Ok so I am new to posting on YouTube so I really hope this worked (I can't check it from this PC because I am having problems updated my Flash - I will check it at work later on tonight...) Anyway as I have been mentioning my fish "Andrew" (names after my husband because it's his favorite) has very frayed fins with whitish and black looking areas on the ends. He is pale and it looks like some of his skin is almost peeling off.
What I did so far - (1) I used Ph down (pet store's advice) to lower Ph from 8.2 down to 7.6 then 7.2. I don't want to do too much here because people are telling me that you could shock the fish. (2) Did a 25% water change and added aquarium salt. (3) raised the temp to 82 F from 79-80 range.
I guess the Andrew fish looks a little better but he still looks sick. The others seem okay I THINK. The two large fish stay inside the ship (they seem to look ok) and I believe they may lay eggs because this was their behavior last time. I am hoping I am right about this. Last time they didn't come out to eat or anything and they are repeating this behavior as they do not allow the other fish anywhere near the ship. Finally, "Sunny" the little yellow fish looks ok but a little stressed as well - fins look ok I think. Sunny and Andrew are eating well everyday - I feed my fish a small amount of food twice per day.
Please let me know if you can tell what's happening here by this video (which I took with my Camera). Any advice is appreciated! Thank you all again - AandA