Jdogtrainer Posted October 10, 2020 Share Posted October 10, 2020 I'm looking for some help with my new D. Tinwini juvinile. Here's my story. Two weeks ago I received my very first mail delivered fish. 12 danio tinwini - I've wanted this species for a long time. Only one online vendor had them in stock for the past 5 months so I got them from that source. My fish arrived (only 11 though) live and in good condition over all. I drip acclimated them to my established quarantine tank and they seemed good - except after 3 days they would not eat anything. I tried krill flakes, frozen brine, frozen community blend, bug bites...etc, etc. They seemed to smell the food and looked for it but didn't recognize the food as edible. I began suspecting that 1) these fish had only had live foods, and/or 2) they were babies who had only eaten live foods. They are pretty small at .5 inch or smaller. I sought help from a trusted source, who also identified them as Tinwini for me as I had my doubts. He helped me find a local who gave me a vinegar eel culture. My fish seemed to eat some but not as enthusiastically as I expected. By this time they were 5 days in my care and most had a varying degree of sunken belly and swollen gills. Between day 5 and 8 three of the fish died, so I added salt and the next day added Prazipro at the correct dosage for the 10 gallon tank. I tried frozen BBS and they seemed to take to those best. I also added live microworms to their diet with some success. Trying to make this a bit shorter: I have 4 viable fish of my original 11. Two of them look normal, two have sunken tummy but are eating. What else can I do for the? What should I have done differently? Water parameters: temp 77, ph 7.6, ammonia 0, nitrites 0, nitrates 5 to 0, I have quite hard water but not sure the numbers. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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