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post #1 of 45 Old 07-07-2010, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Peppered Catfish Died

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I got a peppered catfish 3 days ago and when I came home from work tonight it was dead at the bottom of the tank. It was fine when I checked on it this morning. There appears to be an blood under the skin near its tail - otherwise he looks to be healthy. I've attached a picture but its not very clear. Has he broken his tail do you think?! The water in the tank is within safe parameters and the other fish (7 tetras and 1 dwarf catfish which I've had for 2 years) are fine.

The only thing I can think of is the other catfish could have attacked him or maybe or has got too close to the filter??

My 2 year old catfish had a friend - I bought them together - but I lost that one about a year ago. It lost one eye then a few weeks later it lost the other and was dead at the bottom of the tank! I wonder if my surviving catfish is a bully??
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post #2 of 45 Old 07-07-2010, 02:27 PM
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Hemorhagic septicemia - Frank

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post #3 of 45 Old 07-07-2010, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your response, I had to Google the term and am really worried now about my other fish, what the hell do I do to stop them all going the same way?! I'm going to change the carbon in the filter and do a partial water change - is there anything else I can do?

Please help!
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post #4 of 45 Old 07-07-2010, 03:28 PM
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Thanks for your response, I had to Google the term and am really worried now about my other fish, what the hell do I do to stop them all going the same way?! I'm going to change the carbon in the filter and do a partial water change - is there anything else I can do? Please help!
I see this quite often on imported fish that have ammonia poisoning. I generally do a 75% WC for the first 3 days and use a combination of Melafix and Pimafix which has actually proven quite successful.

This condition can spread rapidly. It's best to isolate the fish by degree of severity as you can expect to lose the most severely affected specimens, regardless of treatment.

Good luck in your efforts. - Frank

P.S. Any chance you can reduce the physical dimensions of your image???

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post #5 of 45 Old 07-07-2010, 03:32 PM
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Here's a link to info with photos that may help. I am not a disease person, so don't like to suggest this or that remedy (other than partial water changes which can't hurt providing parameters are similar).

http://badmanstropicalfish.com/fish_...ification.html

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #6 of 45 Old 07-07-2010, 03:34 PM
Does the other fish have red spots or streaks on it body and fins? Treat it with Furan-2 or E.M. Erythromycin. follow the insturction on the bottle and remove the carbon filter during treatment.only used the carbon after the fish get well.

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
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3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
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post #7 of 45 Old 07-07-2010, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your responses everybody All the pet shops will be closed now but I'll get those chemicals tomorrow morning and hope I can treat my fishes in time! I really wish I hadn't bought that catfish now

How do I alter the picture size?

Thank you again for your advice
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post #8 of 45 Old 07-07-2010, 04:35 PM
i dont know maybe resizing it before upload will help

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #9 of 45 Old 07-07-2010, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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I've done the water change and checked the other fish - they all seem fine, no spots or streaks....fingers crossed they will be ok
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post #10 of 45 Old 07-07-2010, 05:11 PM
good luck then

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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