White strings coming from fins. Tried to get the best picture I can, but it's hard to see what I'm talking about. Also, included one healthy pic (the first) and the now pic and it seems like his fins are slightly shorter.
A little background:
Our fish has had this strange symptom twice now. The first time when he lived in a one gallon tank, but he seemed to have healed himself. Last week we moved him into a 10 gallon tank and he seemed happy. Water was nicely conditioned but we didn't cycle the tank before adding him. The filter we had was too strong so a couple of days ago we switched the filter for one that could be turned down. We also added 5 ghost shrimp to see how he would feel about tank mates and went away for the weekend and so he missed one day of food. We also turned down the heater just a little and it was colder than he was use to earlier about 70 when he normally has it at 80. However, the temperature is back up now.
Today, he is being a lot less active, staying in one side of the tank, and has stringy fins, almost looks like just white strings happen to be hanging off his fins. I checked the water and turned the filter up just a little because the ammonia was slightly high (about 0.2). Anyone recognize the symptoms?
Tank: 10 Gallon (conditioned) with 5 ghost shrimp
Ammonia: Was 0.2-1.0
Nitrate (NO3): 0
Nitrate (NO2): 0.5
Hardness: 150 (hard)
Alkalinity: 80 (moderate)
Healthy Last Week:
And then Not so much NOW