Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-27-2013, 04:03 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Bobo8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 186
Sick tetra

So I recently had a tetra who died.. It was a pristella tetra that I've had for probably a year and a half maybe two years and he started acting funny and always hiding. Then his back started to get curved out of no where. He would sometimes eat but he was definitely going downhill. And then he ended up dying. I checked water parameters and they were all good. Nitrate:10 nitrite:0 and ammonia:0 I did a water change but that didn't seem to help. Now two of my other fish (another pristella and a black skirt) are starting to hide and I'm getting worried. I tried to post a video but couldn't? Any ideas on what to do? More water changes? Or increased temperature? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
__________________

__________________
Bobo8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2013, 04:18 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Bobo8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 186
Here's a crappy picture of him. Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1388135874.684241.jpg
Views:	109
Size:	22.9 KB
ID:	213744Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1388135874.684241.jpg
Views:	109
Size:	22.9 KB
ID:	213744
__________________

__________________
Bobo8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2013, 10:17 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
ArtistGardener's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 459
Did you recently add any other fish to the tank that have also acted sick or died?
__________________
ArtistGardener is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2013, 11:56 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Bobo8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 186
No fish have been added for over a year.
__________________
Bobo8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 01:21 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Bobo8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 186
One of my black skirts is now really skinny and he has a white poop! What should I do!
__________________
Bobo8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 01:27 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Bobo8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 186
I think it might be internal parasites. What would be the best medication?
__________________
Bobo8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 02:12 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Sidman24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 752
Prazipro is great
__________________
Sidman24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 02:14 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Bobo8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 186
I don't think my fish stores will have that one. But I will definitely look tomorrow. I know petsmart doesn't.
__________________
Bobo8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 08:16 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
ArtistGardener's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 459
Prazipro, API General Cure, and Tetra Parasite Guard all have the same active ingredients of praziquantel and metronidazole (plus other antibiotic/antimicrobials).

As for the pristella with the bent spine, it could be fish tuberculosis, neon tetra disease (but I doubt that considering how long it has been in the tank). Watch for serious fading of colors. If you see it, remove the fish to quarantine. It might be a good idea to do that anyway.
__________________

__________________
ArtistGardener is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ick, sick, sick tetra, tetra

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.