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  1. Is the white growth on the Melanotaenia sahulensis columnaris or ich? I noticed growth with them first on Friday. That fish has the most growth, and the other six have this growth at various levels. An employee at my lfs said it was fungus, and to treat it with pimafix. I’ve been using that for 5 days and I haven’t seen any changes. I was going to continue the pimafix for 2 more days and then do a water change and treat with salt. These fish are in a 5.5g aquarium. The second picture is of a Rhadinocentrus Ornatus with white lips in a separate 10g quarantine tank. There’s 9 others that have white on their lips like that. I noticed the growth on the rhads yesterday. I put in 3 tablespoons of salt, and their lips haven’t changed. I put in a uv sterilizer into this aquarium Saturday to try and preempt an outbreak in this tank The last two pictures are of the aquariums. They’re unheated, the temperatures are 71-75 F, have 7.0 ph and 50 general hardness and 40 carbonate hardness. The 10g has a reticulated hillstream loach, a baby peppermint bristlenose pleco (L181), and adult & young least killifish.
  2. I suppose this is a lesson in quarantining new fish.... So I recently bought a few clown killifish from the LFS. They came in super tiny (around 1/4" long). I drip acclimated them to my water and put them in a breeder box so they wouldn't get eaten by my larger fish. One week later, 4/5 I bought are doing great (I lost one to a swim bladder issue that developed after 3 days). I was pretty happy with the ones I bought and wanted to round out the school, so I went back to the store and bought 6 more. 1 week later, and I've lost over half of the killies. To my eyes, they look fine on one day (eating and swimming normally), and then I wake up the next day to find 1 or 2 suffering from a swim bladder issue (either floating at the top or wriggling at the bottom). The fish with swim bladder issues died the next day. Normally, I'd just think of this as a bad batch or weak fish, but 3 days ago, one of the dying clown killies slipped through the grate in my breeder box and one of my gardneri killifish ate it. 24hrs after that fish ate the dead fish (2 days ago), it became lethargic and a 2hr after that started suffering from swim bladder issues. Furthermore, 2 of my 2yo clown killifish school and 3 of my guppies have died under similar circumstances over the last 2 days(became lethargic, started swimming at water surface, rapid gill movements, leading to death by nighttime). These fish did not come into contact with the new clown killifish. I don't notice any white spots or external parasites on any of my fish, and my remaining fish seem active and healthy. I've honestly been blown away by how quickly this disease/parasite has gone through my fish. I'm quarantining any fish that seem lethargic or have rapid gill movements in a 2.5g bucket dosed with praziquantel and methylene blue, and have dosed my main tank with praziquantel after doing ~50% water change, but I'm not sure if it's helping yet. Any ideas about what could be happening? I've attached a photo showing 2 "lethargic" fish who appear to be in the early stages of the disease. Here's a video showing the difference between how they behave and how the other fish in the tank behave: https://imgur.com/alCiJcR. TLDR: Fish become lethargic, rapid gill movements and swim bladder issues appear within 10hrs of first seeming lethargic, death follows within 24hrs. No apparent external parasites. Did ~50% water change and treated tank with Praziquantel. Any ideas about what is causing this/how to treat? Here are my water parameters, tank has been setup and running for ~10years: Temp: 75-80F depending on time of day pH: 7-7.2 GH: 200ppm KH: 80ppm Ammonia, Nitrite: 0ppm Nitrate: 20-40ppm
  3. I've been getting this sickness for two of my male nanochromis. And several other apistos. All which have passed now. However, it is only apistos and my nanochromis, my rams seem to be doing fine in the tank. The only difference between that tank and others is it is dirted and is capped with sand. Any issues with this sand causing diseases? https://www.homedepot.com/p/Cemex-50-lb-30-Mesh-Sand-200000278/100321932 Its weird since these fish can go fine for months and then out of the blue contract a disease and die off. This time the nanochromis seems to have a large bump on its head, I have moved him from the sand in case that was the causing factor.
  4. Anyone know whats going on with my salvia? Some of them turn white or maybe have white mold or something growing on them? To be safe I cut out the white leaves but I'm wondering if I should be concerned.
  5. Take params: Temp: 79 degrees Fahrenheit Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 60-80 A few of the rummynose tetras have recently(not sure when exactly just noticed it today) started showing what looks like a white upper lip. Everyone looks healthy and eats like pigs. Still got red noses. I know nitrates are a little high but water change day is I'm the morning. These fish just got added to the main tank after a 3+ month quarantine/grow-out. Honestly not even sure if they are the new additions or the original school who had been there for a year ish. Could they be rubbing their nose raw on the front glass from their patrolling? If so how do you get them to stop? They are in a 29g school of 25 with an angel, an to, and a male apisto who just chills in his cave all day. Much thanks! Link to gallery: Https://imgur.com/gallery/SjT1Kjv
  6. Here's the short version- fairly new guppies seemed "off" so I added salt, and now they have white backs but it's not fuzzy and doesn't match photos of columnaris but I'm not sure. Background- I had 3 male guppies living in my 30 gallon community, I've had them since mid November. They weren't fitting in very well so I decided to set them up their own tank with some girls and enjoy the fun of breeding guppies! My family just moved to a new town and while picking up some furniture from a lady in town, my mom noticed she had some spectacular guppies and so I went over to get some of hers to start the colony since they were well established and seemed very healthy, nothing had come or gone from the tank in over a year. I got one additional male, 2 juveniles, and 10 females from her, and set up a 27 gallon tank using cycled media for them. The cycled media wasn't quite up to the bioload of 16 ravenous guppies so I've been doing a bit of a fish-in cycle but all has been going well. 2 days in, the first batch of fry was born from the new females and I counted 13, and I still count 13 fry. They seem to be doing awesome. Parameters- pH 7.2, GH 7, KH 5, temp 78F, ammonia around 0.25 because of the fish in cycle, nitrite around 0.25 or less, nitrate 5-10. Filtered with an aquaclear 30 and a sponge filter rated for 40 gallons. Was planted until I started using salt, took most of the plants out. I have crushed coral on the way to raise the hardness. Gravel substrate, wood and rock semi aquascape. Onto the issues- On the 29th I basically started to see something off with the guppies. A few of them seemed to have small nips in their pectoral fins, and the new male had clamped fins and was kind of lethargic. I also just kind of had a sense... That might be weird. I did a 70% water change and added 20 TBSP of aquarium salt (to 27 gallons). The next day I measured around 0.5 ammonia so did a 50% water change and re-dosed salt to the new water. January 1st I had to go out of town for a few days so I added some prime and hoped all would be well. When I got home yesterday (the 3rd) everyone looked awesome! They were so active and happy and their colours were popping like crazy, all the pectoral fins were whole again, and the male who was unwell was flaring his fins at the ladies and zipping around acting like a whole new fish! But then I noticed the white patches on some of their backs and got concerned all over again. I've attached a bunch of photos so you can try and get a sense of what I'm looking at. I also took 2 videos of the group to try and get the screenshots, I'll put those in too so you can see the whole group. It's just a few of the females with the patch, none of the males. The one other caveat- I had gone to visit my cousin and he's a new hobbyist, so I brought my test kit with me to test his water. Of course, I forgot it there. I'm also out of aquarium salt. I can get both of these things again tomorrow afternoon. And also, I'm in Canada, so I don't have access to any of the good stuff. Thanks so much, all!
  7. Hi everyone, i wanted to share this website as i though it could help hobbyists in diagnosing fish disease. (Just disclaimer - i don't have anything with this company but i am thinking that most of the people out of Europe didn't hear for web site.) Online Hospital WWW.JBL.DE More than 500 photos of fish diseases give everyone the opportunity to find a diagnosis and a remedy. This is JBL online hospital web page where based on symptoms you will get answers what disease your fish have, what medication to use and more about disease. JBL si German company that is well known in aquarists world in Europe they make meds, filters, tanks, lights... In my experience it's better to use TEXT version of guide but you can use picture one too. They will tell you medication based on them and what they manufacture but you can use any medication that you like just research meds for same disease. Good thing is that this site will offer possibility of secondary infections too. Use this web page as guide but make research off your own too. Good luck everyone.
  8. I have a 29 gallon planted aquarium that I am attempting to use as a guppy breeding tank. On one hand, I am quite succesful in producing lots of guppy fry. However, recently I have been having issues with chronic deaths in the tank. These are occuring on an approximately weekly basis, are accompained with consistent symptoms, and has been ongoing for approximately a month and half. I know this seems like a long to be losing fish for but that is only because I cannot seem to determine the root cause. Here are my water parameters: Temperature - 76.4 degrees TDS - 384 ppm PH - 7.4 GH - 14dgk KH - 4dkh Ammonia - 0ppm Nitrite - 0ppm Nitrate - 40ppm I change 25 % of the water once a week. I dose with easygreen and seachem potassium (I noticed some deficiencies). Additionally, I have started supplementing the water column with seachem equilibrium at water changes to increase GH. My tap water is about 7 dGH and considering guppies typically appreciate hard water I thought boosting that up a bit may help the problem. Unfortunately, that has not been the case so far. Although, I have only started this practice about 2 weeks ago so perhaps its effects have not fully materialized Here is a picture of a sick fish: Many of the fish that become sick and ultimately die present with very similar symptoms. They initially become lethargic, after 2-4 days I may notice some red discoloration on the side and beginning of dropsy, after this these symptoms progress to a more serious state and the fish stops eating. I typically lose the effected animal with a week of noticing the initial symptoms. When I first acquired these fish they were subjected to the quarantine trio. I have also included a picture of the tank below in case that offers any additional clues. I really love guppies and enjoy the experience of watching them breed. However, this disease has significantly hampered my ability to appreciate these fish. If anyone can offer me any insight into this disease I can assure you it will mean a world of difference in my hobby. Thank you greatly!
  9. Does my beta have fun rot on its tail? What should I do? What was the cause? He has been a little bit sluggish recently but he’s been eating fine (frozen bloodworms, krill flake, xtreme betta pellets, bug bites). Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 20ish pH: 7.4 gH: 4dGH kH: 2dGH Temp: I keep it at 78°F but a few days ago the heater was stuck on and at 80°. I don’t know how long it was at 80° but I have a new heater now. Was this probably the cause?
  10. So this is actually from about half a year ago. I've since lost this guppy and two others to this same disease, all of them were females. What happens is they would at first get sluggish and not swim around too much. Then they would stop eating. Usually around when they stop eating they start developing red spots(see photo) on their body. It usually just starts with a tiny red spot but then develop into larger patches, like internal bleeding. I was also seeing one of them flashing. And eventually they would die, usually the whole process takes about 1 week. I've treated this with salt and Maracyn 2, but neither made any improvement. After doing quite a bit of research on the internet i haven't find anything that matches this exactly, the strangest part was all the other inhabitants of that tank were fine, including the male guppies. So I was wondering if anyone here has any insight on what this could be and how to treat it.
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