12-31-2012, 01:10 PM #21Originally Posted by Onefish-twofish
We ALL do things out of ignorance when we start off in a hobby and by coming here, you are reaping from years of experience.
Sometimes there is no way to pinpoint why a fish died even if we do everything right.46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted cory catfish, cherry barbs, guppies, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies
01-01-2013, 08:13 PM #22
i had three tetras alive when I came home after being gone. I have been watching them very carefullly, as well as my water. This morning one of them had a white fuzzy patch one his head and swimming erratically and very weakly, the coloration of his gills were a very bright reddish brown. I pulled him out and erradicated him, he was far gone. My best guess is columnaris
I had a similar incident happen when I was younger, we had some friends take care of my pets while we were gone and it turned out to be the worst possible outcome when we got back. Not only did my cat have it's kittens while we were gone (in which there was blood EVERY WHERE.) But my fish tank had a lot of dead fish in it. Most of my Mollies had died and the same thing with my guppies. My Cory had gone insane and after a few weeks of being home he committed suicide by jumping out of the fish tank during the night. not to mention that because of my cory, all the ghost shrimp in my tank had been eaten by it.. -_-. Worst thing EVER.
Anyway. In my case it was over population of the tank and over feeding. But in your case it could have been a disease from your tetras. There is a disease that tetras get that is incurable and it doesn't take that long for them to die from it.. I don't know if that was it but... It might have been, But the fact that your other fish died to, well that confuses me. So there's my output on this.