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Yellow lab coming back to life

Postby ironspider » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:21 am

I had a big problem with one of my yellow labs about two months ago. He had fallen ill or something and was getting beat up badly in the main tank (55g). Near death, I moved him to a 10g that I had some danio's in. 2 of them died after I put the near death Lab in there. He didn't eat for almost a week, stayed in the corner, and basically looked like he was going to die the entire time. Here's a pic of him a few days after being in the 10g.
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You can see how he has barely any color on his body.

Fast forward to today. I decided I'm going to put him back in the 55. He is skittish, but almost immediately he colored back up, say half hour. This is what he looks like now.
lab3.jpg


Would this be considered typical? Coloring back up?
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Re: Yellow lab coming back to life

Postby shiftyfox » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:35 am

Trouble is, if he was beaten up before what have you changed to prevent it from happening again..?
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Re: Yellow lab coming back to life

Postby DJRansome » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:01 pm

Keep him out of the problem tank.
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Re: Yellow lab coming back to life

Postby ThomasB » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:36 am

I dont like the way his eyes look or is it just me.
And I also agree with keeping him out of the problem tank.
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Re: Yellow lab coming back to life

Postby ironspider » Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:52 am

He was just lost in the little tank, swimming up and down the glass. Granted he's hiding more now, but he's always hid in this tank.
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Re: Yellow lab coming back to life

Postby shiftyfox » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:36 am

What other fish do you have in there with him..?
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Re: Yellow lab coming back to life

Postby ironspider » Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:02 am

shiftyfox wrote:What other fish do you have in there with him..?


Some rusties 5 maybe, 5 cobalt blue, 2 yellow tail acei, one demasoni, one other yellow lab, an OB and a BN pleco.

The tank is tough as I have two alpha cobalts in there that try and dominate the tank and each other.
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