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post #1 of 25 Old 09-12-2006, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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All my fish are sick!!!

My aquarium recently went crazy and i'm losing all my fish...5 tetras with fin rot, banana barb with mouth rot, albino tiger barb with fungus growing around his right lung...I tried and tried to treat them but did't know what to treat first!!! I got a lot of good advice...but a little too late i'm afraid. Should I just restart over again???
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post #2 of 25 Old 09-12-2006, 07:34 PM
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Hi Sarah,
The lung is a "gill".:D
Sorry to hear your fish's health condition.:(
Finrot can be a sign of poor water quality. What are your water stats?

Hope your fish will recover soon.:) Don't hesitate to ask many questions.:D We'll gladly help you.:)

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post #3 of 25 Old 09-12-2006, 07:47 PM
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Blue...I think he's indicating he has no more fish left.

And texas...if they have all died I would strip it down and restart it just to be safe for the next fish that come along :D

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Oh. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
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Blue...I think he's indicating he has no more fish left.
And Nick, Texas is a "she".

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post #5 of 25 Old 09-12-2006, 08:51 PM
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Sorry to hear about your fish, unfortunately this happens at times. You should start again, but check your water conditions fungus is often a sign of poor water quality, unless you recently added fish that were infected.

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post #6 of 25 Old 09-12-2006, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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NONO they are not all dead...YET!!! I still have 5 tetras, 3banana barbs that seem to be maybe ok (can't tell) and 1 banana barb with half a mouth!!!, and 2 albino tiger barbs, 1 with balance probs. and 1 that's breathing heavily and rapidly! I took out my Dwarf Blue Guarami and Dwarf Chocolate Guarami...they are in a bowl!!! (I think between this and nursing school i'm stressed to the max!!!)

yes i'm a she...(Sarah)...hehe :D

LOL I know that it's a gill!!!
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post #7 of 25 Old 09-12-2006, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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OHOHOH, I found somebody to come out and look at my aquarium, but they can't come till monday...What i'm going to do (i think) is wait till the last minute then take out the fish and then disinfect my tank (that's what the man said to do) and then when he comes over he can look at my fish and then maybe i'll know something. I know a week is a long time, but they have been doing semi-ok for 3 weeks so far...I hate to euthanize my fish if they are not too sick...HEY they still swim to the top whenever I come in the room to eat and they eat!!!!! Except the one with half a mouth...I wanna cry!!!!!!

water stats:
ph 6.6
ammonia .5-1
nitrites .25

been doing water changes but stats not improving!
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post #8 of 25 Old 09-12-2006, 10:16 PM
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Hi Sarah,
Have you checked your tapwater for its stats? Might contain nitrites I think.
The meds may also have harmed your beneficial bacteria to an extent that your tank may have gotten mini cycles.

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post #9 of 25 Old 09-13-2006, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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I checked my water and there are no nitrites at all. perfect 0! I also tested the Ph out of curiosity and it was sky high at 7.8 (as high as my tester can go)...So it makes no sence that my tank ph is at 6.6 still...the water changes should have made it go up...is there a reason for this???
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post #10 of 25 Old 09-13-2006, 06:09 PM
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Hi Sarah,

I wouldn't worry much on pH. pH swings will happen anyway. I'd worry more on ammonia and nitrites as they are toxic.

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