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post #31 of 33 Old 06-21-2014, 05:24 PM
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So very sorry to hear about your cories. Yes, they did hang in there. For some reason, some fish will fight it for a long time, and others seem to die almost right away. I don't know why. I've had fish that were skin and bones, and looked terrible, yet soldiered on for another few weeks before dying. I think you are absolutely doing the right thing. And after you have broken down the tank and bleached everything, and have your tank set up again, never add a single fish again that hasn't been quarantined for at least 3 weeks. Some even recommend 4-6 weeks. I know I've had fish get sick after being quarantined for 2 weeks, so it might be wiser to quarantine longer. At least that way, you have a better chance of nipping any disease in the bud BEFORE it enters your main tank.

10 gallon- 8 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 female betta.

20 gallonH - 1 Peacock Gudgeon, 2 Skunk Cories, 1 Sparkling Gourami. , one male betta, 2 nerite snails.

55 gallon - 3 Turquoise Rainbows, 1 Boesemani Rainbow, 2 Australian Rainbow, 4 Gold Dust mollies, 1 L. Dorsigera, 2 White Cloud Mountain Minnows, 1 Honey Gourami, 3 Cherry barb, 1 Koi Angelfish, 4 female betta.
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post #32 of 33 Old 06-30-2014, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Ah well, we've lost 'em all! I don't know what happened; I didn't add ANY new fish OR plants to the aquarium. What a weird thing. But, I have bleached everything and rinsed it well, let it dry really well, etc. Hope this thread can possibly help someone else... although, erm, the outlook isn't real good.
The good news is that the guppy fry are still alive and doing well! I'm lucky that I took them out of the main tank when I did. So there's still some hope after all!
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post #33 of 33 Old 06-30-2014, 07:50 PM
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So very sorry to hear about you losing the rest. Watch the fry very closely. I hate to say this, but you need to be prepared. They were in the contaminated tank at one point, and that means they could be carrying it. I had 18 guppy fry die on me. And they were 3 months old! I thought they'd dodged the bullet, and they were growing really fast, and all of a sudden, within a couple of weeks, they were all gone. After 3 months! I was stunned.

I'm so glad to hear you broke down the contaminated tank. If you quarantine from now on, hopefully, the problem won't come back. All it takes is one mistake....

10 gallon- 8 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 female betta.

20 gallonH - 1 Peacock Gudgeon, 2 Skunk Cories, 1 Sparkling Gourami. , one male betta, 2 nerite snails.

55 gallon - 3 Turquoise Rainbows, 1 Boesemani Rainbow, 2 Australian Rainbow, 4 Gold Dust mollies, 1 L. Dorsigera, 2 White Cloud Mountain Minnows, 1 Honey Gourami, 3 Cherry barb, 1 Koi Angelfish, 4 female betta.
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