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Old 05-27-2010, 05:28 AM   #1 
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Ami can't swim!!!

My girl Ami has really badly torn fins (from one of the plants that I need to take out of the sorority) so I put her in the 5.5g and she is having a really hard time swimming!
I turned the filter off & there is Aquarium Salt in the tank.
What do I do?
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:01 AM   #2 
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Put her in a hospital tank or a smaller one.
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Put her in a hospital tank or a smaller one.
Okay. Will do.
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:37 PM   #4 
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What do you mean by she can't swim? is she bloated?
Can you post a pic?
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:40 PM   #5 
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I suggest heading out and snagging a small Kritter keeper and a small adjustable heater(unless you have a spare, or you could use the one form the 5 gallon if nothing else is in there). Keep her at a steady 80, change the water out 100% daily, and keep Aquarium salt in there(1 tsp should be good, be sure to dissolve fully before adding!)and she should heal up in no time :)

Oh, and a little tip....keep the kritter keeper bare bottom, much easier to clean ;)
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I have her in a small Kritter Keeper.

Her tail fin was so ripped that she couldn't keep herself even. Her cadual fin was up and her nose was down. It took her a few minutes to get herself orientated.

But she appears to be having an easier time swimming in this smaller tank.
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:58 PM   #7 
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Ahh, good, glad shes swimming a bit better :)
If she has trouble getting to the top for air still though, drop the water level a bit to make it easier for her.
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Ahh, good, glad shes swimming a bit better :)
If she has trouble getting to the top for air still though, drop the water level a bit to make it easier for her.
I lowered the water level 50%. I'll add more water tomorrow if she is still swimming well.
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Kay, just watch the temp and make sure the heater doesn't over heat the water since its a smaller amount ;)
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