Thank you for the reply and for sending over the loach info.
I had written an earlier post and didnít get any answers so I called Seachem. I will paste the previous post at the bottom here with pics. Seachem told me that Metroplex or Kanaplex was fine but if I was worried to do half the dose.
I gave the tank its weekly water change two days ago and added the half dose of Metroplex. No one seemed adversely affected by it. Loaches seem fine and happy. However I donít see a difference in the blood parrots or the catfish. The catfish had a big white thread hanging off one of his whiskers. Today I noticed that whisker has snapped off. They are still coming to the top to beg for food and have good appetites. I did a 20% change today and gave the second dose of Metroplex. I will continue the small water changes.
Tank parameters are still the same but with the super high Nitrates. They seem like maybe they have gone down a bit from last picture? I donít understand this with the frequent water changes Iíve been doing.We recently switched to the city of Houstonís main water supply so this might have something to do with it. I have a GH
kit somewhere but canít seem to find it
Nitrate 80 ppm
Here is the original post:
I noticed some lesions on my blood parrots the other day. The smaller fish has always had some scarring on him since the day I got him. I noticed some white flecks in the tail thatís why I am concerned. The big one has what looks like ulcers on his face. Nothing on the body of these two.
I was laid up with a kidney infection and had two instances where I went about three weeks without doing a water change. Normally I do 60% a week water changes. Thatís why Iím wondering if this is fungus. I was hesitant to treat with meds because of blue loaches .Sorry if the pictures are blurry I canít get the camera to focus with fish moving around so much. I will try to get better pictures if needed.
Another thing Iím wondering about is the Nitrate? I did a 70% water change two days ago I donít know why itís so high? Iím wondering if itís not just from Houston tap water. As you can see by the filter picture we have hard hard water. I have mineral deposits all over the equipment. Can that affect the nitrates?
55 gallon tank a little over three years old. Two blood parrots, three blue loaches and a syndontis catfish. Donít notice any fungus on the loaches. One marine land 375( I think) and 1 top fin filter that came with the tank. I donít have the box but same size as 375 and takes the same double filters. Currently trying to fix Magnifllow 220 canister which recently broke. Tank usually gets 60-70% gravel vacuum every week with tap water treated with API stress coat. Tank kept at 79-80 degrees.
Thank you again