Thank you for the sticky on bloat disease. It answered all my questions regarding the loss of my favorite fish. I have my 2nd BNP in a QT now, with the same, but much less severe, symptoms.
Here is my info:
a) Temperature range 76.6 – 77.2, raised to 86 on 5/12 to combat tank ich.
b) pH 7.3
c) GH. 10
d) KH 10
e)Ammonia, Nitrate, Nitrite, levels. Amm 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 10
f) Water change frequency Weekly, 30-40%, vacuum debris from top of sand
Tank set up
a) Size. 75 gal Freshwater
b) Substrate. Sand
c) Filtration. 2 AC110s, each with a sponge and biomax
d) Furnishings. Driftwood, artificial plants (silk & plastic), several aquarium safe rocks
e) Other tank mates. 11 Gold Pristella Tetras, 6 Scissortail Rasboras, 5 Neon Dwarf Rainbows, 8 Zebra Danios, 1 Calico BNP
f) How long has it been set-up? Dec 20, 2012, BNPs added mid February 2013
g) When was the last new fish added? 5/5, 7 Glowlight Tetras from QT
h) Foods used and frequency? General community, alternate every other day Omega One color flakes & kelp flakes, then freeze dried bloodworms & daphnia. BNPs get broccoli, Hikari algae wafers and Omega One green seaweed,
Symptoms / Problem description My first BNP (BNP1) died yesterday morning. He was bloated since 5/06 (the glowlight tetras were added from the QT on 5/5). It appears the glowlights had ich, as the tank came down with it on 5/06. They were returned to the LFS on 5/6. BNP2 had white poop on 5/7 and was eating normally. BNP1 was very bloated (photo attached) and was not eating, nor did he poop. He never improved and I found him dead, laying on the sand, this morning.
Action taken (if any) On 5/12 tank temp was raised over a 8 hour period to 86 to combat the ich. Fish are already showing marked improvement.
Medications used (if any) None