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Post by Dook on Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:28 pm

I don't have time or motivation to fool with them anymore. I second guessed myself when I bought them, but I got them anyhow. I currently have 20-25 of them, hard to get an exact count. Started with 34, but had some casualties after my move. I'm gonna guess closer to 25, but 20 minimum. They are all between 1 and 1.5 inch fry. I can ship if you want, but you assume the risk.

175.00 picked up... plus actual shipping

Pics coming tonight when I get home from work or tomorrow morning.

PS.. Mike, don't be too angry with me haha
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Post by Dook on Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:55 pm

sale off... I woke up to 8 dead this morning... something is happening... we'll see how many I can salvage
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Post by Aura on Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:50 pm

That's terrible, Dook. I hope you can figure out what's happening. Sorry for the loss.
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:16 pm



What's going on? What kind of symptoms are you seeing? How are they acting?

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Post by Dook on Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:13 am

I don't know... they keep falling... came home to 2 more last night and 2 more this morning... I did massive water changes and treating for bloat, but they are still falling..
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Post by theswede on Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:20 pm

Sorry to hear this Dook! I don´t think it´s bloat, because that is a slow killer. This is happening way to fast. Check the water.
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:31 pm

damn man, that is a bummer!!! I wish I could help. That's the classic horror story with trophs, one goes down and the rest fall like dominoes. Really bummed for ya man, I know it's gotta suck terribly.

Are they eating?

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Post by iceblue on Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:46 pm

That does blow. Very strange it would happen that quickly. Sounds like something bad got in the water.
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Post by Dook on Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:59 pm

tested the water... nothing out of the ordinary with nitrite, ammonia, nitrate, PH, chlorine, etc...

if something is taking them out, it's not something I can test for and wouldn't have a clue where to start...

only thing I can think I did differently was water change before it all started, I base dosed the water for the entire tank volume with Prime... date on the prime says it's good... may not be though... another 2 went down around noon... I'm considering putting them all down... they are floating near the bottom fluttering fins. I tried food just to see, none wanted any part.

No poop at all coming from any of them. they seem to turn brown and eyes turn black right before they go.

I can tell you one thing, this will be the last Tropheus I do for quite some time. After spending all the money and watching them go like this has soured me sufficiently for a while.
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Post by iceblue on Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:13 pm

Call your local water company to see if they're doing anything different or if the recently did pipe work in your area.
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Post by Dook on Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:16 pm

iceblue wrote:Call your local water company to see if they're doing anything different or if the recently did pipe work in your area.

already done... no new chemicals, no work on my branch within the last week...

on another note, all my SA/CA tanks are doing fine with the same water. Only difference is I use API water conditioner on them and the prime for the tropheus... thought that was safer for a more delicate fish... guess I was wrong
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Post by Dook on Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:23 pm

on another note, I have them in a tank with texas holey. I've noticed small, hairy pink bubble orbs attaching themselves to the rock. No clue on diagnosis, I've search far and wide to see if that is part of this problem (can't imagine it's not)
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Post by Dook on Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:03 am

another 1 down when I got home from work last night around 11.... 4 more down this morning when I woke up...
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:39 am

Damn... Sad

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Post by Dook on Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:50 am

whatever this assassin is it's really pissing me off!
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Post by theswede on Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:34 am

This sucks! What a nightmare.
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Post by Dook on Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:36 am

after I pulled the passed fish, did my water change, the remaining 10 or so seem to be slightly more active than have been in the last few days... we'll see if maybe I saved some...
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:40 am

Hopefully they'll pull thru. Keep us updated, fingers are crossed for ya. You've been thru enough...

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Re: Tropheus Duboisi Maswa

Post by Dook on Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:42 am

I'm not worried about me... I'm an adult, no big deal. The whole reason we got this Troph was because of their polka dot juvenile appearance and my daughter Jaden loved them. They haven't even made it to changing yet. She is pretty upset.
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Post by Dook on Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:48 pm

down to 5... haven't had a death in the last day... crossing my fingers these 5 weathered whatever it was... they have been moved to a smaller tank so we'll see.
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