What is the water volume of the tank?
How long has the tank been running?
Does it have a filter?
Aqua tech 10-20 and 2 sponge filters
Does it have a heater?
100 watt heater
What is the water temperature?
What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.)
Male tequila sunrise guppies and ramshorn snails.
25 guppies and 40 snails
How often do you change the water?
Once a week
How much of the water do you change?
What do you use to treat your water?
Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water?
Vacuum gets done every 2-3 weeks as needed.
*Parameters - Very Important
Did you cycle your tank before adding fish?
What do you use to test the water?
Api test kit
What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”.
Nitrate:40ppm before water change and 20ppm after
How often do you feed your fish?
4-5 times a week
How much do you feed your fish?
Whatever they can eat if flakes in 1-2 mins. Repashy gel in 24 hours
What brand of food do you feed your fish?
Omega One flakes and Repashy community plus
Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods?
1-2 times a month freeze dried blood worms
Illness & Symptoms
How long have you had this fish?
6 months since he was born in fish room
How long ago did you first notice these symptoms?
Today and moved to hospital tank
In a few words, can you explain the symptoms?
Lethargic, heavy breathing, dropsy, laying on side, red/bloody bottom
Have you started any treatment for the illness?
Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase?
No birthed him in my fishroom
How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all? Not doing things healthy fish do.