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Old 11-22-2012, 04:47 PM   #21 
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I would only add the salt after the water change.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:13 PM   #22 
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Hi hhender and welcome to the forum. I'm sorry about your guy. From the pics, I don't see any sign of fin rot but it is possible that he has a bit of ammonia/nitrate poisoning that could cause him to breathe hard. There's also a possibility that he has gill flukes too. Either way, I would suggest treating him with 1 tsp of AQ salt per gallon and frequent water changes (25-50% a day). If you have live plants in your main tank, I would suggest treating him in a smaller hospital tank; most plants do not tolerate salt.

If the AQ salt treatment for 10 days doesn't help, then your next step might be to find a medication called methylene blue. I've read in my research that this can be very helpful to aid in ammonia/nitrate poisoning.

Good luck and keep us updated.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:07 AM   #23 
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If you want a plant during salt treatment Marimo or java moss tolerate salt well.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:20 PM   #24 
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FYI Fungus Guard has an antibiotic in it and an anti fungal.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:23 PM   #25 
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But it is not fungus. From what everyone else said.
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