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- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- 1 year
The only visible signs of issues are the two tiny rice shaped marks on his caudal fin and the small white patch towards the back and above his stripe.
The photo is from a week ago and the white patch is slightly larger now, but not much.
For the last four days he has been hiding out under some driftwood in his territory. Not swimming freely in the tank as he always has before.
He did however come out immediately for food and eat normally. Hanging out for a few minutes before returning to the driftwood.
Today he didn't come out for food.
I'm pretty sure he's on his way out.
I got him and another on the 9th March this year as 1 inch juveniles.
The other quickly grew to 3 inches, while he has developed much slower and is now approximately 2.2 inches.
Both have been healthy and very active the b whole time, and I've been surprised by their free swimming around the entire tank.
There is very little aggression between the two males who each have a territory on either side of the tank.
I don't really have a clue as to what's wrong with him, but he is clearly on a downward spiral.
Without a quarantine tank I think I might just by some Seachem ParGuard (Fungal / Bacterial / Parasite) and dose the entire tank tomorrow.
Any other suggestions or diagnosis welcome.
Ammonia 0. Nitrite 0. Nitrate 10+. DH 2. GH 5. PH 7.4 (Reading 6.5 with injected CO2)
50g planted with over filtration from a Fluval 407.
Weekly 50% water changes.