What is the water volume of the tank? 20 Gallon
How long has the tank been running? about 3 months, not including the 30+ years my dad has been taking care of it.
Does it have a filter? Yes
Does it have a heater? Yes
What is the water temperature? 74 F
What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) Golden Inca Snails 20+ (they had babies and a lot of them),4 neon tetras,6 corydoras,I moved my male betta that didn't pick on any of the fish, and 10+ guppies -3 because they died. and ~3 ghost shrimp
How often do you change the water? about once every month
How much of the water do you change? around 40%
What do you use to treat your water? aquasafe and quickstart API
Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water? sometimes because of the baby snails and baby ghost shrimp
*Parameters - Very Important
Did you cycle your tank before adding fish?
What do you use to test the water?
What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”.
How often do you feed your fish? Twice Daily
How much do you feed your fish? two pinches
What brand of food do you feed your fish? TetraMin Tropical flakes
Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods? Sometimes like bloodworms
Illness & Symptoms
How long have you had this fish? 'bout a year
How long ago did you first notice these symptoms? Today
In a few words, can you explain the symptoms? Red Gills on neon tetras and panting
Have you started any treatment for the illness? Yes, PimaFix and Melafix
Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase? No
How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all? lazy and won't move
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)
So I did a water change about in the last week and I treated the water and everything but then I noticed a dead guppy and it was black all over with shredded fins so I naturally assumed it was from the fin rot and of old age. Well, then I noticed another guppy that wasn't looking good and about a half hour later it was dead at the bottom with a black body and torn fins like the first one. So I disposed of it like the first one. Then I went to church this morning and when I got back I found another dead guppy looking just like the first two and now I'm concerned about the rest of the fish so I moved my betta and the corydoras into my brothers 20 gal. They do not have any of the symptoms of the rest of the fish.
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