I have a 55 gallon aquarium. I have had it set up for 3 or 4 months now. I have mollies, platys, a few tetras, pleco, and a couple cory cats.
My fish are slowly one by one wasting away and dieing.
The only ones that have really been affected that I have noticed are the mollies, platys, and guppies. I did loose several tetras, but I know those were because of ick.
What is happening is a fish will get really thin, no matter how much it eats, itll get a hunched spine, sometimes get a funky look to its side, kind of like the scales look all scuffed up. Then eventually die.
When I googled it the only thing I found that matched the symptoms is fish TB. They said that the only way to for sure get rid of it is to euthinize all the fish and serilize everything with bleach.
I dont really want to kill off all my fish, thats a good chunk of money.
I have removed every one showing any symptoms the second I notice. I have scrubbed down and cleaned the entire tank, filter, and decor. After I did that it was fine for a couple weeks but lately I noticed another getting the symptoms again.
My very original fish are all fine, they are staying strong and healthy. The ones that have died are the ones I added a week or so after the first ones.
Is there something else it could be that I am not aware of?
Please any help would be awesome.
1. What is the size of your tank? 55 gallon
2. What are your water parameters? not sure on that, havent had the money for a test kit lately
3. Is your aquarium set up freshwater or brackish water? fresh
4. How long the aquarium has been set up? 3-4 months
5. What fish do you have? How many are in your tank? How big are they? How long have you had them? Mollies, neon tetras, pleco, guppies, cory cats, platys, dinos gourami 3-4 months some mollies, platys, tetras, and a pleco added less then a month ago
6. Were the fish placed under quarantine period (minus the first batch from the point wherein the tank is ready to accommodate the inhabitants)? no, i quarantine the ones showing symptoms though
7. What temperature is the tank water currently? 75
8. Are there live plants in the aquarium? yes
9. What filter are you using? State brand, maintenance routine and power capacity. PETCO 65
10. Any other equipment used (aside from heater
and filter which are two very important components of the tank)? 2 air lines bubbling up from under some rocks
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)? I turn the light on around 6 or 7 am and off around 7 or 8 pm. no direct sunlight but has a window across the room
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? Complete water change a 2 weeks ago. The water slowly drops from evaporation, every 10-15 days when it gets low, I remove another few gallons and add fresh. about 5-6 gallons fresh total
13. What foods do you provide your fish? What is the feeding schedule? I feed once in the morning once in the evening, and drop some algea wafers for the plecos when i turn off the light at night
14. What unusual signs have you observed in your fish? thin fish, hunched spine, ruffed up looking scales
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. I have not put any treatments in besides when it got ick about a month ago.
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