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Sick Rainbows

Discussion in 'Fish for Planted Tanks' started by charter, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. charter

    charter Guest

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    10:22 AM
    Is my PH (6.7 -6.9) to low for the Rainbows to thrive. my PH is 7.2-7.3 from the tap then the CO2 takes it down to 6.6-6.7. they seem to stress out during water changes and some of them get a greyish slime that Melafix won't cure. If I raise the KH to then raise the PH will that help?
  2. Professor Myers

    Professor Myers Guru Class Expert

    Aug 24, 2006
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    That's a Myco-bacteria common to Rainbows. Especially asian tank raised. In good condition they kick it very quickly. Treat in a quarantine tank with Fungus Cure and anti bacterial feed for 2 weeks . What type rainbows ? HTH Prof M

    Edit: Regarding Rainbows in Low PH Mine are currently at 6.3 and breeding like rabbits, So I'm pretty sure they are relatively unconcerned.
  3. charter

    charter Guest

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    I have several and only a few seem to get infected. The reds are the worst I started with 8 and now I have one female all died the same way that slime within six months. Next would be the Turquoise I have three of six. Also I have one Parkinson left and three McCulloch's. In my 150 gal. I have two Australian and five Emperor Rainbows that have not shown any problems since I put them in eight months ago and they are in the same water conditions.

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