I had a major issue 2 days ago. Long story short I had my bio wheel filter fail (sand got in the motor housing somehow) on my 29g tank. I'd been treating the tank with "metro" for bloat because one of my red zebras had it bad, it looked like a balloon. But it seemed to be getting better.
I'd just set up a brand new 50g tank and planned on trying a fishless cycle. My plan was to cycle the new tank while I treat the 29g in hopes that all would be healthy in time for the move. I'm still waiting on my c-360 to arrive in the mail tomorrow but luckily i'd just set up a brand new penguin 350 to supplement my 360.
I realize that it probably wasn't the best idea, but when the filter died I panicked, so I took the bio-wheel out of my 200 and put in it the 350. I also moved over some sand in hopes of getting as much of the good bacteria as I could. I moved over all of the fish except the sick red zebra. So I seeded my new tank from a sick tank. Horrible idea, I know, but like I said i panicked.
Today I noticed several strands of white feces floating around. judging by the amount, it didn't come from just one fish. WHAT DO I DO??? Metro didn't seem to remedy the problem in the first place. I went through three 100g containers of it and nothing. I don't want to use clout since it is a brand new tank and don't want to dye the silicone. Any other suggestions? I
My water parameters are:
PH- between 7.8-8.0 (hard to tell, the color was right in between)
2 yellow labs
1 red zebra
2 albino zebras
1 red topped zebra
2 johanni males
1 P. elongatus
2 synondontis petricola
I know, I know, Horrible mix. Thanks LFS! :thumb:
Oh couple more things. when I was treating my 29g, I added epsom salt and raised the temperature to about 82-83. And I can't use the 29g for clout treatment, its already been promised to my girlfriend so she can get some fancy goldfish :lol:
Heres a link to my original thread about my sick red zebra http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=171852
Thank you for any help.