1st of all ...... hello everyone ... havent been on here in a long time.
I have a problem tank right now and one of the discus is now floating on top but looks to be breathing fine. He just cant stay down.
Yesterday he was at the bottom pointing straight down and then after a wc he was laying on the bottom.
I was worried he wouldnt make it through the night but this morning he was at the top floating sideways but seems to be breathing ok. I give him a lil help and he swims around and can swim to the bottom but then floats back up top.
My 1st thought was bloat but i see no lump at all on him but he does seem to be a lil sunken in (pinched) behind the gills. Is there something else that would cause him to not be able to stay down and upright?? Swim bladder problem possibly?
The tank was neglected a bit to long and him and the rest of the fish started getting some slime on the sides and a couple even had cloudy or slimed eyes. When i noticed this yesterday i did a large WC and added some salt. I picked up some Prazipro and melafix today and added the prazipro tonight after another wc. I noticed a lil slime looking to be coming out one side of the gills.
I dont have any epson salts or would have added that as well but will pick some up in the morning and add it.
Any other suggestions?