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Disease and Treatment, Water Conditions, Shipping/Receiving Fish To discuss issues related to diagnosing and treating cichlids. Also discuss aspects for monitoring and treating your water for a variety of fish types.

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Unread 05-09-2012, 3:54 PM   #31
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Today I euthanized the last 3 Black Belts. I also had to remove 50 percent of the caudal fin on 1 of my Synspilums. That has effected his swimming. The Bifasciatus that was scraped at least a week ago has heeled and do not see anymore problems. I am back to being pissed off because I do not know if I am going to see evidence of it next week. Because of this currently I am not having a good time being a hobbyist and that was something I never thought I would feel.



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Unread 05-09-2012, 10:17 PM   #32
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You're a better hobbyist than most folks would be in that situation...just by trying to save them, and learning and documenting your successes and failures. It's not easy to post up problems on a forum, and it's not easy to ask for help. Thanks for that Smitty. You're a better hobbyist than I.



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Unread 05-10-2012, 12:05 AM   #33
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Misery loves company. I've had several months of bad luck too Smiitty. Woke up to find My nasuta on the floor and covered in cat hair. Overall I have had about 12 fish jump out of different tanks within the past 6mos. I lost a group of 10 killie fish and have lost most of their fry due to septicemia. I keep my tank covered with pristine water and I consider myself experienced. On the bright side one my cyps is holding fry despite me thinking I had a group off all males .
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Unread 05-10-2012, 8:48 AM   #34
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Sometimes everything goes right...and sometimes just the opposite!

Learning from each other is the best outcome...

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Unread 05-10-2012, 1:05 PM   #35
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Rene good luck with the fry. Yesterday I was so angry I could not even look at my tanks. I came upstairs and laid down.



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Unread 06-17-2012, 8:55 PM   #36
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i recently made a purchase from a place in florida, and have this now in my tank. my question? is this one of those virus that if it drys out on a hose, or net you are safe, or do i need to dip in bleech. im debating weather to give up now and save me the headaches for the next 4 weeks.
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Unread 06-18-2012, 6:25 AM   #37
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Some virus's can remain off a host, dried out for days, months, years and still be viable.
Hepatitis is said to remain on dry surfaces almost indefinitely unless disinfected. When I worked at a VA hospital we were given gamma globin vaccinations just for that reason.
Some only last moments off a host. I don't know if any research has been done on this one.
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You need to bleach everything. But it spread to my Black Belts and wiped all them out. I then found it on the caudal fin on one of my Synspilums. I cut half the fin off. It has now grown back and I have not seen it again so I pretty sure I am in the clear.



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so does everyone agree, once the symptoms pass, and the fish appear to be healthy, then we are "in the clear". or are we just waiting for it to reapear when stress levels or dirty tank become an issue again. is there some point when i can feel confident that casual tank maintence can be used again, or is that tank always going to carry a possibility of transfering that disease. i heard it goes in remission, just waiting for a breakout again.

it must not just disappear, if this particular vendor has been handing out lymph for years.

im considering spiking the tank and stearilizing everyting, and starting again, rather than having this hang over my head for years and years.

on a good note, i turned the heat up to 87 degrees, put 4 cups of salt in a 40 breeder, and they are 95% improved.
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It will reappear with stress, injury, etc.
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