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Striatas dying

Posted By: newshound <pnorbo@shaw.ca>
Date: Friday, 10 December 2004, at 11:45 p.m.

Hello all,
I'm at a loss, my new striatas (I had 8 to start with in a 40 gallon tank - Oh yes one of them is actually a sorting mistake and looks more like a weird yoyo - no obvious Y patern but similar shape and silvery sheen) Anyway the stratias are dying one by one and I can't figure out why... Help!

what are they infected with????

The PH, nitrate and amonia water parameters are good.
They all seemed fine for the first 2 weeks except for signs of Ich(or so I thought). They were madly rubbing on stones and sand quite, but I never saw white spots on their skin.

I decided to treat them for Ich with "QuICK Cure" - Malachite Green.
Found out to late that the instructions on the bottle are all wrong and