This is an ario - it is an all-in-one jobbie, the only problem is that it is easiest to fit before you put the gravel in, so if you are getting a Staples box as Violet suggests it would be an ideal time, tho you can scrape gravel away and 'retro-fit' ?9.45
I just check my tank again and realize that I have got the same basic aquarium thermometer that you suggested :)) because I bought a use one so..... luck me :) the temp is 26C I decided to put my old air pump which is not very big is ELITE799 but still it will make a bit difference for the time being. I opened the top, that might help them too. Now they look more active and looking forward to the food :)) I will post later on the readings. I will try to get them the air stone sometimes this week and hopefully in a week or so to have better news regarding her fin.
Just to update on my situation which unfortunately is very poor. The first 7 days of the treatment with Pimafix & Melafix finished and I did 25% water change, now we are in the middle of the second 7 days and I can not see any change for better in her fin :( Is still split and so much shorter and from yesterday I can see the end of the site which is split and short now is even more thinner and BLACK:(( I just have taken the readings, which are as follow:
Ammonia: 0ppm Nitrite: 0ppm Nitrate: 5.ppm or 10
The other fish is ok, healthy and strong. The sick one, apart of that, swims normally and interacts with the other. Eating is ok. Quite happy to see me around
I will try to take some picture tonight or tomorrow afternoon to make the situation hopefully more clear
Is the water still 26C and is there still no airstone/bubble wall? The Venturi in the filter is not the same, an airstone drags the de-oxygenated air from the bottom of the tank to the top allowing for more even gas exchange. The venturi just puts bubbles in the water and that doesn't really make much difference. At the higher temperature the water cannot hold as much oxygen and adding medication exacerbates this. Lack of oxygen can easily cause health problems.
Water is not any more 26C, since beginning of last week is between 21-22C and there is a small air stone and from today is another one much bigger, but apart of her fin everything seems ok. I just don?t know what else I should do to stop the ongoing process on her tail:( I appreciate all advices!
Nobody answer me but just to up date the black thing from her fin disappear but still fin is considerably small, just a silly question would that grow again? Now the another one is with quite a few white stuff on her tail, she was healthy just couple of weeks before I just notice it when I change water just now :(( To be honest don?t know what to do with them I try my best to look after them and I can?t enjoy them even for a day without problems :(
Any suggestion how to treat her now? with Melafix and Pimafix or something else?