08-30-2013, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Chesh
I'm so SAD for you! You put so much time and hard work into this tank, and the fish seemed so happy there - I wish I knew something that could help you out. :/
I don't think I'd want to put already sick/stressed fish through a tank move, unless it was going to be a direct benefit to them (like into QT for medication). I could be wrong, but I'd worry that the stress from the move would only make things worse, not to mention possibly spreading a pathogen to another tank. I guess the possibility of there being some contaminate in the tank is there. . . but it seems doubtful?
GAHH! I'm so upset that you're going through this. *hugs* And I hate to see you give up on this tank! T.T
Yeah I'm not sure what to do, in the 55 it's much more difficult for me to keep an eye on them while I treat them. They've recently started to dart away and hide in the back left corner behind driftwood and swords for some reason when anyone goes close to the tank.
My water parameters are still in check, and we do water changes weekly. (That's another reason we want to downsize the 55, takes us like 3-4 hours with all of our tanks with all of the trimming and what not.. 55, 46, 10 x2, 5 x3, and 2.5.. the 55 and 46 taking the most time.) Their symptoms are so varied I haven't been able to pin point what it is.
I'm honestly starting to just think it maybe really crappy stock. We're no longer buying from that shop. We've had issues with everything we've bought from there, all the shoalers had similar issues (Rasbora, Diamonds, Black phantoms).We thought it was just a fluke but we recently bought two little plecos that we tried to QT for Matt's tank died with in a week of buying them. Where as the other one (Nessie) from a different store.. is thriving.
We're just weighing our options at this point. Trying to make our lives a little less chaotic while making the fishy lives a bit more stress free.