One species of my fish keeps getting sick!!!!! - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 03-05-2011, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
catdawg426's Avatar
 
Angry One species of my fish keeps getting sick!!!!!

Sorry I've been posting a ton on here lately but I'm so confused! My 2nd elongatus kanchedza died today, from that same weird mouth stuff. I had been on my 5th day of treating with Maracyn Plus too! These are the fish who got ick (survived) too. Now two have died from what I thought was mouth fungus, but I'm starting to wonder. There is something going on with the mouth, but it's not really cottony. They tend to like turn their mouth inside out and try to spit out, while in their throat it looks like they're holding. They open and close their mouth like they are holding too. When it gets bad, they will spit out food and hide and swim back and forth strangely. And all this time my electric yellows and mainganos have been fine .
I'm starting to think something's messed up with the bloodline or something??? I emailed the guy I bought them from and he said he's never had problems with them .
Thanks for your help,
-Ian

50 gallon Malawi Mbuna tank
-5 Electric Yellows
-6 Mainganos
10 gallon fry / QT
-9 Elongatus kanchedza fry
catdawg426 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 03-06-2011, 10:54 AM
TFK Moderator
 
SeaHorse's Avatar
 
Try to find Lupin in the chat room. if you are in the USA, he is 13 hours ahead of you in time. But you can chat with him on deseases. so 9 - 10 at night in NA would be day time for him. good luck. Lupin is so smart!!

Every kid, regardless of what they are going through, is ONE caring adult away from being a success story. ~ Josh Shipp, Teen Behavior Expert
SeaHorse is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 03-07-2011, 04:36 AM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Could you get a video of them jerking their mouths? I may have an idea on this one. Hmmm...I'd get the video anyway and then try to see if their gills are still red or have anything unusual. If you can fish out one of the sick fish, carefully open the mouth and find out if you see anything unusual inside it.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #4 of 13 Old 03-07-2011, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
catdawg426's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lupin View Post
Could you get a video of them jerking their mouths? I may have an idea on this one. Hmmm...I'd get the video anyway and then try to see if their gills are still red or have anything unusual. If you can fish out one of the sick fish, carefully open the mouth and find out if you see anything unusual inside it.
I'll try to get a video, my light went out yesterday (great timing), I'll have to pick one up this morning

50 gallon Malawi Mbuna tank
-5 Electric Yellows
-6 Mainganos
10 gallon fry / QT
-9 Elongatus kanchedza fry
catdawg426 is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 03-07-2011, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
catdawg426's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lupin View Post
Could you get a video of them jerking their mouths? I may have an idea on this one. Hmmm...I'd get the video anyway and then try to see if their gills are still red or have anything unusual. If you can fish out one of the sick fish, carefully open the mouth and find out if you see anything unusual inside it.
just got a new light in, none of them have it really bad right now so i'll have to wait...their gills never seemed red, they're always kinda purple, but I guess they could be more red than before...

50 gallon Malawi Mbuna tank
-5 Electric Yellows
-6 Mainganos
10 gallon fry / QT
-9 Elongatus kanchedza fry
catdawg426 is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 03-07-2011, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
catdawg426's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lupin View Post
Could you get a video of them jerking their mouths? I may have an idea on this one. Hmmm...I'd get the video anyway and then try to see if their gills are still red or have anything unusual. If you can fish out one of the sick fish, carefully open the mouth and find out if you see anything unusual inside it.
I've got one who will do it every once in a while, still trying to get a vid, but what do you think it could be? I'm really scared because I think some of my mainganos have got it and I realllyy don't want to loose them

50 gallon Malawi Mbuna tank
-5 Electric Yellows
-6 Mainganos
10 gallon fry / QT
-9 Elongatus kanchedza fry
catdawg426 is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 03-07-2011, 11:43 PM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Been thinking of possible myxosporidian disease but I can't be too sure about this yet. Sorry, been busy lately.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 03-07-2011, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
catdawg426's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lupin View Post
Been thinking of possible myxosporidian disease but I can't be too sure about this yet. Sorry, been busy lately.
totally fine. I'm uploading a video to photobucket right now, it's one of my mainganos, it's not doing it quite as violently as when it gets bad, but it's the general idea.

50 gallon Malawi Mbuna tank
-5 Electric Yellows
-6 Mainganos
10 gallon fry / QT
-9 Elongatus kanchedza fry
catdawg426 is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 03-07-2011, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
catdawg426's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lupin View Post
Been thinking of possible myxosporidian disease but I can't be too sure about this yet. Sorry, been busy lately.
Here's the vid
http://s1044.photobucket.com/albums/...rrent=sick.mp4

50 gallon Malawi Mbuna tank
-5 Electric Yellows
-6 Mainganos
10 gallon fry / QT
-9 Elongatus kanchedza fry
catdawg426 is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 03-08-2011, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
catdawg426's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by catdawg426 View Post
totally fine. I'm uploading a video to photobucket right now, it's one of my mainganos, it's not doing it quite as violently as when it gets bad, but it's the general idea.
Lupin,
I doubt this makes a difference, but they recently discovered hexavalent chromium carcinogen in my district's tap water, I have no idea what it is. Here's an article on it, I live in Bend Tests find hexavalent chromium carcinogen in Bend tap water, according to environmental group | OregonLive.com .

50 gallon Malawi Mbuna tank
-5 Electric Yellows
-6 Mainganos
10 gallon fry / QT
-9 Elongatus kanchedza fry
catdawg426 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fish species with the best personalities? Kim Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 19 10-21-2009 10:24 PM
New Species of Fish Discovered! tmz Saltwater Journals 0 03-01-2009 07:51 PM
Fish Species ID pkneeyahx Freshwater and Tropical Fish 5 09-24-2008 05:32 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome