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Old 09-13-2011, 01:32 AM   #11
 
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So far I tested ammonia and nitrate.

Ammonia does NOT look zero. Maybe around 0.25 or a bit higher which I know is bad. I'll show the pictures below. I am horrible at telling what number it is... Also, these are about 1 yr old and are all crusty (the droppers with the chemicals), that won't mean anything right?

And nitrate looks around 12.5! :(

I'm honestly embarrassed it got that bad, but it's been running for months I don't understand why the ammonia would be so high! But these don't seem the symptoms ive been reading of ammonia poisoning? :/ I guess I let the tank get to dirty and didn't realize it... =/

I guess massive water change is in order? I only have like 10 fish left compared to the approx 30-40 I had before. :S Probably too much huh? They all did fine for months.
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:39 PM   #12
 
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Well, just did a 50% water change. Will do another one tonight or tomorrow.

I still dunno if this disease may have been from poor water (maybe too many fish), or TB taking the opportunity of my poor water to create an outbreak. OR if the TB just happened, and the fish constantly dying (I normally find them after they already start rotting and have snails/shrimp/my siamese algae eater eating them. And I don't really like fishing out fish corpses so I tend to think "well, I'll let the snails have a meal." Because the bodies tend to be devoured within a day.... but maybe this is wrong to do and polluted my tank... idk...
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:06 PM   #13
 
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So... it's been 9 days and no more fish have gotten sick or dying. And now that there's room, quite a few baby platies are running around the tank. So not sure what it was....
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:47 AM   #14
 
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So... it's been 9 days and no more fish have gotten sick or dying. And now that there's room, quite a few baby platies are running around the tank. So not sure what it was....
I'm glad to hear things are looking better.

One thing I wanted to say, I'd be VERY when working with that tank. In that article it touches on the fact that humans can catch the disease. This can be very serious if it does happen, people have faced losing their hands because of it. Just in case this disease is in the tank, you would probably want to wear gloves while working in the tank. You can catch this even through a wound as small as a torn hangnail. It can be a very painful ordeal to go through...
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:23 AM   #15
 
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Thanks! I've yet to buy gloves.. :/ So I have only been able to change out water. It seems a few more of my fish are catching it *sigh* it's almost as if their bodies are decaying while they are alive... idk what's going on! ive been changing it a lot.
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:10 PM   #16
 
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I wouldn't jump to the conclusion it is TB. Not saying it isn't, but fish can come down with many diseases.

You might want to post a thread in the disease secton, be as specific on the symptoms as you can, and include photos of the infected fish.
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