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Thread: She was holding!?
03-28-2012, 03:58 PM #1
She was holding!?
I've been keeping a close eye on my female Rubescens, as she's been holding for over a week.
Last week, I diagnosed my OB with having an internal parasite, causing loss of colour/appetite, acting listless, hiding instead of chasing, gills were turning red and stomach wasn't looking too good. It was opening it's mouth, while I haven't seen my holding Rubescens open her mouth for over a week.
After 2 days of API parasite treatment, I noticed a big change in how active it was. Was swimming up and smelling the food, sometimes tasting, but not eating.
So today, I was siphoning out water from the QT. I noticed what I thought was a tiny piece of fluff or something moving weird in the bucket. So I examined it closer, whilst still siphoning (not looking in the tank), and I realized it was a fry! I was confused as to how 1 got in there. Then I noticed, in the siphon tube, about 6 more fighting the current and wouldn't come out! Getting excited and worried at the same time, I put the fry back in, only to find at least 20 more in and about the fake plant.
Is this just coincidence, that it had a parasite while holding, or has anyone had similar holding situations that were fully healthy?
The first OB I've had to spawn, not the first aulonocara though, I truly thought it was male! Bought it in the Male Peacock tank, so I didn't even check.
03-30-2012, 12:28 AM #2
Awww, baby fish! No idea on the question, but could you put some pics up of the fry?I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
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