Swim Bladder Issues With Archer Fish

ehubbard88

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I have a small-scaled archerfish that normally lives in a 65-gallon brackish aquarium that stays at a salinity of around 1.009. She lives with a school of 5 mono argentus and a green spotted puffer. She recently started to show signs of swim bladder issues and it happened very fast. I woke up one morning with her stomach up, and unable to balance herself. Immediately I tested the water parameters, and everything was good. I then set up a hospital tank for her and transferred her over. During the first 5 days of her treatment, I force-fed her peas, since I heard that can get rid of compaction which sometimes causes these issues. After that treatment, nothing changed. So I moved on to treating her for a bacterial infection. I have been treating her with this for about 6 days while force-feeding her blood worms every night. She has still remained the same. I have also just started treating her for a parasitic infection, but she has only had one dose. Nothing is working, and I am wondering if there is anything else I can do to save my archerfish. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I really don't want to lose her.

Parameters:
nitrate- 0
nitrite- 0
KH- 300
pH- 8.4
 

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Unfortunately, I have no suggestions for you, but you might ask again in this thread, you might get someone else's attention.
 

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I'm late to the game here as a new member but curious what is the current status of your archerfish. I do hope you were able to resolve the issue. I do have a question about your water parameter test with zero nitrates. What do you use to test your water? How large is your hospital tank? Is it cycled or did you use a seasoned filter, seasoned substrate and lots of plants to 'jump start' the process?
 

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