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Thread: Flame tetras..

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    Glad you got it worked out :) Stress is awful and anything we do to lessen it is a big win in my book.

    Now you get to flush out all the details of the new setup without feeling like there is a deadline to work with, and you'll also get to enjoy your vacation without having to worry as much about what is happening back at home.

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    Exactly!!!
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    I'm having second thoughts about changing anything in the 120g as much as I want a nice school of tetras and different stocking :( I suppose they could stay in the 90g, but I really just want these for the 120g.

    I lost a lemon tetra a couple weeks ago, another old lemon tetra looks a bit rough. My female angelfish who had the worms hanging out after treating in January looks pretty bad and is barely eating. My skinny male platinum angelfish is not gaining weight, but besides being thin, looks great and acts normally, even breeding. Every other fish is doing well (although all young) and have even grown a lot in the last little bit.

    I'm not sure how long I should leave all the fish as is and wait to be assured the worm is gone. I'd like to get another ram because ram number 3 is being bullied a bit. I'd like to reduce angelfish numbers to max 8 so the tank is balanced again, and of course add at least one nice school of tetras. So when I add the new tetras after QT, I will be either moving or rehoming some angelfish since I never intended to have this stock in the tank in the 1st place. The only reason they in this tank is because I treated them all together. I intend to keep the rams and BN pleco, so I suppose it's only the angelfish (or some) I want to rehome. I would start up a new 'retirement' tank for old angelfish, but I would not add any to my tanks already cycled and stocked.

    Tbh, I don't expect my blue female angelfish who had the worms to make it much longer. Her sister who has the big mass in her belly looks a bit rough too. So I suppose, either a retirement tank or wait until all the old fish arw dead, and none look rough? I just don't know how long it will take? May be a very long time...

    I will admit, this afterwave of parasitic worms is really hard to deal with and no one knows what advice to give because everything about it is so uncertain :(

    I just wish I could move on from this. I've been dealing with a problem since last June 2017. This is my main tank and I'm becoming really really impatient with it. Hellllllllp!
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    I wish I could offer advice :( I've not had to deal with illness/parasites on the level that you are experiencing.

    A common practice in the saltwater side, due to lots of medications being dangerous to inverts/corals, is that when folks get outbreaks of parasites and diseases they will remove all fish and let the tank sit fallow for 90 days so that whatever it is in the tank dies off as there are no fish to host it. I have never heard of people doing it in freshwater tanks, but if you've been having issues for over a year now even after treating with meds it might be time to change gears and try something different?

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    Thank you André, I really appreciate that!

    It may come down to that. Idk. I don't want to lose the plants. I don't necessarily want to dismantle the tank either. Half of the stocking will be staying in that tank. Should I remove them all? Idk. Definitely something to think about.

    I wish I know more about the nematode I was dealing with. If it's live-bearing, if the larvae stage can go into hibernation ants infect later, how long does it take the nematode to die if it doesn't find a host. That kind of thing.

    Thanks so much for there recomendation. It gives me the idea to hold the fish somewhere else while I disinfect the tank somehow. Maybe H202? I just don't know if the stupid larvae things get into the filter. I have an Eheim prefilter, but I joust don't know.

    The other idea I had was maybe a heavy duty UV filter, but have no idea if it's effective against these parasites.

    All I know is that after one year, waiting is really getting old! I feel I'll have to do something....
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    Well, I lost the blue female angelfish last night. Idk, I'm still going back and forth because I can lol, I'm thinking I'll still go for $40 or 50$ worth of flame tetra. I have $70 saved up and about $100 credit at my favorite LFS from selling plants and fish, so I am allowing myself to take a chance and spend a bit on new fish. I still like to self-sustain this hobby as much as possible. I have a million baby plecos again lol.

    So just to get this out of the way, I'm considering the orange flame tetra instead of the original. Most of you including myself am drawn to the wild type version, but somehow I think the orange variant would suit my 120g better.

    Here's a recent pic.
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    The angelfish school might change, don't know what strain(s) or type(s) I ultimately will be keeping, but the GBRs, albino BN pleco who looks more orange will be staying. He likes to hang out behind three DW on the right side lately though. I think I might restock the lemon tetras.

    Looking at my tank, which would look better?

    Regular flame
    tetra-vonrioschool2017.jpg

    Orange variant
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    Best group pic I could find.

    Also, looking at pics and also at the LFS, there orange variant looks like it has a deeper body than the original. It also appears that the back end of the orange variant is more orange than red. Although I'm not sure if it's an illusion with the yellow front. I do see that the silver front end of the wild type takes on a purplish hue. It's illusion because grey will reflect the opposite color of the color it's against. Purple is opposite orange in the color wheel.

    I'm also turned off of the variant this time because it's found everywhere and everyone has them. I also like the black bars on the original which are void on the orange variant. Just getting an opinion since I have another week to think about it.

    Thanks everyone!
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    I'd get the originals, no question...you're still going to have some orange coloration from them in the tank
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    Thank you for the vote again Matt!
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    No problem...not many here I know of have them, so you could be in that exclusive club :)
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    I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your angelfish. I agree with Matt, I like the originals too.

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