AquaAries Posted April 8 Share Posted April 8 (edited) I noticed her acting off yesterday, breathing faster than my other parrot and hanging low. Well established tank, 300 gallons, have had in place for a year. I use Co-Op strips often. recently bought a new jar and i was alarmed when the strip I used to test this tank yesterday was bright pink for Nitrate. This is side issue to be addressed but please see the images below. Both strips were dipped into this tank at same time today. The one on the left is the new vial and on the right is from the old vial that I still had some of. Based on what I was getting yesterday with this new vial I did pretty significant water change and was dumbfounded when I could not get the nitrate down. somethign is obviously wrong with my new vial. I am worried I added to her issue by stressing her with to much of a water change. Anyway please help me with my girl. Yesterday significant water change, over 50 % I am sure. Due to size of tank ( and on a sump) I syphon water out with pump and add in fresh at same time. I added salt per API salt container instructions because I could not see any clear signs of something specific to treat and thought she could use some electrolytes . I have a UV sterilizer on this tank also and no new stock added to this tank for about 2 months. This morning her color was back and I thought I was out of the woods. Now she is hanging out at top of tank in the corner. I don't know what to do. All other fish very healthy , active. The other Parrot fish is also doing very well. I Have a hospital tank all set up. I have meds. I just don't know what i am treating for and don't want to stress her by moving her without a plan. Please help if you can. Edited April 8 by AquaAries added in image of fish Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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