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  1. #11

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    Welcome back and nice to meet you :)

    Since Prime only detoxifies ammonia for 48 hours, it would be better to dose the tank amount every 2 days. Fishlove is right in saying that your ammonia should be absolutely undetectable before adding discus, they just won't be themselves with ammonia being present, and they will be very susceptible to diseases and protozoa. When I run into any issue with fish like this, I start doing daily water changes. Discus love fresh water! I 100% feel it's worth it and I've seen countless of times plain old WCs "cure" my fish. I can't stress that enough, and maybe try adding more media with beneficial bacteria from a seeded tank? I'd also have reservations about adding meds, especially since your tank might be mini-cycling and you do not know what's ailing your discus at this point.

    I really hope you are able to bring the remaining back to health.
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    Hi Terrapin, sorry to hear you're having problems with your new discus. I think your fish endured too much during shipping or that they were sick from the beginning.
    I would continue to do daily wc. it is the key to success with discus. If you have quality tap water doing a 30% wc each day will surely help the fish.
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  4. #14

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    All--
    Havent lost any more fish; holding solid at 4 for the moment. All chems were 0 when fish were added. When i added water to the tank with the prime it was more than 24 hours BEFORE fish were added. I always over add prime when i am going to be adding fish to a tank so that in the event that i accidentally spill their bag water into the tank and there is amm in it the prime will catch it. On the off chance that this is pathogenic, i went ahead and bought a UV sterilizer tonight at petco. i did a 50% wc and im pushing the temp up to around 85. I hate adding chems to the water, so the uv is a good solution. I have one for my other two tanks that i will employ when i think there are issues.

    This tank has all its own infrastructure--nets, tools, python, test kit, etc. There should be no contamination, and i plan to do tank maint on offset nights.

    While i was at petco tonight, i took some time to speak with the store manager. It just so happens that this petco is pretty "fish focused"--thier tanks are clean, the stock always looks healthy, so i thought about asking if he'll do custom orders. After recounting my story he gave me a quick quiz on the tank and came to the conclusion that discus lover did above. I just got bad critters. We chatted for a bit and came up with a plan for restocking the tank and replacing the lost fish. He's going to place a custom order for us, and co-ordinate with me when they get delivered so the new stock goes from their dock to my tank without even hitting their tanks.

    thanks all for the advice, ill post updates as i can.

    --chris

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    Thank you for this update. It is nice that you have this LFS so willing to help. I hope you will be able to save these 4 and that they won't give anything to new fish at a later date. I'm really sorry you went through this and I hope that supplier you ordered your sick stock from will not be in business for long. Best wishes for you and your tank, moving forward.
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    Sorry you having to go through this and the vendor is not cooperating, did you already mention who this was?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler58 View Post
    Sorry you having to go through this and the vendor is not cooperating, did you already mention who this was?
    I havent. Go to sitejabber.com and do a search for discus. First search result, 1.5 stars with 45 reviews. I will not say or type their name. they don't deserve it. once you find their name, do a google search. it's not pretty.

    On a more positive note, 4 still alive. here's hopin in the am there's still 4.

    --chris

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    Good to know, I've never bought from them and never will now, thanks for the link.
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    Fingers crossed that all will go well for the remaining lot.

    It's a shame how some of these shops are able to stay open. A have the same issue between to lps in town. One is terrible for disease with fish. The other is decent for a lps.

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    Thank you for letting us know about this company's terrible practices

    I will remain hopeful that your 4 remaining fish are still with you this morning.
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