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post #1 of 28 Old 07-18-2014, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Help quick i need help now!!!

HELP I'm scared!!!! i went to check on my fish tank yesterday and my albino cory was on its side breathing VERY slowly!!!! I THOUGHT IT WAS DEAD T . T Mom said to let the life cycle work and see what happens in the morning i first tested water, the ammonia was 1 it was a spike IDK how i cycled the tank, so i immediately did a 20% water change and went to bed( this was at 11pm) i woke up he is UPSIDE DOWN but his gills were barely moving IDK what to do !!!!!!!!!:shock : help pls
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post #2 of 28 Old 07-18-2014, 11:29 AM
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How large is the tank, what are other inhabitants, what kind of test kit are you using and how did you cycle the tank?
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post #3 of 28 Old 07-18-2014, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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i am very noob i put the albino in a 5 gal :( with another cory and 2 guppies i was planning to return the cory because the tank is to small , i fish less cycled
i am testing the water now, i usedAPI test kit, my ammonia dropped now its 0-0.25 but the cory is just drifting across the gravel, and his gills are moving a bit he is still upside down

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post #4 of 28 Old 07-18-2014, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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He might have swim bladder disease :(
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post #5 of 28 Old 07-18-2014, 11:50 AM
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Can you get some API General Cure? Also, how did you fishless cycle?
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post #6 of 28 Old 07-18-2014, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Where i live my family is still in bed i can't go to the petstore at the moment, i fishlessed cycled by putting in some flake food, i used an old filter sponge thingy and old fake plants and used fluval bio enhancer, when i put the fish in i used tetra safe start, i just don't want him to die, but I'm afraid i can't do anything at this point

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post #7 of 28 Old 07-18-2014, 11:56 AM
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If it really is swim bladder, GC will help, if not cure it. These fish are going to have issues not being in a proper school or a properly sized, tank, however. It's best you return them.
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post #8 of 28 Old 07-18-2014, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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But will the albino live? i "WILL" return the other one but idk about the albino because how do i return a sick fish
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post #9 of 28 Old 07-18-2014, 12:03 PM
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If you treat it, it could live. If you can't treat it, culling is an option.
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post #10 of 28 Old 07-18-2014, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry I'm am very new to fish keeping, i don't know what culling means or GC
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