my zebra died

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Mark
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my zebra died

Post by Mark » Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:33 pm

I need your help!
It`s a sad day as one of my zebras died:(.
I have had zebras already 2 years, but to be honest, i`m not a specialist. Til last days everything was fine. Then i suddenly noticed that one zebra is not hiding anymore. I took a closer look & saw some pink spots on his head. I have increased temperature to 30C and added some Easy-Life Voogle. Today i found him dead...
As you can see on the pic, this pink spots are now like small howls & he`s stomach look dark - i guess that`s because internal organs shutted down.
Anyway, if someone can say me what kind of disease this could be, i`ll be very greatful! I have 3 more zebras in my aquarium and i`m really worried about them.
P.S. Sorry for my pure english!
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Re: my zebra died

Post by Zeno » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:44 am

Hey Mark,

Bad news. I really can't see if it is a disease.
Could it be he was found at night by other fish in your tank after he was already dead ?


Greetz, Zeno

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Re: my zebra died

Post by Mark » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:43 am

I was watching him for several days and these spots (holes) were going bigger. The day he died, i saw him sitting on the plant leaf & gasping air. Approx.after an hour he was dead. So, he wasn't found at night by other fish.
Could it be something bacterial maybe?

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Re: my zebra died

Post by Zeno » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:50 pm

I really have no idea what happened.
Maybe there was a bacterial infection but what happened before ?
Stuck between your heather and the glass of your tank. Burned itself ?
I'm only guessing ...

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Re: my zebra died

Post by Mark » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:15 pm

I'm confused as well...i just don't know.
Heater is isolated in an inner filter.
Anyway, thank You for your comments.
I'll use ESHA2000 - just in hope that other zebras won't get anything.

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Re: my zebra died

Post by mjh712 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:52 pm

It could be Hole in head disease (Hexamita). Here is a link to some basic information on it:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_and_l ... ne_erosion

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