Goldie Blue Posted August 1, 2022 Share Posted August 1, 2022 (edited) Tank parameters: Ammonia - 0 Nitrites - 0 Nitrates - 10 pH - 8.0 (always this high) Temp - 80 Medications already used: Med trio (1 round of treatment) Kanaplex in food Jungle Fungus Clear (2 full rounds of treatment) Level 1 aquarium salt dosing in QT tank for 3 weeks IAL It's been months of on and off treatment for my poor Goldie Blue, thinking he is getting better and then he gets fin rot again. Quick background for anyone who has not been following my saga, he was in a 55g tank when the fin rot first started. He had started to develop fin rot in that tank, and the entire tank went through the med trio (about 8 months ago) due to another issue. Then about 4-5 months ago I treated the whole tank with 2 full doses/rounds of Jungle Fungus Clear along with feeding Kanaplex in food. From there he looked like he was improving but then a few weeks later a chunk of his tail fell off, and I ended up taking him out of his 55g into a QT tank where he was on level 1 aquarium salt dosing for about 3 weeks. He showed great improvement, and I moved him into his own Fluval Flex 9 once it had cycled. I've been loading the Flex with IAL, so dark you can barely see in there (seep leaves in hot water, then add the leaf and tea to water) and then it was advised that maybe his floaty log could be causing issues. Over the course of the last 2 weeks I have fully replaced his XL log (which was his FAVORITE place ever) with 2 smooth black tubes I got on Etsy, a SeeShelter which was already in there, and a kind of plastic "log" enclosure that seems like all the edges are smooth when I run my fingers on the insides. I'm attaching pics of these new items to get your thoughts. After looking closer at the logs, they sure as heck had splits and grooves and rough edges inside. There are two java ferns I have attached to glass cups on the bottom. That is all that is in his new tank, no decorations with sharp edges. He will stick himself between the glass and the tubes from time to time, but I don't see how this might hurt his fins. The bottom tips of them are bloody and ragged again, and now today I noticed the black sand substrate I have in his tank is sticking to the bottom areas of his fins. How should I proceed? Take him out into QT tank again? Treat his whole tank? Should I remove the sand substrate completely? Could the sand have caused the irritations and fin rot? On top of all this now I see tiny white worms all over the glass and water column in his new tank. I am hoping these are detritus worms, but figure I'd try to get a pic and see what you guys think. I am so sad and feel defeated, I just want my sweet boy to feel better. He's the best fish ever. Edited August 1, 2022 by Goldie Blue 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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