Hi, Here i n update: I treated the fish with kanaplex then praziquantel and the levamisole. I also changed his food. There ws improvment, the fish belly looked less sunken and he became more colorful,however 2 days ago he started demonstarting weired behavior:he acts like he is more scared from me, it takes him more time to come and eat when i feed and he eats less,he is bumping at the glass in a specific spot and he has long narrow poop. What do you think is this?
the color was ok i think, like the food, maybe a bit paler then usual.. about PH i dont have a test kit for it, i do have rocks and garvel that suitable for african making the water mor hard and alkaline
That’s assuming that the rock you have is enough to hold the pH. Typically a QT shouldn’t have any gravel because you can’t see what the poop looks like. If it was bare bottom it be much easier to see the poop.
As for the shyness and crashing around, one of the signs that pH is a problem is crashing around and bumping into things like a bull in a china shop. If pH is too low it’s going to start to hide, it knows something isn’t right.
It’s good that it’s showing improvement with the sunken belly slowly being filled.