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post #11 of 19 Old 04-04-2011, 06:24 PM
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I agree with small fry!! I have a black tetra with the same symptoms, do not like alot of meds. , just watch him. I still use allot of salt. (I no there is allot of Roderick about that but have cured allot of fish with it. Jack

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If you don't have another suitable sized tank already setup and cycled, I would just leave the fish where it is at. If you do find out for sure that this diesase is deadly and contagious, you may have to take more serious measures. Hopefully it wont come to that.
Ok thanks. Hopefully it doesn't come to that!
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post #13 of 19 Old 04-04-2011, 06:29 PM
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I want to watch this outcome too because I've been looking at some rainbows at PetCo, dropped by today, and one in the tank has that exact symptom - didn't have it yesterday.

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I agree with small fry!! I have a black tetra with the same symptoms, do not like alot of meds. , just watch him. I still use allot of salt. (I no there is allot of Roderick about that but have cured allot of fish with it. Jack
I have a freind who has quite of few tanks and he uses salt I think he says he uses one tablespoon per gallon of salt in every tank and it does wonders according to him. He says he nevers has any issues with dieases soo I dunno I thought about using salt but wasn't sure about it ?
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try it you might like it!! put him in a separate tank or holding chamber so you will not have to dose the whole aquarium. Try a little then add from there. Fresh water is crucial .. So be sure to watch.

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try it you might like it!! put him in a separate tank or holding chamber so you will not have to dose the whole aquarium. Try a little then add from there. Fresh water is crucial .. So be sure to watch.
Might give it a shot but will have to be tomorrow as I am still at work will be here to 4am LoL but I don't have a holding chamber and going to have to get one before I can try. I am starting to think I seriously need to a tank for a QT!!
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post #17 of 19 Old 04-05-2011, 02:07 AM
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hmmm

in my opinion yeah bump up the temperature and add the salt..but be spareingly as it will have adverse effect on your plants.

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post #18 of 19 Old 04-06-2011, 09:45 AM
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Hey guys, bad news.

Not to start a panic, but I thought I'd let you all know that my lemon tetra showing these symtoms passed very quickly and unexpectedly last night. I did a head count, and fed them all at about 8pm and all were doing fine. At about 11pm, the lemon tetra was completely out. I didn't see a transition between healthy and ill behaviour, last time I saw that guy, it was happily eating fish flakes.

The good news is, there seems to have been no spread. I doubt the diesase is very contagious, if contagious at all, since I have had that guy awhile and all my other fish look fine.

If you guys have an empty QT, you may want to move any white-lip tetra in there just to be safe. We still don't know hardly anything about this "diesase" or even if our fish all have the same thing.

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Hey guys, bad news.

Not to start a panic, but I thought I'd let you all know that my lemon tetra showing these symtoms passed very quickly and unexpectedly last night. I did a head count, and fed them all at about 8pm and all were doing fine. At about 11pm, the lemon tetra was completely out. I didn't see a transition between healthy and ill behaviour, last time I saw that guy, it was happily eating fish flakes.

The good news is, there seems to have been no spread. I doubt the diesase is very contagious, if contagious at all, since I have had that guy awhile and all my other fish look fine.

If you guys have an empty QT, you may want to move any white-lip tetra in there just to be safe. We still don't know hardly anything about this "diesase" or even if our fish all have the same thing.
Okay thanks for the update. Well mine as of last night (4am) was fine I haven't check on him yet this morning and none of my other fish seem to be showing anything. I am still working on getting a QT. So hopefully it won't spread to any of my other fish!
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