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« on: March 09, 2016, 11:26:13 AM »

I checked out the QT this AM and discovered this bloodfin with a bloated body, a white slimy patch behind his gills and a red dot above the white, which did not show well, nor did the white patch, but in the aquarium it was very obvious.<a href="http://s1049.photobucket.com/user/lv2crp/media/005_zps5vsynzbt.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s392/lv2crp/005_zps5vsynzbt.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 005_zps5vsynzbt.jpg"/>[/url]
It seems this also is a bacterial infection but I can't narrow it down more than that.  It seems all I do is ask questions and I apologize but Badman's is very conscientious and comprehensive, as well as caring.  I would assume that a good bacterial medicine is what I'm looking for again?  I checked out a grounding wire as to skittish fish, which may affect their health, and it seems I need to really test with a meter to locate the problem if that is it.

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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 12:16:37 PM »

An up date of just an hour ago.  The 2 remaining blood fins are damaged the same, and I suspect some white clouds similarly. My hobby is becoming exponentially more complex and worrisome.

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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2016, 03:07:05 PM »

I had to dispatch another bloodfin tetra in my QT.  Most certainly had hemorrhagic septicemia (OK, sure looked like the readings and pictures,) and that odd white slime with bloating.  Bought Furan 2 and administered my first packet just now.  Odd not dissolving this stuff.  Will it certainly destroy my bacterial colony as it says it may?  Geez, I hope this works!  I get the uneasy feeling that the QT stressed the fish out.

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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2016, 03:50:22 PM »

What are the water parameters, Gregg?
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2016, 06:10:37 PM »

Pat Mary,

5 days ago it was ph 7.6, ammonia 0 ppm, nitrites, 0 ppm, and nitrates 5 ppm.  I understand this should not change things so I'll do a check again and let you know.

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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2016, 07:02:54 PM »

Looking up Furan 2 I found several folks who it and an intestinal medicine upon every fish entry into a QT. Is this necessary?  I was going to let them simply be isolated a month.

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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2016, 07:35:29 PM »

Pat Mary, the readings were the same, ph 7.6, and then 0,0, and 5 ppm.

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