Thank you for checking in. A bit better today overall - except my khulI seems weak & isn't really eating.How goes it?
I am so cautiously relieved to hear this. He's looking real good too.If your Pleco is not showing symptoms by now, than I'm sure he is fine.
Thank you!Columnaris is very fast moving and its symptoms show up, at temperatures above 80 degrees, within 24 hours.
Deaths can occur within 72 hours.
You have probably reached the peak of the deaths from the disease and the fish that have had the benefit of medication will most likely be fine.
It is good that you are doing the daily water changes- this probably prevented a total loss in your tank.
I'm very glad that you haven't lost anyone else. That picture is of a Harlequin Rasbora though. Not a tetra. Two different lines there. Not that it really matters right now. I definitely advise more of them once your tank is situated though.This is my tetra - the one that's mostly visibly affected by the columnaris. He's swimming good, eating great, & not hanging at the top of the tank nor is he crashing at the bottom.
I'm just wondering - he still has a chance, right?
My platty has a tiny bit on the tail. & I thought I saw a bit on a guppy - but they're all over right now & not interested in taking a break.
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I didn't know it was an HR! when I started my tanks abt 6 years ago my son & I were told it was a tetra. I'm absolutely certain the employee said that.I'm very glad that you haven't lost anyone else. That picture is of a Harlequin Rasbora though. Not a tetra. Two different lines there. Not that it really matters right now. I definitely advise more of them once your tank is situated though.
A lot of people make that mistake. Myself included starting out. They show so much activity and personality in adequate schools. I started with 4 and now have 8 in my 20 gallon long. The one in the picture is 6 years old though?I didn't know it was an HR! when I started my tanks abt 6 years ago my son & I were told it was a tetra. I'm absolutely certain the employee said that.
I am going to school him - I feel so badly I can't right now.
Sounds like you've done pretty well with him then. I'd just say keep it up once the illness is gone. Lol.
It's better for them to be in their own tank, they have more room and this time there won't be any jumpers lolNow they are in a 5 gallon tank in another room, but the solitary section that I built into my Barracks is built under the following pattern:
Plexiglass divider cut to the size of the tank, with two rows of holes at the TOP of the divide. It's sealed with silicone. This allows me to either raise the water level to keep the section cycled, or lower the level to use it as QT. I have a sponge filter in each section.
I had the water level lowered while I had the Khulis in the QT section, so it was self-contained. But I believe the miscreant khulI that joined Butch in her section must have jumped the divide.