06-09-2010, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by eileen
You said your fish were dieing all of a sudden. I have a friend and she could not figure why her fish were slowly stop eating and dieing. It turned out that one of her angelfish had Camallanus worms that had passed from fish to fish. If you have this then look at the sticky under diseases and the one posted Precious Guppies as I posted where my friend got some medicine to treat this. If it is not this type of worm it could be a internal parasite that is killing your fish.
Worms are tricky as they pass through the fish and drop into your sand or gravel and another fish will eat it and start the whole cycle again over a short time and you loose fish slowly. Go to your local fish store and tallk to them about it. Camallanus worms you can see sticking out of the butt of the fish when it's really bad. At this stage most fish will die. Some fish won't survive the treatment that are far gone sadly. If your fish stop eatting then that is a sign they are sick. Maybe you can treat for internal parasites with something.Some people do this in the QT tanks just to make sure they are not bringing anything deadly to their main tanks.,
Hmm, thanks for the input on this :)
It's not all of a sudden though. i had been slowly losing loaches (1 a month, I guess) since I got this tank started up around 4 months ago. I'll have fish that are eating, swimming, looking healthy, have no noticeable spots just show up dead. Even upon death, their bodies look unmarred.
If fish have worms, do they show outward signs? A quick google search seems to indicate that the protrusion of a worm from the anus is the tell-tale sign. I have not seen this in my fish (thankfully - these worms sound like a pain)