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What is the water volume of the tank? 20 gallon
How long has the tank been running? 1 year and 3 months
Does it have a filter? Yes
Does it have a heater? Yes
What is the water temperature? 74
What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) 4 zebra danios, 3 neon tetras, 1 BN pleco, 2 snails

Maintenance
How often do you change the water? Once a week
How much of the water do you change? 25%
What do you use to treat your water? Seachem prime
Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water? Substrate

*Parameters - Very Important
Did you cycle your tank before adding fish? Yes but I am currently recycling it
What do you use to test the water?strips but I have the master kit
What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”.

Ammonia:0
Nitrite: 0 maybe a little more I use strips
Nitrate: 0 maybe more same reason
pH: 7

Feeding
How often do you feed your fish? Once a day
How much do you feed your fish? A little less than a pinch
What brand of food do you feed your fish? Hikari pellets
Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods? Peas occasionally

Illness & Symptoms
How long have you had this fish? 4 years
How long ago did you first notice these symptoms? I don’t mnow there not noticeable
In a few words, can you explain the symptoms? Just opening and closing his mouth quickly
Have you started any treatment for the illness?no
Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase? No
How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all? Just opening and closing it’s mouth

Explain your emergency situation in detail. (Please give a clear explanation of what is going on, include details from the beginning of the illness leading up to now)It’s closing and opening it’s mouth rapidly here’s a video
 
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ok it could be stress my ammonia is good and i jsut did a water change i recently got new fish and theres not a ton of hiding places so should i get more.
 

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No need to apologize, just making sure since a danio would just be old at this point. A year beyond its expected lifespan actually.

Has there been any pipes replaced in or near your house?
 
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I have no idea should i test my tap water

I havent tested in a couple days
 

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Well if there was something you could test for it would be ammonia nitrites and nitrates, but there's none in the tank. So testing the tap water wouldn't help

You could if you think you'll find something
 
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He only does it occasionally and seems fine in every other way

He reaaly mainly does it at the bottom of the tank sitting still
 
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I don't really think you need to worry about it, if it's been alive and healthy for 4 years already it's very unlikely something has happened and it can't be age related because he should have another 6 years left
 

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What is the water volume of the tank? 20 gallon
How long has the tank been running? 1 year and 3 months
Does it have a filter? Yes
Does it have a heater? Yes
What is the water temperature? 74
What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) 4 zebra danios, 3 neon tetras, 1 BN pleco, 2 snails

Maintenance
How often do you change the water? Once a week
How much of the water do you change? 25%
What do you use to treat your water? Seachem prime
Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water? Substrate

*Parameters - Very Important
Did you cycle your tank before adding fish? Yes but I am currently recycling it
What do you use to test the water?strips but I have the master kit
What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”.

Ammonia:0
Nitrite: 0 maybe a little more I use strips
Nitrate: 0 maybe more same reason
pH: 7

Feeding
How often do you feed your fish? Once a day
How much do you feed your fish? A little less than a pinch
What brand of food do you feed your fish? Hikari pellets
Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods? Peas occasionally

Illness & Symptoms
How long have you had this fish? 4 years
How long ago did you first notice these symptoms? I don’t mnow there not noticeable
In a few words, can you explain the symptoms? Just opening and closing his mouth quickly
Have you started any treatment for the illness?no
Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase? No
How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all? Just opening and closing it’s mouth

Explain your emergency situation in detail. (Please give a clear explanation of what is going on, include details from the beginning of the illness leading up to now)It’s closing and opening it’s mouth rapidly here’s a video
Hope it does better! It looks like a good boy/girl.
 
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I do not know gender it comes up to the top to eat with the rest of my spfish and I have not seen it poop but I don’t spend a lot of time looking for that. I’m going to dose my tank with epsom salt what is the Dosage
 

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I really see nothing wrong so I don't think it's necessary, but for an epsom salt bath it's 1tablespoon per gallon. If you dose the whole tank you'll have to do a 100% water change within 30 minutes
 

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I do not know gender it comes up to the top to eat with the rest of my spfish and I have not seen it poop but I don’t spend a lot of time looking for that. I’m going to dose my tank with epsom salt what is the Dosage
I really see nothing wrong so I don't think it's necessary, but for an epsom salt bath it's 1tablespoon per gallon. If you dose the whole tank you'll have to do a 100% water change within 30 minutes
Ok so there’s the dosage

So I suggest this
-Get a bucket that is clean with no Chlorine
-Fill it with your aquarium water
-Grab the fish with a fine net
-Put it in the bucket
-Figure out gallons in the bucket
-Add the correct amount of salt for the bucket
-Then go on from there
 
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Ok I have another fish I want to do this for is that ok to put them in together. Do you think I should do the salt bath or just leave it alone
 

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Ok I have another fish I want to do this for is that ok to put them in together. Do you think I should do the salt bath or just leave it alone
I'd do it separately, I don't think it's really necessary but it's up to you. Also I'd actually only do a half dose of salt for the tetra since they're more sensitive
 
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