After a few days of observation and talking to a number of friends and LFS
, I think my Flame has fin/tail rot. He is still in a quarentine tank and I'm treating with Maracyn (sp?). Good news is that he continues to eat well and seems to be swimming okay.
Ammonia levels are down to about .25ppm. This is actually a big reduction, which probably explains his health problems to begin with. I've been doing daily water changes, but my concern now that I'm medicating is if I'm decreasing the effectiveness of the meds by doing water changes????
I'm trying to keep water changes down to 2.5 gallons for the 10 gallon quarentine tank, but I feel like I'm walking this line between keeping ammonia down and meds in the water. Anyone have any suggestions??
Also, any thoughts on why I ran into the Ammonia problem in the first place? HAd a sponge filter going in my main tank for 2 weeks before setting up the quarentine and adding my new purchase.