Bolivion Ram Sick?

  1. Ben Moore

    Ben Moore Initiate Member

    Woke thismorning to my bolivion ram sitting up on one of the ornaments in the tank. Was fine last night. He can swim slowly but always settles back down on floor. Have noticed for last 1hr

    Readings:

    Ammonia 0
    Nitirite 0
    Nitrate 10-15
    Ph 6.8-7.0
    Dechlorinator: prime
    Use stability here and there with larger changes
    Tank size 5x2.5x2.5'
    Filter is a 2750lph x 1 aqua one
     

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  2. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    What's the water temperature?
     
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    Ben Moore

    Ben Moore Initiate Member

    26'C

    Gh is between 7 and 8

    No inprovement still :(
     
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    Ben Moore

    Ben Moore Initiate Member

     

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  5. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Well, that's too hot for a bolivian ram, they need it between 68, and 78.
    I would put it at 74 and see if he changes.
     
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    Ben Moore

    Ben Moore Initiate Member

    I will drop the temperature as soon as i get home today.

    Would this higher temp be a cause even though he has been in 26 C for 5 months?
     
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    Ben Moore

    Ben Moore Initiate Member

    Ok so got home tonight and am slowly lowering the temp.

    The ram is no longer sitting on the floor he is now swimming constantly (hovering around) which seems like good news!

    However i noticed this, can someone please identify this?

    Looks like his feces are red or stuck? Or i may be completely wrong. Any thoughts??
     

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    Ben Moore

    Ben Moore Initiate Member

    I have diagnosed this as callamanus worms and have been recommended this treatment. Hopefully ok?
     

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