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Old 02-11-2011, 03:17 PM   #11
 
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Yeah I'm really bummed, I've lost 5 total.
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:10 PM   #12
 
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Oh hell no. 5? On what day? First or few days later?
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:25 PM   #13
 
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Got them at 5:00pm yesterday. 1 DOA, 1 over the night, 2 a few hours after I woke up, 1 this afternoon at about 2. It was through aquabid, the guy has very good feedback so hopefuly he will be respectful enough to issue a refund.
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:40 PM   #14
 
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You did acclimate properly, right? I am sure he will ask you that. And I am sure he doesn't want negative feedback so he probably will make it right some how.

So sorry about your fish though!
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:56 PM   #15
 
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I don't know the official procedure, but I put a gallon or two of tank water in a plastic bucket, floated the bags in it for about 30 min then poured all the bags into the bucket then did a bunch of small water changes using tank water all evening.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:48 AM   #16
 
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This morning makes number 6 :(

All the fish in the origional quarantine tank are dead. One of the females I stupidly put in my display is dead.

Questions:
Should I add salt to the tank? If so what concentration? Ive got a box from a while back that I stopped using because I heard it was bad for plants.

Should I do water changes between dosing with the Kanaplex? Seachem recomends dosing every other day, so if I was doing daily water changes of about 5gal would that remove good medicine?

I haven't tried whipping up the shrimp recipie yet, I was going to make that today, but most of the fish are not eating and I doubt they can fight an infection if they do not eat anything, any sugestions for increasing the apetites?

Im sure I have a million question on keeping these little guys alive. Total bummer.

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Old 02-12-2011, 10:01 AM   #17
 
This story is incredibly similar to my mis-adventure with Boesemanis a month ago. Got 4, about 5 pm. Started off great, next morning one dead, that evening (2nd evening) second one dead, and all gone by three days.

I took great care in acclimating them, all arrived alive and in what appeared to be, good shape.

Just don't know. In the end, I figured they are much more fragile than I was led to believe based on what I considered extensive research. I have written them off, in the future, though they are truly awesome fish. I hate they died, but worse, I hate not having a clue why.
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:03 AM   #18
 
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Did you get them off aquabid as well?
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:05 AM   #19
 
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Did you get them off aquabid as well?
yes I did. The other fish I got at same time, have done great, but the rainbows just did not make it.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:09 PM   #20
 
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Well I have lost 7.5 now.

I currently have the soon to be #8 in a bucket with clean conditioned water running an established HOB filter. I just did a 3% salt dip for about 3 min. Can anyone else thank of anything more I could be doing to try and save this little guy?

And anyhting else I could be doing to try and save the rest of them? I have done 2 doses of kanamyacin, added salt at the concentration of 1 tablespoon/5 gallon. Did a 20% water change today, and turned the heater off as soon as it had been determined to be columnaris (curently at 69deg). What else can I be doing?
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