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post #31 of 48 Old 12-04-2008, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Today 12/4
Ammonia - .25
Nitrite - 2.0
Nitrate - .5

Did a 10.5 gallon water change (36%). I'll test again tomorrow and hopefully the nitrite will be down.

Also, I posted this on another page, but might as well post it here to. I noticed today that my largest zebra danio has the top part of his mouth GONE. I feel bad for him - he's been sitting still at the bottom which he never does and I'm wondering if I should kill him quickly, because he's got to be suffering. Anyone have any ideas how this could have happened or what I should do?
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post #32 of 48 Old 12-04-2008, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Here are a couple pictures, it's kind of hard to make out, the bottom lip looks kind of wierd, and the top lip seems to be totally gone.
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post #33 of 48 Old 12-04-2008, 08:23 PM
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Poor little guy! It's kind of hard to see in the pic but is there any redness or white stuff around his mouth? I've seen Columnaris eat away a fish's mouth before.

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It is kind of white, but I can't really tell if it's just part of his mouth or something else. It looked like there was a white string hanging from his mouth a couple hours ago. If it is what you said it might be, should I take him out of the tank? Is there any hope left for him? It doesn't seem like he can eat.
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post #35 of 48 Old 12-04-2008, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a better picture. I can't see any white stuff, it looks like it was just ripped off, but I don't know how that could have happened.
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post #36 of 48 Old 12-05-2008, 11:01 AM
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Hmmm...It doesn't really look like columnaris. And he looks in good shape otherwise. Maybe one of the other danios bit his mouth? Not really sure what could have caused it. Do you have a hospital tank you could move him too?

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post #37 of 48 Old 12-05-2008, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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He was dead when I woke up this morning. Thanks for the help though. Now I've got 3 guppys and 4 danios left. I know danios are supposed to do well in odd numbers, should I get one now, or wait for my tank to finish cycling?
I meased again this morning:
12/5
Ammonia - 0
Nitrite - 1.0
Nitrate - 5.0

I changed out 8.5 gallons.
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post #38 of 48 Old 12-05-2008, 09:03 PM
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Sorry to hear he didn't make it. Don't add anymore fish until your tank is cycled.

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post #39 of 48 Old 12-06-2008, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help! I'll wait until the ammonia and nitrite levels are 0 before I add anything. I'm hoping it will be soon. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what kind of fish would do well in my tank? And if you are supposed to have an odd number of danios, does it matter if they are different kinds of danios? I'm thinking of getting one more of those and maybe another guppy or 2. Someone mentioned being able to tell the difference between male and female guppys, but I couldn't get any clarification on that thread - can anyone let me know an easy way to tell the difference? And is it a good idea to only add about 3 per week after the cycle is finished? Or maybe less - I'm so sick of water changes at this point... What are some other fish that might do well in my tank?
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post #40 of 48 Old 12-07-2008, 09:35 AM
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What happened to your danio looks a lot like what happened to one of my cories from Petco (bad, bad, bad place). His barbels and mouth just disintegrated off, and his gills looked reddish too. I posted on here and searched the internet extensively to no avail. He too died :( RIP little cory.

Telling the difference between guppies is easy. If they are mature, the colorful ones with the large tails are male, and the plainer ones with shorter fins are female. In juveniles, the anal fin of the male is pointed, while the female's is round and fan-shaped.

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