Praecox rainbows.. what is going on!?

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

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Ok I'll give a go with what I have currently (gdex) and move to exit/2000 when that arrives

I'm just thinking now and wondering if the carbon pad I thought was inactive may have been removing the meds or there is a tray of white chips I assumed to be cirax, but what if it is something else.. this is the problem with a secondhand tank and media I guess.
The qtank will probably tell me this and I'll need less drops for meds too
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Re: Praecox rainbows.. what is going on!?

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Any carbon may adsorb meds, get rid of it.
Not many meds don't break down within 48 hours any more, so carbon is even less necessary in an average community tank nowadays.
If there is some new left then keep it just in case. ;)

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plankton wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:42 am Any carbon may adsorb meds, get rid of it.
Not many meds don't break down within 48 hours any more, so carbon is even less necessary in an average community tank nowadays.
If there is some new left then keep it just in case. ;)
Oh great, bet the rainbows heal up straight away in the qtank!
I just thought the carbon pad stopped doing anything after a few months and the guy had the tank since who knows... We shall see...
What about the box of white chips? Any reason to remove?
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I would never have used a used second hand carbon pad....... ;)

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

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Well my Esha gdex dosing messed up, I thought it was day 1,3,5 for meds but it's 1,2,3... Not sure it's doing anything anyway

Here's a new weird hanging globule thing...

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2x Xiphophorus pygmaeus
1x assassin snail
+ some loose guppy fry

125L Juwel Rio
5x Cherry Barb
7x X-ray tetra
1x assassin snail

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A couple of surprise fry

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

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that fish is really not well is it :'(
Small tank - 125L - 7 Corydoras sterbai, 2 Celestichthys erythromicron, 1 fry (Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi)
Big tank - ~500L - 12 mixed rainbows (Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi, Melanotaenia trifasciata, Melanotaenia boesemani)

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

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F3l1ss wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 14:06 pm that fish is really not well is it :'(
Unfortunately not.. there's also a small rip in its tail now..
Think I'll steer away from these rainbows in future, all but one seems to have had the same problem
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She doesn't look good at all. :(

I've been scouring the web and it looks like my thoughts about their own type of iridovirus may be on the right track....but I still can't find out which farms they're mainly coming from.....

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plankton wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 18:10 pm She doesn't look good at all. :(

I've been scouring the web and it looks like my thoughts about their own type of iridovirus may be on the right track....but I still can't find out which farms they're mainly coming from.....
No indeed... The male is probably headed that way if the lump on his fin is the same

Thanks for looking around, I could make an enquiry with Reefkeeper? They are a side shoot of MA, mainly doing marine
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7x Guppy (2m +5f) (?)
5x Pygmy Cory
2x Xiphophorus pygmaeus
1x assassin snail
+ some loose guppy fry

125L Juwel Rio
5x Cherry Barb
7x X-ray tetra
1x assassin snail

20L Qtank
2x Dwarf Neon Rainbows (poorly :cry: )
A couple of surprise fry

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

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The lump on the male has erupted at the tail end as of today... Any further clues?

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I was planning on 50% water change this eve
Is it worth a second run of Esha gdex or move on to something else?
40L nano
1x Bonus Amano Shrimp
7x Guppy (2m +5f) (?)
5x Pygmy Cory
2x Xiphophorus pygmaeus
1x assassin snail
+ some loose guppy fry

125L Juwel Rio
5x Cherry Barb
7x X-ray tetra
1x assassin snail

20L Qtank
2x Dwarf Neon Rainbows (poorly :cry: )
A couple of surprise fry

Plus many many bladder snails!

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