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Hey all I noticed my juvinille discus isn't happy, sat near the top next to the filter, Not eating and rapidly breathing fluttering gills. Did notice a string of white poop earlier. Please help I dont want her been sick any more! Feel terrible for her/him.

1. Size of tank?

2. Water parameters
a. Ammonia? Not too sure?
b. Nitrite? Between 0-10
c. Nitrate? Between 0-1
d. pH, KH and GH? PH 7.1, KH 3d-6d, GH 8d
e. Test kit? Tetra 6in1 and an Essentials PH meter

3. Temperature? 27.5°c

4. FW (fresh water) or BW (brackish)?

5. How long the aquarium has been set up?
2 Months and a week or 2

6. What fish do you have? How many are in your tank? How big are they? How long have you had them?
3 discus around 5-7cm
10 neons
3kuli loach
5 guppies
1 blue ram
2 cory cats
8 shrimp
1 snail that appeared from no where

7. Were the fish placed under quarantine period (minus the first batch from the point wherein the tank is ready to accommodate the inhabitants)?
Nope, will invest in a quarantine tank ASAP for future.

8. a. Any live plants? Fake plants?
Yeah planted scape (will include photo)

b. Sand, gravel, barebottom?
Round circle soil like substrate. Forgot the correct name

c. Rocks, woods, fancy decors? Any hollow decors?
Bog Wood, couple of of stones to keep it down
A shell

9. a. Filtration?
b. Heater?
Both came with tank, cresun heater, fluval filter.
10. a. Lighting schedule? What lights are used?
White led light and a bluered plant light
12 hours on average white light?
Plant light every so often.

b. Any sunlight exposure? How long?
Bare minimum.

11. a. Water change schedule?
Every 2-3 days
b. Volume of water changed?
30-50% if not more.
c. Well water, tap water, RO water?
Soft tap water
d. Water conditioner used?
e. Frequency of gravel/sand (if any) vacuumed?
Every water change.

12. Foods?
How often are they fed?
Twice sometimes 3 times daily

13. a. Any abnormal signs/symptoms?
b. Appearance of poop?
Noticed white poop

c. Appearance of gills?
Out more so then the other 2 discus, constant fanning, think I can see maybe a little fluke hanging out but unsure? (Will attach photo at bottom hard to capture clear shot)

14. a. Have you treated your fish ahead of diagnosis? Not yet.
b. What meds were used?

15. Insert photos of fish in question and full tank shot if necessary.

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Discussion Starter #3
Forgot to mention the 2 baloon mollys and 3 baby guppies that shown up yesterday!
Haven't added any new fish in atleast a month and a half!
Everyone has been happy!
White discus was very happy and was abit of a bully towards the other 2!
Have a video of the (supposed Fluke) you can see it much clearer, but I cant seem to upload it
Please any help would be massively appreciated! Im going to go to the local fish shop tomorrow, show him the vids and pictures i have to see if he can help her too

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Oh! I'm am so very sorry!! I hope she/he gets to feeling better soon!
I am sorry but I don't think I can be of much help...I am a beginner and don't have any to little experience with other fish, other than smaller tropical freshwater fish. :(:( I really do hope that your fish gets better! :) I'm glad that all the other fish are happy!!! :)

- Fishy Bubbles :)
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