Help. Do I need to treat? (Strange fish behaviors)

Nerdyali

We bought Capernicus, our red cap oranda, on August 11th. I had a redditor that was helping me through quarantine. We did a 1:8 hydrogen peroxide:water dip, prazipro in qt, and then gradually increased salt to 0.3%. Over the course of the 7 day qt, we did two doses of prazi.

Cappy was then added to 40 gallon. I did a peroxide dip then into prazi treated 40gal. Cappy was flashing and yawning every now and then, and sometimes rapidly flicking his dorsal…. But looks extremely healthy. A week later did the same one more time. We also did a 3% saltwater dip, and one more dose of prazi. He is still yawning quite a bit, and zooms to hit his sides on the sand or tank items every now and then ( not nearly as often as the yawning).

Is this normal?? do I need to treat with anything? He seems very healthy! But I was told the yawning and haphazard flashing doesn’t seem normal.
Pics attached. In the one he has just started eating and has food in his mouth.
 

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Seasoldier

Hi & welcome, to me a QT tank is to put new fish in to see if they develop any illness before putting into the main tank, I QT mine for about a month & if they don't show any symptoms in that time they go in, if they develop any visible disease or parasite symptoms in that time then I medicate, could be you've just stressed Cappy out & damaged its slime coat with the hydrogen peroxide, prazipro & salt all in one week, it looks pretty healthy to me at the moment so personally I'd just let it settle down to its new environment keeping a close eye on it & not add anything else unless you can positively identify a problem.
 

Cherryshrimp420

We bought Capernicus, our red cap oranda, on August 11th. I had a redditor that was helping me through quarantine. We did a 1:8 hydrogen peroxide:water dip, prazipro in qt, and then gradually increased salt to 0.3%. Over the course of the 7 day qt, we did two doses of prazi.

Cappy was then added to 40 gallon. I did a peroxide dip then into prazi treated 40gal. Cappy was flashing and yawning every now and then, and sometimes rapidly flicking his dorsal…. But looks extremely healthy. A week later did the same one more time. We also did a 3% saltwater dip, and one more dose of prazi. He is still yawning quite a bit, and zooms to hit his sides on the sand or tank items every now and then ( not nearly as often as the yawning).

Is this normal?? do I need to treat with anything? He seems very healthy! But I was told the yawning and haphazard flashing doesn’t seem normal.
Pics attached. In the one he has just started eating and has food in his mouth.
....What...no that is not normal quarantine treatment.
 

Nerdyali

Hi & welcome, to me a QT tank is to put new fish in to see if they develop any illness before putting into the main tank, I QT mine for about a month & if they don't show any symptoms in that time they go in, if they develop any visible disease or parasite symptoms in that time then I medicate, could be you've just stressed Cappy out & damaged its slime coat with the hydrogen peroxide, prazipro & salt all in one week, it looks pretty healthy to me at the moment so personally I'd just let it settle down to its new environment keeping a close eye on it & not add anything else unless you can positively identify a problem.
Yeah, we’ve stopped doing treatments… because he seems really healthy to us. Does QT not typically include preemptively treat for parasites?

Is the yawning and haphazard flashing normal?
He also constantly eats sand and then spits it out. Is this normal?
....What...no that is not normal quarantine treatment.
Yikes! What do you do?
 

Cherryshrimp420

Yeah, we’ve stopped doing treatments… because he seems really healthy to us. Does QT not typically include preemptively treat for parasites?

Is the yawning and haphazard flashing normal?
He also constantly eats sand and then spits it out. Is this normal?

Yikes! What do you do?

A quarantine tank should be the same environment as your main tank (properly cycled, clean water). You just want to put the fish there and see if there are any parasites, hitchhikers, or if the fish is sick.

There's no need to add any treatment if the fish is healthy.
 

Nerdyali

A quarantine tank should be the same environment as your main tank (properly cycled, clean water). You just want to put the fish there and see if there are any parasites, hitchhikers, or if the fish is sick.

There's no need to add any treatment if the fish is healthy.
I think outside of the first peroxide dip, therapeutic salt, and prazi (which was, from what I understood, proactive), the additional continuing of treatment was due to bottom sitting, yawning, not eating, and not pooping. Would those have been reasons to treat, or are those normal things for a new fish?
The person said flashing and yawning typically always means parasites.
 

Cherryshrimp420

I think outside of the first peroxide dip, therapeutic salt, and prazi (which was, from what I understood, proactive), the additional continuing of treatment was due to bottom sitting, yawning, not eating, and not pooping. Would those have been reasons to treat, or are those normal things for a new fish?
The person said flashing and yawning typically always means parasites.
The first treatments probably caused those issues. These are not light treatments....they cause quite a bit of stress and usually used as a last resort.
 

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