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post #21 of 52 Old 07-17-2012, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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i got the medium one. i think im gonna get small too. maybe large eventually.
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post #22 of 52 Old 07-17-2012, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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so i think its spreading. one of my cherry barbs is skinny looking. not the usually plump looking body now it looks more torpedo shaped. my festivum didnt eat today, and my ram was eating and then spitting out the pellets.i dont know what to do any ive got a whole bunch of fish comming in this week. several angels and some syno petricola.
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post #23 of 52 Old 07-17-2012, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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is it possible that they died from not eating bc the tank is too cold? i didnt realize it but the tank is around 75. i know rams can become sick in too cold of water. im going to try a and get a new heater asap.
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post #24 of 52 Old 07-17-2012, 06:05 PM
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No, 75 isn't that cold. As someone else said, it's sounding like internal parasites.

I would not add the new fish to the 55.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
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post #25 of 52 Old 07-17-2012, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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how do i get rid of it? the temp has been flunctuating in my room also. from 70-80 during the day.
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You could try prazipro. It's expensive, and will not treat all internal parasites. So it may work and it may not. You could also try lavamisole. It's not easy to find though. Levamisole works by paralyzing the parasites, which allows the fish to pass them, so you would want to treat them in another tank. 3 treatments are required since the eggs will not be passed. No guarantee that will work either, without knowing for sure that's the problem.

It could possibly be a bacterial thing, in which case treating with maracyn and maracyn 2 would handle both gram positive and negative bacterias. These meds are also expensive., ESPECIALLY treating a larger tank. Again, without knowing for sure that's the problem, it's just a shot in the dark. An expensive shot at that.

You could try the treatment suggested in the link I provided you.


This is all part of why I don't bother treating such fish.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #27 of 52 Old 07-17-2012, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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so all of my fish are destined to die and i will need to clean the whole tank and start over?
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so all of my fish are destined to die and i will need to clean the whole tank and start over?
No, not necessarily. Time will tell. I know you quarantined the fish, but some things take longer than 2 weeks to manifest.

I believe that taking a proactive approach for the well being of the rest of the fish is the best thing to do in this case, which means removing such fish as soon as they start showing signs.

If you don't have the budget to conduct treatments, that really limits your options.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta

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No, not necessarily. Time will tell. I know you quarantined the fish, but some things take longer than 2 weeks to manifest.
quarentined for a month +
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post #30 of 52 Old 07-17-2012, 06:48 PM
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Still. They may or may not have been showing early symptoms during that time.

can you post pictures of the fish, or a video??

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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