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post #11 of 18 Old 11-13-2006, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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Didn't notice them scratching on rocks/decorations. They do look like wounds, but I have no idea from what....wonder if it is linked to what happened to my black moor. Just seemed so sudden.
If I can remember, Melafix tends to have effects that make fish scratch on decors. This may apply to overdosing Melafix in the tank but then I doubt you'd ever overdose the Melafix in the tank considering you are quite cautious and careful with what you are doing.:)
I doubt even the small wounds would kill a fish.
Yeah I made sure I did not overdose, I treated the tank for 60 gallons instead of 75. The black moors scales are starting to repair nicely.
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Yeah I made sure I did not overdose, I treated the tank for 60 gallons instead of 75. The black moors scales are starting to repair nicely.
That's great.

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Um...I would just keep an eye on them for the moment...You should be good if the sizes are now equaled. If they start to do it either get a few more...or well u already know what i am going to say!
Well I believe I still have one female, but I believe it was the biggest one that died today. The first one I saw dead was a small male.
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Well I believe I still have one female, but I believe it was the biggest one that died today. The first one I saw dead was a small male.
Danios are almost easy to distinguish sexes with. Males tend to be slimmer and smaller while females are large and almost always plump(presumably carrying eggs as they are one of the easiest cyprinids to breed).

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Yeah. Hey thanks for the responses Nick and Blue. :D

I'll try and keep an eye on the remaining 4 and hope for the best. But if I do infact get some more, do you think I should stay away from getting females, or get all females or all males or what?
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I'll try and keep an eye on the remaining 4 and hope for the best. But if I do infact get some more, do you think I should stay away from getting females, or get all females or all males or what?
There's nothing wrong with both sexes mixed as long as you give them plenty of cover. Artificial plants would be your best option if you are keeping them with goldfish. IMO, I wouldn't keep any of the live plants which the goldfish tend to eat. But Javan ferns are worth a try and will often not be eaten easily so you might as well give Javan ferns a go.:)

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Alright, I have a few plastic plants and only 2 real ones. Here's a recent pic of the tank. I'm thinking the middle rocks should be replaced with smoother ones...just need to find some nice rocks.



But I'm off to bed, almost 1am over here and I got work early in the AM Thanks for the help!
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The current 4 Danios are looking healthy, haven't noticed too much pestering and chasing. Sprinkled some freeze dried brine shrimp on the top and it was a frenzy :)

Still thinking about getting a few more.
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