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Worried about my 65L

Discussion in 'Fish Keeping Chat' started by Fishnewbie, Dec 16, 2019.


  1. Fishnewbie

    Fishnewbie PetForums Member

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    Hi all,

    I have recently lost a few guppies, they were new in and I lost 3/4 in the first month, I didn’t think to much of it as the water is fine (api test) and assumed I just got unlucky,

    however now my leopard danios are showing strange signs, a red ulcer looking thing on one and an Indent on the other... please see pictures,


    This is the same tank I had issues with my neon tetra( previous thread) although he has seemed to bounce back after feeding garlic and brine shrimp.

    does anyone have any advice or suggestions as to what could be the issue here and any idea about the danios ?
     

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  2. NaomiM

    NaomiM Love my furry, feathered and finned family

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    I'd be concerned that the guppies might have brought some kind of infection into the tank - possibly chronic columnaris? Are you able to quarantine the affected fish?
     
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    Unfortunately I can’t... I only have two tanks and both are stocked... anything else I can do?
     
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    NaomiM Love my furry, feathered and finned family

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    Could you buy a plastic storage container (like the ones from Ikea, Poundstretcher etc) and a cheap hang-on-back filter and pop them in that for the time being? You could cut a piece of media from your current filter to size and add that to create a ready-cycled temporary QT tank. (As they're danios, you shouldn't need to worry about a heater.) This would make it easier to treat the affected fish, as well as protecting the healthy ones.
     
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    I could give it a go! What would you recommend treating them with?
     
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    Went to Maiden head and showed them the pictures and they have given me some meds so hopefully this will work!
     
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