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Fish health help please
Oct 17th, 2009 at 7:38pm
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I have two neon tetras in a 5 gallon tank. One of them has some stuff on his scales and his tail is a little ragged. The nitrates and nitrites have been high so i performed a 20% water change and added to small live plants in an effort to get it down. MY sister has some tetracycline fish antibiotic should I use this to make him better?
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Re: Fish health help please
Reply #1 - Oct 30th, 2009 at 7:21pm
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Sorry I didn't see your post until today.  When the nitrates and nitrites are high you need to go to you local tropical fish store and get some stuff to put in to bring them down.  Also don't feed them for several days.  Sometimes over feeding leaves extra food on the bottom and that brings them up.  You tank needs to be treated and it wouldn't hurt to put medication in the tank too.  You may have fin and tail rot with the tail being ragged and if the stuff on the scales is white it is probably Ick.  Read the antibiotic your sister has and see what it takes care of.  It won't hurt to put that in.  But also take a water sample to your fish store and let them tell you what you need to bring all your levels back to normal.  I hope this gets to you before you have perhaps lost your tetras.   Sad

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Re: Fish health help please
Reply #2 - Apr 5th, 2011 at 7:58am
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I have a brand new 20gallon fish tank that I bought today; I used Nutrafin cycle and Tetra Aqua safe in the tank. My fish are doing very well health wise, but relations wise am terrified. I originally had a  sunburst platy and named sunrise and a gold gourami in a five gallon tank that I transferred over to the new tank today, but I also added several new tank mates. I added a Sucker mouth catfish that sleeps with my platy oddly enough and two new gouramis. Both new gouramis are opaline but one is a male and one is a female. The females color has faded slightly I believe due to stress because all reading temp everything are clear in my tank. The male is very timid and follows her around, but my Gold gourami went from being loveable and sweet to aggressive towards both new gouramis. He chases the girl into hiding a lot and the male he tries to start fights with but the opaline male backs down and hides. Will he settle down or will he end up killing my opaline male. I need to know because I have a home for my male opal line if he doesnít work out. Iím just glad my platy gets along with everyone. Thank you .
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