Aftermath of poor maint...

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Aftermath of poor maint...

Postby Steveo140 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:22 pm

Hey folks,
I'm Steve and although "Newish" in terms of fishkeeping and I grown up fish tanks in the house and have been keeping for over a year now. My current 100L is probably around 6 Months old and everything was going smoothly. I was away for a week and when I came back all hell had broke loose. I had lost 1 female gourami (who was hard to feed but I managed), 1 male goby who was stick thin but managed to keep him ticking along even though he was tricky to feed and about 8 guppys in a space of two days.

I did my checks when I noticed this and water paramiters were quite frankly shocking! I have got things back under control and the remaining inhabitants are happy and back to normal routine except a female gourami, saddest thing is that she is pair with the male whome i love to bits!

Now to describe her... -She sits pointing up at the top of the water in one of the far corners away from light
-pectoral fins by side and tail fin sloppy
-starts moving pectoral fins while staying in same place to take a gulp of air then resumes above position'
-one eye has a white dot in the center
-The other seems to have a round brown disc with a very large patch white tuff in the center

I thought it was "cotton wool" at first but totally unsure now. any chance to save her or is it worth buying clove oil to gently put her down?

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Re: Aftermath of poor maint...

Postby Carylnz » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:58 am

I am very surprised you had so many problems with an established tank after only being away for 1 week.
Some fish cope better with poor water conditions than others and some may have permanent damage, depending on what happened. Any chance of a pic?
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