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Old 11-19-2013, 04:21 PM   #11
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With a 0 reading of both nitrates and nitrites there has to be ammonia in the water. If the ammonia isn't removed from the tank the fin rot will just keep getting worse until the fish die no matter what medications you put in the tank.

Since there isn't an ammonia reading on what you listed I will assume that you are using the test strips. Your first step should be a 50% water change done as soon as possible. Next after that I would take a sample of water into a LFS and have them test the ammonia for you. After you get the results of the ammonia test back then additional 50% water changes with a 1 hour waiting period between them need to be conducted to get the ammonia level down to .25ppm or less. I would also highly suggest that you invest in an API Freshwater master test kit so you can check the levels yourself since the test strips are notoriously inaccurate. If you can't make it to the LFS today then a safe bet would be to do 4 back to back 50% water changes. This will take the ammonia level all the way from 4ppm down to .25ppm which is a safe level for your fish. I know it sounds like a lot but it really needs to be done.

How long has this tank been set up?
What is your water change schedule?
What dechlorinator do you use?
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:31 PM   #12
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50% every day at the momment on the tank. I use AquaCare water conditioner

Nutrafin cycle

For the fin rot i use

Interpet anti fungus and finrot

Since i been doing the treatments the weather loaches have been like this but i assure u he is very much alive

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This has been the first major issues with the tank in 3 years of running it.
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:34 PM   #13
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I would still absolutely check for ammonia in the tank. Also, I would turn the bubbler back on as medication will often reduce the amount of oxygen in the water.

9 times out of 10 fin rot is caused by an issue with water parameters.
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:43 PM   #14
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Just ordered

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000255NC..._2Q9Isb1DPAXXN

So will be here on thursday morning.

I will keep the 50% cycles going.



So many people keep tiny bowls for goldfish never clean them just top up the water and they never get issues just doesnt seam fair
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:54 PM   #15
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Just ordered

API Freshwater Master Test Kit: Amazon.co.uk: Pet Supplies

So will be here on thursday morning.

I will keep the 50% cycles going.



So many people keep tiny bowls for goldfish never clean them just top up the water and they never get issues just doesnt seam fair
Yeah, but those goldfish live a week on average
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The commet in the picture was kept in a tiny slime infested bowl for 6 years by the mrs. She never once cleaned him out and used to let the water drop to almost his body height. When i came along i used it as an excuse to get a 300ltr tank. And he had a better quality of life for the next 3 yrs.

We get floride in the water here so wasnt expecting all these issues. The water doesnt even smell of chlorine. I made sure the bubbles and filter were over kill and have a layer of ceramic on the top teir bio balls on second and a mix of both on the bottom. The bio balls are ment to take care of the amonia.

Its gutting all these issues just hope the plants do somthing to help the tank.
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