Test Results for the Following:
* Ammonia Level(Tank) I don't think it's exactly zero but it's close. Definitely not as high as 0.25ppm. I have ammonia in my tap water. :/
* Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm
* Nitrate level(Tank) 5.0ppm
* Ammonia Level(Tap) .50ppm
* Nitrite Level(Tap) 0ppm
* Nitrate level(Tap) Close to zero but not completely.
* Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 6.8
* Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6
Other Required Info:
* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API freshwater master test kit. Drops.
* Water temperature? 70 degrees. There's no heater so it's just room temperature.
* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40 breeder...at least two years
* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Two Fluval C4s, one at either end of the tank
* How often do you change the water and how much? Once a week, about 90 percent.
* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Yesterday, about 90 percent.
* How many fish in the tank and their size? Three goldfish. Ruby the ranchu, Gillian the common and Moon the fancy. Those two aren't huge but they aren't small either. Ruby is and always has been teeny tiny.
* What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Safe...the powder. I add a tiny bit of Flourish every water change day for the anubias as well.
* What do you feed your fish and how often? Small amounts 2-3 times a day....morning and night for sure, sometimes afternoon but honestly I forget some days. Algae strips, Soilent Green, New Life Spectrum Thera A, and occasionally blood worms or peas.
* Any new fish added to the tank? Nope
* Any medications added to the tank? Nope
* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. I add one dose of prazi a couple times a year as a preventative. Each fish including Ruby went through quarantine with prazi when I brought them home.
* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Nope
* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Staying at the bottom, pineconing, slight floating
Hey guys. I've been really busy and haven't posted around here in a while but unfortunately I come back needing help.
Ruby the ranchu had been doing a lot of bottom sitting for the last month or so. She's always had a bit of a hard time swimming (She's very small and has to wiggle a lot to get around) and she's always liked to rest under a specific plant so I assumed since nothing else was visibly wrong that she just gets tired out easily.
In the last month or so I would see her at the bottom more often than usual but she still seemed healthy before today. She had (And has) a good appetite and when she wanted to swim she would swim around like normal, no floating or other issues. Unfortunately I came home today and noticed that she looked much more swollen than usual...and then I noticed the pineconing as well. She's spending almost all her time under her plant and when she does swim she floats a bit (No flipping or anything like that luckily) and though she basically still has control I can tell she's struggling more than usual.
She went through an initial prazi treatment when I brought her home a couple years ago and I do a preventative treatment on the tank a couple times a year. I don't know the exact date of the last one, maybe a few months ago? She's never had dropsy or any other issue before. The other two fish seem perfectly fine. I did their weekly water change yesterday same as usual and I haven't added any fish or plants to the tank for a long time. I cleaned one of their filters a week ago same as usual, just rinsing out the media with tank water and washing down the inside. Can't think of anything else remotely noteworthy.
I have 5 and 10 gallon qt tanks, salt, prazi, Pimafix, and Fish Mox (Amoxicillin) on me at the moment but I have access to a Petco and a Petsmart in town as well as the ability to order stuff off the internet. Fully willing to take you guys up on whatever you suggest. Disease treatment isn't my strong point as I (Luckily, really) don't have a lot of experience with it so I really don't know where to start. Thanks in advance for the help. On top of this my bunny is getting spayed today so I'm worried about them both.