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  1. Default Danios not thriving


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    Hello -

    One of my tanks is a planted 26gal bowfront with a school of danio tinwini, or gold ring danios, sometimes known as fire ring danios. I started with a school of 11, added 10 more, and for a while they did well. Now they seem to be failing - their school is down to about 10 again, and one by one they are getting really skinny and then fading away.

    Their tank mates are one honey gourami, one red arc pencilfish, one siamese algae eater, and 12 kuhlii loaches. (There are also two baby swordtails in there, less than 1/2 inch, that were born in another tank and are just growing up in the 26). All the other fish are thriving and doing great, full colors, no aggression seen. The danios aren't hiding, they are usually out in the front and active and they seem to eat well. Oh and there's a UV sterilizer in that tank also.

    The plants are doing fine, I do a 50% water change every 1-2 weeks. Water parameters with API liquid test kit are: pH=6.6, ammonia=0, nitrites=0, nitrates=0. I keep a little crushed coral in the filter cuz that tank likes to run a little low on pH, so I just added a little more last weekend. I feed them a mixture of flakes, bloodworms, brine shrimp, and sometimes tubifex worms or the veggie mix that comes in the frozen food variety pack.

    Any thoughts on what is going on? Maybe an intestinal parasite? My other two tanks are doing great - happy active colorful fish with no evidence of disease.

    Thanks everyone - I really value the advice I get here.

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    Getting skinny when they are being well fed may be a sign of internal parasites... have you seen any of their poo? If its long and stringy that would be another big sign.

    You can treat a large number of internal parasites with Prazipro, and see if that helps.

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    I think I will try that. Is that praziquantel? Can you get it at most LFS?

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    lets see if you cann see this - William another test - William hope this works - William hopefully this one shows up. - KingFisher It's the closest thing I could find to a snowflake. - Taurus 
    Happy Birthday Girl. Wishing you many more. Ya thats why the Champagne is in play. hehehe - Strider199 For piping up - ~firefly~ Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas - gadget228 
    Thank you and Happy Holidays! - KingFisher Merry x-mas and a Happy New Year Trillianne - Strider199 Happy New Year!!! - Rue Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 
    Thanks for the Rep! - steeler1 Thanks, and one for you too. - mommy1 lol - 5 steps to gift giving.  We should eat more bananas... potassium and all that. - KevinVA Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 

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    Yes, Praziquental is the main medication. And I have had no trouble finding it at my lfs, or online.

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