the tank), not swimming at all. It's small fins are moving, but it is not swimming with its tail. As of 11:30 this morning, it is sitting on the bottom not moving, just breathing. As you can see from the pictures, its very pale. Been trying to research the puffer forums but nothing is very helpful so far. But I did see that the puffer laying at the bottom of the tank is a very bad sign. I tested the water this morning: 0 ammonia 0 nitrite 10 ppm nitrate Gh 75 KH 120 temp 76 It is in a 55 gal planted tank, running for just over 2 months. The other 3 are doing well, active, and eating. So far they are leaving the sick one alone and not bullying it. Meds I have on hand are IchX, Maracyn, and Paracleanse. And salt. I can probably get my hands on some Maracyn 2 quickly. I haven't done it yet but can set up a quarantine tank. I havne't run any meds yet for any of the puffers because I was assured by the store they were quarantined already and I had them feed the puffers before I bought them. There's also no other fish in the tank. I'm very worried considering the rapid decline in just the last 12 hours, any suggestions folks have on what the best next step to do would be much appreciated.
  16. Hello! This is my first time posting here. I am a new fish owner, have a fully cycled 75 gallon planted tank with 6 banded rainbows and 7 new panda garras. About a week after bringing home the panda garras (at which point I did not quarantine - bad, I know), my rainbows started showing a few white spots. Since I did not see anymore, I thought it might be stress, but then I started seeing some flashing and white spots on the panda garras too. I immediately started treating with Ich-x following instructions and doing daily 30% water changes. Everyone still acted fine and still eating. The rainbows' spots cleared up rather quickly, but it has taken a full week to see the last of the spots on the panda garras. However, now that the white spots are finally gone, most of the panda garras are now acting very lethargic, just laying on the bottom of the tank, when they hadn't been acting this way before. The rainbow fish continue to act fine. I'm not sure what is going on, as I thought, with ich, they usually start flashing and acting lethargic before the white spots show up, and I'm seeing the exact opposite! Because I question if there is some secondary infection, and because I'm still seeing the panda garras flashing, I decided to dose the tank with the quarantine trio of meds, per Aquarium Co-Op's instructions (letting sit for a week). I am hoping this will prevent re-infection of ich and take care of anything else that might possibly be going on. My question is, has anyone else seen this happen, where their fish act fine while they exhibit the white spots, but then once they are gone (visibly, anyways) the fish starting acting very lethargic? Mine are eating, but somewhat reluctantly. I had to soak some pellets in garlic guard to entice them. Otherwise they are just laying there on the bottom of the tank, looking miserable. I also wonder if it's possible that the ich-x didn't agree with them? I hate to remove it through water change just yet, as it seems to be working. And I definitely don't want a reinfection! I have checked water parameters yesterday, and 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, and usual ph of 8.0. I did not test nitrate since, with the daily water changes, I expect it is ridiculously low at this point. Plus I have not used ferts for the plants during ich treatment. Any thoughts or suggestions will be much appreciated. Thank you!
  17. Kind of long but any help is greatly appreciated....🙏🏼 55 gallon Ammonia was .25-.5 and still is .25 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 5.0 Ph 7.4 I had an ammonia spike. (I’m doing water changes and have added prime) A couple weeks ago my canister filter started leaking. I had to use my hang on back filter until I received the part to fix my canister. Once the part came I hooked my canister back up but I think I lost some beneficial bacteria in the process even though I put my sponges in the hang on back filter and the rest of the media inside the aquarium. The hang on back filter was a topfin 60. It didn’t move my water as well and my water started to develop an odor which it never had before. I have added charcoal and I've done a water change yesterday and today. Today I used some stress coat and prime. Yesterday after the water change they all shed their slime coats. They were twitching and shaking their heads(today too after water change). Today I noticed the red streaks, shown in the pics with arrows, which weren’t visible before. The red streaks are in dorsal and anal fins of the 2 koi’s too. The angel in pics #4-6 is looking white on top it’s head. I circled those areas. The 2 koi’s fins have also started to look cloudy/milky when they were completely clear a couple days ago. They are still eating. Is this just ammonia causing all the issues or is there more I need to be treating?? Septicemia, Columnaris, HITH? What do I do to save my fish? 🥺 white areas circled- not fuzzy or cottony, doesn’t look dented or like a crater either...
  18. Update: He died. I honestly have no idea what happened. Parameters: 76-80F (lowest is right after a water change because I do not temp match, normally it is 79-80) >240 mg/L KH ~30GH 7.6/0/0/5 I'm at a bit of a loss and not used to dealing with illness aside from fin rot in bettas so I am looking for suggestions. My koi betta (from inside a Marineland portrait) has been extremely lethargic/not eating for the last 3 days, though he has been hiding frequently for longer. His right eye is also looking off, it seems to be cloudy. I have 3 pygmy corydoras in the same tank with 0 signs of stress. All attached photos are taken from my journal on the tank's progress. Nov 1: Normal behavior, removed some tropical hornwort that had completely shed in the water and added a tiger lotus to the tank Between updates some of the Ludwigia died back and Aurelion started to hide more, especially up top in the rigid hornwort and giant duckweed. Nov 8: He is only hiding in the duckweed and no longer swims in the water column. He favors the back corners. Something is visibly changed in his right eye. He also refuses food (have attempted frozen blood worms, Xtreme pellet, Hikari pellet, and baby brine). He was moved into a smaller container where it is easier to observe him. Temp stays between 74-78 in the new container. Nov 9: At the suggestion of a couple of forum members on my main thread, Aurelion was moved into my shrimp tank. He still is not eating but the day is young. I hope that some forum members see these photos and the extra sets of eyes will spot something that may have passed me by.
  19. Hello everyone! I have a 29 gallon long, all of my vital water levels are well within parameters. The tank holds 19 fish, and all are community fish. I purchased five new panda corycats two weeks ago. I quarantined and medicated them per the co-op specifications for one week and then put them in the main tank. They were great for the first few days, but now they are just sitting on the bottom of the tank. I have never seen them get bullied. I did start adding easy green and easy carbon in the last week. Anyone know what I could check? Thanks in advance!
  20. Hello all, over the past day or so one of my gold gouramis has been acting lethargic (spending most of his time laying on a lava rock which is abnormal for him). I was looking him over this evening and discovered what looked like some sort of a scratch or wound on the left side of his head right in front of his gills. I also noticed a small amount of translucent substance coming from his anus earlier in the day that wasn’t there this evening. Shortly after I noticed the abnormality on his head he started flashing for about a minute specifically rubbing the spot on his head. No other fish are exhibiting any of this behavior in the tank. Any help/suggestions are appreciated. 75 gallon planted tank about 10 months old. Ph 7.4, nitrates 20 ppm, temp 80F, gravel substrate with about 4lbs crushed coral. Ppm of tank water is 100.
  21. UPDATE: GREAT NEWS! My Danio is alive and well! I treated him for 10 days with Tetra Lifeguard, plus 2 days at half the dosage. For the first 6 days, he hid at the bottom of the quarantined tank and every attempt to move he'd make was triggering the uncontrollable frenzie 😞 😞 But then, he slowly started to slow down when moving, then swam around the tank, and finally, I saw him eat. This took 4 extra days. At that point, he was swimming almost perfectly normal. I added 2 more days of treatment using half the dosage and his behavior remained steady. I didn't want to stress him out more and undo the good of the treatment, so I cautiously put him back in the makin tank. The other Danios swam around him and he was back on the team!! :D I still watch him with particular attention to make sure whatever got him sick in the first place doesn't come back. ***** *** * ORIGINAL POST * *** ***** What's happening to this little guy??! I couldn't attach the video of his behavior but basically, he hides in corners, motionless, then something or somebody spooks him and he twists and flops and loops frantically in the water, usually going back towards the bottom (giving the impression that he's scratching on the gravel, but I'm not sure this is his goal)... I hurt for him! My quarantine tank isn't ready yet so I had to put him in a pet carrier fixed inside the main tank. I did a 20/25% water change, isolated him in the carrier and gave him his first Tetra Lifeguard All-in-one treatment today (as close to the proper dosage as I could measure). Here is a picture of my water parameters.
  22. Hi, I've had four amano shrimp for the past 6 months, raised from juvenile to full size in my tank. 2 male, 2 female, based on dot pattern. Parameters, pretty steady since I got them, tested with API liquid drops: Ph: 7.2 to 7.6 Gh: 9-11 deg Kh: 3 deg Ammonia, nitrite: 0 Nitrate: less than 20 Temp : 78 F The past three weeks they have been extremely inactive, mostly piling together, sometimes on top of each other, doing nothing more than fanning swimmerettes. Typical behavior in the past has been constantly scouring the tank for food and algae, rarely interacting with each other, just in passing. Now hair algae is left untouched, and they only seem to eat the occasional shrimp pellet if I drop it right in front of them. And even that is nowhere near the ravenous frantic eating I'm used to seeing from them. They have always molted fine and appear to be continuing to do so, but going back to the lethargic behavior after. Nothing is harassing them, they aren't hiding most of the time, no new tank mates, nothing breeding in the tank. There are also neritie snails in the tank that seem to be their normal selves with normal behavior. I tried a dose of General cure and 5 days of maracyn both per the boxes; their behavior has remained much the same as described. No visible signs of anything unusual on their bodies. Video that shows their typical behavior of the past three weeks: https://imgur.com/gallery/KPOvtd0 Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  23. 7.4 pH, 0 Ammonia, 0 NO2, 20-30 NO3, don't have a hardness test but very hard well water. 20L, planted tank. Had 10 guppies and a dwarf gourami and 2 Amano shrimp. I think 3 weeks ago, I had ich and fin rot. I treated for ich, couldn't get erythromycin in time. All but 1 guppy died (shrimp are just fine). I was sort-of depressed about it so I started a quarantine tank. The problem: now that 1 remaining guppy was just sitting on a plant this morning. He was upright flapping his fins, and he perked up when I turned on his light. I turned it back out and worked out for an hour. When I turned it back on, he was just laying on the bottom. Again, he perked up. I fed him. He started swimming around. I think he ate. His fins seem fine. I might move him to the quarantine tank and hit him with the 5 day ich and erythromycin plan. I can't find general cure anywhere locally so I guess I'll order it and hope he doesn't die before it gets here. Couldn't get a decent picture. Here's the best I could do.
  24. I’ve got a 29 gal tank of fancy hippies and cherry shrimp and a few weeks ago I noticed this female had become very lethargic and was sitting on the substrate and hiding a lot. She’d eat some and swam fine when she tried to get away from any males giving her a hard time. I thought she might be stressed or constipated so I quarantined her in a 10 gal. I’ve fasted her for a week while medicating with PraziPro and when that didn’t work I tried a dose of Maracyn just trying to make sure there wasn’t a bacterial infection. She’s been spending a lot of time on the sponge filter lately and today I’ve now noticed she’s got a fairly large lesion above her eye, maybe 3-4mm. She’s all alone aside from a few cherry shrimp so nothing can be beating up on her. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Temp 78* ph: 7.4 Ammonia: 0 Nitrites:0 nitrates: 0 Tank has cycled for about a month and a half after being seeded with plants, decor, and a filter from my other tank.
  25. I got my betta from a local store about two weeks ago. I had him in a Back to the Roots 3 gal for a few days, long story short did research too late, found new local pet store and moved him to a 10 gal which is still in the process of cycling. Added a lot of plants and three rummynose tetras. pH 6.8/7 Nitrates: 0 Nitrites: 0 Hardness: unsure Ammonia: .5, did a 25% water change and didn't feed this morning KH/Buffer: unsure Water temperature: 80 F Tuesday: Noticed appetite decrease, didn’t notice (until reviewing photos) top fin was clamped. Wednesday: Still low appetite and swimming erratically. Thursday: I noticed white spots on him, all over his body but more so around his eyes and face. Please note that spots got worse since photos were taken, especially around the eyes and under the chin. It is really hard to get a good photo with my phone camera. Rushed to local pet store. The employee thought it was velvet and recommended aquarium salt treatment so I moved plants to the old 3 gal. Dosed 10 gal with 9tsp (1 per gal), then 9 more 12 hours later, then once more 12 hours later, per recommendation. Total 3tsp per gal, 27 total. After the 2nd dosing I moved rummynose out to the other tank because they weren’t looking so great. Keeping an eye on chemical levels in both tanks, everything is fine there and I’m doing water changes as soon as ammonia hits .5 (side note ,would adding the salt affect the ammonia readings at all?) It’s been a little over 18 hours since the last dose. Appetite and energy seem to be coming back. Fin is still clamped, white spots got worse since videos were taken a couple days ago, especially around face and chin. Now they seem a liiiittle better, but hard to tell. Any feedback helps, I’m trying to trust knowledge of local aquarist but want to make sure I’m on the right track before it’s too late if a correction in treatment is needed. PS I feel terrible having the betta alone in the 10 gal while all my plants, 3 rummys, and one snail are crowded in the little 3 gall. Next time will do differently but do you think I should try and transition and carefully switch the tanks occupants? I don't know how long the treatment will take, I feel so bad for moving them around so much already and want to do the right thing. At this point I don't know if that's to make everyone more comfortable or to leave them be.
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