Praecox rainbows.. what is going on!?

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F3l1ss wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 13:40 pm The lumps by the tail fin seem to be an issue for several others and one of mine had a growth there :/
Hmm... guessing they didnt get better? :/ did you try any treatments?
How strange that it is right by the things they move most often

Rainbows are lovely and all, but maybe I need to stick with a hardier variety? Or hardier stock in general. I could just go for a tank full of cherry barbs xD

Should I look at alternate stocking if these do pass? I can't keep just 2 rainbows... I'll either have to get more or rehome/trade them I think
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me again!...

Lights just went on and OH tells me the water seems a little cloudy today... any possible reason other than bacterial bloom (normal in a cycled tank??)?
will do parameters after work...
I planned a 30% water change tonight to remove most of the ESHA gdex, before trying the anti internal bacteria.
Lump on the left fin/tail bulge one is looking a little bigger today too

Edit:
ammonia 0 & nitrite 0
Hygrophilia... emerging, tip of it burnt, perhaps a problem?
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4x Dwarf Neon Rainbows
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1x assassin snail

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Plants that look burnt will be too close to the lights.
Did you do the water change? How's the parameters?

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Yep, I hadn't noticed that it had emerged and was actually touching the bulb

Ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 0 or 5 at most, PH 7.2
Water change done, 1 cherry barb down and interpet anti internal bacteria dosed.
Also ripped out some more hair algae while I was at it, just plucked off the leaves as it is mainly on the hygro and that is going wild at the moment.

Now... the other male is acting weird. He was sucked up against the filter intake grid so I turned the filter off, let him get away and back on again,
he slowly floated down to the bottom and I can't find him now as it's dark... hope he's ok. The one that did a nemo was a bit of a douche, but really bright. This one doesnt do so much chasing around but is less red and more black.

Can I add melafix to make them feel nice along with anti internal bacteria? Haven't been able to find anything online about mixing these.. I mean its basically tea tree right?... or should I use aquarium salt (always thought this was some sort of gimmick/extra sale or not for tropicals, but its always on the interpet box)

What if... they're all infected with something but only the rainbows show it & the anti internal bacteria is working and flushing out whatever is wrong, but with side effects
Speculating what on earth is going wrong :/
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6x Pygmy Cory
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+ some loose guppy fry

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5x Cherry Barb
4x Dwarf Neon Rainbows
1x baby cherry barb(?)
1x assassin snail

20L baby tank
~30 Guppy fry

Plus many many bladder snails!

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Re: Praecox rainbows.. what is going on!?

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Melafix is normally ok with anything else - I haven't seen any complications (except with labyrinth fish and pencilfish).

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