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Pablo C Pablo C
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  • Posted on: 28/5/2009 18:58
Re: White strings #21
What a shame when it looked like he had improved a bit. I guess the prolonged exposure to nitrite in the water has taken it's toll Don't know about the bloating I'm afraid, though i expect someone else will.
Hmm do i really mean that?
suey2 suey2
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  • Posted on: 28/5/2009 21:37
Re: White strings #22
Are the scales sticking out so he looks like a pinecone when you look at him from above? Or is the bloating smooth?
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  • Posted on: 29/5/2009 1:48
Re: White strings #23
bloated tummy is a sign of dropsy, you need to look down on him from the top of the tank and see if like suey said his scales round his tummy are sticking out/looks like pine cone.

Could be swimbladder but doubtful. Sometimes it is so hard to find the right diagnoses.

If it is swimbladder, and suggesting by his white poo it could well be a possibility. Can he actually swim up to the top of the tank? I know he is poorly and probably wont move much but if he trys to swim up does he sink back down like he is being weighed down?
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30 litre

6 minnows, 3 white cloud, 3 gold
darknite darknite
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  • Posted on: 29/5/2009 17:09
Re: White strings #24
Thank you for your support everyone,

unfortunately Quattro has died today :'* I'm really upset as he was my first fish and very unique. I came home and he was on his side at the bottom. He's still lying there at the bottom im kind of hoping he's playing dead or something but I know it won't happen :( Aaah man I don't believe it :(

This is so unfair man ! Just can't get over it. I now have a empty 75ltr tank :(.

Thanks for your help thought

R.I.P Quattro, you was my cool friend :(
suey2 suey2
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Re: White strings #25
Sorry to hear he didn't make it
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  • Posted on: 30/5/2009 2:29
Re: White strings #26
So sorry for your loss :(

Fish keeping can be a sad affair. I have lost my fair share of fish. I currently have one laying on the bottom of my mums tank right now waiting for the end to come :( it's awful!

Give it time, get the water right and start again. Not with goldfish though. Maybe Mollies or minnows?

Take some time, do some research on the fish you would like to keep and their requirements and about tank cycling.
Get it right and fish keeping is very rewarding and should not end in disaster.

R.I.P Quatro :(
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darknite darknite
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  • Posted on: 31/5/2009 13:28
Re: White strings #27
Thank you suey and stardust, are minnows coldwater? I'm thinking of going to tropical fish as I got a heater with my tank when I bought it. Going to give my tank a full clean, gravel, glass, the lot. Then put fresh water in and just let the filter clean the water for about a month until I decide what im going to get.