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Working on my own strain of guppy. - Journal and discussion

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums & Fish Photos' started by MasterBlue, Oct 5, 2010.

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  1. MasterBlue

    MasterBlue Thread Starter Active Member

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    Re: Working on my own strain of guppy. - Journal and discuss

    And both this and the other tank were cycled when the problems started.

    And I'll prolly go buy some potted plants when I reset this monster. I hate fake ones, and some simple stuff will suffice.
     
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    Well, things are looking a bit better. No one is covered in fuzz at the least.
    I'll start to try to restabilize the tank tomorrow.

    Good news is I might be getting a job at PetCo =3
     
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    Awoke this morning to find two dead fish, others refuse to eat. Smaller fish acting normal.
    I'm expecting to have a large loss of fish.
    I've done two large water changes, another will be done after work tonight. Tomorrow I will report on recovery or loss.
     
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    Hope things turn around for ya.
    Losing fish and tank issues bite!
     
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    Yea. Specially since they all have names, and I've been working SOOOO hard to fix the traits...
     
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    Well, the water is frozen in our pipes..... Water change may have to wait. o.o;
    Fish still not eating, but they aren't laying in place. My fav male is actively pursuing the girls. So thats good.... Figured he wanna eat first tho o.o
     
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    Morning update: No one is dead, and everyone looks good. Fewer clamped fins.

    Draining the tank. The stand is what woke me up... It cracked this morning... So I'm gunna have to take it down and put everyone into a smaller tank. ...
     
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    Well, looks like everyone is dead.
    At least, most of them. Morning will tell.
     
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    wow, hard to believe they went from looking good and less clamped to dead.
    IF they are truly dead disinfect that entire setup BEFORE reusing anything from it.
    If it can't be disinfected...I'd be tossing it.
     
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    *sigh*
    Yea. In the morning before work.
    I'm wondering if it's a virus or something. Water tests show nothing. 0 across the board. Water is a mix of the other tank's water and some fresh stuff. None of the old water or rocks or anything. Just the heater and the air stones. The tank has a new filter too....

    out of the 10 or so fish, 2 are still looking good. If they still look good tomorrow then I'll pull them out and see if they'll make it...
     
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    are all the tanks within normal parameters (especially if your using water from them)?
    Just a thought..I couldn't fathom them all coming down with the same virus without cause (I mean I can see if you added a new fish recently and it had something and transmitted it to everyone else), but still hard to believe.
    Really sorry to hear!
     
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    That goldfish mayhaps? This all started after it died. I moved the "healthy" looking fish from that tank and then all these got sick.

    I have noticed that only fish in physical contact have gotten sick. The separate side of the 40 gallon all look good. No signs of anything at all. And the Tiger Endler's look good too.
    I'll be keeping a close watch on them mind you, but I'm fairly certain they are doing well.

    Eating and having babies and everything.
     
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    I almost forgot about that eyeless goldfish...you may be on to something with that theory!
    Sadly, it's too late at this point from what your stating though.

    Glad the others are looking well, at least that's good news for ya!
    Hoping the nightmarish events will be over soon and you won't encounter them again.
     
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    I pray not. This has almost made me want to stop owning fish... But just almost.
     
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    Hang in there Jonathan, Remember - When the going gets tough the tough get going! In the past I had ich wipe out over $1000 worth of fish in 3 days. I was pulling my hair out and dead fish. LOL
     
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    Yep yep, chalk it up to a painstaking learning experience and think of all the possibilities that come with starting over (fun!!!)
     
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    haha.
    If i'm lucky the side that hadn't shown any infection stay that way. If so, then I have plenty of remaining parts to the puzzle to keep working at it.

    Infection notes:
    Scratching against rocks.
    Fish clamp fins, stop eating.
    Start to lay on bottom.
    Start to swim like an eel.
    Grows form. Also fins blister.
    Fins begin to get eaten away. Mouth gets infected(only females).
    Bloating, scales look about to pop off, bleeding from gills.
    Eyes sink in. Death.
     
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    So, I saved the last survivor from the illness, a survivor from the other tank as well. Only fish not to have gotten sick, at all.
    His father was a wild guppy, his mother was a tiger+blue/red cross. He's neat looking. Placed him in a 1 gallon.

    Everyone else did die.

    The side with not physical contact still lives.
     
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    That's really odd as most fish diseases are water borne. Keep investigating this has me stumped and interested.
     
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    Genetics are out; all fish, even unrelated ones died.
    I'm still betting on Virus or parasites. Mayhaps I got a fish version of an STD? It's all open for speculation, but no real answer will likely be resolved upon. Had I the sort of tool I want I could have done some slides of the scales and tissue and done some examinations. But I'm working on a .05 cent budget, lol


    What remains of my collection:
    One Female Tiger+red/Blue cross
    One PetCo Japanese Blue Male
    One Pure Black Bar Endler (red type)
    5 juvenile fry.
    3 newborns.
     
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