Sick danio with red belly?
So I’ve been scouring the internet for answers on this. I recently added two young long fin zebra danios to my crew of 7. One died after a few days but the other was thriving.
I assumed the other was female as the belly was starting to get large as the fish grew — this happened with another young blue danio I got a couple weeks prior and I figured it was a she and was just going through her final “puberty” stage. Fast forward to this morning and I can’t see her at feeding time.
Then I find her wandering aimlessly around the bottom of the tank. Coloring is faded, her right fin seems to be paralyzed, belly is almost concave and extremely red. She won’t eat. I was already running late for work so I put her in a 2gal jar that I filled 1/3 with fresh water and the rest of the way with tank water, and added 1/4 teaspoon of aquarium salt.
I didn’t have time to check the parameters but I did a 15% wc on Monday as always and Ph was 7.6, nitrite and ammonia were 0 and nitrate was 10. I don’t always check kh/gh but will when I get home.
I have a picture of her. Her belly is much redder in real life. I plan to stop by the lfs after work to get some antibiotic or something but was wondering if anyone had any ideas?
Her scales are NOT pineconing, she doesn’t have ich spots or anything ....was thinking of giving her minced garlic as that cured ich in my old tank and stimulated appetite but I’m just beside myself thinking she will suffer all day while I’m at work!