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Old 09-26-2014, 10:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy Should I Euthanize my remaining fish??????

Please help or give me suggestions, I started a thread not long ago but now its worse.. The aquarium i am having issues with is a 20 gal long. Water has been tested and is good 0 ammonia, the nitrates and nitrites are 0 and .20, PH is normal, GH normal. I cant give exact numbers. Last week my heater and filter both died in the same night, since then my tank has been awful morbid, although the perimeters are staying the same, i have lost almost all of my fish. I know they dont have ich, i had a cory cat who was swimming in the middle of the tank frantically the other day, as he zipped by me i saw a white fuzzy (looked like mold but white) spot under his fin. As i said i have lost many fish 2 cory cats, 3 balloon mollies, 2 black mollies, about 6 guppies so far... I know this seems like a lot for the size but they were all very young fish, i now have some guppy/endler fry, 3 oto, and very young guppies and endlers in the tank (the fry seem to be doing the best). I have not seen any white patches on any other fish, what is happening is they have all lost color, they look to be a grayish clear color, some w/ a hint of what they should be, also all are flashing with the exception of the few fry that i have. my question is should i euthanize them or try and save them by putting them in a bucket w/ an airstone? I have been treating with melafix for 5 days so far and have seen no change for the better. What I am thinking I should do is move them to the bucket w/ 75% of their water, and 25 % of fresh tap water. Then breaking down and cleaning the entire tank that is currently running. It seems the out come will end with all deaths, the otos are looking really bad and i dont know what to do.... I went to the LFS where theres a girl who knows a little but she just said use the melafix and do 20 % WC after the 10 days.. What do you think i should do? I dont have any pictures as you probably wouldnt be able to even see the fish.
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:06 PM   #2
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Could it be fish TB? please your reading this, give me your thoughts or opinions.
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:10 PM   #3
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Melafix and pimafix are moreow spectrum stuff and only works when you catch something super early or as a precautionary thing if a fish tears a fin.

Did you replace the filter and heater?

Pictures would help too. White fuzz sounds like it could be fin rot. Also dying fish can cause ammonia so there could be a spike (after you checked it more died)


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Also if you do clean everything you will most likely need to cycle the tank again. It will remove most of the bb


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yes i did get a new filter and heater the next day, but it was probably 24 hours they went without either. I dont see how 1 day would or could cause such a problem. I have been getting the water tested every other day and the perimeters are the same, i guess thats a good sign. Although i have had allot die there were only 2 who were in there for a period of time. I walk by this fish tank at least 100 x a day, not that there is a problem everytime i walk by i am looking for floaters. Sounds like your saying im in a catch 22 position here, the problem has probably been there for a while, but if i clean everything i have to cycle again, if i dont who knows,. Am i correct in understanding that you dont feel the melafix will be much help as i didnt catch the problem early on?
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:13 AM   #6
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I don't think so unfortunately. I would look up both fin rot and columnaris and see if the pics/descriptions match either of those.

Is it possible to get pics of the ones with the fuzz?


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Old 09-27-2014, 12:18 AM   #7
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Exclamation Photos of my sick fish

Took couple pictures this is the best i can get.... Folks help out here, i want to help these little guys.
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http://www.torrens.org.uk/NatHist/Aqua/disease/tb.html


That talks about tb. The list of fish most likely to get it don't include guppies. And it talks about wafting away and black spots.


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I don't think so unfortunately. I would look up both fin rot and columnaris and see if the pics/descriptions match either of those.

Is it possible to get pics of the ones with the fuzz?


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there was only 1 with the white fuzz and he died 2 days ago... i did add pictures for you and i'll look up the things you suggested.. thank you.
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Hmmm yeah the more I read about both I think columnaris is more likely than tb. I would hold off in euthanising for now - maybe just keep up on the waster changes and I would continue melafix as it might keep whatever it is "at bay" until you can figure out more.


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