Urgent HELP: Sick fish cant figure out whats wrong.


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More than 10 years
Good afternoon,

I think the bottom line here is you need to do water changes daily of 30 to 50%. Add some Prime or Amquel + to keep the ammonia detoxed for 24 hours until it's time for the next water change. Keep up with your daily water changes until you have readings of 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites and under 20 nitrates.

I suggest you lay off the medications, treatments and antibiotics. The only thing that is going to help your tank and fish at this point is pristine water conditions and a cycled tank.

Do not add salt to your tank.

I think your fish began to suffer ammonia poisoning from day 1. Cycling with fish is not the way to go and is considered by many to be inhumane.

I think we've all spent enough time with your tank and your fish. I hate to be so blunt and I apologize but I don't think we can do anything else to help your fish.

Best of luck.
I'm closing this thread.

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