Mystery Illness And Treatment

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I have had my 20gal tank (housing 12 harlequin rasbora, 11 kuhli loach, 1 pearl gourami, 1 dwarf gourami and 2 assassin snails) coming up for a year. The rasbora were the first introduced post fishless cycle. i had a recent fatality of one rasbora and have a second in my quarantine tank as it’s displaying similar symptoms as the one that died - pale and very thin. I panicked it was TB but I think I’d be right in saying they’d all be displaying symptoms by now if those rasbora have been in since day one? If it came in with a later fish that would be the one to display symptoms?

Anyway. I’m guessing there might be some sort of parasite causing an issue. What do people use as a treatment which I can use as a preemptive treatment to make sure the rest of my tank doesn’t go down sick. I’d like to save my little guy in quarantine but it may not be possible.

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I have never treated for parasites but I think Paraguard is suppose to be good. Let’s see if anyone else responds.
 
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DoubleDutch said:
What are the symptoms?
He is really really thin and pale. Photo is attached from before he was quarantined but isn’t that clear. I wonder whether there’s parastites which might be stopping him making use of food, cos he’s still eating.

Just for clarity. There’s 2 healthy rasbora there and he’s at the bottom of the photo looking thin and pale.
 

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Nope. Definitely harlequin rasbora. Here’s a better shot of him close up
 

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Hannah M said:
Nope. Definitely harlequin rasbora. Here’s a better shot of him close up
Owww yes. OMG it is thin / bad looking indeed. Personally I think it is on an irreversable way out (sorry). I guess it is a bacterial issue, but which exactly is hard to say. I'd euthanise this one and keep the water clean as possible.
 
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Yeah it’s horrid to see isn’t it shall I treat the main 20gal with a general anti bacterial treatment?
 

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Hannah M said:
Yeah it’s horrid to see isn’t it shall I treat the main 20gal with a general anti bacterial treatment?
To be honest I hate "general" treatment, but understand you want to do "something"
 
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