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post #1 of 17 Old 02-05-2007, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
Zebra danio, looking and acting strange

One of my zebra danio barely swims and nests himself on top of a plastic plant. He seems very skinny and only comes out for food once everyone else eats it, it is very hard to feed him and most of the time i need to feed him separatly. He is anti-social and likes to be by himself. His color is fine though, and his fins are outstreched but he seems to be a bit curved, like an arc. any diagnoses?

i will try and get a picture but he hides well and i really hate my camera

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Sorry i missed out on this stuff

Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate <10, i think its around 5

he has been like this for... about a month or so, quite a long time
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post #2 of 17 Old 02-05-2007, 05:33 PM
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One of my zebra danio barely swims and nests himself on top of a plastic plant. He seems very skinny and only comes out for food once everyone else eats it, it is very hard to feed him and most of the time i need to feed him separatly. He is anti-social and likes to be by himself. His color is fine though, and his fins are outstreched but he seems to be a bit curved, like an arc. any diagnoses?

i will try and get a picture but he hides well and i really hate my camera
Not to give you bad news, but this was how my 2 danios looked (except for the arcing thing) before they died. Very thin, and didn't swim much at all.
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post #3 of 17 Old 02-05-2007, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
oh, well do you know why?
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post #4 of 17 Old 02-05-2007, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
i looked closer and its back fin seems kinda weird, like its transparent at the end, is this fin rot of a case of aggressiveness. Either way should i get melafix?
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post #5 of 17 Old 02-05-2007, 06:07 PM
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oh, well do you know why?
Nope, near as I can tell it was either a parasite of some kind (nothing else in the tank is affected) or just not a healthy fish from the get go. Bettababy had some ideas for me to try meds wise, but since he died we just kind of chalked it up to a parasite and I am just watching the tank closely...
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post #6 of 17 Old 02-05-2007, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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post #7 of 17 Old 02-05-2007, 07:02 PM
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He looks a lot different than mine did. Mine were thin the whole length of the body, no discernible stomach.
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post #8 of 17 Old 02-05-2007, 07:55 PM
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Musho, I would treat your danio in a hospital tank using Metronidazole. It looks like a case of internal parasites. Metronidazole should remove the internal parasites and improve its appetite.

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post #9 of 17 Old 02-05-2007, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
ok, what about melafix, im living in america and ive heard good things about melafix. Also my quarantine tank is being used by bolivian rams, they've been in there for more than a week so can i move them to my main tank?
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Your bolivian rams appear to look skinny as well judging by your pics. I would treat them together with your danio with Metronidazole. Melafix will do nothing other than treat tattered fins and wounds.

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