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post #11 of 21 Old 12-23-2013, 05:19 PM
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Someone else would have to tell you about the medicine. Often mix meds that say they take care of it all don't do much if anything, but there are a couple that do. That particular one I've never heard of, so another can probably tell you.


Is it possible to get up photos of all your fish? It looks POSSIBLY, not for sure since I can't see well, that it might be Chilodonella, or maybe velvet, but it's hard to tell and might be even with proper photos.
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post #12 of 21 Old 12-24-2013, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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Is it possible to get up photos of all your fish?.[/quote]

Unfortunately its very hard to get decent photos of all my fish even using my DSLR, my fish dont seem to like the paparazzi too much haha. anyway i had a feeling that an ''all in one'' wasnt going to my best option but living in australia and a semi-rural town makes things quite tricky plus its not helping not know what to treat for, ohwell can only do what i can do.

I managed to get a better photo (i think) of the oto oto damage002 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! keep in mind this is CURRENTLY the only fish with any signs of illness. but everything is going well so far no more deaths today!

I had a chat with the other LFS (the one where i purchased my swordtails from and he said he has no deaths or illness in any of the stock that came in with the swordtail or the other swords i didnt get and i have been checking his tanks and i havent noticed anything either so maybe i just very unlucky and stupid (stupid for not QTing) hopefully i can resolve this soon!

thanks for all the replies guys

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post #13 of 21 Old 12-24-2013, 06:53 AM
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i just had a guppy go like that,nothing else in my tank has been effected
thank goodness.
subscribing to see how things turn out for you,
good luck and welcome to TFK.
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post #14 of 21 Old 12-24-2013, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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OK. well firsly, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

secondly, my sick oto died this morning :(. when i pulled it out of the tank i noticed that alot of the fish had already decayed but it didnt look like it had been eaten by a fish it was also covered in stringy, white filaments which i thought were some kind of fungus. when i was putting him in the bin i put him on something black and decided to watch a little while to double check what the white string was and it started moving!

So. i feel pretty confident that its a parasite problem in my tank because when the betta dies she looked very similar and had white stuff on her although I didnt take much notice at the time, i was a little distracted at the time because of the other 3 dead fish although they didnt have the same white stuff on them.


Now the big question remains, what should i do? remove the current meds and dose a parasite one? or leave it and continue with my current meds? the other fish are fine, active and eating well.

I know I've been posting a lot but thank you to everyone who has posted a reply!

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post #15 of 21 Old 12-24-2013, 05:19 PM
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i don't have advise on the fish…just to say don't worry about posting,
and asking questions,we'll all help where we can.
good luck i sincerely hope it sorts it's self out.

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post #16 of 21 Old 12-24-2013, 11:20 PM
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Are the meds you're using for parasites? If not, they wont work. If I recall correctly you're using something for both...I think you should stick to that over doing a bunch of different meds and switching. However, I also suggest you risk it and use Aquarium Salt combined and turn up the temp to 80(I'd say higher, but for now you have enough stress and that will still slap the parasites a bit). Most of your fish wont like the salt at all, but put some in for at least a couple days. About half the required dose first day, wait two days and do another half dose. After another two days or so, clean the tank about 50% and add in another half dose if things haven't improved. If they have improved but not much, still might be a good idea to keep some salt in there so it doesn't rebound. If your fish handle it ok it should be fine. May be better to start out with a quarter dose and add in another quarter daily instead if you have any really sensitive, and I think otos might me.



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post #17 of 21 Old 12-25-2013, 03:38 AM Thread Starter
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Well i haven't had a chance to observe my fish today as i have been out all day at my mother in laws but i am happy to report that there hasnt been any more deaths today and from what i did see there isnt any more sign of illness but if its an internal parasite i suppose it might not be visible until the fish gives in. The medicine i have does cover parasites so i'll just stick with that for now and i have run out of salt but if i get a chance i might grab some more. thanks everybody

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post #18 of 21 Old 12-25-2013, 03:59 AM Thread Starter
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I have the temp at 28.8C which is 83.84F so the temp is all good :)

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post #19 of 21 Old 12-25-2013, 09:39 AM
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Good, I hope it stays well. Better safe than sorry, so run the meds as you would if there were signs.

Some End of the Year Luck to you!
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post #20 of 21 Old 01-04-2014, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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Just a quick update guys. No more deaths and no more signs of illness. Treatment is complete and all fish are happy!
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