Sick Serpae Tetra
Posted 22 July 2007 - 07:03 AM
Posted 22 July 2007 - 09:10 PM
Size of tank in gallons or litres.
How many fish and which type.
Being thin, flukes, fish tb to internal parasites.
Is the anus enlarged or red and inflamed.
What does it look like when the fish goes to the toilet.
Any visable worms hanging from the anus
Posted 25 July 2007 - 04:03 AM
The fish i originally wrote about is gone, I can't find it. Another serpae is showing similar symptoms though. It is noticablely thinner and less active. Its tail fin is very ragged due to the bullying of its fellow serpaes. Other than that, I can't see anything out of the ordinary on the surface of the serpae. It is breathing very heavily though.
Posted 25 July 2007 - 06:45 AM
Also of these symptons can be caused by poor water. What do you test your water with - strips or liquid kit ? Whats your PH ?
If you want to save your fish, post your water stats, its cheaper than buying medication if thats the problem.
Also 4 serpaes could be bad. They are nippy little boogers. I would suggest at least 6 if your going to keep them in there. They tend to keep themselves more discaplined in a larger shoal
Posted 25 July 2007 - 09:39 AM
Possible hypoxia, especially with the temp rise, stress and increased gill rate....
Posted 25 July 2007 - 09:43 AM
What do you feed them? I know that mine color up with good high protein food but pale when they're fed lesser quality food.
Posted 28 July 2007 - 04:32 AM
I did another water test. I have the 1-5 and ammonia test strips which I gather aren't all that accurate.
alk 150 ppm
Nitrite 0 ppm
Nitrate 20 ppm
ammonia .10 ppm
I inherited the serpaes and the aquarium from my brother about 3 months ago. I'm not sure how long he had them. The ones that died were about 4cm long.
Here is a picture the day before he died.
Here is a picture of one of my healthy serpaes (sorry about the blur)
Posted 28 July 2007 - 10:11 AM
You need a decent med that covers gram positive and gram negative bacteria, i've heard maracyns 1 and 2 would cover this as a combi treatment.
Or if it is TB, you could do with some antibiotics.
What happened to the second serpaes fins?
TBH he doesn't look healthy, certainly appears as if he/she is also infected....
Edited by -germ-, 28 July 2007 - 10:20 AM.
Posted 28 July 2007 - 12:03 PM
I have a regular serpae too. Picture taken the same day as above.
Posted 28 July 2007 - 09:37 PM
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