Pepere Posted September 28, 2022 Share Posted September 28, 2022 I ordered 3 American Flag Fish on Ebay. Unfortunately package was delayed in shipment. Usps accepted shipment on the 23rd at 9:34 PM, and delivered it 10:48 AM on the 27th. all three were swimming around when Iinitially opened the box. bag was floated for 15 minutes with 2 addittions of 1/4 cup tank water to bag during that time per sellers instructions, then poured into net and placed in quarantine tank and left dark. the largest one seemed rather lethargic resting on tank bottom and barely swimming. that evening he looked worse. Dosed with aquarium 3 tbsp in 10 gallons aquarium salt, stress coat, maracyn, ich x and paracleanse. this morning, rear tail fin eroded and splotchy discoloration on sides torear half. tonight more fin erosion noted, and red splotchy area to rear. bag water originally tested over 8ppm Ammonia per API master test kit before adding water. I wish I had had the presence of mind to set aside a sample of the water to have done a 50% dilution and retest for Ammonia to get a feel for how high it really was. the other two smaller flag fish do not appear in distress, they are swimming around, no sign of fin erosion or burns. though I have no doubt they were affected as well somewhat signs point to it being ammonia burns. The question is at what point do you decide to put fish out of their misery verses trying to save them. the one in serious hurt doesnt move, still having gill movement and staying upright, but not moving on his own. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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