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Old 11-10-2010, 08:40 AM   #11
 
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So the bucket/tank cleaning idea should work? I will try to set aside some time for something like that. I might be able to upload some pics later today.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:49 AM   #12
 
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remember keep fish in a separate bucket, plants in another and you can wash the deco in the tank together.depending on how thick is your glass don't add too much hot water in at a time. p/s: no adding cold water to hot tank. only add premixed warm water if the glass is too thin.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:53 AM   #13
 
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So you recommend 2 buckets; 1 for fish and 1 for plants?

Another question. Is my airstone still ok or do I need to wash that in hot water/if so then how do I de-chlorinate the water that is in the airstone?
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:42 AM   #14
 
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Sorry the pics took so long!

Check into these pictures and see if this looks familiar.

This is my Swordtail. It seems pretty healthy other than the dark area around his mouth;RSCN2753.jpgRSCN2755.jpg
His tail has been bent for some time. I didn't purchase him like that.
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These are my Lemon Tetras. One of them has white above his lip. See if you can tell which one;
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Does anybody know what that is? Also, my LTetras are starting to get red under they're gills. I don't know if I got that in the camera shot.

Can anybody tell anything from these pics? Anything at all?

If so please post!

I will probably do the "bucket idea" before the end of this week.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:07 AM   #15
 
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it isnt clear but does it have only one sot or a few dots on the fish
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:22 AM   #16
 
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Well, the dots is the aquarium glass. They only spots on them is on their mouths. On the one Lemon Tetras is a white spot on the mouth (his name is Bro). On the swordtail it is very diffecult to see but, the mouth is a dark color. Unfortunately, Johnny is one of the most hyperactive swordtails (world record) and is even more hyper when you try to photograph him. He actually has a thin, black lining around his lips. That's it. But strangely he had a patch of fungus earlier this week.
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:05 AM   #17
 
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well then better start treating the fungus and see i the black lips go off too.
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:25 AM   #18
 
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Short of reading this whole thread again.

Do you keep a heater in your tanks,
Because Fungas also occurs when fish are kept in tanks that are to cold for their requirements

Fungas normally only attacks weak fish that have had damage to their skin or gills or When their slime layer has been weakened for whatever reason.
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:30 PM   #19
 
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They are normally kept in the prefered range for their spieces. One night that was colder than usual put thier temp at 70*F! It slowly rose over that day. That was the only time I have ever seen it below 74, and it is usually at 76*F.

I don't know what to treat my fish for. Reciently my lemtets started showing a faint red coloring right below thier gills. No signs of the typical fungus. I really can't tell the problem. There is certainly a diesase or something going around because 3 of my fish have died from it over the last 3 months.

I normally apply stress coat to the water (weekly). That is the only current treatment. I stopped the Fungus Clear treatments. It just wasn't helping and I didn't want them to become immune to the good effects of the medication. I don't know what to medicate them with.

I just can't figure out the problem. I think later this week when I have (alot) of freetime I will try the "bucket idea", but that's what I was saying last week.

If anybody can even guess I diagnoses I will research it thouroughly.

Thanks!
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:40 PM   #20
 
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try gill parasites
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