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    mystery snail care questions!

    i just got mine yesterday and didn't expect to like a snail this much (he is a ton of fun to watch!), i want to give this guy the best care/diet possible. he is in quarantine right now (5 gallon with some floating plants and a moss ball for now) but will be going into a 10 gallon tank. I'll be...
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    My endlers were fine one day and now one is dead, the other has a bent body, can't swim (lying at the bottom of the tank) and is gasping

    i totally agree with you about the breeding, between over breeding, inbreeding and breeding for fancy colors/looks with a disregard for fish health, it's way too easy to purchase unhealthy fish. my endlers did look healthy in the store and seemed fine for the majority of the time that I had...
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    My endlers were fine one day and now one is dead, the other has a bent body, can't swim (lying at the bottom of the tank) and is gasping

    got it. sadly the other endler passed overnight, so now i just have the 2 corydoras, going to get one more hopefully soon. thank you for this helpful information though, i will purchase equilibrium if i try endlers again, and a testing kit for gh/kh. thanks again for your help!
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    My endlers were fine one day and now one is dead, the other has a bent body, can't swim (lying at the bottom of the tank) and is gasping

    thank you so much for the info, i'll def get a testing kit soon and work on getting the water right for endlers if this guy makes it or if i get some in the future (and ill make sure it works for the corydoras). idk what to do with the guy i have right now tho, i will check on him in the morning...
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    My endlers were fine one day and now one is dead, the other has a bent body, can't swim (lying at the bottom of the tank) and is gasping

    thank you so much for your help so far & kind words! the enders were healthy for over a month before this happened, i guess long term disease developing is possible (dont know much about it). dosed the tank with prime to detoxify ammonia and ill be doing some water changes to deal with that as...
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    My endlers were fine one day and now one is dead, the other has a bent body, can't swim (lying at the bottom of the tank) and is gasping

    that is so smart... quick googling found me several different answers. according to the state, the water is "soft to slightly hard," another source from a forum says that gh and kh are at around 2. hope this info helps. do you think that could kill them over long periods of time? like i...
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    My endlers were fine one day and now one is dead, the other has a bent body, can't swim (lying at the bottom of the tank) and is gasping

    the tank was started in late july so like 3.5 months. nothing new has gone into the tank since early September (this is when some new plants + the endlers went into the tank). there are no visible lesions or anything on the dead endler, the one that is alive doesn't have anything on it at all...
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    My endlers were fine one day and now one is dead, the other has a bent body, can't swim (lying at the bottom of the tank) and is gasping

    no way, there's nothing nearby to clean with chemicals (tank is on a stand between 2 windows that have nothing on them), and i know for a fact no one has cleaned near it. the corys are all fine and eating, acting normal. do you have any advice on how to clean a hospital tank? i don't want any...
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    My endlers were fine one day and now one is dead, the other has a bent body, can't swim (lying at the bottom of the tank) and is gasping

    thanks so much for your help! btw the cory def died of a bacterial infection as it was eating into her face and I saw it spread throughout her body and to other places, one of the other corys had it too but is okay now). i'll answer your questions now, and i also have a question regarding...
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    My endlers were fine one day and now one is dead, the other has a bent body, can't swim (lying at the bottom of the tank) and is gasping

    they were fine yesterday morning when i fed them, and i came downstairs today and found one dead and one barely able to swim. his body is curved, he can't swim and just scoots around the bottom of the tank and he is gasping. i've been treating the tank with paraguard for 2 of the other fish in...
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    one of my corydoras has a hole in his side, another has a fungus?

    so third update, the bronze corydora is healed up but the peppered one is not doing so good. it's super dark rn since it's night time here, but i'll attach a pic of her in the morning. the gash has widened and it's spread. i saw her glass surfing, but she was spinning in circles going upside...
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    one of my corydoras has a hole in his side, another has a fungus?

    got it, that's what i was thinking too. the furan-2 will kill the bb tho so i'm not even gonna bother with taking some out, i'm p sure it killed most of mine in the tank (but i took some bio media out & it's currently being oxygenated in a separate tank so that I can fix my cycle)
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    one of my corydoras has a hole in his side, another has a fungus?

    alright, second update, and i'll attach pics soon if needed. the one with hole in his side, the bronze corydora is nearly better. only a tiny white spot remains and it gets smaller everyday. yesterday i finished the last day of the course of the treatment but have enough for a second course...
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    one of my corydoras has a hole in his side, another has a fungus?

    so little update: everyone is still alive, my meds got here today, i did end up dosing the paraguard (at half dose since it contains malachite green which corydoras are sensitive to) since one of the corys seemed to be getting a little better thanks to the baths. now the hole in the bronze...
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