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post #1 of 7 Old 02-04-2012, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
Exclamation ghost catfish injured?

idk what happened to him but i looked at my tank about 10 min ago and found my ghost cat fish, swimming around with his body kind of zig-zaged. not completly curled up but looks like he got rammed into or something. anything i can do to help the poor little guy?

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post #2 of 7 Old 02-04-2012, 11:50 PM
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I assume its a glass catfish, mine are the first to get funky looking if my parameters go to hell. I would test your water personally, he could just be sickly :( I just lost one to a nitrate spike!

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post #3 of 7 Old 02-05-2012, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
i had just done a 50% water change. so maybe he didn't like it?

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post #4 of 7 Old 02-05-2012, 10:18 AM
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its possible. Maybe do more frequent smaller water changes to lessen the impact?

My cats are very easy to stress. The last one (nitrate spike) was looking a little sickly and had what I think was a bacterial infection lesion on its face. It looked injured, but im almost 99% it was an infection. Within an hour it was banging off things and another hour we were laying the poor feller to rest.

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post #5 of 7 Old 02-05-2012, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
yes i think that is a better idea. thank you. i feel so bad for the little guy. he didn't make it sadly :( but the other 4 are fine. that is what confuses me. wouldn't all 5 of them or atleast most of them show the same simptums?

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post #6 of 7 Old 02-05-2012, 10:27 AM
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when I lost mine, the other 4 didnt bat an eyelash!

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post #7 of 7 Old 02-05-2012, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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when I lost mine, the other 4 didnt bat an eyelash!
hmm maybe he was just the weaker of the group? thank you for the insight.

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