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Old 11-15-2012, 11:14 PM   #11 
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The fin loss sounds like fin rot.. aquarium salt will be good for this.
Your water changes should be more frequent. With a 2.5 gallon tank it is best to do at least 2 50% changes every week.

I would add aquarium salt to his water and give him clean water ASAP.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:18 PM   #12 
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He received a 100% change just yesterday so when should I do the next one? Also I will buy aquarium salt tomorrow at Petsmart and follow the dose as said on the label. Will this take care of everything or am I missing more?

Thanks for the help so far...
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:23 PM   #13 
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[quote=thirstydeer;1312667]He received a 100% change just yesterday so when should I do the next one? Also I will buy aquarium salt tomorrow at Petsmart and follow the dose as said on the label. Will this take care of everything or am I missing more?

Thanks for the help so far...[/quote

100% daily water changes during treatment are recommended. Aquarium salt usually does the trick with fin rot, however it can sometimes be a very stubborn disease to treat. Fin rot is caused by bacteria, so the cleaner the water, the better.

As for everything, I'm not sure what to make of that spot you noticed by his eye. Could you maybe post a photo?
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:44 PM   #14 
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Did his behavior change, right after the water change that you did a few days ago?
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:48 PM   #15 
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No, I did a change a week ago and after a few days my tank filled with algae again, the filter was dark green, I think maybe my bulb is to bright, but he was ok, until a couple of days ago, his behaviour just changed.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:15 AM   #16 
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For algae to grow that fast you need an excess of ammonia or nitrate perhaps the water quality was slightly toxic and has caused the fishes decline. As the above poster has already said clean water may help.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:54 AM   #17 
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I have new water sitting out right now and I will do another 100% change tomorrow. I will also buy the aquarium salt. Anything else I can do?
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:16 AM   #18 
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Try and keep him as stress free as you can, sometimes even with the best of care a fish will just fail to thrive, for some fish 2 years is all the time they get.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:04 AM   #19 
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The Aquarium salt seems like the best thing right now - make sure its the kind made for freshwater, and the dosage should be 1 tsp per gallon. So, 2 1/2 tsp for a 2.5. That should help his fins. Also, is your heater adjustable? If you can, I'd gradually increase the temp to 80* during treatment.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:40 AM   #20 
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Unfortunately the heater is not adjustable at all, but if it makes a positive difference I can certainly look at buying an adjustable one.
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