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dakotagirl 01-25-2007 12:56 AM

Death..one by one
 
I have had my tank up for about 6-8 months now, I have an API Freshwater testing kit and my ammonia and nitrites are 0 in my problem tank. The nitrate is at about 10. Temp is 78. I do pwc of about 25% once a week. The tank is a 20 gallon hex with 1 fake plant and some anubis? plants for my baby guppies to hide in. I have (had) 6 guppies, 3 baby angels (temp. for them until they got a little bigger), 2 dwarf platy's, 1 rubberlip pleco, 5 cories, and a few snails. Now my problem...

In the beginning of December I bought a guppy and added him to my tank. I noticed he had white lips, it wasn't cottony so I am not sure if it was disease or natural coloring on him. I treated for fungus and he seemed to be doing better, then he died about 1 week later. Three weeks later I have a baby angel (size of a dime) not eating. So I turn up the heat to about 82 and treat with a parasite med that was suggested by someone who raises angels.
Looked like he was getting better, then he died.

Next week...I have a healthy looking guppy start swimming upside down and is dead about 8 hours later. No marks on him, no discoloration, nothing.

Next week...I leave my house at 5 p.m. At 7:15 my mom calls and says my one angel, who was fine before I left at 5 because I fed them at that time and he was eating just fine, is flying all over the tank and acting weird. Came home at 11 p.m. and he is dead.

Everyone looks fine and healthy, but one by one they die. I have 3 other tanks and they are all fine, no problems at all. I am just sick, can't understand it. I loved my little angels and out of 3 I have only one left. I don't know if the guppy with the white lips had something, but why does everyone look healthy and die sporatically? My cories are doing just fine and I figured if something was wrong in the tank, they would be the first to be sick, but they are all doing great. Any ideas? suggestions? Thanks

FDStation152 01-25-2007 01:17 AM

My guess would be something in the water...perhaps glass cleaner or something like that? The guppy almost certainly had a disease (if half of the ones available around here at the pet stores are disease free its a good day) and that could also be the cause but without more information I really couldnt help with the diagnosis. What type of fungus medicine were you using? Some of that stuff can seriously harm your fish if you give them too much. Another factor is simply that baby angelfish tend to be a bit fragile in my experience. I havent lost a fish in a long time in my tanks but I picked up 6 baby angelfish about a month ago and 2 of em died within the week.

Lupin 01-25-2007 02:32 AM

Re: Death..one by one
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dakotagirl
In the beginning of December I bought a guppy and added him to my tank. I noticed he had white lips, it wasn't cottony so I am not sure if it was disease or natural coloring on him. I treated for fungus and he seemed to be doing better, then he died about 1 week later. Three weeks later I have a baby angel (size of a dime) not eating. So I turn up the heat to about 82 and treat with a parasite med that was suggested by someone who raises angels.
Looked like he was getting better, then he died.

It wasn't fungus. Looks like columnaris to me. Columnaris easily progresses when the temperature is high. Medications used to treat for external bacterial infections will help but you have to do it in a quarantine tank as such medications can harm your biological filtration.


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