06-10-2007, 04:03 PM
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the disease is back!
Just as I thought our nightmare was over (we have lost more than half of our life stock to an ich-like condition in a new tank), the disease is back. I bought three more female cherry barbs - just them, because I was still afraid to buy anything else, I thought cherries would survive as my male cherries did. In a couple of days I noticed that the new cherries have tiny white spots! Moreover, my splendid male golden gourami had an ugly ulcer near his gill. The cherries were taken out. I put them in some medication (only two of them - the ones that looked worse), but they died the next day. One more died today. The fish had a fuzzy look. The gourami feeds well and behaves as a healthy fish. But I am scared. I feel so helpless with this disease.
It is an 80 gal tank with an inner filter and normal water parameters. I do have some apple snails and last time when I treated the whole tank I had to remove the snails. The treatment didn't seem to help at all. The fish just died faster. I felt so guilty when one of my cories died! The cories have somewhat shabby breast fins. But they are doing fine.
I really do not know what to do now.