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post #1 of 2 Old 05-17-2014, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Is this fish sick?

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Ammonia levels of my tank reached 0.25 ppm a while ago. I have lowered this now but still some of the fishes are acting weird, staying at the bottom and hardly moving. I have attached a picture of a platy which seems to be doing same thing. Is this ammonia poisoning? I see reddish area which might be an indication.
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post #2 of 2 Old 05-18-2014, 01:42 PM
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You're fish could be uncomfortable from the ammonia levels this could cause them to stay at the bottom. Red gills and lethargy are classic signs of ammonia poisoning. If I were you I would keep a really close eye on the levels and perform frequent water changes. Also maybe pick up a bottle of Prime to help neutralize the ammonia. Is your tank cycled?
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