ok... Help me some more, my BCA friends
I have an odd problem...
There are two fish in the last 3 days to exhibit symptoms of - erratic swimming, upside down-ness, being way at the top, way at the bottom, and just not doing anything right. There are no other visible issues apparent.
The fish are a 5 month old(LFS purchase) silver-tipped shark and a (unknown age) full grown gold dojo.
The shark passed last night as per typical SB complications in approx. 3-4 days from first S&S - and the dojo is near the end after a couple days of weird behavior.
They are in separate tanks. But, early last week, they did spend time in the same tank for a 3-4 days for non-health related reasons.
These S&S - signs and symptoms - are of SB issues, in my professional amateur opinion.
Diet includes flakes and cichlid pellets daily and frozen brine shrimp every 2-3 days. Also cucumber on a regular basis.
Google and it's affiliates have taught me that swim bladder issues may be caused by bacterial (even viral) infections that are otherwise undetectable.
I have almost made up my mind to treat this as bacterial.
I am not a fan of chemicals or treatments - I just like things to run themselves in a healthy, organic way, but this needs attention....
So, First question - Am I far off in my diagnosis?
Second - I have some Melafix and some Pimafix - which one to use?
Thanks in advance!