1. Size of tank? 16 gallon bowfront
2. Water parameters
a. Ammonia? 0
b. Nitrite? 0
c. Nitrate? 10
d. pH, KH and GH? 7 and 3
e. Test kit? Master Kit from API
3. Temperature? 79
4. FW (fresh water) or BW (brackish)? FW
5. How long the aquarium has been set up? 1.5 - 2 years
6. What fish do you have? How many are in your tank? How big are they? How long have you had them? 4 Bronze corys. I guess I've had them almost as long as the tank. 1.5 years. 5 Endler's livebearers. 6 months maybe? 1 female betta (about a week). A bunch of pond snails
7. Were the fish placed under quarantine period (minus the first batch from the point wherein the tank is ready to accommodate the inhabitants)? The female betta was not but the problem I'm having existed before her.
8. a. Any live plants? Fake plants? Lots of live plants (Java Moss
, crypts, Java Fern
, vals, Anubias
, dwarf sag, frogbit)
b. Sand, gravel, barebottom? Eco Complete
c. Rocks, woods, fancy decors? Any hollow decors? Two pieces of driftwood, both over a year old.
9. a. Filtration? Aquaclear 30
b. Heater? Yep
10. a. Lighting schedule? What lights are used? Plant light, 15 watts, 8-10 hours a day
b. Any sunlight exposure? How long? No
11. a. Water change schedule? Weekly.
b. Volume of water changed? 25% or more
c. Well water, tap water, RO water? Tap
d. Water conditioner used? Prime
e. Frequency of gravel/sand (if any) vacuumed? Weekly or every two weeks
12. Foods? Fancy Guppy
food (Hikari), stuff that lives in the tank. They eat things out of the Java Moss
all the time. Corys get sinking carnivore pellets, betta gets atison's.
How often are they fed? Once a day, small pinch. They've lately been getting some atisons in there because I crush them for my female betta. She's only 6 months old.
13. a. Any abnormal signs/symptoms? One male Endler seems to have a problem. Right after he eats he starts losing his ability to use his tail and his equilibrium gets all screwy. He ends up on his back, rights himself and tries to swim. At first his tail is very stiff and he doesn't seem to use it at all. Over time it gets better. By late evening/the next morning, he's fine. Then when he eats it starts over again. I isolated him in a breeders trap for now because his brothers are picking on him and I thought if I could control his food better, he would do better. I fed him very little today and see no change. This has been going on for weeks now. I'm thinking swim bladder problems but I wanted to see if anyone had any other ideas?
b. Appearance of poop? Not sure but I have him in a breeder trap so I can see it better.
c. Appearance of gills? Seem fine, not swollen at all.
14. a. Have you treated your fish ahead of diagnosis? No
b. What meds were used?
15. Insert photos of fish in question and full tank shot if necessary.
Video of behavior here (please excuse my husband's ball game and yelling. Also please excuse little Ninjette trying to hog the camera :P)...