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Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 7/11/2018 19:55
Re: Female Platy not eating and swimming aimlessly #21
Ok will order some ESHA2000 and monitor for the next few days

I'm sure you get asked this all the time, is it OK to dose the entire tank even with all the other fish in it?
I also have Otocinclus, an Angelfish, Cories, a few shrimp and snails.

Thanks,
Chris


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 7/11/2018 12:46
Re: Changing out the sand in an aquarium #22
Not an expert but I think that if you were to change the sand, you would need to gradually change it over to the new stuff probably over a couple of weeks so that you don't lose too much bacteria etc.

I think you'd maybe need to rinse/wash/soak the new stuff in tank water (during a water change perhaps??) before it goes in as well, but not too sure if that's necessary with sand.
Someone else will be able to confirm!

Chris


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 6/11/2018 23:21
Female Platy not eating and swimming aimlessly #23
Hello,

One of my platys has stopped eating that I can see, and seems to be swimming without purpose.
She occasionally seems to swim into the glass and continues going...

I seen her being a bit wobbly tonight as well and it's making me think I should humanely euthanize her following the steps from here
https://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-m ... y-to-euthanize-a-fish.htm

Not sure I could get a hospital tank up and running before she would potentially pass, and also she has been like this probably around a week...

Thoughts?

Thanks,
Chris

**Edit** should also mention she occasionally seems to rest, or get caught perhaps, in some of my plants while still flapping her fins and tail so unsure if she's trying to rest or is actually stuck and too weak to do anything about it.


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 18/9/2018 20:23
Re: Platy - Dropsy #24
Also, another question, I have a couple of female platys that, for as long as I can remember, have large bellies.

Always bigger after eating, maybe to be expected, and I don't see any platy fry..so not sure if they're pregnant but the other fish eat the babies...or something else...opinions?

Definitely no loss of appetite either.

Thanks,
Chris
https://imgur.com/a/NWWZo8D


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 18/9/2018 17:49
Re: Platy - Dropsy #25
No problem!

Thanks for the tip using two nets.


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 18/9/2018 11:46
Re: Platy - Dropsy #26
He has died :(

Can anyone give tips on how to catch fish quickly in the tank?

Chris


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 18/9/2018 8:05
Platy - Dropsy #27
Hello,

I have a platy that I was sure had dropsy, so I put him into his own tank, and have dosed using Interpet Anti Internal Bacteria.

When I was trying to catch him I must have stressed him out a lot with trying to get him in the net...I know this wouldn't have helped.

He's currently sitting on the bottom of the tank just breathing very quickly it looks like.
I've posted a link to Imgur below which will hopefully work so you can see the state of him.

I'm under no impression that he won't die, is it just a waiting game now to see if he improves?

Thanks,
Chris
https://imgur.com/a/5vw4DbM


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 7/9/2018 19:50
Should I change my plant fertiliser #28
Hello

I have a Juwel Lido 120 with multiple plants in it, I am afraid I don't remember the types of plants but they are all from the Tropica range.

I don't seem to have any issue with the plants growing, however a lot of the leaves on some of the plants have multiple brown spots/areas on them, while some leaves also seem to detach and appear to be paler than others. One of the smaller plants seems to be a really dark green almost blue colour on the underside of some of the leaves as well.

From what I can find out online, am I right in saying that the plants could be lacking Phosphorus and Potassium? Potentially Zinc as well if there are brown spots appearing?

The fertiliser I am using just now is Seachem Flourish, I put in around 3ml every week after my water changes (20-30%).
Is it worth trying another fertiliser to see if this improves things (If so which one?) or should I be dosing maybe 2 times per week?

I also seem to get some green spots of algae growing on the glass. Would additional plants help reduce the algae growth (taking more nutrients away so the algae can't grow)?

Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions!

Chris

**EDIT**
Upon closer inspection I don't think the leaves are dark green/blue, it looks like these ones are actually turning a bit translucent.
Some of the leaves on a couple of the plants have holes in them, is this a deficiency, or could my fish pecking at the plants?
Finally, it looks like I have some algae growing on the leaves of at least 2 of the plants - dark green spots of algae, looks like it's part of the leaf actually.


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 31/7/2018 16:29
Re: Is there something wrong with my Angel? #29
I'll start doing a couple water changes a week, think I have been overfeeding which may not be helping. Angel is still swimming fine now, looking much happier after that one night!!

I have also seen some white stringy poops from my other fish so hopefully this will help.

Another quick query about my angel - is it a leopard angelfish?

Thanks,
Chris


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 25/7/2018 7:36
Re: Is there something wrong with my Angel? #30
Update this morning-

Swimming a lot happier, excited for breakfast I guess, happily eating but still swimming at an angle occasionally

Will continue to monitor anyway...



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