What is the water volume of the tank? 35 gallon Octagon
How long has the tank been running? 8 months
Does it have a filter? 2 filters running Fluval and sponge
Does it have a heater? Yes
What is the water temperature? 80
What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) 2 albino Cory’s, 5 male guppies, 4 male platys, two nerite snales
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? Aqua clear, Easy Balance
Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water? Vacuum every other week.
*Parameters - Very Important
Did you cycle your tank before adding fish? Yes
What do you use to test the water? Liquid testing kit
What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”.
How often do you feed your fish? Morning and evening
How much do you feed your fish? Pinch for both
What brand of food do you feed your fish? Omega one flakes, omega shrimp pellets
Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods? No
Illness & Symptoms
How long have you had this fish? Guppies 5 month, platys 2 months
How long ago did you first notice these symptoms?1 month
In a few words, can you explain the symptoms? Symptoms of spots of bleeding, hemorage under skin, fish die rapidly. Platy has white spot on tail fin, Guppy has split tail.
Have you started any treatment for the illness? Treated with Fluan 2 and Kanalex for 1 week then second week. Changed water waited 2wks until platy showed white spot on tail and treated with Nox-Ich and dipped platys in salt bath.
Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase? No
How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all? Different symptoms now showing with Platy and guppy. Two guppies died today. I changed 25% of water today and added just salt, 35tsp for 35 gal tank made a brine then added to water. Tired of throwing so many chemicals at these poor guys.
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)