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post #11 of 14 Old 05-01-2014, 09:41 AM
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How have your water parameters been?; pH, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate? Can you give specific numbers?

Mickey looks like a girl if you were wondering. The other is a boy. Anyway, I wouldn't add any other fish at the moment as it might stress her out more. You can use a mild salt treatment and hope it knocks the stuff off of her and whoever else it might be trying to attach to. So you can start off with 1 tsp/gallon so if it's a 10 gallon use 10 teaspoons. You want to use Aquarium Salt or Kosher Salt, not regular table salt as it is a very different chemistry and can hurt your fish even more!

Take a small cup and measure out 1-3 teaspoons at a time, as some tank water and mix it up and let it dissolve in the cup first. Salt can burn your fish when it is dissolving so this is why we dissolve it in a cup first and then slowly add it to the tank after. Try not to dump it all in at once, you want to let the fish acclimate to it so just add a few Tablespoons in ever 5-8 minutes or so. Repeat this until you have all the teaspoons of salt needed in the tank so in this case; 10 TEASPOONS not tablespoons.

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post #12 of 14 Old 05-01-2014, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Ray was a girl too. I had 25 fry proof... Now I have 2, the ones living with Mickey/Rickey now.

The top fish was Fin, a Molly who died of scoliosis a few weeks after I got Mickey/Rickey and Ray. She was the last of her family; it was on its 3rd generation.

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Ray was a girl too. I had 25 fry proof... Now I have 2, the ones living with Mickey/Rickey now.

The top fish was Fin, a Molly who died of scoliosis a few weeks after I got Mickey/Rickey and Ray. She was the last of her family; it was on its 3rd generation.

Actually, returning to my memory, Fin was a boy, sorry.

P.S., the number of fish in my tank has gone down to 2. Apparently, someone knocked the intake of the new filter off and I found one of the fry in the filter a bit torn up (and dead).
I don't like how that kind of filter's intake attaches with the suction/pull of the filter; if you touch it wrong, it falls off.

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post #14 of 14 Old 06-02-2014, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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The death of a fish

Mickeyrickey died today. Poor thing.

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