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Old 10th January 2018   #1
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Exclamation Gill stalk tip bent and turned white?!?!

About a week ago, I had to move my tanks into a different room. The lotls went into the hospital tank for about 30-40 minutes while I emptied, moved and refilled each tank. Yes, tight quarters, but for a short amount of time. A couple of the lotls have little bends in their stalks.

2 days ago, Monster took perch at the top of a plant and had his/her stalk tips out of water.

Now, Monster seems to have his/her tips curling/bending and turning white at the tips. I do not see any fuzz. Photos close up of Monster. Last picture is from behind.

Nobody else in the tank has white tips?


Temp 63' F
Ammonia 0.5 (always at 0.5 even after filtering and treating)
Nitrites 0
Nitrates 10
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Its been a while but did you clear this up? It does not seem very bad from the pictures.

I would up the water changes bit more and monitor the progress. Maybe even a bit of API Melafix as per bottle instructions or maybe bit less. Before jumping into more serious medications :)

Btw how can you ammonia stay always at 0,5? Are you sure your filter is cycled ammonia should be zero or the filter can not keep up.

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