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Old 01-30-2013, 09:57 AM   #11
 
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That is sad to hear.

Make sure absolutely nothing is transferred from this tank to any other tank. This means drying your hands between tanks, not using any net, water changer, etc without fully drying, etc. Until all signs are gone, which means a few weeks.

I would track down the metro I mentioned; this is the best way to deal with internal issues. Also, be vigilant on the water, as antibiotics will affect the various good bacteria too. And sometimes plants.

If this was bacterial it likely arrived with the new fish. Quarantine all new fish for at minimum 3 weeks. I never used to, until I lost about a third of my 115g tank to something much like this. I learned my lesson the hard way, as have you.

Still keep a close eye on the loach though, it is not above suspicion; I hope you can find more.

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Old 01-30-2013, 10:05 AM   #12
 
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Thanks again Byron

Iv searched thru many articles on diseases and infections but not come accross ANY with the same sort of symptoms!

The good news is that out of the 3 survivors at the moment 2 seem to be without the same signs as the others, one does tho!

I have a 3ft tank in my yard i was going to do up to sell to help fund the new one but il be having that incorporated into the bespoke stand im having built, il have it partitioned with a piece of glass and use one side for qt and the other for hospital, both sides will have seperate filters and heaters so no cross contamination!

Can i just urge anyone that has read this thread to actually have a qt tank! Thru my nievity of not having one and adding some nice new healthy looking fish i have both lost and euthenised some very dear pets.

Il never go down the same road again and in future all will be in qt!

i shall update on the progress of the current survivors!

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Old 01-30-2013, 05:50 PM   #13
 
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Death toll now up to 8 Congo Tetras, the last 2 seem active and as fin twitchy as normal. Fingers crossed these 2 make it

Mailed my LFS as the trouble started when i purchased some Marble Hatchet fish from them, not to accuse or point a finger at them but to give them a heads up that they could possibly be carrying something.

The LFS replied and thanked for the message and offered some free fish as a good will gesture and for continuing support! I have got all of my livestock from them apart from the assasin snails and CRS which i now supply them with.

I wont be getting new fish now until the new tank is ready! and then they will go into QT for sure

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Old 02-05-2013, 05:19 PM   #14
 
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Just another update

Its been a week since the last of my Congos passed and the last 2 are back to there normal selves!

Both are looking very healthy and are as twitchy finned as normal, tho now they look at me with discontent or so it seems, since there numbers dwindled so rapidly they are staying very tightly together no more than a centimetre or two apart!

All the other fish in the tank re doing well as are the Cherry red shrimp and assasin snails, it seemed like it was onlythe congos affected.

Will keep you all posted, if there still live and kicking by the end of this month maybe i shoul raise there shoal back to where it origionally was?
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:38 PM   #15
 
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Just another update

Its been a week since the last of my Congos passed and the last 2 are back to there normal selves!

Both are looking very healthy and are as twitchy finned as normal, tho now they look at me with discontent or so it seems, since there numbers dwindled so rapidly they are staying very tightly together no more than a centimetre or two apart!

All the other fish in the tank re doing well as are the Cherry red shrimp and assasin snails, it seemed like it was onlythe congos affected.

Will keep you all posted, if there still live and kicking by the end of this month maybe i shoul raise there shoal back to where it origionally was?
Yes, give it a good 4-5 weeks after the deaths ended, and monitor carefully as you appear to be doing.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:43 PM   #16
 
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Iv been doing 25% water change daily and a 50% every 4th day, it seems to be working. I cant help but monitor them, my tank is only 6ft away from me and is easier to watch than my tv.

Thanks for your previous advice Byron, great help
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:39 PM   #17
 
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Just another update, since i started this thread on the 28th jan and the horrid few days that followed i can gladly say i have not lost anymore fish! The remaining congo tetras are doing great! Im not sure if should rebuild there shoal tho
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Just another update, since i started this thread on the 28th jan and the horrid few days that followed i can gladly say i have not lost anymore fish! The remaining congo tetras are doing great! Im not sure if should rebuild there shoal tho
If only two are left, I would get 5 more for a total group of 7. But not from the same store.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:56 PM   #19
 
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