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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-14-2013, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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So recently my community has taken a turn for the worse. I have been focusing on my plants and the new lighting I received. The other day I noticed that my gloBarb (Yes I know they are "Aggressive" but he has never shown a single bit of it. He used to be in a tank with other barbs and they used to beat the crap out of him and he would hide.) had been attacked. I immediately pulled him out of the 30g and put him into a 3.5 gallon hospital tank and have been dosing him with stress coat.

I do not see how it can be from tank related sickness since my parameters are not harmful and I did see what appeared to be damage on his outside. He is also swimming a little awkwardly at the moment, I don't know If its from the tank size or injury.
That night I also found on of my larger White Skirt Tetra dead at the top of the water. (from earlier in the day death)

The next problem is that this morning when I woke I noticed one of my Bolivian Rams eyes looked a little awkward and had a little bit of red under it.

I cannot figure out what is causing this because I never see it. The only thing that can come to mind is that about a month ago my little LFS sold me a "Skunk Loach" to remove the snail parasite I have in my tank. Recently I discovered that they are actually a very aggressive fish.
If its not that I added a school of neon tetras into the tank a couple weeks ago. I have never heard of these fish causing this kind of problem though.

What steps should I take next?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-19-2013, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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So the fish have stopped being attacked and the skunk loach was removed. I know there is not many people on here who do a lot with fish. My Barbs eye has healed and is looking much better. The problem is that his fins have not healed and one appears to be getting worse and is all covered in blood. It has a little bit of white on it still as do a few of his other fins. I cannot tell if it is fin rot. Any help is appreciated.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-19-2013, 09:14 PM
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If he's looking much better, then your barb will likely heal completely. I'm glad you found what the problem with your tank was, and I have best wishes for your battered community.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-19-2013, 11:23 PM
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Never mind. Got a bit mixed up.

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