Originally Posted by PewPewPew
Instead, put him in a ziplock baggie and bob that way.
My goodness....He's so thin and ratty :c Has he always looked this way? This will seem very odd, but what does his poop look like? Is it white and stringy?
Im at a loss on this...Please contact Oldfishlady (via the search/advanced/members) she might be able to diagnose better. Im thinking maybe parasites, since hes so thin and is lethargic :c
Btw, is his tank always so bare? They like to hide and swim around stuff, for the future.
No, he looked really splendid when I first got him:
I was at PetSmart tonight and looked at the different medicines, and they tried to sell me on several of them. Apparently they don't hurt if they don't work. I may go back and try some tomorrow.
I talked to a man there who was very knowledgable about fish, and he told me to bring back a sample of Ozzy's water to test it. He did, and said all of the levels (pH, ammonia, hardness/softness, etc., nitrates, nitrites) were nearly perfect, one of the best tests he'd ever seen.
I bought some gravel and redid his big bowl, putting the heating pad down under the substrate and adding an ammonia meter. I moved him to fresh water in the small bowl. He seemed to be swimming around for a few minutes, but now he's on the bottom looking pathetic again, flopping his fins like he can't swim.
I'm going to move him back to the big bowl before I go to bed. And then first thing in the morning I'm going back to PetSmart for medicine.
Operation: Save Ozzy, Part IV
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I'll contact Oldfishlady. Thank y'all so much for your help.