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Rasbora hanging out at top of tank constantly?
Old 02-24-2014, 09:32 AM   #21
 
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I would try API fungus cure. Jungle makes a fizzy tab. There are others too.

In my opinion the problem with using the fixes is that it can waste valuable treatment time. I know a lot of people have an aversion to using real meds but it's important to take care of these things quickly and decisively, because they can kill quick. I'm not saying that the fixes are worthless, but I think that all too often then are used in situations where more aggressive treatments are called for.

If there aren't really active infections going on and you suspect that there might be a fungus problem, then I would use the fix. But once there is an active infection that's spreading, I would make the switch to a real med.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:36 AM   #22
 
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Mk. I'll see if I can fine my receipt this afternoon and see it petsmart has the API fungal cure. I'd imagine they would if they had the ich one. If I don't have the receipt though should I medicate the tank? None of the other fish show any fungal signs but just like the recent fish. It was one of those "one day perfectly fine and the next dying" so I feel they might have it even if they aren't showing symptoms.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:39 AM   #23
 
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Yeah I don't think it can do anything but help to use the pimafix at this point. I would still get the fungal cure though - a good med to have on hand.

Too, some bacterial infections can look like a fungal infection - specifically columnaris. I don't have any direct experience with it so I'll leave you to research that on your own - I know you're fully capable
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:49 AM   #24
 
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Yeah. I think the person who replied to my betta thread said it could be what she had but idk. It wasn't that 'puffy' it's more like just a thin patch but I guess it never has time to fully go all out before the fish dies.

I guess I'll start the meds tonight. Read up on what I have to do Cus the bottle doesn't really give detailed description other than the dosage per 10g but it doesn't say if I dose daily or just once and leave it for 7 days. Lol stupid bottles.

If that doesn't work and the white stuff comes back I guess we eliminated the fungal side of things. That or it just flat out didn't work. Hah...


I'm wondering if I should just save up and order from a reputable breeder or something... Cus petsmart stock clearly hasn't been kind to me. But with winter here even if it's not super cold I still worry.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:52 AM   #25
 
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I believe you dose daily.
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:47 PM   #26
 
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home now. read the bottle more carefully and yes it did say daily lol.

The harly from this morning is still alive! I was quite surprised. I came home and went "Time to remove a dead fish" boy did he prove me wrong. He's still uneasily swimming, occasionally flopping over onto his back, but I took him out of the net and into a container I punched holes in so he doesn't have the fight the tank current.

I dosed the whole tank with pimafix so hopefully this helps the remaining fish.

The white spot that was on the Harly this morning is gone now, though his fins are still clamped up. I dropped in a flake of food though he didn't show much interest not surprised. Fed the others, eh didn't seem all too hungry.

I'm hoping my paycheck gets in sooner than later and not friday like the last one cus I want to go get a cheap 10g to set up as a QT.

Obviously I'd want a 'weak flow' filter, any recommendations?
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:54 PM   #27
 
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I'm wondering if I should just save up and order from a reputable breeder or something... Cus petsmart stock clearly hasn't been kind to me. .
I won't let PetSmart fish into my house, much less put them in a tank. Every tank in their shop is on one centralized system, sick fish in one tank means all have been exposed. Petco is a little better, they run Mars systems, so every bank of tanks in a system is separate from the others.

Look for a local club to find breeders, you'll find healthier fish cheaper than a shop. We're at the tail end of winter, shipping shouldn't be an issue. You won't get fish that have been exposed to some unknown & untraceable illness. BTW your stocking is fine, I've bred albino bristlenose in a 20l, that's 2 adults & countless fry.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:05 PM   #28
 
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I must have the nicest Petsmart around - everytime I'm there employees are maintaining the tanks. It's certainly in a whole different league than every other one I've ever seen. Ive been in about 6 now - just comparing the size of the fish section, the other 5 combined don't touch mine (the entire depth of the store, 3 tanks high). And the quality is better than some of the fish stores I've seen. I truly feel bad for people that are forced to shop for fish from those dinky little fish sections.


For a 10 gallon QT the aquaclear 20 is your best bet IMO and E. It's got an adjustable flow, has fully customizable media that allows you to both preserve seeded media in the event of medicating and change out carbon with ease.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:18 PM   #29
 
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well i thought my petsmart was quite nice. tanks always clean, etc. but... i guess not @_@

I live in montana... i'd be SHOCKED if i found even one breeder here. We don't even have our own LFS in many of our cities. I think billings might be the best bet but even that is up in the air (and billings is about an 8 hr drive away from me.. no thank you)
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:34 PM   #30
 
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Im not saying they all weren't nice, though they weren't. More meant about the selection of fish and the space devoted to them. Next time I'll take some pictures

I would look into buying online. I have never gotten the overnight shipping and have only had one problem, which the seller took care of for me even though they didn't have to.
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