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Thread: Sick fishie

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    Default Sick fishie


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    More like dead mickey :(

    Yesterday he was fine, changed my water on friday and tested old water. It was fine. By looking at the picture, can anyone tell me what happened to him.image.jpg
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    First tank- 1 Mollys, 2 Platies and a snail - 10G

    "Make sure your worst enemy doesn't live between your own two ears." - Laird Hamilton

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    Looks like a fungus.
    What exactly were the test results of the water? Any ammonia or nitrite at all?
    What's your PH?
    Has the tank been cycled?
    Added anything new to the tank at all?
    Have you used any air fresheners/cleaners/any other chemicals near the tank?
    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.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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    +1 to above - how large of a tank do you have? What else is in the tank? How long has it been running?

    How often do you change your water and how much at a time?
    What are your usual water parameters and what are they currently - meaning please do not respond "they are fine" - we like to see actual readings.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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    10g tank, fully cycled. 1 other platie and 2 guppies. Tank is a year old as of first of December.

    I changed it once a week and I do a 70% change.

    Trites are sky blue, ammonia was yellow as can be.

    No air freshners or cleaners around.

    Nothing new has been added since I guess around July when I added the 2 guppies.

    When I checked the water last night. It showed the same perims that showed when I changed the water on Saturday. sky blue and yellow.

    Ph is around 7.5ish. It can vary SLIGHTLY.


    How do I treat a fungus? Tank has been perfect till this one started laying at the bottom consistently and then last night lost its buoyancy .
    First tank- 1 Mollys, 2 Platies and a snail - 10G

    "Make sure your worst enemy doesn't live between your own two ears." - Laird Hamilton

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    Sounds like you keep a very well maintained set up. It may have just been his time. :o( Sorry about your loss
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    That is a very good tank! Hmm, I suppose it could have been old age, especially if you got it as an adult. The fungus could be just dead-fish fungus and not the sort of fungus that attacks things.
    If you don't already have any, I suggest adding some Java moss and Java fern. Neither plant needs any special lighting, fish like live plants, and they help to clean and oxygenate the water.
    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.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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