i got 8 discus about 2 weeks ago. The first week that they were in my tank, all seemed well. the fish seemed fine but they where not eating. Then just this last friday, I did a 10% water change and added API stress coat. Immediately after the wc
, my discus did not look good. They are moving around slowing and turning on thier sides. I was very hesitant to do anything else. I was told to add some salt and raise the temperature, which I did. Today i woke up and found 3 of my discus doing worst then yesterday. They are floating on thier sides and I don't think they'll make it. I'm worried. I check my parameters, they seem fine. One of my blue diamonds look like it had white salt grains on them, could this be ick? That was probably the first thing that I noticed b4 my w/c on friday. My other discus look like thier skin is kind of slimy, and looks like they have been scatch something cuz they have marks on thier bodies like they where scatch it or something. Can't really tell you any other symptoms because they just dont look too good, oh ya, they aren't eating so they look kinda skinny.
PH - 7.2
Ammonia - 0
I have a 130g tank with 8 discus, 1 pleco, 4 corycats, 38 neon tetras and 3 chinese algea eaters. My tank is partially planted with anubias, ludwigna, micro swords. I run it off a wet and dry filter, I kno its not the best for these types of tanks but it was free. I have the coralife turbo twist uv
sterilizer. That is my set up.
I'm thinking about doing a 50-75% water change when I get home. I have a supply of aged water that I keep on the side for my water changes. I didn't have any aged water on friday to do my water change. anyways so I do have aged water for the w/c but I'm being told it might be bad because the temp of the water is colder then what is in my tank. I need help quick. I'm afraid when I get home from work that I will find 3 dead discus. What should I do first? Any meds I can use to help them? Please help guys, my fish are like family to me and I feel so bad, I can't help to blame myself for thier misery. Thanks.