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  1. Miss Wiggle

    Bloated Rasbora - Possible Dropsy?

    he didn't make it through the night, sad but not entirely unexpected :rip:
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    Happy Birthday - Lljdma!

    happy birthday hun xxx
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    My First Tank

    if it's going dark purple when you first put the drops in then it's still off the charts IMHO. I had that, it would go dark purple then gradually fade to light blue. when it finally did hit 0 the drops go blue when you first put them in the test tube. sorry that's probably not the answer you...
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    Bloated Rasbora - Possible Dropsy?

    yeah got to the LFS and realised it wasn't protozoin. got some myaxin which is for bacterial infections. i know dropsy's pretty hard to treat but it's worth giving it a go at least. thankfully he doesn't seem to be too distressed so fingers crossed.
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    Bloated Rasbora - Possible Dropsy?

    Decided it's definately poorly not gravid. Popped him into a hospital tank last night with some melafix as it's the closest thing to a bacterial med we had to hand in the evening. Got loss of colour and scales pineconing. Off to the LFS in a few mins for a good bacterial med - recommendations...
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    Bloated Rasbora - Possible Dropsy?

    hmmmm hadn't considered that, although wouldn't be pregnant as they are egg layers, but could be distended with eggs. i haven't a pic of ours however did a bit of googling to try and find a picture of a gravid rasbora to compare too - not much joy but did find this pic which doesn't say it's a...
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    Bloated Rasbora - Possible Dropsy?

    we've just stocked our tank after a full fishless cycle, current stats; pH - 7.2 Ammonia - 0 Nitrite - 0 Nitrate - 10ppm tanks around 60 gals, filter providing 10 x tank turnover, moderately planted, current stocking; 15 x copper harlequin rasboras 15 x celebes rainbows 15 x sterbai corydoras...
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    55 Gallon Setup?

    no the thing about growing to the size of the tank is not correct. common plec's get to around 18" long. the way to work out space needed for large catfish is your tank needs to be 4 times the length of the fish and 1.5 times the width and height to give enough swimming room and space to turn...
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    No Fins

    do you have a test kit for the water? if so what are your stats for pH, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate? the single most common cause of all diseases with fish is problems with the water quality so finding out this information is extremely important. goldfish are extremely high waste producers...
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    Do I Have The Right Fish

    Hi Dan, yes as WD say's you still have roughly double the amount of fish that you should have and the design of the edge tanks makes them quite unforgiving with stocking. the cories and the tetra's need to be kept in groups and you don't have room for anymore fish so i'd suggest you return...
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    My First Fishless Cycle

    yeah, i can't tell you how proud I am of Ian at the moment, he passed last years course with a merit which was absolutely staggering considering all the problems that we had and after just a few weeks of Uni he's already getting praise from the lecturers. :D i'm trying to take care of most of...
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    My First Fishless Cycle

    Nah trick of the camera that! They're silver and black mostly! So when am I finally gonna see pics of your tank WD?!
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    Do I Have The Right Fish

    hi there danotto, there are a couple of problems with your stocking which may have led to your fish deaths. the tank is 6 US Gallons, the general rule of thumb for stocking is 1" of fish per US Gallon so you're looking to have a maximum of 6" of fish in there. what you have had in there is the...
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    My First Fishless Cycle

    few piccies, just taken on my mobile so picture quality is not amazing but you get the general idea.
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    Overstocking

    yeah i think you have room for the cory's too :good:
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    55 Gallon Setup?

    the shark's are quite territorial so you need to very carefully select any other bottom dwelling fish to go with them. not sure if the plec will get picked on - not my specialist area but it's definitely worth a good bit of research about any other bottom dwellers. have you read up about how...
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    My First Fishless Cycle

    lol, well Ian ended up getting the crypts mail order. we're lucky to have quite a good LFS just a couple of minutes drive from us, it's good quality but fairly small though so they don't have a massive selection so we're finding we're going all over the place to track things down.
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    No Fins

    hi there, i'm guess you mean ammonia, we'll need a bit more information about the tank before we can get to the bottom of the problems that you're having at the moment, can you give me as much of the information below as possible size of the tank species of fish in it and how many of each...
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    My First Tank

    hubby just ordered some crypts from them a few weeks ago, they took ages to come but pleased with the quality now they are here :good:
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