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post #11 of 15 Old 02-02-2007, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I over reacted. Went to the LFS tonight and looked at the white danios, all of them had the same red gills that mine do. Must be just a coincidence that I had two die this week. Sorry everyone.
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post #12 of 15 Old 02-03-2007, 03:00 AM
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ttiger... I wasn't too concerned about the pink gills, as pink means healthy, especially in such light colored fish. My concern was the fact that they had caved in stomachs even though they were eating. This is a good indicator of internal parasites, and that is something that is contageous to the other fish. I would suggest keeping an eye on the others for at least a few weeks, and if you see signs of that in any of the others, let me know and I'll suggest a med for you. The trick is to catch it early enough to help them, since the meds need to be ingested with food to do much good, they need to still be feeling good enough to be eating well.
Sorry to hear about your losses, I hope your other fish do well.

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ttiger... I wasn't too concerned about the pink gills, as pink means healthy, especially in such light colored fish. My concern was the fact that they had caved in stomachs even though they were eating. This is a good indicator of internal parasites, and that is something that is contageous to the other fish. I would suggest keeping an eye on the others for at least a few weeks, and if you see signs of that in any of the others, let me know and I'll suggest a med for you. The trick is to catch it early enough to help them, since the meds need to be ingested with food to do much good, they need to still be feeling good enough to be eating well.
Sorry to hear about your losses, I hope your other fish do well.
Thanks bettababy, I will be watching them fairly closely. All the other danios (the one that I took pics of that was thin died) have pretty fat little bellies.
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post #14 of 15 Old 02-04-2007, 04:00 AM
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You're welcome, I wish you and your fish the best of luck. Keep an eye on them for a couple of weeks, which would be the time to expect to see symptoms if this problem has spread. Beyond that, I would say you're safe for now. I also wouldn't be adding new fish anytime too soon, either. Do you have a quarantine tank set up? This is something worth giving a thought to...it could save you a lot of problems in the future, and is good for any new fish to spend 2 wks in quarantine to avoid bringing issues like this into your main tank. If you wish to set up a quarantine tank and need help, let us know... most of the people here are already familiar with them and can give you a lot of useful advice.

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post #15 of 15 Old 02-04-2007, 09:29 AM
here is a post i made earlier on saving money on a quarantine tank

http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=3674
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