Sad News please help....

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Nitemelodies, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Nitemelodies

    NitemelodiesValued MemberMember

    So... I have some sad news... My blue glo fish Stitch has passed on...

    He was given as a gift... and was struggling this morning...





    I was growing plants in my small tank when... i was given two unwanted fish... Stitch and Pleakley....

    Pleakley i feel his spine is a bit curved...

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    does he look okay...? Hes gonna be lonely now.... I was cycling the little planted tank... so I could move it to the 20 gallon I want to setup... because I know the tank I have is too little for danios... so I was hoping theyd be okay for a little... I cant even give them back T.T

    I was wondering if I should be worried about him... or if he had TB I dont know.... Im so sad T.T
     
  2. Adam55

    Adam55Well Known MemberMember

    I'm sorry to hear that. What are your water parameters?
     
  3. OP
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    Nitemelodies

    NitemelodiesValued MemberMember

    Checking amonia levels... rn has to develop. .. but I don't have nitrates bc I wasn't cycling it before just plants o.o

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    My amonia is still spiking it's been about a week... it's between .5 poms and 1.... I don't know what to do I was planning fish here

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  4. hollie1505

    hollie1505Well Known MemberMember

    I'm so sorry to hear your sad news :(

    I think you should perform a water change to get that ammonia down, it'll help him feel better. Mind you don't cross contaminate though!

    He doesn't look well though I'm afraid. @junebug has experience with some mycos and may be able to advise you here.

    Again, so sorry for your loss.xx
     
  5. OP
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    Nitemelodies

    NitemelodiesValued MemberMember

    I already changed the water about 30% earlier today! Do I do another? I have 1407112892808.jpg1407112949005.jpg
    I put some of that in...
    T.T

    I'm worried it's TB o.o

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  6. plecostomuch

    plecostomuchValued MemberMember

  7. Adam55

    Adam55Well Known MemberMember

    I really don't think it's TB. The symptoms of TB in fish are pretty drastic. From what I saw in that pic, I would rule it out.
     
  8. hollie1505

    hollie1505Well Known MemberMember

    I don't know what that product is, does it detoxify ammonia too? If so, that's brill!

    Hows Pleakley today?xx
     
  9. OP
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    Nitemelodies

    NitemelodiesValued MemberMember

    oh sweet thats good! I'd be terrified if it was! He might just have amonia burns and maybe posien ? i d not know.
     
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    Nitemelodies

    NitemelodiesValued MemberMember

    Pleakley is okay! no bad signs he just swimming around through the Amazon Sword plant! thats his favorite spot!

    It is supposed to detoxify amonia but still allow for cycle or something like that!
     
  11. hollie1505

    hollie1505Well Known MemberMember

    That stuff will be fine. It will probably turn the ammonia into ammonium which isn't toxic to fish but the ammonia bacteria can still eat it.

    I have a neon that looked similar, had a crazy bent spine (from above it was 'Z' shaped and lost all it's colour, symptoms of tb. But three months later he's still here, fine and recovered. I think it was an injury. Maybe that's Pleakleys problem? Just a thought.

    Seeing as he's alone, I would just keep an eye on him for now. Although I would like someone with Mycos experience to chime in. ( endlercollector @junebug @poeticinjustices you all spring to mind, sorry to steer you this way but you're all way more knowledgeable here)xx
     
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  12. ricmcc

    ricmccWell Known MemberMember

    Because it can be so devastating, TB is often mentioned, but is actually one of the less common diseases, at least in fish.
    I think that maybe a genetic abnormality is far more likely, and, if if not too severe, often allows them to lead a normal life.
    I would do something about your ammonia, however, perhaps more WCs until it is under control, as the levels that you speak of are far more frequently the cause of illness in fish than is TB, to the best of my knowledge.
    And although your danio will love a change to new quarters where there is some room for buddies, please do introduce them fairly slowly----all the best to you, rick
     
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