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HappyPercy

I think Wiggles has flukes

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  • Test Results for the Following:
    • * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0
    • * Nitrate level(Tank) 10
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0
    • * Nitrate level(Tap) 0
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) PH: 8.0, KH: 120
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) PH:6.4, KH: non existent
    • Other Required Info:
      • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? PH monitors are digital, but for KH I use strips, the rest I use test tubes
      • * Water temperature? 73
      • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? He's in a 10 gallon QT tank that has been running about 6 months
      • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear 50
      • * How often do you change the water and how much? I am already treating for flukes with prazi, so whenever it says on the schedule, every few days I suppose
  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? yesterday 100%, just put him in last night
  • * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 fish 2 inches not including tail
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? PRIME, Prazi pro
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often? Pro-gold, small amounts twice a day. Does he need to be on metro-med?
  • * Any new fish added to the tank? no
  • * Any medications added to the tank? PraziPro
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. This tank has had epsom salt in it in the past, but no prazi
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? No he looks fine
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? He bottom sits most of the time, but does move around when its time to eat. He seems almost stuck on the bottom. I would say maybe its swimbladder buoyancy issues and/OR flukes because of the fact that he bottom sits, but when he does swim he can't seem to lift himself off the bottom.

Here he is in the 10 gallon QT tank:

A picture of the tank (I like to keep the QT tanks simple)

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Sorry I can't help but send good vibes to him (p.s. I love your profile pic :) )

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Oh wiggles no!!

I don't know what this is, I really hope it's easily solved :hug

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Hope he gets well soon! Such a beautiful fish!

Edited by hotnickles96

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I remember when you first posted that you bought Wiggles.

You have one of the most stunning fish I've seen.

Wishing a speedy recovery.

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Hope Wiggles feels better.

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1)This is not the solution to the buoyancy issue. But, can you baffle the AC 50's flow some? That's a powerful filter for a 10 gallon tank. And maybe turn the airwand down a bit, too. He seems to be fighting the current a lot. This may ease his swimming issues a bit.

2)Do you have another food other than Pro Gold? It can cause "some" fish to have SB problems.

3)I would consult with a moderator about a possible secondary infection from the flukes. They may recommend Metro Meds.

Edited by jmetzger72

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aww poor wiggles :( he is such a super cutie :) I hope he feels better asap!!

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Poor Wiggles :(

Percy,

Have you seen him poop? Other than the bottom sitting, were there any other signs that made you suspect flukes? Bottom sitting for fish is the equivalent of us just feeling blah, and wanting to lie down. I don't know that by itself it offers much diagnostic value beyond the fact that if he does this during waking hours, something may be off with him.

When did you start the Prazi (how many days ago)? Has there been any changes?

Do you see poop? If yes, please describe.

Has has been floaty prior to this? Or did you just find him like this suddenly?

I do notice that he has an incredibly hard time trying to get lift. Do you have Metro-Meds? Please do not proceed to feeding. I just wanted to take inventory.

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I'm sorry Percy that Wiggles isn't feeling well now. I sure hope it's nothing serious and he gets to swimming around soon. :hug

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Get well soon you beautiful fish :)

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Poor Wiggles :(

Percy,

Have you seen him poop? Other than the bottom sitting, were there any other signs that made you suspect flukes? Bottom sitting for fish is the equivalent of us just feeling blah, and wanting to lie down. I don't know that by itself it offers much diagnostic value beyond the fact that if he does this during waking hours, something may be off with him.

When did you start the Prazi (how many days ago)? Has there been any changes?

Do you see poop? If yes, please describe.

Has has been floaty prior to this? Or did you just find him like this suddenly?

I do notice that he has an incredibly hard time trying to get lift. Do you have Metro-Meds? Please do not proceed to feeding. I just wanted to take inventory.

Alex, I have seen him poop it is normal. When he does manage to swim around he "flashes" sometimes which means his movement will be very erratic almost as if he's twitching and darting around. I did start the prazi, I'm on day 3, but I am following the prazi schedule that one of the moderators had given me. It may have been you I don't remember. I DO have metro meds but have not started them.

I actually have an old video of him from when I first got him and he WAS a little floaty. This is not to be mistaken with a current video. If you watch closely his rear end would go up when he stops moving. This video was taken back in April, NOT now:

I can't really seem to get any video of him doing much of anything other than bottom sitting. HOWEVER, he is not just sitting, its like he's swimming in place constantly moving and wiggling around. As far as the flashing goes, what I am seeing now is not the same as the wiggling he always does its more jerky and erratic. It definitely appeared as though something was irritating him because I saw him dart around the tank but I've only seem him do it once or twice.

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I remember commenting on how he was already a little floaty when you first got him. What I asked earlier though was if you had noticed that he was becoming increasingly floaty recently, and then sank. Or was he "normal" up until the day that you found him unable to control his SB.

There is only one thing we can try, and I will tell you that there is not a great big chance that it will work. This is placing him on Metro-Meds (1% of body weight) for 14 days. IF he is suffering from an infection that is somehow affecting his SB, and IF we intervene in time, the MMs course may help him to be able to swim freely again. However, if his SB is deflated (which is my opinion here), the MMs won't do a thing. Unfortunately, it's my opinion that his SB is deflated and not an active infection, as you are seeing good healthy poop, and we are seeing a fairly active fish who is moving around. He just get lift.

So, it's up to you to decide if you want to try the MMs. I'm sorry I cannot be anymore helpful. :(

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Thanks everyone and thanks Alex. I did go ahead and start with the metro med. I appreciate your advice and everyone ellse's

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I hope Wiggles feels better.

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