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So like two or three weeks ago one of our Zebra Danios was found at the bottom corner of the tank not moving, when it tried to swim it like twitches its head and zips forward. Like it can't control its head. We have two - what we think are females- and they both looked fat. We thought maybe they were pregnant becuse the Cori cats and Neon Tetra just had babies. Well the cori cats had a baby, the neon eggs got eaten. Anyway, A week later the other female started to lay at the bottom of the tan or float near the top it also started to get a carve in its tail. The gimp one doesn't have a curve in its tail. But now it has an odd mass near the back side. probably back of the belly. They both look fat still. We treated the whole tank with fungus and bacteria, The gimp one was getting some fuzz on it and that cleared up after the treatment. After that we moved the two to a small tank. We've asked like four different pet store places around here and they have NO IDEA whats going on. We are now treating them for Tapeworms. They are looking a tinny bit thinner, but still laying at the bottom of the tank.

We been looking around online and read about fish tuberculosis. Is this what they have? We also read it can be spread to humans???? How much of a risk are we of having it?? We are a bit freaked out, and not sure what to do about the fish.

1. Size of tank?
Main is 20 gal. Small is 1.5 gal
2. Water parameters
Tested the waters, its all good.

3. Temperature?

4. FW (fresh water) or BW (brackish)?
Fresh water

5. How long the aquarium has been set up?
Main has been up for a year. Small one a few weeks, Used water from the main tank

6. What fish do you have? How many are in your tank? How big are they? How long have you had them?
3 Zebra Danios (boy seems fine), 3 Neon Tetra, 5 Cory Cats (one is still a baby), 1 Zebra Nitrate Snail

7. Were the fish placed under quarantine period (minus the first batch from the point wherein the tank is ready to accommodate the inhabitants)?
Yes, just the two Danios

8. a. Any live plants? Fake plants? 8 fake plants, Two Moss balls
b. Sand, gravel, barebottom? Gravel
c. Rocks, woods, fancy decors? Any hollow decors? Two Texas rocks and some cages.

9. a. Filtration? Yes
b. Heater? Yes

10. a. Lighting schedule? What lights are used? 8 hours of light
b. Any sunlight exposure? How long? an hour or two

11. a. Water change schedule? one a week
b. Volume of water changed? 10%
c. Well water, tap water, RO water? Distilled water
d. Water conditioner used? Stress coat, Stress zyme
e. Frequency of gravel/sand (if any) vacuumed? We do a bit everytime

12. Foods? the flakes rarely the dried blood worms
How often are they fed? twice a day


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