Weak angel, doesn't look like it has long... - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 04-07-2012, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
CatSoup's Avatar
 
Weak angel, doesn't look like it has long...

All my water parameters are good. I just did a small pwc earlier today. The angel is very tiny, one inch maybe. I have her/him in my established 10 gallon with a very tiny BGK (2-3 inches) while my 46 gallon cycles (and yes, a tank large enough for them in adulthood is in the works). The little fella is being whooshed around by my filter current and seems to be very weak. It's having a hard time staying upright as well. I moved him to a small tank with a heater and bubble stone for the moment, just so he doesn't get suck to the filter and injured further. I did add some melafix to the tank with the water change because of some slight tatters on it's tail fin. Other than that it looked good, no signs of parasites or fungus. I'm thinking he was sensitive to the treatment. What can I do now?
CatSoup is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 04-07-2012, 06:36 AM
TFK Moderator
 
Romad's Avatar
 
I'd keep it isolated in the smaller tank for now. Just keep the water super clean and keep an eye on it for any signs of illness. Without knowing the exact cause, it's hard to know what to do here.

How long have you had the fish? Did you just purchase it?

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
Romad is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 04-07-2012, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
CatSoup's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Romad View Post
I'd keep it isolated in the smaller tank for now. Just keep the water super clean and keep an eye on it for any signs of illness. Without knowing the exact cause, it's hard to know what to do here.

How long have you had the fish? Did you just purchase it?
I'm thinking I just bought it a couple of weeks ago. I haven't had it long.
CatSoup is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 04-07-2012, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
CatSoup's Avatar
 
It croaked. I have no idea what happened. :(
CatSoup is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 04-07-2012, 01:51 PM
TFK Moderator
 
Romad's Avatar
 
Sorry about your fish :( It could have had a pre-existing condition that was just showing itself.

I'd keep an eye on the rest of the tank in the meantime.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
Romad is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 04-07-2012, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
CatSoup's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Romad View Post
Sorry about your fish :( It could have had a pre-existing condition that was just showing itself.

I'd keep an eye on the rest of the tank in the meantime.
Will do, thanks. The knife fish seems okay. I wont be replacing my angel anytime soon, as people here have said that they need to have 4 or more others with them. I have a large tank in the works, but I will wait until it's ready for fish.
CatSoup 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
Angel fish hasnt got long left! PLEASE take 5minutes to help my fishy :-( kadieradcliffe Tropical Fish Diseases 2 01-23-2012 05:32 PM
Weak Platy omgPlaty Tropical Fish Diseases 16 04-16-2009 09:46 AM

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