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Sick tiger barbs!! ( as well as gold and checkered barbs)
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edwarlock
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PostPosted: 2011.04.29(Fri)8:12    Post subject: Sick tiger barbs!! ( as well as gold and checkered barbs) Reply with quote

Hi guys, I've had my tiger barbs for over a year without any issues, I bought them when they were small, and had them in a 20 G tank. About 6 months ago I moved them to a brand new 70 G tank.

Needless to say the tank was properly cycled and all.

The fish were properly quarantined, and I haven't added any new fish in more or less 4 months.


since a month or so, I have noticed my checkered, gold and tiger barbs started to look thin, despite being well fed.

Some people told me they might be parasites, so I deparasited them with metronidazol, and later, with a product used for that purpose for dogs.

Nothing.

I have 2 peral gouramis, 8 harlequins, 4 boesemani rainbowfish as well, that seem unaffected.

I have already lost 4 gold barbs, 3 checkered barbs and 1 tiger barb. But about 4 more tiger barbs seem affected.

I thought it was fish TB but there is no bent spine, and they eat fine...

It only affects barbs... this is what they look like.


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lularib
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Joined: 30 Jun 2005
Location: Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

PostPosted: 2011.05.02(Mon)17:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do they deliver white excrements? If not, it should not be Hexamita, so not necessarily vulnerable to metronidazol. I would try something as Sera Nematol.
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