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Old 03-11-2013, 07:55 AM   #1 
Join Date: Jan 2013
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starting a sorority maybe- what signs of illness to check for?

I plan to qt everyone anyway, if I can actually convince hubby to let me start one. Regardless, I would still like to start out with healthiest fish possible. I know to check their poop, and I'm not afraid of superficial fin rot or ammonia burns, but I am.more concerned with the serious, more difficult to treat stuff like infections. The females at my stores are so tiny, it's hard to examine them very well. Should I.bring a small flashlight to check their scales? I've always just bought the healthiest looking guy with colors I liked, so never really dealt with illness, but the females always are clamped, in filthy water, and tend to be worse shape than the boys.

It'll end up a 20 gallon, heavy planted tank, lots of hides, cycled with established media. I have on hand aq salt, Epsom, tannins, stress coat, and have access to variety of abx.

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Old 03-11-2013, 04:50 PM   #2 
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Well the sticky in this forum has a run through of diseases and symptoms, and if you do a google search there are lots of sites with pics as well.. I'd start there.
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