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Old 02-11-2013, 12:48 PM   #151
 
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No, they aren't looking up much yet. Something went through my main tank and killed all my female betta off(and Mister President), as well as my red tiger platy, orange dalmation sailfin molly, two cories, my bumblebee platy, two guppies, my albino long-finned BN pleco and my red-tailed black variatus. Sucky month really. Everyone else seems to be doing ok though.

Well, I suppose I sorta have some good news. lol My yellow guppy gave birth to about 10-15 babies, all are doing well. And my blue MM platy finally gave birth, unfortunately I only managed to save one, those fish were eating the babies while I tried to get them. @_@ But I got one! lol And my other blue platy seems to be ready soon, unfortunately I have all my adults in QT, nothing to be added or taken from the tank unless I catch newborns, and they go into a net since I want none of that yuck spread, if it's still spreading...so yeah, the odds of me getting many, if any, babies are slim in the main tank, even with only about ten fish in there, cories and plecos excluded. ^^;
I've seen no new signs of sick fish, but you never know at this point, only been treating for three or four days or so now. Haven't lost any fish other than the two I knew were going in a few days, but they showed signs for two days before passing. None of the fish like the place without the plants, I have the plants in a bucket of water with some fertilizer. Water got cold, plants seem fine though. I have no way to heat them up in there. x.x Well, they're actually in a trashcan I cleaned out for them in the bathtub, no bucket is big enough for them, some are fairly big. Do I need to do something special, or will the cold maybe kill off anything nasty? Tossing them would be sucky, some of the bigger plants I've had over a year. x.x Replacing anything, even something so cheap as a dollar is out of the question too. Especially after a near $8,000 vet bill from all the lovely fun this year with the cat and dog.

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Old 02-11-2013, 02:38 PM   #152
 
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Man, Sylver. . . that's a real bummer. At least you have a few babies, and some surviving fish, though. You're so good at looking to the positive! I really hope whatever it is is gone, and stays gone. . .

For the plants, it depends on the type, some do better in cooler temps, some not so much. Room temperature, I suppose, is still fairly warmish, so I'm hoping most of them will be okay. . . If you have them alone for about a month, any nasties from the main tank should die off without a host (fish) to live on. . .

Hope things get better soon :/
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:51 AM   #153
 
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Well, I've found if you don't look at the upsides, or make them up as you go, you can't really move forward. lol Still no signs of any other sick fish in my tank. I am going to continue treating the whole tank, but lessen the salt content a bit. I'm worried about my cories and plecos, though they don't seem TOO bothered by it, they aren't liking it. Hopefully it's all cleared up.

My other babies are getting so big. =o Truly, they're getting huge. lol The molly babies are about an inch long and fairly big looking, creamsicles get pretty...I dunno, buff? xD The swordtails are not quite as big, but close, and the calico platies born on New Years Eve aren't far behind. Boy are they colorful too! Bright red swordtails with black tails. Either speckled black, striped, or just black. The calico's are getting their pinkish-white coloring with the darker pink/red on the tails and their spots. I'm hoping I get a male out of the bunch, I rarely do get any boys. >_>; Of all the babies I've raised in the past, I've only gotten ONE male! So I'm hoping either my blue platy baby is male, or I get one from the calicos. I no longer have a male platy in my tank, just a few girls. lol But then inbreeding wouldn't be good and I try to avoid it, even though it isn't uncommon in home aquaria or the wild...maybe the little bumblebees I got will be males. I don't have their mother anymore since she was one of the first to die from whatever went through my tank. Well, she was the first after my bettas. I am really wanting a tiger platy though, so in the future I may get another one. Or a bleeding heart platy, they look similarish. lol

Meh, well. My two male bettas that I have left aren't doing too bad. I have the big orange one in the ten gallon with my frogs, he's looking perfect. My Orchid betta is in my grandma's five gallon, he's still meh, but he's doing better than he was. I'm still not sure he's gonna make it, he did get rather slammed from dirty petshop care. One thing after another for the poor guy, but it was the same with Mister P. and I pulled him through until the main tank garbage. But the orchid has so far had far more issues. x.x Well, we'll see. He's gotten used to his feedings and likes to show off, even though he's not exactly pretty anymore. He's still got all his fins, though I imagine some of his tail will go, I think he's got fin-rot, one large part of his tail is see-through and brown, so I think it'll fall off. I hope it heals instead though, and the "Mask" he has is still there, that yucky shell he had on his face I assumed was some sort of fungus, but it's looking better as well.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:43 AM   #154
 
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EH, I stand corrected again. I found another cory that died of the same thing. I'm thinking it died a little while ago, it wasn't....exactly perfume. He probably was caught under the log or cave, I moved them this morning looking for babies and any more dead fish...found one. x.x Meh, still no sign of anything on my non-bottom dwellers, not so sure about the cories. Infact, I think the cories are the ones who actually brought in the crud. =( I had a lot of suspects, I really thought my guppies did it, but they're all fine. The ones who did die seemed to have died from pregnancy issues, didn't have any sign of anything on them when they died aside from being very pregnant. Regardless, my cories seem to be getting hit the worst, I've now lost five in the last month! One to that skinny swirling issue, the rest to whatever this is. AFTER they started dying is when other fish showed symptoms. Meh, I just don't know anymore. It hits fast and kills just as quickly, so I really can't say how it's gonna be, once they have it...they're done for.

Terrible pictures because the salt and medicine+heat makes it murky, but this is what it is. You can see his tail and around that area just gets ripped apart wby whatever this is. It usually starts on the tail or a pectoral fin, makes it useless and spreads to the point they can't use it, and then they die within 12-24 hours. This guy and my orange dalmation seem to be an exception, they lived about two and a half days and died at the same time. They were mine and had stronger immune systems I guess, the others who have died I've had less than four months or so. The others that caught it were gone in under a day after showing symptoms. It's not fuzzy, and it's not that cottony fungus stuff, that hangy stuff is their scales falling off them. It's like they're just rotting away. They literally just fall apart as they move, nobody even has to touch them. This guy swam up for food and his tail came apart. =( He's the only one that lived long enough to get it around his mouth, unless that is something different. You can see his mouth actuall...fell off. It's very unnerving. My poor fish. =(

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Old 02-12-2013, 03:27 PM   #155
 
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EH, I stand corrected again. I found another cory that died of the same thing. I'm thinking it died a little while ago, it wasn't....exactly perfume. He probably was caught under the log or cave, I moved them this morning looking for babies and any more dead fish...found one. x.x Meh, still no sign of anything on my non-bottom dwellers, not so sure about the cories. Infact, I think the cories are the ones who actually brought in the crud. =( I had a lot of suspects, I really thought my guppies did it, but they're all fine. The ones who did die seemed to have died from pregnancy issues, didn't have any sign of anything on them when they died aside from being very pregnant. Regardless, my cories seem to be getting hit the worst, I've now lost five in the last month! One to that skinny swirling issue, the rest to whatever this is. AFTER they started dying is when other fish showed symptoms. Meh, I just don't know anymore. It hits fast and kills just as quickly, so I really can't say how it's gonna be, once they have it...they're done for.

Terrible pictures because the salt and medicine+heat makes it murky, but this is what it is. You can see his tail and around that area just gets ripped apart wby whatever this is. It usually starts on the tail or a pectoral fin, makes it useless and spreads to the point they can't use it, and then they die within 12-24 hours. This guy and my orange dalmation seem to be an exception, they lived about two and a half days and died at the same time. They were mine and had stronger immune systems I guess, the others who have died I've had less than four months or so. The others that caught it were gone in under a day after showing symptoms. It's not fuzzy, and it's not that cottony fungus stuff, that hangy stuff is their scales falling off them. It's like they're just rotting away. They literally just fall apart as they move, nobody even has to touch them. This guy swam up for food and his tail came apart. =( He's the only one that lived long enough to get it around his mouth, unless that is something different. You can see his mouth actuall...fell off. It's very unnerving. My poor fish. =(

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Old 02-12-2013, 04:43 PM   #156
 
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Man, I'm sorry, Sylver. . .I don't know! Though they aren't showing the typical FUNGUS associated with Columnaris, but a lot of the symptoms do seem to be right in line with those of the flexibacter bacteria - and I know that's a toughie to beat. I'm not an illness expert, though. . . and with fish? I swear, SO MANY THINGS manifest with similar symptoms, it's so difficult to say. Whatever it is, I'm really sorry for you, for your fishies, and I hope it stops soon :(
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:48 PM   #157
 
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That's a dying, very ill fish. Not much pretty, but thanks. lol He WAS gorgeous. ^^;
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:45 PM   #158
 
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Okay, I just liked that, because it was funny, but then I realized that it wasn't *actually* funny, but really super sad. So I UNliked it. . . Poor lil' guy - I'm so sorry Sylver!
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:26 PM   #159
 
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You can like it. It is sad, but the comment was funny. lol

Well, my poor cories are getting it in their faces...two of them are anyways. The two I could get a good look at. =( They looked fine the other day, but my cories are really getting slammed. I doubt any will make it at this point, it's hitting them one by one. My other fish seem ok, but apparently that doesn't mean much. ^^; I've titled this nasty "The Zombie Virus" because I have no idea what it is, it makes them zombie-like, and it spreads and kills quickly. Guess the fact it's fast is the only upside to the whole mess. BAH! I say.

Been a long day, I'm hitting the sack. I feel like I could sleep for a week, everything just has me completely worn out. x.x I'd much rather be the one sick than my little critters, it makes you feel so helpless. I have come to terms with the fact that I can only do what I can do and go with it. @_@ Hopefully some of my fishy friends will make it, it'd just suck to have some of those little guys for so long only to have this happen.

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