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Thread: Sick gardneri killifish?
02-21-2013, 06:02 PM #1
Sick gardneri killifish?
One of my three gardneris was looking quite lethargic the day before yesterday so I slowly added 6 teaspoons of aquarium salt yesterday throughout the day (it's a 10 gallon tank).
Today he is looking a lot better, however, another gardneri is now looking very lethargic. It is just lying on the gravel at the bottom. It is not even trying to swim unless I try "spooking" it (I know this just stresses them out but I had to make sure it was still alive).
The three share a tank by themselves where I change 50% of the water once a week and siphon the gravel just as often.
My readings are as follows:
Water temp. is 76 degrees Farenheit.
Right now my instinct is to do a large water change to remove the salt but then again I'm not completely sure that is the problem as one of the killies looked sick even before I added the salt...
What should I do?
02-21-2013, 06:08 PM #2
I forgot to add they are fed a rotation of spirulina flake, micro pellet (they are only juvies about an inch and a half in length) and frozen bloodworms.
02-21-2013, 06:12 PM #3
P.S. Also forgot to add that they are two females and one male, and I haven't noticed any bullying whatsoever.
02-21-2013, 09:22 PM #4
An update: Another gardneri has fallen ill (the one who was sick the day before yesterday). That's two now that are just laying at the bottom not even trying to swim. I did a quick 50% water change as a precaution with an added 1.5 teaspoons aquarium salt instead of 3. IDK what I'm doing at this point...