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BFF fish missing one another?

Discussion in 'Oddball's institute' started by kelsey_lauren, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. kelsey_lauren

    kelsey_lauren New Member

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    So I have just separated one of my fish (named Rainbow, hope this helps distinguishing them) because I think she has Ich and I want to make sure it doesn't spread around the tank. I observed her scratching herself on the gravel as well.

    Rainbow became instant friends with Jack (short for Jack-o-lantern lol). They would swim together and have a great time. So, since I just separated them, I swear Jack is missing Rainbow. I know it sounds kind of stupid, but Jack and Rainbow will look at each other from separate tanks.

    My point in mentioning their friendship is that I just saw Jack try and scratch himself just like Rainbow did! Jack hadn't ever done that before! Directly after that, one of my tetras did it too! I'm a little freaked out ahaha, that is some odd behavior.

    I am a little worried that it was too much stress on the fish, but I want to make sure that Rainbow gets treated. I think she's pregnant too.

    Let me know your thoughts and if you know anything about Ich and the scratching!!

     
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    Put Rainbow back in with Jack you will have to treat the whole tank. What kind of fish are they?
     
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    Yeah, to be honest I think I acted too quickly so I'll put her back in tomorrow. I have 2 tetras, 1 sunburst platy (Rainbow), and 1 sunburst wag platy (Jack).
     
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    Hi

    Here's what you need to do.
    I have used the above method and it works, you should see results in 12 to 18 hours.
     
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    Thank you for your help. My fish are currently getting way better, no signs of Ich anymore. I used medication and raising the heat, along with a tiny bit of aquarium salt. This all seems to be doing pretty well, I'm going to wait a little longer to transfer them into their new tank, so I know the Ich is not coming back.
     

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