When I can, would a 10 gallon tank be better for my fish? - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 26 Old 07-18-2008, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
They're all doing okay but my black one isn't using her left fin. It stays tucked to her side, and it has a white tip on it. there is also a small amont of white on her side where her fin stays. Did she get attacked by Luke or Gina? Is she sick?
Emphasy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 26 Old 07-18-2008, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
I'm going to post picture as soon as my e-mail receives it from my phone.
Emphasy is offline  
post #13 of 26 Old 07-18-2008, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
You can kind of see her fin...
http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l...8-08_08411.jpg

Look how fat she is...
http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l...8-08_08421.jpg

She's getting flat...
http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l...8-08_08431.jpg

Sorry they're all not the best quality. My camera won't focus right, and I'm afraid the flash will hurt them.
Emphasy is offline  
post #14 of 26 Old 07-18-2008, 10:57 AM
Member
 
Little-Fizz's Avatar
 
Oh boy, I just wrote the hugest thing and somehow my stupid laptop like erased what I said. Lol like how I blame the laptop?

The flash won't hurt the fish but most of the time doesn't help with the quality of the picture, mind you I'm not a photographer but I have no luck using flash and trying to take pictures of my fish.

The picture aren't clear enough to make a diagnosis, But I do see the white tip on the fin. Are her fins ragged and look like perhaps they are splitting? This is usually a sign of ammonia poisoning, and you say she has clamped fins so I'm almost positive this would be ammonia poisoning. Are her eyes clouded?

Have you done a water change yet? And have you gotten your test kit?

Remember don't cheap out and get the strips, get the liquid master test kit by API with ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, and pH.

And just before you laid dead weight upon its shores, I stung you in the face for that's the nature of my core.
Little-Fizz is offline  
post #15 of 26 Old 07-18-2008, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Her eyes arn't clouded, (they're black as normal) Does she look pregnant to you? and only that fin is clamped, she is swiming regularly, just without that fin. I'm having my grandma come by later to look. We might even take a trip back to the pet store with her to ask them, and to return my catfish. She was getting bullied in the petstore, (she was the smallest one) so I think they just ripped her fins. No one seems to be messing with her in my tank though.
Emphasy is offline  
post #16 of 26 Old 07-18-2008, 11:15 AM
Member
 
Little-Fizz's Avatar
 
Ehh... I guess she looks a little pudgy. But like I've already replied to your pregnancy questions in the fish and spawning section. If she is pregnant or not its not the biggest concern. Just so you know livebearers are able to reabsorb their babies or just abort them. So if your not looking out for the mama and making sure that her water conditions are met and she is feeling 100% then you can forget about ever seeing those fry, if they even exist.

Don't bring her to the pet store. Thats just going to put way to much stress on her. Plus, what have we learned about trusting the pet store people? They will probably give you this bull crap so you'll buy more things from them.

Your not planning on getting another catfish right?

And just before you laid dead weight upon its shores, I stung you in the face for that's the nature of my core.
Little-Fizz is offline  
post #17 of 26 Old 07-18-2008, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
I don't think I'm getting another catfish. My fish are taking care of any algae.
Emphasy is offline  
post #18 of 26 Old 07-18-2008, 11:24 AM
Member
 
Little-Fizz's Avatar
 
You don't have room for another cat fish... So you probably shouldn't.

And your not answering my questions, have you done a water change? Have you gotten a water testing kit? Lucky for you in you haven't, since your going to return your catfish you can get a testing kit too. Kill two birds with one stone.

And just before you laid dead weight upon its shores, I stung you in the face for that's the nature of my core.
Little-Fizz is offline  
post #19 of 26 Old 07-18-2008, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
How many tests does one do?
Emphasy is offline  
post #20 of 26 Old 07-18-2008, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
I havn't done a change, but I have a gallon of treated water that's been setting for two days now. It should be treated and ready now.
Emphasy 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
36 gallon tank fish! biokid101 Livebearers 22 12-01-2009 06:10 PM
How many fish to a 10 gallon tank? rbaudo Freshwater and Tropical Fish 3 12-17-2008 12:38 AM
My Redone 120 Gallon Freshwater Tank (Tank & Fish Pics) idle0095 Freshwater Journals 10 06-19-2008 03:42 AM
appropriate fish for a 30 gallon tank miagrrl Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 2 05-03-2007 12:13 AM
what fish in a 20 gallon tank i like fishes Saltwater Fish 20 04-12-2007 04:14 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