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#1 Gr44

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 06:26 PM

Hi all,

Stats below first:

Tank size: 600mm x 300mm x 300mm (54L ish)

pH: Around 8-8.2

Ammonia: 0ppm

Nitrite: 0ppm

Nitrate: ~30-50ppm

kH: Around 230ppm

gH: Around 390ppm

tank temp: 26*C

Okay,

Quick bit of history!!

I completed a fishless cycle and loaded the tank with 14x Glowlight Tetra's on the 18/11/09 (18th of November for you Americans!!!) a week later I noticed they had fin rot - see thread here so I dosed it with eSHa 2000 as suggested. The past couple of weeks they really settled down and the fins are nearly all healed.

So I decided to get some Panda Corydoras yesterday (got 6 of them) - When I got home I had 6 but also a dead cory as well, looked like he'd been dead for a while so I think somehow it was dead from the tank I bought them from - didn't notice it in the bag and only saw 6 so rather confusing. I didn't notice the dead one until I'd finish the drip acclimization (about 2 - 2 1/2 hours after I bought them) and I didn't have a QT tank so I had to drop them in my only tank.

The Panda Corydoras appear to be okay for the moment, still a little stressed but I can't see anything unusual on them.

I have however noticed one of my Glowlight Tetra's has a white spot on the top of him/her where the area should be a transparent colour - couple of photos below

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(S)he appears to be acting 'normally' otherwise and doesn't appear too fussed over it, though I'm new to keeping fish so I may well be missing something.

Any thoughts please??

Thanks,

Sean

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 07:46 PM

Is it a spot or patch as hard to make out in the pic.
Any redness to the spot or patch.
How big is the spot. Is it bigger than a grain of salt.
Does the spot look like its filled with fluid.

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:25 PM

Sorry, it's a 'patch' really rather than a spot (very clear in the last picture) It's like a trigangle with the point on the red glowlight bit and the larger section on the top of the fish between the 2 fins.

Certainly larger than a gain of salt.

I can't see any redness to it but will keep an eye on it, seems to be another faint white patch on the silver part of that fish as well.

I wouldn't say it looks like it's fluid filled.

Best way I can descibe it is this;

It looks like a piece of transparent plastic (the fishes skin) has been heated and bent turning the bent area white... if that makes sense?

Thanks for the reply Wilder!

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 04:14 PM

Ok.
If there no sign of flicking and rubbing I would take the bacterial route.
If in the uk add some myxazin by waterlife.
Just want to make sure there couldn't be heater burns.

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 05:54 PM

Thanks Wilder!

Will pick some up tomorrow, I've got some eSHa 2000 I used for the finrot - i dosed the tank with some of that last night because I figured it'd be better than nothing!

He/She doesn't look any worse today, if anything I'd say it's a little less noticable. I'll get the Myxazin to be on the safe side though!

Cheers,

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 07:46 PM

The esha 2000 med fine.
Good Luck.
Let me know if you don't mind if the med clears it up.

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:38 PM

Sorry Wilder,

Do you mean eSHa 2000 is okay instead of the other one? Will use it again tonight before I can pick up the other one (if needed!)

Of course I'll let you know how the lil' fella gets on :)

Many Thanks,

Sean

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 02:47 PM

Just carry on with the esha med it's a bacterial med.
If no improvement over the next few days get back to the board.

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 12:19 PM

Just to let you know that he is looking much better now, not totally healed but he does look on the road to recovery! :)

Thanks,

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 02:57 PM

Thanks for the update.
I think I would do another round of meds then, just to be on the safe side.




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