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post #21 of 23 Old 06-24-2013, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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The betta aren't bothered in the least by the rainbow. They are doing their "thing," as always. Just as they acted before I put the new one in.

I had another very sick fish this morning--things are not looking up. My little orange platy was on death's doorstep, and I saw the film on him, and knew he was past helping. So I euthanized him. So it's still around, and I fear for the other fish. There are all the signs of columnaris there that I've researched. The filmy patches on the body, sometimes a lip lesion, sluggishness, hiding and sometimes shimmying. If the lip lesion is seen, they usually die within 12 hours. I feel just sick about this. Every time I think it's finally gone...

10 gallon- 8 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 female betta.

20 gallonH - 1 Peacock Gudgeon, 2 Skunk Cories, 1 Sparkling Gourami. , one male betta, 2 nerite snails.

55 gallon - 3 Turquoise Rainbows, 1 Boesemani Rainbow, 2 Australian Rainbow, 4 Gold Dust mollies, 1 L. Dorsigera, 2 White Cloud Mountain Minnows, 1 Honey Gourami, 3 Cherry barb, 1 Koi Angelfish, 4 female betta.
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The betta aren't bothered in the least by the rainbow. They are doing their "thing," as always. Just as they acted before I put the new one in.

I had another very sick fish this morning--things are not looking up. My little orange platy was on death's doorstep, and I saw the film on him, and knew he was past helping. So I euthanized him. So it's still around, and I fear for the other fish. There are all the signs of columnaris there that I've researched. The filmy patches on the body, sometimes a lip lesion, sluggishness, hiding and sometimes shimmying. If the lip lesion is seen, they usually die within 12 hours. I feel just sick about this. Every time I think it's finally gone...
Have you used any medication for this at all? And what is the GH and pH?

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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Is it only your platies & betta's showing signs of columnaris? From what I have read livebears & betta's are more susceptible to this disease.
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