02-07-2014, 08:43 AM
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Soo last time I buy fish from petsmart lol... Anyways, my 44g tank is a semi-quarantine. It's not my main tank but it has a couple angels, and I tend to use it as a semi-quarantine tank since my parents won't really go for allowing me to have another tank (after this though I may convince them for a 10g quarantine :/). I got some german blue rams, some neon tetras (to add to my school), and a 2 female guppies. 8 of the 10 neon tetras died in 24 hours.... Some of them, a whole section of one side of their body turned white and some had cloudy looking frayed fina and they died quickly... I didn't see this at the store, they seemed healthy :/! The german blue rams became covered in ich very quickly. I got all of these fish Saturday, and around Sunday I began raising the temperature for an ich treatment. Got it to 86. They both survived so far and have much less spots now. Anyways it's been 86 degrees for maybe 4 days, and I just today I noticed my angels have caught whatever it is! They have frayed pectoral fins... which seems like something else than ich. Because their pectoral fins are irritated they are, part of the time, keeping them clamped against their sides. It also seems like most of the ich spots are on their pectoral fins. The angels are eating well still and don't necessarily act sick yet. I just noticed that the ram's fins seem frayed that weren't frayed yesterday. Could it be something worse?? I didn't think the ich would continue spreading once I had the heat up! Could it be spores that already had gotten ito the water (since temp apparently stops reproduction) or could I have a heat resistant strategy, or could it be something worse than ich? I did a 50% water change last night and gravel vacuumed and I may just do 50% water changes 2x daily from now on... I also changed the temperature up to 87.... I think the angels and rams can handle it. And will start feeding them new life spectrum Thera+A. Can anyone recommend a medicine, if it is ich, or what medicine to get if it is not ich?
I guess I learned my lesson! Need a separate quarantine because I love my other angelfish... Don't wanna risk them! And never buy from petsmart. Their fish always have diseases! Honestly, I don't know how anyone buys new fish. Almost every pet or fish store around her has sick fish. I don't even like buying new fish anymore, really, for risk of disease.
Last edited by Austin; 02-07-2014 at 08:45 AM..