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#1 jajajaja

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    Posted 17 August 2007 - 11:46 AM

    We have had our happy 35 gallon aquarium for about a year. We started with about 6 fish, but our 3 convicts (which I think are a type of African chiclid) killed the other fish. We then added a beautiful feather fin catfish, which the pet shop recommended to us. All was merry between the fish- except a scuttle here and there. The convicts all grew about 4-5 inches and the catfish got FAT.

    I then wanted a pleco to help with some of the cleaning...we bought one and unfortunately he brought an illness with him. One convict died and so did my catfish. I only have two convicts left. I wasn't sure what to do since I have never had a sick tank before. I googled it and found so much conflicting advise.

    I did a half water change and removed my two dead fish which seemed to have fungus all over them. I added a medication for fungus to the water. I hope it works. My poor little remaining convicts are looking at me like HELP! They don't have any fungus growth on them, but I have noticed them sometimes lingering at the top of the tank.

    Has anyone else battled a sick tank? Does any fish ever survive?
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    #2 JaimeLynne

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      Posted 17 August 2007 - 12:01 PM

      Oh no! We had a beta that died - he started getting all these white spots on him until we woke up one day and he was gone Poor Francois

      I'm sorry I don't really know what to say for a full fish tank but I hope you can save your fishies!! Can you go to a local fish store and ask what they'd recommend?

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      #3 jajajaja

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        Posted 17 August 2007 - 12:16 PM

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        Originally Posted by JaimeLynne
        Oh no! We had a beta that died - he started getting all these white spots on him until we woke up one day and he was gone Poor Francois

        I'm sorry I don't really know what to say for a full fish tank but I hope you can save your fishies!! Can you go to a local fish store and ask what they'd recommend?
        That's what I was kinda planning on doing today after work. I live in a tiny town 30 mins outside of Salem, Oregon. So when I finally noticed my fish were all dead after I came home it was too late to go ask the fish store what to do. I was able to find some medication though in one of our tiny stores so I was thankful for that.

        I have a betta too...I work. He's soo cheerful to look at. We named him Masta Betta. Lol. I'm sorry Francois died. I take it hard when anything dies. I'm such a softy. My FI thought I was crazy last night. He was like...I hope nothing happens to your dog. I was like HOW COULD YOU SAY THAT!!
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        #4 JaimeLynne

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          Posted 17 August 2007 - 12:20 PM

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          Originally Posted by Waiting_for_Sunshine
          That's what I was kinda planning on doing today after work. I live in a tiny town 30 mins outside of Salem, Oregon. So when I finally noticed my fish were all dead after I came home it was too late to go ask the fish store what to do. I was able to find some medication though in one of our tiny stores so I was thankful for that.

          I have a betta too...I work. He's soo cheerful to look at. We named him Masta Betta. Lol. I'm sorry Francois died. I take it hard when anything dies. I'm such a softy. My FI thought I was crazy last night. He was like...I hope nothing happens to your dog. I was like HOW COULD YOU SAY THAT!!
          Haha, I'm that way too! I hate it when anything dies - it totally freaks me out. When my first beta died (his name was Sapphire) my friend had to flush him - I just couldn't do it! lol

          ~ Jaime & Martin ~
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          We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

          We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


          #5 anaderoux

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            Posted 17 August 2007 - 01:30 PM

            Rachel when I had goldfish years ago one of them got sick and I isolated him and put medicine (don't remember which one but bought it at pet smart) in both tanks and it worked, they didn't die..

            I really don't remember the sickness, I just remmeber putting medicine




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