12-30-2008, 08:17 PM
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Since the cycle has been done, I've been adding a few fish a week. It seems like I've been having problems with fin rot and I can't seem to get rid of it. I will have 1 fish who is looking sick, then it will die and I'll take him out and a few days later another will have the symptoms. The guppy who died today had perfect fins, but the 2 or 3 before him had tail fins that were split or disinigrating. I went to the store a couple weeks ago and got some Melafix and put the right amount in my tank, and I would add more every couple days. Since this didn't seem to be doing the trick I bought some Pimafix also and used a combination of the 2, but it still doesn't seem to be working. I just tested the water and it was fine, 0 ammonia, 0 Nitrite, 5 Nitrate. The water is a little cloudy (probably due to the medicine I've been putting in, and I'm about to do a 25% water change. I haven't had any charcoal filter in there for a couple weeks because the medicine says to take it out.
I'm wondering if I should do the water change and put in the filter and see what happens or if I should keep the filter out and maybe just use more medicine. Has anyone else had a problem like this? Any ideas what I should do?