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Old 08-23-2012, 12:49 PM   #1
 
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Unhappy Zebra Danio sick

Hey guys, I'm new here and to the whole aquarium thing. My current setup is this. I have a 20 gallon tank with three zebra danios in it. Have a couple of water lettuce, two real plants, three planted ones that haven't sprouted yet, and a couple of plastic plants. The zanios are of different sizes and so the smallest one has gotten really thin. Right now he won't even eat. I asked my fiancée to isolate him to a 1 gallon hospital tank. He still swims well, with the others he hid a lot, and would only take tiny bites off the flakes. This morning though he was completely uninterested. I think it is stress, since the other two pick on him, but he looks thin and pale and I want him to recover. Someone please help :(!
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
 
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Hey guys, I'm new here and to the whole aquarium thing. My current setup is this. I have a 20 gallon tank with three zebra danios in it. Have a couple of water lettuce, two real plants, three planted ones that haven't sprouted yet, and a couple of plastic plants. The zanios are of different sizes and so the smallest one has gotten really thin. Right now he won't even eat. I asked my fiancée to isolate him to a 1 gallon hospital tank. He still swims well, with the others he hid a lot, and would only take tiny bites off the flakes. This morning though he was completely uninterested. I think it is stress, since the other two pick on him, but he looks thin and pale and I want him to recover. Someone please help :(!
i keep danios. they are great. the problem is that you need at least 4. this is because the picking on is distributed. it sounds bad. i have had this problem before. you need 4 to 6 danbios in a tank. and if that does not work put new species like leopard danios. the tank will lokk fine and the fish will get better and will get less aggresive.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:09 PM   #3
 
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Well the reason why there are only three is because my new tank is only a week old. I suspect that danio wasn't all that healthy in the beginning, and there is also this tiny lump on his lower lip. Right now he is in some sort of breeding divider which isolates him from the other fish. My fiancée nor I can do anything about it right now because we're at work (I'm at break now), and won't arrive home til late at night... We'll see if we can treat for internal parasites, at the same time try some different foods, maybe frozen, I don't know what to do and I don't seem to find a good answer anywhere I look. I really want him to get better... don't want any fish dying on me in a week :(
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:40 PM   #4
 
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Okay so upon further study of the fish, we have isolated him within the tank, and he seems to want to eat, but is unable to... he grabs the food, chews it, and spits it back out, or he grabs it and releases it again. Does anyone have a clue on what is going on?
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:42 AM   #5
 
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It's getting worse

Hey guys, my fish now doesn't eat at all no matter what we try to feed it. He's been isolated to a one gallon psychedelic tank (looks like what the fish would see in the 60's...) anyways, anything I can do to make him eat? Two more things, he has a tiny growth below his lower lip and I went to Preuss Pets yesterday (a very awesome pet shop around here, a lot better than the chains..) and they, for free, gave me a mix of pellets, with a little bit of garlic guard, and coated them with fusion. It was supposed to take care of his lack of appetite and at the same time, resolve some internal problems he might have. He hasn't eaten it, not even tried. He doesn't rise to the surface anymore for anything that's floating. Anyone know what to do at this point?
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:51 AM   #6
 
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Hey guys, my fish now doesn't eat at all no matter what we try to feed it. He's been isolated to a one gallon psychedelic tank (looks like what the fish would see in the 60's...) anyways, anything I can do to make him eat? Two more things, he has a tiny growth below his lower lip and I went to Preuss Pets yesterday (a very awesome pet shop around here, a lot better than the chains..) and they, for free, gave me a mix of pellets, with a little bit of garlic guard, and coated them with fusion. It was supposed to take care of his lack of appetite and at the same time, resolve some internal problems he might have. He hasn't eaten it, not even tried. He doesn't rise to the surface anymore for anything that's floating. Anyone know what to do at this point?
Okay this a not going well. but take breaths. he might be getting bladder diesiese. they will begin to float to the top and will be not able to swim. but you could stop this with a huge 50% water change. the change of water and bacteria could help. tell me when you do this. ill help you with all the Knowledge i have.
We can do this.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:58 AM   #7
 
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Well we changed him to the hospital tank yesterday. He CAN float to the top, if I try to catch him with a net, he swims all kinds of places, but he still seems lethargic when left alone. His swimming seems stable and controlled still. There has to be something I can use to make him eat. Also as I said in my previous posts... when he DID try to eat, it seems as if he has difficulty doing so..
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:00 AM   #8
 
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Sorry for double posting..

And thanks fishlover
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:23 PM   #9
 
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Alright. get some tweezers. try to feed him frozen bloodworms. not freeze dried. frozen. they work the best. i have used it on danios and african dwarf frogs. they love it. with tweezers you can get to him and feed him personnly.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:51 PM   #10
 
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Recommendations from Preuss Pets

Hey, I took him to a pet shop earlier. They have a local fish vet that is in charge of their fish care. He even breeds betta which they sell. They gave me some live blackworms... (they look kinda gross....). He said that he is still suffering from some submission problem.. He says that the reason why he nibbles a bit or has food in his mouth and spits it out is because he feels threatened by the others... and it can go on for a week... I will try to get the worms as close to him as possible... but they're wriggling right now in my fridge.... all clumped up in a ball.....
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