So he looks a lot better! His colors are showing up better and he swims a bit more. I would say he its at about 80% right now. He isn't nearly as clamped, now it is just his pelvic fins that are clamped at times, but not all the time. He still isn't as active as he was, but is much better. I think that maybe due to the fact that I still can't get him to eat. I have tried everything I can think of...he normally gets the baby pellets, but while he tries to eat them he always ends up spitting them out. Sometimes he tries to eat the pellet two our three times but can't keep it down. I have tried frozen and freezedried bloodworms, and he won't even try those. It is as though he doesn't realize they are food. I know he its hungry since he hasn't eaten in 9 days and rushes over for the pellets. I have also tried soaking them in garlic as well as a different brand with no luck.
I finished his round of the tc tertracycline (4 doses over several days per yhe instructions) and did a 25% water change today and put in a new cartridge filter (i use a tom mini internal filter that I had removed the carbon portion while I was medicating him.) The water is still a yellow color, and I thought the new filter with carbon should correct that but it hasn't, any suggestions?
I took my water to a fish store in Austin and they tested my tank water and my tap water. My tank levels were all good, and my tap water did have ammonia levels. They suggested I stick with ozarka spring water due to my water quality. He said it was ok to use since it wasn't filtered water it was spring so it did have minerals. He said I could also mix it with some tap water for small changes if needed.
So any suggestions on getting the yellow color our of my water, and getting him to eat?
Last edited by dinahkay; 04-23-2011 at 09:03 PM.