I went and picked up a 20G tall yesterday from petco for my sisters 2 goldfish - not ideal but much better then what she had them in. Anyways...
I picked up the last baby they had in stock. I know its been there awhile cause there was...stuff...growing on the bottom of the cup. I knew it was in bad shape since I couldn't even tell if it was alive or not but then it flipped its flipper fins. I tested the ammonia when I got it home and it turned the water blue!
No idea how high it needs to be for it to turn blue but the last one O got from petco, it also turned blue
But at least he was an adult. This is just a baby.
For adults with ammonia poisioning - I very slowly take out the old water and replace with new..and I do mean very slowly, like over several hours. Then when the cup is almost all new water, I add the fish into the QT, usually add in stress coat, amquel plus and some AQ salt. I have had a few with ammonia levels of 4-8 and with time, they all bounced back. However, being this is not an adult - I'm not sure if there is anything else I should be doing. It does not seem to be able to reach the surface, so its in the cup with an inch or so of water. Stress coat, amquel plus and I did have it with a pinch of furan 2 yesterday. I though it might not be able to swim because of a bacterial infection but...also thinking it maybe due to the ammonia
any other suggestions??