I finally stop getting fish dying as in my last post and now something different. For almost as long as I have had my yellow glofish, is has been a runt with a curved spine. Has plenty of life to it, eats, swims easily and is not picked on. This fish has been like this for several months. I have read that glo's are genetically susceptible to just getting curved spines.
Went away for 24 hours and went to do water change today. My purple glo is now showing same and seems to have wasted away a bit. Also seems to be swimming ok but this one looks a little stretched out.
Changing water now and will put up test results. A a side question, should I test water before or after water change?
Purple (one on top)
1. What is the size of your tank? 50 gallon
2. What are your water parameters? State the brand of test kit used. API Master Test Kit
3. Is your aquarium set up freshwater or brackish water? freshwater
4. How long the aquarium has been set up? 9 months
5. What fish do you have? How many are in your tank? How big are they? How long have you had them? skirt tetras (5) 8-9 months, guppies (4) 4-5 months, danio glofish (4) 6-7 months, otos (2) 4-5 months, chinese algae eater (1) 4 months, bristlenose (1) 3 months, neon tetras (6) 2-3 months
6. Were the fish placed under quarantine period (minus the first batch from the point wherein the tank is ready to accommodate the inhabitants)? nothing new
7. What temperature is the tank water currently? 70
8. Are there live plants in the aquarium? one moss ball
9. What filter are you using? State brand, maintenance routine and power capacity. 2 auqaclear 50 gallon filters. both with sponge cleaned weekly, one with charcoal, one with ammonia filter, both with biomax tablets.
10. Any other equipment used (aside from heater and filter which are two very important components of the tank)? bubbler
11. Does your aquarium receive natural sunlight at any given part of the day? What is your lighting schedule (assuming you do not rely on sunlight for our viewing pleasure)? actinic 420 light on noon to 9 pm, some daylight when curtains open in living room same time frame. plenty of algae growth
12. When did you perform your last water change and how much water was changed? How often do you change your water? Do you vacuum the substrate? right after this post goes up, changed every weekend, 15-20 gallons, yes to vacuum
13. What foods do you provide your fish? What is the feeding schedule? tropical fish flake, once a day at night
14. What unusual signs have you observed in your fish? see post
15. Have you treated your fish ahead of diagnosis? If so, what treatments did you use? State your reasons for planning ahead of proper diagnosis. no