Unfortunately the poor wee thing went to the big fish tank in the sky not long after I moved it to the qt tank, Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone etc. Anyway, it has brought about the decision that since it doesn't look like I'll be moving to a bigger flat any time soon and therefore can't get a bigger tank I'd like to pass the remaining 5 danios I have to someone with a bigger home for them so if anyone can rehome these in or around the Glasgow area, ideally within an existing shoal, I'd gratefully give them to you for free. I'll still have my WCMM to keep me company. I've also stuck an ad in the classifieds. PM me if you are interested.
No rush so if you're expecting a big rectangular shaped present under the christmas tree i'm sure they'll manage another month or so where they are for while longer.
I know one died recently which may put people off but the others are looking in fine health at present.
I've had her just over a year so probably between 15 to 18 months old taking into account the age she would have been when I bought her.
I'm afraid that despite it being the year 2011 I have failed miserably to get a photo from my rubbish phone onto my computer. I even tried sending it to Frau Sticklebacks so called smartphone but she couldn't get it out of the picture message onto a computer either. I don't know why she bothered getting it, she doesn't even have Angry Birds.
Anyway I moved the fish into the QT tank this morning and noticed that she now has a small lump on her side which looks like a little half bubble just over 1mm in diameter. She is a good deal more active today though.
Did a bit of research and sounds like it's probably a bacterial infection or very worst case scenario fish TB.
Again any advice on how to proceed would be warmly appeciated.
Just a quick note to recommend Arthur Christmas to anyone who fancies a good festive cinema trip over the next few weeks. I'm not normally one to shout about this sort of thing but it was absolutely briliant, the best Christmas film I've seen since Muppets Christmas Carol.
One of my zebra danios hasn't been eating for the past few days, has lost quite a bit of weight, stomach looks slightly swollen and back slightly arched and is swimming about itself fairly slowly at mid-level. I've carried out a full range of tests and nothing unusual with the water. All the other fish are fine and are ignoring the invalid. Colour looks ok. I've been dosing melafix for the past couple of days as that's all I have but seen no change. As always any advice would be greatly appreciated. I should get along to my LFS tomorrow if I need any other medication.
Thanks Daisy, the pest snails haven't quite gotten as out of hand as I feared they might and are actually doing a useful job cleaning my anubias of algae so I've decided to let them be for now. Once my nerite goes of hopefully natural causes I might reconsider.
This is a tragedy, I've went up an age range in my profile
Thanks though guys, I really didn't expect this and it was a nice surprise when I logged in Will go out for dinner with Frau Stickleback tonight and then use my birthday as an excuse to have a few extra celebratory drinks/drown my sorrows after Scotland win/suffer another humiliating defeat at the football on Saturday.
Re: Good gravel cleaners that don't remove water...
I just found this by Penn Plax after a quick search, much cheaper and looks like it does a similar job although can't vouch for it myself. Available from a few different places if you do a search so you might find it even cheaper as I can't access eBay in the office....