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Old 05-22-2016
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Default New WC kasangas lethargic *NEED ADVICE* *link to video of my fish*

Hi everyone, this post is long but I would GREATLY appreciate your thoughts.

Links to videos of my fish:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/d1xtfvqtrv...21439.mp4?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vh6rjchtl4...05649.mp4?dl=0

I brought home 32 wild caught red rainbows (6 m/26 f) nine days ago locally (May 12) (2 hour drive in oxygenated bags). Wake up and they are all pretty much swimming up and down the glass in a ball and exploring. They are by themselves in a standard 125 gallon tank.

Well, on Sunday (may 15) I noticed a couple fish kinda staying to themselves and not very active in the same spot. Maybe a little wobbly. So I thought crap here comes bloat. I began dosing with metro (1 teaspoon every 8 hrs). I must admit, I didn't do water changes before dosing bc my water from the hose outside was freezing! I was nervous about the drastic temp change. I purchased an adaptor for my python and have been doing daily water changes (same temp) for the last four days along with the metro. I've also been adding Epsom salt 1-1.5 tblsp per ten gallons.

For the first week, I would put just a pinch of metro soaked flake in the tank and at least half of the group would eat. Since I've been doing water changes and metro I haven't fed them at all.

No lights are on, all blinds in room closed so it's pretty dark. I've tried to limit movement in the room also. Filtration- FX5, eheim eccos 2234 and 2236, 2 jebao wavemakers.

Water parameters as of last night-
Ammonia:0
Ph: 8.0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 10 ppm

Well, whatever is making the fish seem lethargic has spread to the entire colony over the last nine days. Despite the metro and Epsom salt. I sent the above videos to my importer and he said they look fine and need time to adjust.

Also, their poop seems ok- small pieces of brown poop. I did see one with a clear longer poop in the middle of the week. Haven't seen any cloudy white poop yet.

Any thoughts and advise please?!?! This has been stressing me out big time all week. On top of chasing around our 10 month old girl lol. Thanks!!

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Any thoughts? Am I dealing with bloat or over reacting? I noticed today after the water change they were all together swimming up and down the glass. I have kanaplex and clout on the way just in case. Anything I should stop/start doing?
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80+ views and no other thoughts/opinions? Still no deaths with the metro treatment but none of them are visibly getting better either. Many are still lehargic, a little wobbly and keeping to one spot. Going to treat with clout probably.
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This is day 8 of adding metro/epsom
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U doing the right things. Just don't feed too much I would stick with the flakes n metro for another week. The flakes just one time if they look like they eating it all up just feed a little later spread out the feeding every 6 hours for another week or so. Keep an eye on the white stringy poop if it's just one I would take it out n put in a hospital tank to save medicine.
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I would add aeration to the tank in front of your wave makers get some oxygen flowing and see if they pick up their tempo.
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The links don't seem to be working for me. It sounds like you're doing everything right though.
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links aren't working for me either but your approach sounds good. What temperature are you keeping your tank at?
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