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post #21 of 26 Old 01-26-2007, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much guys, you're all being so helpful :D

We're going to have to take back the thai fighter fish as one of our guppies has had it's tail ripped quite a lot plus some people have mentioned our tank is over crowded so we thought that this was for the best although it's upsetting as he is gorgeous.

The medication seems to be working. The orange guppie with fin rot is slowly healing we think.

The medicine contains: Phenoxyethanol - that's the only thing it lists!

We're going to test the water later when we come back from the dropping the fish off. I'll let you know the water results as soon as we do.
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post #22 of 26 Old 01-26-2007, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Ammonia - 0
Nitrite - 1.2
Nitrat - 20
pH - 7.0

I have added the medicine though so would this effect the levels?
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post #23 of 26 Old 01-26-2007, 04:45 PM
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certain medications are known to influence water parameters. the nitrite is the troubling number there and is likely what is stressing the fish and making them prone to disease. good idea on the fighter fish (presumably a betta?)...they tend to nip at male guppies quite a bit in my experience. I don't believe I've used that particular medication...I've always found products containing a mixture of formalin and malachite green to be highly effective however...especially when it comes to fungus and external parasites.
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post #24 of 26 Old 01-26-2007, 11:29 PM
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You don't have to take back your Betta fish; he can live in a 2 litre container alone, without aeration. The Betta is a Labryinth fish, which means he has an organ which helps him breathe atmospheric air. He does not get his oxygen from the water like other fish. I had a Bettafish that lived 3.5 years in a vase; just keep the water clean and if you don't have a heater for a container that small, keep the container in a warm room, don't overfeed, and he'll be fine. :)

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post #25 of 26 Old 01-27-2007, 04:23 AM Thread Starter
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Nuts, I have given him back already! Our room is really weird and because it's at the top of a house it's either too hot or too cold :/
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post #26 of 26 Old 01-29-2007, 08:43 PM
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Awww, I'm sorry to hear that :( My 'old' betta lived at room temperature for over 3 years; I currently have one living at room temperature since August (he's at my office); all is good :)

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