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post #11 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 03:43 PM
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I had the same issue with my Balla Shark.. But then My Balla shark is the dumbest fish I have ever known, and is constantly hurting himself on things, to include the glass wall, filter, and heater. How he survived to be 6 inches I will never know. I call him Cronk. haha

Anyways, I left him alone and it went away. 3 times now. haha

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post #12 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 04:27 PM
And I'd wait on getting more fish till that thing heals. And IMO you could add a few friends for him. p.s. i have blackskirt tetras, too. I love them. And a couple albino ones.

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post #13 of 19 Old 02-07-2010, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Well I noticed that his scales are starting to grow a little on that spot. So I went out and got him a few friends. I got him 4 friends so there is a total of 5. It's amazing to see how he used to be, just staying in one place, barely swimming around. At first he didn't seem to care but now he is swimming around with them all. I feel like a father, all happy to see him swimming around and enjoying himself. ha.
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post #14 of 19 Old 02-07-2010, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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How aggressive are these black tetras? Now that I am thinking about it (and noticing) maybe the black tetra that died the other day was the one to bite this tetra with that mark.

I ask if they are aggressive because the one with the bite mark will not leave this other tetra alone. He is following it everywhere and seems to be aggressive towards it. Now because of that, that tiny one is now my favorite.
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post #15 of 19 Old 02-08-2010, 06:23 AM
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How aggressive are these black tetras? Now that I am thinking about it (and noticing) maybe the black tetra that died the other day was the one to bite this tetra with that mark.

I ask if they are aggressive because the one with the bite mark will not leave this other tetra alone. He is following it everywhere and seems to be aggressive towards it. Now because of that, that tiny one is now my favorite.
Thats perfectly normal. Even with fish there is a pecking order. What we do to minimize this is by introducing all of the group at the same time. Whats happening now is your original fish is territorial, and he is showing the other fish he runs the group. Keep an eye on them and it should stop before long. If it gets too bad you may need to do something about it. I think within a few days they will all be getting along and be one big happy family.

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post #16 of 19 Old 02-08-2010, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Its slowly stopping. I think I made the mistake of getting 4 random sized/aged tetras. One of the ones I purchased is rather large and looks quite older then the rest and HE is being territorial the most.

Its funny, the original fish tetra, when I see him peckin at the little one, he sees me walk to the front of the aquarium and he goes and hides behind the plants haha. its funny.
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post #17 of 19 Old 02-24-2010, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Ok I am bringing this back up because my OP was about the white spot on my fish. Well time has passed and I have been watching it. It was looking like it was getting better but now today, it looks like its all fuzzy and he is wearing a fuzzy white cap with some red in the middle. It did not look like that last night or any other time. I can't get a picture of him just yet but I will try. Hopefully you know what I am talking about when I say looks like fuzzy white cap.
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post #18 of 19 Old 02-24-2010, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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After looking I believe this is what it is :

Glossatella (Heteropolaria colisarium)
Synonyms:
Apiosoma

Symptoms:
A furry coating forms after the mucous membrane has been injured. You can see many elongated protozoans on a short stalk with a strong magnifying glass.

Causes:
Damaged mucous membrane allowing protozoans to invade and expand on the lesions. They do not feed directly on the lesions but on the secondary bacteria and isolated cells of the destroyed tissue.

Treatment:
Sera Costapur, Formalin, Copper Sulfate

I have never dealt with medical side of fish. How should I apply this and help him?
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post #19 of 19 Old 02-26-2010, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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