06-24-2014, 04:56 PM
06-24-2014, 08:10 PM
What if the new, conditioned tap water ammonia is a little high?
Originally Posted by imma24
Last edited by VG401; 06-24-2014 at 08:12 PM.
06-24-2014, 08:24 PM
Ooops, maybe the wrong thread?
Anyhow, depending on the conditioner you use, it may not matter...Seachem's Prime will bind ammonia for a certain period of time, rendering it harmless...I believe the AquaSafe does the same thing
06-24-2014, 08:28 PM
I searched this question and it brought me here. Figured I'd ask. That works for me! thx
06-24-2014, 08:31 PM
Good deal, you are quite welcome!
06-24-2014, 08:41 PM
lol, that was your thread, Matt. Just a year earlier. ;P
Great pics, btw. Henry reminds me of my previous guy. Between you and Cindy, I'm beginning to want to keep another one. They really are personable. ;P
06-24-2014, 09:13 PM
Was it?...sorry, it's been another crazy exhausting day at work, by myself
Thanks for the kind words!.....Yeah, go rescue a betta!!
06-25-2014, 12:02 AM
06-27-2014, 10:40 PM
OK, an issue when I got home...one of the guppys developed a big white mass on it's side, suddenly today...it has since disappeared, but now he looks terrible...I wasn't home, Lauren took a few pics
The mass just disappeared, according to Lauren...this is how he looks now, facing the side the mass was on
Looks terrible, there's that sore-looking spot, he is pale like I've never seen, and his tail looks torn up...he's currently swimming around lethargically, the other guppy is hanging around him like he always does, but not harrassing him or anything
The 2 platys and the betta seem fine...just checked water params, 0, 0, and 10, as always
Any ideas what the heck that was/is?
06-27-2014, 11:04 PM
All we can do at this point is guess. My guess is the betta is picking on him and nipping at his tail. The spot might be a burn, maybe from the heater? He might have had a mild infection in that spot and is fighting it off on his own. His fins look like the beginnings of finrot on a few spots. Keep that water very clean and you might want to consider an antifungal or antibacterial medication.
When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
Everything Happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
A moderator on a fish forum should be able to identify an oscar... Don't you think?