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Old 02-24-2012, 08:03 PM   #311
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So I decided to see if I couldn't snap a few pics of the 3 remaining survivors. Sorry the quality is sub par, all I have is my phone. Enjoy!

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:22 PM   #312
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I think my 2 out of my remaining 3 rasboras may be sick. I can't really tell what it is for sure, but I noticed one of the bottom fins on my male has a white patch. And of the females seems like she might have one on her head. Her head just looks lighter in color when compared to the other two.

I got some pics, I know it's hard to tell, they were just too fast for my phone. The first one is the male, you can see a white marking on the lower fin. The second is the female, far right, notice how a spot on her head comes out lighter. The male is on her left, and the other female is to the left of him, a bit lower. She's a bit hard to see from the picture.

Anyone know if this is just coloration due to stress from the cycle? I'm still reading NitrItes.


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Old 02-27-2012, 10:16 PM   #313
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Is the spots on them white and fuzzy.? If so then i would say its ich.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:28 PM   #314
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I can only see a blurry white patch. Can't tell what it is. Is it fuzzy? Flat? Raised? Does it look like grains of salt or sugar (ich)? Does it appear to be the color of the scales or something growing on the scales? Is it spreading?
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The spots don't appear fuzzy, though it's pretty hard to tell right now. I first noticed it last night and it doesn't seem to have spread.

I tried getting another pic of the two females for comparison. The one on top has the lighter color on top of her head, towards the front where her eyes are. I wonder if it's just discoloration due to stress. They appear to being acting normal...


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Old 02-27-2012, 11:42 PM   #316
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I just tried to get a better look at the female. It seems slightly fuzzy, but I can't say for sure. What I can see for sure is that whatever is on her head, it's also slightly around the top part of her left eye. I also noticed a spot on her lower fin, just like the male. Could this be columnaris?

It looks flat and not raised. Also, I don't think it's ich because it doesn't look like grains of salt or sugar.
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Well it's definitely not ich. It could be a slight fungal or bacterial infection. Try turning the temperature down 2-3 degrees (F) and adding some salt to the tank. It could just be from the stress of the cycle. Really stay on top of those water changes. Columnaris -usually- shows around the mouth (in my experience) and moves fast, kills within hours of first sign.
Keep a close eye on it.
http://badmanstropicalfish.com/fish_...ation.html#ERM
Have a look at this. It's hard to say what it is. One because fish disease diagnosis is hard and two because I can't see it in person (only on my phone).
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Well it's definitely not ich. It could be a slight fungal or bacterial infection. Try turning the temperature down 2-3 degrees (F) and adding some salt to the tank. It could just be from the stress of the cycle. Really stay on top of those water changes. Columnaris -usually- shows around the mouth (in my experience) and moves fast, kills within hours of first sign.
Keep a close eye on it.
http://badmanstropicalfish.com/fish_...ation.html#ERM
Have a look at this. It's hard to say what it is. One because fish disease diagnosis is hard and two because I can't see it in person (only on my phone).
I totally agree, it's very hard to say what it is for sure. And that it may not be columnaris because I feel like if it was, they wouldn't have made it till today. I would like to think my water conditions aren't too bad for being in a cycle, I have been doing water changes daily, sometimes twice a day. However, I think I might be getting an algae bloom. If I add salt, and find that this cures whatever is causing the problem, should I disinfectant everything? And if so, how would I go about doing so? Thanks for your help!
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Is the spots on them white and fuzzy.? If so then i would say its ich.
They don't appear to be, so i'll have to rule this one out for now...but thank you.
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I totally agree, it's very hard to say what it is for sure. And that it may not be columnaris because I feel like if it was, they wouldn't have made it till today. I would like to think my water conditions aren't too bad for being in a cycle, I have been doing water changes daily, sometimes twice a day. However, I think I might be getting an algae bloom. If I add salt, and find that this cures whatever is causing the problem, should I disinfectant everything? And if so, how would I go about doing so? Thanks for your help!
If the salt clears it up, that's great. No need to disinfect anything unless it's something really sinister.
1 flat tablespoon of salt per 5 gallons of tank water is the standard dosage. Add a 1/4 dose every 12 hours or so until you reach a full dose. If you change 50% of the water you are removing 50% of the salt in the tank. A half dose then needs to be added back in with the new water.
Is the water green or white in color? Put it in a clear glass and hold it up to the light.
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