Carnage and a positive note

As it turns out, the carnage wasn't confined to a single tank. Another tank was hit with the 'Ichthyophthirius multifiliis' parasite, which causes the freshwater white spot disease.
Needless to say, the outcome wasn't good. Neither the cardinal tetras nor the albino ancistruses survived. The glowlight tetras recovered completely, the betta splendens never even seemed infected, and the shrimps were completely unaffected.
It seems the worst is over in that particular tank.

The main tank however isn't quite done yet. Several fish have died, along with an apple snail and a few shrimps. Everything else is still alive, although the betta splendens in there seems a lot worse for wear, with its fins ripped to shreds, and spending the entire time on the bottom of the tank, its behaviour quite lethargic.
But there the worst seems over as well, with the angelfish still in good nick, the hockeystick tetras and zebrafish seemingly unaffected, and no other fish having died.

Let's hope nothing else happens, because I've certainly had my share of fish-related problems for at least a year or two now.

And on a positive note - lots of positive and exciting changes in the lives of some of my best friends. With several having gone through some rough patches, it's great to see they're doing very well, and lead happy, fulfilling lives.

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