KittenFishMom Posted May 30, 2022 Share Posted May 30, 2022 Water parms Temp 78f Nirates 25 ppm Nitrites 0 ppm Hardness very soft buffer (KH) 0 pH very low (yellow, below peach at 6.4pH) cats have hidden my ammonia strips. My Mom has been very ill and I have not been able to care for my fish much since the end of February. We try to get one of us here every 2 to 3 days. This 10 gallon tank is heavily planted with my best plants and has 4 medium sponge filters going a heater and lights on timers. 12 hours on 12 hours off. I add a wonder shell when I notice they are gone. the other fish in the tank are neons tetras and guppies. all very much smaller than the flag fish. I have been feeding lightly and hoping for the best. Several days ago I noticed a white vertical spot on the side of my lone flag fish. This visit, the spot is bigger and pink in the middle. I have included a photo low. I took 5, but none turned out well. I can't stay with the fish, so treating will be tricky at best. I can keep the flag fish in this tank and monitor its progress I can try to treat the fish in the tank, with all the other fish. I can put the flag fish in my first attempt at a mini pond outside. The mini pond is full of willow and honey suckle branches and green water and daphnia and mosquito lava. The outside temp is going to drop with highs in upper 60's and and the lows in the upper 40's. Lots of great food, but stressful temps. I do not have a tank I can put the flag fish in at this time. Please give me your best guess as to what this might be and what would be the best plan of action given my very limited time and options at this point. Thanks so much!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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