My ten gallon just has the two largest white cloud fry now. Someone has offered me a betta. I would really like to accept it but want to have the tank empty and clear of fish for two weeks first.
If the disease is viral septicemia- it dies off if two weeks without a fish host. Because the angels all have the red bruising/streaks under the skin now. And I finally found description online that matches all the symptoms- including bleeding where the fins join body (which Miss Beautiful has) looking pale and sitting nose up (which she does sometimes, and the paradise fishes I had before did), swelling belly and internal bleeding (which a white cloud and maybe some guppies died of). Suspicious because it can be other diseases that have those symptoms, but all of them in my fishes that have died over the past year(s) makes me think it.
Terrible thing is there's no cure. It could be the bacterial version of the disease, but all accounts say that kills very quickly (within days). Whereas with the virus, some fish can overcome it and live as carriers for years. Not happy about this. Means I can't add any more fish to my tanks, until I'm sure the virus is gone. I was debating in my head, whether to try medicating one more time- with triple sulfa if I can find it- but it will do no good at all if this is viral.
Final notes: Tucker jumped out of his tank! A while ago I quit feeding him off my finger because even though it was cute, I told myself: one day he'll jump onto the floor. He'd still look up and leap, though, if I didn't give bites fast enough, or if he didn't see where the food went next to him in the water. Then I was feeding the minnows (Tucker already had his share) and I heard a splish and felt drops and laughed: "oh, he splashed me!" but then looked and he was on the floor by my foot.
I remembered to wet my hands- a quick dash sideways to dip them in a bucket of tank water that was luckily still sitting there. Gently pick him up and dropped back in the tank. He seems unharmed- but smart fish- has learned from it! This happened two days ago and even though he still gets super excited, dashing back and forth across the tank front when I'm near and looking up eagerly when I'm feeding, he hasn't jumped again, not once.
My second shrimp bowl still hasn't cycled. The nitrites have dropped but aren't clear yet. I'm amazed what those pond snails can withstand.