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Old 06-12-2004, 11:27 AM   #1
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Guppy Problem

I have been struggling with an internal parasite and lost two adult fish in the past week and i have 2 other adult fish who are not looking well. Now my remaining guppy, who shows no sign of the parasite, has quite a bit of red on her face and around her mouth region. My tank is fully cylced and all my parameters are of safe levles, i have a lot of o2 in the water and all the guppy fry look normal.
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Old 06-13-2004, 12:45 AM   #2
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Okay the problem in my tank has some how gone from bad to worse. My death list now is four. Here are the symptoms. They start of with labored breathing for about a day and thier fins get kinda droopy and they start to become thin looking. Then for another day or two they are hard to find in the tank and they are just staying on one spot and swim a little, now they are not eating and then they find a spot to die where they stay for about six hours. Still all my parameters are safe. What is going on...my tank is now cycled and they all lived through that...what is going on....Please help. I also have an adult female swordtail who is looking like she may be dead my morning, a female guppy who’s previous problem is all gone and was gone in about an hour after i posted, and about ten guppy fry...what do i do?
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i think your suppose to raise the temp to like 86. dont quote me on this though. since i think ich is a parasite too err. yeah. and theres some meds.

ive never had parasites so im not sure of everything
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Old 06-13-2004, 03:23 AM   #4
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This does not sound like ich, so do not follow the advice above.
Is there any physical abnormalities in color, or things growing on them, fin deterioration, abrasions? Are you sure it is an internal parasite?
Try looking through these sites:
http://www.aquatronicsonline.com/hobbyist/hobbyist3.htm
http://www.aqualink.com/disease/sdisease.html#ich
http://fish.mongabay.com/diseases.htm
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/AqBizSubW.../fishdisho.htm
http://www.fishpondinfo.com/health.htm

Right now, I'm not sure what you are dealing with.
What were you treating the tank with before? Were the ill fish QTed from the others?
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there is nothing in color but they do look a bit lighter in color right before, kinda like they are pale but other then that there is not real change in how they look but they are all dying...
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What are you currently treating the tank with?
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i fed them Jungle Pepso food (clears intestinal fish farasites) for three days along with some peas and cucumbers (which they did not take to at all). Then yesterday morning i put in something i had used before with the popeye and figured it could not hurt, Fungus cure, they are capslules and they make the water greenish and sort of cloudy. i am really beside myself here. THey all survived the cycle and now they are all almost dead. I dont understand am i am really sad about it. I worked so hard to keep them alive and now they are dying.
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You said all para is ok. Can you tell us what parameter u r mentioning?
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With all those meds, the bacteria may not be doing well and the tank may be recycling, adding more stress to the fish. Have you removed the activated carbon from your filter before medicating?
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yeap i removed the carbon...

I have been measuring the NH4, NO2, NO3, and pH.
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What are the actual parameter readings?
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ahh.

I tested all my levels about three days ago and they were all where they should have been but this afternoon they are as follows.

NH4 .25
Nitrite 5
Nitrate .2
Temp 77F
pH 7.4

My plan for tonight is a 50% water change. It must be recycling. Thanks for all the help so far. (no change since yesterday with the swordtail)
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