13. a. Any abnormal signs/symptoms: Significant reddening and swelling of the body. Another one of my Siamese Algae Eaters died the other day with very severe "bleeding" under the skin of whole body. Checked ammonia, it was very slightly elevated so changed the water. Now a 2nd fish has the same symptoms but nowhere near as severe. Currently treating with Pimafix - day 3. Infection does appear to be gradually worsening but appetite and activity are good. Last week I lost 2 cories as well. One with the same reddening, the other with a large fungal spot on the head I caught too late to treat. Any recommendations of how to treat and cure?
I feel bad for the little guy and I dont want him to have a horrible death. None of the other fish in the tank currently show symptoms of this illness or anything else.
1. Size of tank? 40gallon
2. All water parameters good - just did a massive water change after a minor ammonia spike. Water is very clear after minor algae outbreak last week.
3. Temperature 80 degrees
5. How long the aquarium has been set up? About 9 months
6. Fish family:
8 dwarf cories, all long-term and healthy
2 Blue-eyed rainbows (tiny but adult)
2 Siamese algae eaters, about 3" long each
1 Praecox rainbow, full grown
10 Burmese rasboras - about a month in the tank
3 white tip tetras, mature
1 mature Sparkling Gourami
Lots of amano shrimp
7. Were the fish placed under quarantine period - No cycled quarantine tank
8. Live plants, mostly hornwart & moss balls
b. Sand & gravel mix bottom
c. Natural rocks, driftwood and 1 little resin house
9. a. Filtration? Aquaclear 70, new filter media as of this weekend
b. Heater? Yes
10. Not sure what lights they are, but intended for plants. Auto-on at 10am, off at 9:30pm
11. a. Water change schedule? Usually every 3 weeks. Just did a significant cleaning 2 days ago with 60% water change. Chemically treated tap water, tends to be a bit hard and alkaline.
12. Foods? either live worms or natural dried flakes, once per day or every other day.