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post #11 of 13 Old 01-19-2010, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, they were all in the same tank and had the same symptoms...stringy white poo, listlessness and stopped eating.

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Yeah, they were all in the same tank and had the same symptoms...stringy white poo, listlessness and stopped eating.
Thanks for the response. I sure hope that this Platy does not infect my new tank. I put them in there to help them live from the ammonia spike in my other new tank. The tank they are in now is my 55 gallon that is cycling but has not had an ammonia reading or a spike at all yet and has been cycling for 2 weeks.

Sorry for another question, but was your tank new and were the fish new?
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It's a fairly new setup. It's been running for about 4 months. The fish I've had for about the same amount of time. I used a bio-wheel off one of my other established tanks that runs the same filter (Penguin 350) and added 3 tiger barbs. There was a very small mini-cycle for a couple days and it's been great since...0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, 5 nitrates. The Firemouth was in QT for about 3 weeks before she went into the tank.

I'm wondering if this was caused by a parrot fish that I had for a short while that someone gave me. My son called me and said his girlfriend's uncle was giving away a fish and asked if I wanted it. They were going to bring it to the LFS because they were moving and were breaking down the tank. I jumped in the car and drove across town to have a look at him and ended up bringing him home. He was already bagged up when I got there. He was too big to put in my little 10 gallon QT so I added him straight into the 55. They had had him for 5 years so I figured he must be healthy. But I think he got really stressed from being in the bag too long. And the bag did feel really cold. I acclimated him really well but he never really perked up and ended up passing away about a week or so later. It might not have been the parrots fault but it just seems that everyone was doing so well before then.

150 Gallon - Mostly American Cichlids
135 Gallon - Angelfish Community
75 Gallon - Odd couple (Polleni/Angelfish)
55 Gallon - African tank
20 Gallon Long - QT
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