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post #1 of 65 Old 05-23-2012, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Question Lone female diamond tetra

Things in my 55 planted are doing great right now. The plants are constantly grow taller and getting brighter and the amount of snails has GREATLY dropped. Last week I picked up seven diamond tetras( 2 males 5 females). They've colored up beautifully and have even tried spawning. The only problem is, this one female is acting strange. She doesn't sparkle like the rest and hides in plants, she doesn't even come out to eat. She doesn't look sick. Could she some how be stressed? Also, before anyone ask I'm sure she's a diamond tetra.

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post #2 of 65 Old 05-24-2012, 11:19 AM
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Is respiration faster than the others? Does it just hover?

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Is respiration faster than the others? Does it just hover?
Yes her respiration is faster than to others. She doesn't hover she just doesn't leave the plants.

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This may be something internal, some type of protozoan or parasite. Seem to be a lot of this these days. I lost a number of fish over the past two weeks to a protozoan that came in with new fish. I now QT everything, regardless where I get it.

These symptoms always result in the fish dying in my experience, unless one can diagnose the issue and treat it. And I'm of no use in this.

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This may be something internal, some type of protozoan or parasite. Seem to be a lot of this these days. I lost a number of fish over the past two weeks to a protozoan that came in with new fish. I now QT everything, regardless where I get it.

These symptoms always result in the fish dying in my experience, unless one can diagnose the issue and treat it. And I'm of no use in this.
I'll keep an eye on her. Thanks for trying.

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Sorry to butt in but I don't see the need to make a new thread for my similar problem.
Is this contagious? I've had my cories for maybe 2 months and all of them have grown like weeds but one, he "cuddles" the others when they're near him but doesn't school with them. He's still the size I bought him at, 1" while everyone else is at least 1.5" now. His breathing is faster too. So pretty similar. I hope he won't get the other cories or betta sick too, treating cories is such a pain too. :(
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Sorry to butt in but I don't see the need to make a new thread for my similar problem.
Is this contagious? I've had my cories for maybe 2 months and all of them have grown like weeds but one, he "cuddles" the others when they're near him but doesn't school with them. He's still the size I bought him at, 1" while everyone else is at least 1.5" now. His breathing is faster too. So pretty similar. I hope he won't get the other cories or betta sick too, treating cories is such a pain too. :(
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No problem, I also want to know.

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Sorry to butt in but I don't see the need to make a new thread for my similar problem.
Is this contagious? I've had my cories for maybe 2 months and all of them have grown like weeds but one, he "cuddles" the others when they're near him but doesn't school with them. He's still the size I bought him at, 1" while everyone else is at least 1.5" now. His breathing is faster too. So pretty similar. I hope he won't get the other cories or betta sick too, treating cories is such a pain too. :(
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You both might want to get Jungle brand Anti-parasite medicated food. It treats internal parasites. It suggests to use as a prevention when introducing fish. You feed 3 days in a row, for a week (exclusively) for 4 weeks.

It could be too late for your cory, but it's worth a try. May protect the other fish from getting it

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Thank you very much! Where can I find it?

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Thank you very much! Where can I find it?

I got it at a fish store here. You might find it at Petco/Petsmart. I'm sure it's on Amazon.

I paid $3.99 for it, so it's not very expensive

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