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Re: Bristlenose attack peacocks/haps?

Postby Bamzam » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:49 am

Good point. However, the surviving 8 are all openly swimming, eating, and seem ok. Basically all the small ones that hid and wouldn't eat have died off.

I've got a larger 6' tank coming in a couple months and would like to get back up to 20 peacocks/haps. If there was some kind of parasite/disease im assuming it will be gone by 2 months. I'll hang on to the bristlenose since it doesn't sound like he is the issue. Since its possible I have bullying going on, im guessing I should aim for the new fish I purchase to be same size or slightly bigger?
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Re: Bristlenose attack peacocks/haps?

Postby DJRansome » Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:23 pm

Actually some diseases...bloat among them take a fish every several weeks until all are gone. False sense of security because the rest of the fish seem fine...until they don't.

Why was the sapphire who died so skinny? Do the feces look thick and food colored?

Usually it is better for new additions to be smaller.
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Re: Bristlenose attack peacocks/haps?

Postby Bamzam » Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:59 pm

The ones that were hiding stopped eating and got skinny. I initially tried metro/garlic soaked food but some had stopped eating already, and didn't have any feces that I noticed bc of the lack of eating as well. I did epsom salt in the water column at the same time and then did a 14 day pure metro treatment in the water column as well. Some of these larger surviving ones had stopped eating also, but are eating again now.
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Re: Bristlenose attack peacocks/haps?

Postby DJRansome » Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:38 pm

OK then assume the metronidazole cured them.
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