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    Second Epidemic Wiping Out All Danios

    Thanks Wilder. The symptoms you described do sound like what I'm seeing. A couple of questions. If I can't get the antibiotics you mentioned, will pet store antibiotic meds work? Also, can it affect the other fish? It seems strange that it hasn't so far. Are danios more susceptible? Also...
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    Fish Dying One By One

    Wow -- congratulations, and kudos for your research and persistence. It's a good story of how sometimes more hidden water conditions can affect the health of a tank. Thanks for sharing your story. I'll definitely keep it in mind when I'm trying to get to the bottom of a new problem. :good:
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    Second Epidemic Wiping Out All Danios

    Help! For the second time a same strange disease has wiped out only danios in my 34-gallon tank. I only have two left and I'm trying to put a stop to it. :sad: Both epidemics went through the same phases, and in both cases all but one danio got sick. It starts when a couple of danios die...
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    Sick Danio Won't Give Up

    Thank you Wilder. I am interested in trying to figure out what happened to this fish because it's the second time the same strange disease has wiped out only danios in my 34-gallon tank, and my other danios now have the same symptoms. :sad: I'm going to put another post in the emergency...
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    Sick Danio Won't Give Up

    Thank you both for your kind replies and sympathies. I'll let you know how things go.
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    Sick Danio Won't Give Up

    I have a pathetically sick danio that simply refuses to give up the fight. It's amazing he's still alive, given that he probably hasn't eaten for a couple of weeks. He mostly hangs at the top of the water, body limp. Every now and then he suddenly starts shooting around the water, twirling...
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    Severely Bloated Male Platy

    Thank you! Sadly, I just looked up dropsy and now I'm thinking that could be it. The pictures and symptom descriptions are similar to those of my platy. The danio is suffering from a strange danio-only disease that I've dealt with before in this tank. It has reddish lesions and has wiped out...
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    Severely Bloated Male Platy

    I have a male platy in an established tank with good water parameters. Several days ago he started to lay around the bottom a lot, and became increasingly bloated in the abdominal area. He has now been moved to a one gallon hospital tank. He refuses to eat. Every now and then he rises to the...
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    How Many Tanks Is Sensible To Have?

    And your water bill, lol!
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    Crystal Clear Water!

    After a couple months of trying to fight off a danio "mystery illness" with 2 ich treatments and anti-bacterial treatments, we had green chemical soup in our tank. After a few water changes, it was still milky looking, probably from losing some of the cycling to the antibiotics. Even after all...
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    How Many Tanks Is Sensible To Have?

    For us, it all started with a 5-gallon tank we bought for a couple of carnival fish. The fish didn't make it, but the hobby survived, and after about a year and a half we've grown to five tanks: two 5-gallon (mostly for babies), and a 14-gallon, 34-gallon, and 1 gallon hospital tank for very...
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    Help! Dojo Is Stuck!

    Thank you! I look forward to hearing all your ideas.
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    Help! Dojo Is Stuck!

    Update: It turns out the dojo is a genius after all! :lol: He reappeared this morning just in time for feeding. Somehow he can get his little self all over the front and back of the tank. Still, it worries us. If anyone has ever had this problem, and found a solution for creating a...
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    Help! Dojo Is Stuck!

    We bought a dojo loach yesterday. Today we couldn't find him anywhere and took the whole tank apart to find him. Finally we spotted him stuck at the back of the tank. We have a 34-gallon red sea, which can be used as a freshwater or marine tank. The water passes through a grate on the right...
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    Whats Going On?

    Can you tell us a little about how long the tank has been running, what size it is, and how many of each type of fish are in it? Thanks.
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    Ok To Keep All Male Platys?

    Lol, you do have to wonder if they know what they're missing! I made the switch tonight. The males already in the tank were instantly curious and waited around while I acclimated the new guy. When we finally let him go, they all checked each other out, swimming together and occasionally...
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    Why Do Fish Sometimes Just Die?

    A strange question, I know. But I've been keeping fish long enough now to know that sometimes seemingly healthy fish just die for no apparent reason. The water stats can be fine, everyone seems happy, but a fish suddenly loses steam and never recovers. When there are symptoms, it's easier to...
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    Ok To Keep All Male Platys?

    Thanks everyone. It looks like perhaps I should try it and see how it goes. The one dominant platy chases the smaller one away from food but you're right that there's never any actual damage. I know it's a little weird to keep 3 males, but I originally moved the female out to keep from being...
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    Ok To Keep All Male Platys?

    I have 2 male platys in a tank. One harasses and chases the other. Tonight my female in another tank died and I am considering moving her "mate" in with the other males. But he is smaller than the other two. Would 3 male platys in one tank with no females get along?
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    Neon Tetra Turning White

    Thank you! I have been surprised by how long this little guy is hanging on. It's been at least 3 weeks since he showed symptoms, but it's been steadily progressing. I know what you mean about the spaghetti spine, poor thing. But, amazingly, he is still eating in his little quartantine tank...
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