07-24-2009, 07:24 AM
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I awoke yesterday to find that a Cherry Barb in my 38g had died there were no obvious signs of disease, so i checked my water parameters Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 5, pH 7.2, so all is fine there, later last night while watching them i could only see 4 Cherry Barb instead of 5 after a lot of searching i found her under a plant led on her side, i thought she was dead too.
However as i was taking her out i noticed she was still breathing, I think she has either been in a fight or has fin rot as she only has half a tail fin left her dorsal fin is almost gone and on of her fins on her side is missing. I have placed her in the breeding net for safety she does appear to be eating, I also added some stress coat+ to the water to help with her fins. She is still led on her side but does try to move towards the food i put in, I really dont want to lose her too, but my question is who in my tank would she have been fighting with and if its fin rot why do the others not have it. There were no mark or missing fins on the barb that died.
Please can someone help work out what is going on.