Maybe a big water change and some Prime conditioner to remove heavy metals from the water??
He did that when he discovered the metal in the tank, they're still pretty sick, but they're getting better. He's leaving town again tomorrow for 2 weeks, so my mom will be in charge of his fish again. I'm really hoping that nothing goes wrong and they all continue to get better.
I hope that he replaces his precious fish, my aunt was the same way, she had a goldfish for as long is i can remember (i'm 18, so maybe 15 years). Her goldfish started to get sick last year and though it was a close call, the thing is still alive. Then again, she does wierd things to animals. She had a chihuahua for 25 years before it finally died. It sounds like he's the same way with animals as she is! I hope that the other fish get well, btw i think the the live bearers are guppies. bright, colorful, livebearing... Are they?
btw i think the the live bearers are guppies. bright, colorful, livebearing... Are they?[/quote]
Not sure what they are really, they stay at the top mostly, are bright reddish orange and have a black triangle shape on the back half of their bodies. I asked him once a long time ago and forgot. I guess I could ask him again. One of the ladies released her young a few days ago because she doesn't look like she's "waddling" through the water anymore. The other one, still quite big, I imagine it will be soon. With all the others sick, I wonder if the fry will have a chance - they won't get eaten as quick.
My uncle's leaving this morning, and after doing a round of the medication and the aquarium salt, he's seen no improvement. He did a water change yesterday, so I guess I'll just help my mom keep an eye on them. I don't know what else to do for them at this point.
Is it possible that the one danio with the bubble on its side was overfed? I have recently experienced something similar with a guppy. It developed a bump on its right side just behind the pectoral fin; unfortunately, what I initially thought was a surface bump was actually food emerging from a perforation in its side. The guppy behaved normally apart from that horror.