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Old 10-09-2008, 10:29 PM   #1
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Unhappy The royal gamma sick? HELP!

yes sorry bout all that stuff i sed before and i posted this in the wrong section before but now i think its worse. the whole day today it just sat on the sand in his lil cave i dint see him move once and his eyes are still open and even during feeding it dint even move in inch is he still alive? i just got the water checked yesterday and heres the readings the ammonia is 0 the nitrate is 30 the calcium is 465 the alkalinity is 3.83 and salinity is 1.026 and i just added the fireshrimp yester day WHATS WRONG!?
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:32 PM   #2
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How does the body look (frayed fins, redness, sores, lumps, discolorations, etc) and how is the breathing? Is it laying on its side? What happens when you try to move it?
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i dint try and move it yet but hes kinda on his side not really he is leaning on a rock kinda diagnolly just a minute ago i went to look and saw him open his mouth very wide than quickly shut it oh yeah and the photsphate is 1
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:36 PM   #4
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Well try and get a look at his entire body for abnormal signs. Any changes to the tank, chemistry or even fish addition?
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:38 PM   #5
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well i cant really see his whole body for hes in a cave. and the only changes i made was i added the fireshrimp and the LFS told me to use this "chemical" type thing to get the phosphate down could it be that?
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...and what is this chemical? How's the scooter blenny acting?
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:43 PM   #7
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the blenny has been acting as normal the name of this chemical is Pura phoslock its little bead type things u put in a pouch and but the pouch in fromt of the filter so water runs through it and now i just looked at him again and noticed there are little white dots on the top of his head that havent always been there
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White dots are usually a sign of ich unless he has raised scales from damage (if you cannot tell the difference). Do a search on ich in the forums along with quarantine tank and try to observe the entire animal somehow. This is just a wild guess based on relatively little information of the actual fishes appearence.
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i dont know if its wild or not to be honest but it defineitly doesnt look good im really worried
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Do you have a QT tank if so throw him in there for better observation and also for medication. it'll also make pictures easier for you to get.
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