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Old 06-13-2011, 08:12 AM   #1
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Silver shark death

Well after being worried yesterday. Isolating him from the other inhabitants in the tank
The sharky died this morning.
It seems as though he had a kink in his body so he couldn't swim.
Keeping an eye in the rest of the tank but if the disease has spread what are the signs ??
Sadly he only lived for two days. Luckily he will be exchanged by the supplier.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:21 AM   #2
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What are your water parameters? And tank size?
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:38 AM   #3
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Water conditions came back perfectly fine. No ammonia, and no nitrites and nitrates.

I believe he probably had a defect.
The tank is 64litres. Before I get jumped on for that... I intend to purchase a much bigger tank once we get more involved with the hobby.
This is a starter tank. Were aware how big the sharks CoULD grow to and have looked into future tanks.

The other sharky is fine. Swimming around contently.
I am just a bit concerned that if the now dead shark had a disease that it could affect the other fish.
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Just keep watching your other fish and see if they come up with any of the symptoms tour fish had or see if their behavior changes
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:51 AM   #5
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Thank you. If any do start to swim funny whats the best medicine? I would rather be safe than sorry you see!
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I wouldn't know what to treat it with because I don't know any I the symptoms. However if you do notice a difference post the symptoms, and people here will help diagnose your fish. And then whether or not treatment needs to be added can be determined.
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Sorry for you lose just keep an eye on the other, if it starts to act strange take pictures/ video and post it so the members can help diagnose the problem.

On a side note and in no means is this an attack on you just my two cents. I'm glad to hear that you will be upgrading your tank once you get "more involved" in the hobby but if you happen to buy any more fish I would recommend getting some "starter fish" that would be the appropriate size for your tank and I know the members here would love to help you come up with a stock list.
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Thank you.
For the time being there are 5 male guppies.
Now one silver shark.
The store said they would replace the poor one that died. So as of tomorrow 2 silver sharks. (the tank will be upgraded in good time for their growth).

Also intended for the tank are a few cardinal tetras. Some rummy nose tetras and some zebra danios.
I had wanted two angel fish but not until we get a bigger tank.

Does that sound reasonable?!
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Those schooling fish would be eaten by angels even though I've had no experience
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Oh. That's concerning.
We spoke to someone at the store who said if you kept two that they would leave the other fish alone.
Maybe il leave angel fish then.
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