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post #11 of 18 Old 02-11-2014, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
So stress is what causes this? That makes perfect sense actually. The 2 angels get along fine. In fact I already believe they are a pair. There stress comes in the form of my Blue Ram. Hes a little jerk and likes to chase and challenge the angels especially the black angel who I believe to be a male. Hes the one that has stopped eating completely. The other still picks but barely. So now my question is: If I do the recommended treatment will this be a permanent fix? Or will it happen again? My other concern is the rams reaction when I reintroduce the angels back into the tank. Im worried he will be more aggressive towards them. So I guess this means saying bye to the ram? I like the ram, I love my angels.
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post #12 of 18 Old 02-11-2014, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Good luck I hope your angels will be ok
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post #13 of 18 Old 02-11-2014, 07:35 PM
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While nothing is guaranteed, I can't recall having to treat the same fish twice for this. What you can do with the ram is pull him before you put the angels back in, give him some time away for a day or 2 in the med tank. This will give the angels time to settle back in, and when reintroduced he will be the new guy.
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post #14 of 18 Old 02-11-2014, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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While nothing is guaranteed, I can't recall having to treat the same fish twice for this. What you can do with the ram is pull him before you put the angels back in, give him some time away for a day or 2 in the med tank. This will give the angels time to settle back in, and when reintroduced he will be the new guy.
So say I do this. If the ram goes back to bullying the angels their symptoms shouldnt come back?
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post #15 of 18 Old 02-11-2014, 08:07 PM
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If they are a pair & get to spawning the ram will be in for a rude awakening. Like I said, no guarantees, if the ram gets out of line either a divider or another tank.
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post #16 of 18 Old 02-13-2014, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
I set up a 10 gal. hospital tank. I filled it with 75% tank water and 25% fresh tap. Im using the sponge filter from the 45 along with a large air stone for as much aeration as possible. Its been running for 2 days and I finally introduced the angels this morning. They seem ok so far. Im treating with Metronidazole as suggested. Fingers crossed.
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post #17 of 18 Old 02-16-2014, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
Day 3. The Gold Angels doing well, eating with no problem. The Black one however isnt. Im getting worried cuz its been almost a week since hes eaten. How long can a fish survive without eating? I bought Focus with hopes that it will help. Was I wrong?
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post #18 of 18 Old 03-06-2014, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
Update: The angels are back in the 45 gallon and seem to be doing well. I tried giving the ram the benefit of the doubt but as suspected he started attacking them (mainly the black one) almost immediately, so hes taking a timeout in the hospital tank. Im debating what to do with him. I have an empty 14 gal that Im gonna be setting up soon, might put him in there. If not depending on how he acts when reintroduced into the 45, he may be going bye bye. Ive caught him chasing my tetras a few times so he may just be a bad egg.
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