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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-09-2016, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Help i keep losing fish

Constantly my fish are getting new deseases and this has been going on for a while now, ich velvet dropsy bacterial you name it. My angel is RESLLY struggling.I quarantined it and he is still alive(barely) I have been treating him for fin rot since he is missing the side of his mouth, their is so white fuzzy stuff, however a molly just died in my tank so I think they are related, he had slightly bloody gills , I'm starting to think it is from my rainbow shark. He chases every fish pretty bad to the point where they are gasping for air , I have no place to put him so what should I do ???IS IT POSSIBLE MY RAINBOW SHARK IS CAUSING MY FISH TO CONSTANTLY GET SICK??
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It could well be mycobacterium....the mouth rot seems to be indicative.
Although, lots of other symptoms are involved.

Please go read this PDF by Diana Walsted.
It is very informative.

http://www.bookmasters.com/marktplc/...coarticle1.pdf

Hope this helps,

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Sorry to hear.. Honestly if i were you i would get rid of the rainbow shark if its slow torturing your entire tank; whether or not he is getting the others getting sick, hes not helping their immune system one bit..

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It is commonly held that stress can bring on illnesses that would otherwise remain dormant. An aggressive fish that chases/attacks the other fish qualifies.
I feel that you need to isolate or re-home the offender, then you can address any issues in your tank as/if necessary.

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I'm about to throw my rainbow shark in my koi pond at this point, I have used at least 50 dollars worth of medicines and 50 dollars in fish, my water quality is fine, do you think if I get rid of him and treat for any possible deseases that my tank will be ok after that? Or should I just start my tank over

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I'm about to throw my rainbow shark in my koi pond at this point, I have used at least 50 dollars worth of medicines and 50 dollars in fish, my water quality is fine, do you think if I get rid of him and treat for any possible deseases that my tank will be ok after that? Or should I just start my tank over

Bump: It's a 75 gallon planted tank
Rainbow sharks are known nippers. I would get it out.
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I'm about to throw my rainbow shark in my koi pond at this point, I have used at least 50 dollars worth of medicines and 50 dollars in fish, my water quality is fine, do you think if I get rid of him and treat for any possible deseases that my tank will be ok after that? Or should I just start my tank over

Bump: It's a 75 gallon planted tank
Don't do that.
Your rainbow shark may well be the stressor that drove your other fish to sickness in the first place, but what you have now is a contagion. Do not move fish from an infected tank into a healthy pond.

Move your rainbow shark to a 5 gallon bucket if you have to. It'll be fine. Throw in a sponge filter or something.

THEN medicate the bejezus out of everything.
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lol I was just kidding the little rainbow shark would never survive the winter
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lol I was just kidding the little rainbow shark would never survive the winter
Plus, you'll pass on the disease in your tank to your koi.


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