Originally Posted by thekoimaiden
How did you come to the conclusion that it is gill parasites? Is the tank cycled? What size is the tank?
His gills should regain most of its function. Adding another bubble stone right now isn't going to do too much. It will add more movement to the water, and if your fish is having trouble moving right now, that's not what you want. Just wait until you can get the Prazi (best thing for gill parasites).
Yah, he was acting weird (darting for no reason, lying at the bottom of the tank etc.) , flashing, breathing at the surface, near the airstone/filter, not eating, white stingy poop and one of his gils was red. He has an airstone and a Hang on Back filter so I thought it might be gill flukes. I lifted up thegill flap a bit and it was bright red. Not to forget, about three little dangling things on his chin, right on his gills.
He's in a 18 gallon (Didn't fill to top- irrational fear of of tank cracking). I bought an old tank (upgraded from 10 to 20) and squeezed the filter juice from the old one and cycled for 2 weeks. PH 7.4 Ammonia 0 Nitrate 0 Nitrite 0
I think I got flukes from the new tank