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    Cleaning hospital tank

    Hi folks, my hospital tank is empty after euthanizing with clove oil, and everything in the tank smells of clove and there’s a sticky film on the bottom of the tank. I now see why the instructions were to euthanize in a separate container. I guess I have two questions: 1) how do you normally...
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    Whirling guppy

    Conclusion: Nothing I did helped this fish. He weakened until he was unable to keep itself upright, and I euthanized him with clove oil a few days ago. RIP, Microbie. There is now only one of the original seven guppies left, and of course it’s the one that aggressively chases other guppies. The...
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    Who is this pleco?

    Bristlenose sounds good to me! Given the big box store sale point, my money is on the common bristlenose of questionable species and hybrid status. I’m just happy none of you are saying the white fin ends are fin rot! I’m very new to fish keeping and was worrying about that. Thanks, everyone! I...
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    Who is this pleco?

    Maybe this un-numbered hybrid? https://www.planetcatfish.com/common/species.php?species_id=5801
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    Who is this pleco?

    We got this pleco at a big box pet store, and are unsure of its species. Can you-all play the ID game with him/her? I am realizing the different species have different dietary and habitat needs, and want to make sure we are providing for them. Thank you! We loved seeing all the awesome...
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    Advice on water temperature for community tank?

    Hi folks, I have a 37 gal tank (waterfall filter, bubble wall, sand/plant substrate bottom, rock and plants) that has 3 bronze corys, one pleco, and assorted guppies (2 adult, 2 juv, 6 baby). Guppies like warmer water, corys cooler water, but the ranges do overlap. Does anyone have advice on the...
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    Whirling guppy

    That’s a good idea. Does the whirling behavior help with diagnosis?
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    Whirling guppy

    Thank you Colin. I finally got a good picture of the fish doing the whirling behavior. I found something with malachite green, which will be delivered next Saturday. It might be kinder to euthanize him, though, than wait.
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    Whirling guppy

    What I have is metonidazole and praziquantel (General Cure), which is aimed at parasites. If it's skin flukes it will help. The LFS doesn't stock any malachite green medications. The salt hasn't helped, so maybe it isn't the external protozoans? If it's a virus, nothing I do is going to help...
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    Whirling guppy

    Well, he has been in salt of increasing salinity for about five days now (up to somewhere around 3T/20L), and continues to decline. Given that he is a live bearer, can I medicate with salt in the water? I’m not sure he will still be around after the suggested slow desalination (looks like it...
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    Whirling guppy

    Spinning guppy videos: and . In the second video the clearest example is between 30 sec and the end of the 38 sec video. I've moved the guppy into our 3.5 gal hospital tank. It is very ill. It can rest, but can't swim much without going into a spasm of circling. It doesn't look like whirling...
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    Whirling guppy

    Hi folks, one of that batch of guppies in rough shape has started having spasms of tumbling/whirling. For the last few weeks, his tail has been drooping, and now he intermittently somersaults or goes into a tumbling dive. He seems disoriented for a bit after each attack. He has been eating well...
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    Guppy fry and short trip

    Thanks, Colin! You were right; they were totally fine. 😊
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    Part of guppy head missing?

    That would explain why Lime Green is being constantly harassed! We are down to 1 female to 2 males. Until the fry grow up and join the tank, that is.
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