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Tank, 35 gallon hex
Filter: Fluval 404

:!:Species of fish
1 Kribensis Cichlid
4 Angel fish, veiled (marble, golden, zebra)
2 Tetra, Bleeding Heart
1 Ram, blue (german)
1 Golden Dojo
** 1 Gourami, honey sunset (dwarf) - quarantined due to excessive bloating, seems to be slimming down now.
1 Neon, black (green)
3 Ram, neon blue
1 Cory Cat (salt & pepper) (fat!)
2 Golden Wonder Killie
2 Khouli Loach
2 Sewellia lineolata (Reticulated Hillstream Loach)
3 Barb, Odessa


:!: How long has it been set up?
2 months

:!: Is it CYCLED? (This can rule out cycling issues.)
Filter/tank was completely cycled (running for 4 months prior to these occupants)

:!: What are your water parameters:
Nitrate 10; Nitrite 0; Hardness 25ppm; Alkalinity 20pp, (yes, it's low); pH 6.4
Temp: 75.5°F
Been having trouble keeping the Alkalinity up and not raising the pH above 7.


:!: How long have you had the fish
7-8 months

:!: and what symptoms do they have?
The kribensis has no appetite for a few days, listing (and just tonight has issues staying horizontal), no defense of territory.

:!: What do you FEED them?
mysis shrimp, occasional blood worms, tetra color tropical crisp, african cichlid attack!

:!: Have you introduced any new fish recently?
2 neon blue rams on 12/17.

:!: What is your MAINTENANCE schedule
water change before nitrates get over 30ppm, typically 50% every 7 to 10 days

:!: and what product/s (if any) do you use to neutralize chlorine or chloramines in your TAP WATER?
water is house filtered, tested quarterly - no chlorines, chloramines, etc. pH 7, hardness 0, alkalinity 0.

I will try and post a video soon.
 

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I just added moved him/her to a 10 gallon hospital tank.
(Filter has been running, cycled).

Just filled 10 gallons from 35 gallon tank.
Added some epsom salt, API aquarium salt and 1/2 tsp of baking soda (to up the alkalinity & pH a smidge).

(52 seconds of video)
 

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It's not barely breathing, laying on its side at the bottom of the tank. :(

My wife is gonna be totally bummed about this "Christmas present" :(
 

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Awww. I don't know anything about Kribs. Do they get bloat? I might try metronidazole if you get no suggestions from other members with experience.
 

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... it's barely breathing...
(which is better than not barely...)
 
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