02-05-2012, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by beetlebz
Do you have a reason to suspect parasites other than odd behavior?
I read that spitting out food can be a symptom if this. I fed them live bloodworms, and now I'm completely paranoid. The female, in hindsite, I noticed never grew from when I got her (just figured females are smaller than males), and this is my best guess of a possibility. Saw the male spit out food yesterday. He also was frantically swimming last night, and isn't now. Water parameters are 0 across the board.
I wish I knew for sure, but with one dead Cardinal (and I've seen a few with big bellies, just thought they were fat), and I once say the male rub on the sand, but never saw ich, figure I'm going with this best guess.
Happily, the fish are showing no signs of problems with the meds, and it does not effect live plants, so I'm trying it. I hope it doesn't harm my ammano shrimp, but the packaging doesn't say anything about inverts.
Do you have any ideas beyond mine?