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  1. I have two yellow labido males who have been suffering from Hemorrhagic Septicemia. I have had these fish since they were fry and are now 3 inches . They are currently isolated in a 20g with a separation. They have blood red pectoral fin bases and redness on their noses as well. So far I have tried keeping the water as pristine as possible. I did one round of Hikari BiFuran Plus with zero improvment. Then I tired one round of Kanaplex with zero improvement. Then I tried feeding pellets soaked in Kanaplex for 10 days and zero improvement. So now I am stumped. The fish are behaving 100% normally and eat very well. The redness has not spread to other parts of the body. I feel bad euthanizing them because they are seemingly doing well. Does anyone have any other suggestions for me to try? Thanks!
  2. Hi everyone, Reaching out because one of our adult male guppies has developed a strange red spot on the tail (He has no red coloring normally). A few months ago, after bringing the tank home from school when my school shut down for CoVid, we had a different guppy (adult male, same basic coloring/type) that also developed a red spot and quickly passed. At the time, we thought it was in part due to the relocation, the poor water quality (I was uninformed and an idiot... I've since learned) and the fact that the adult females we had at the time had just given birth and WAY over-populated the tank. We've since re-homed the adult females and the babies, and moved the males into a new tank, with clean gravel, updated the filter, and gotten a heater that actually works, and the tank has been fully cycled for months (since we made all of those changes). The most recent change was the addition of some new fish almost 2 months ago (they were Qt'ed by our LFS for us and none have shown any signs of any diseases, and we medicated the tank). We had no problems until yesterday when this poor guy started hiding a lot and we spotted that spot on his tail. Tank stats: 15 gallon 5 Adult Male Guppies 12 Neon Green Tetras (We should be around 80% capacity according to the calculation website I used that showed up as a recommendation on this page at some point). Vallisneria, Cryptocoryne Parva, Java Moss, and Java Fern for live plants. Plenty of space for fish to hide when needed No Ammonia according to the test kit No/low Nitrites/Nitrates (hard to read my scribbled notes) Ph 8.4 The males, rarely, if ever fight, and this one doesn't ever even play rough (I've called him the mature one, since he doesn't get involved in petty fish squabbles). Current guess is some form of Fin Rot, we have some antibiotics that we can use to treat that, but we're hoping someone can either confirm, or inform us of what it actually is.
  3. 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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