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vagkraft 11-29-2008 06:25 PM

FISH EXPETS! What is going on here?
 
My prize Clown Loach was fine this morning, this afternoon I fins this? LS recommended Melafix, which I just added. Any help greatly appreciated!

http://www.pocketrocket.ca/temp/fish2.jpg

http://www.pocketrocket.ca/temp/fish3.jpg

http://www.pocketrocket.ca/temp/fish4.jpg

willow 11-29-2008 06:46 PM

aww poor thing,is he the only one like it,
looks like scratches from the rocks. ?

vagkraft 11-29-2008 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by willow (Post 155006)
aww poor thing,is he the only one like it,
looks like scratches from the rocks. ?

Yes he is. That's what I thought too. I did notice this growth on one of my Parrot's though, inside the mouth area. Other than this all other are looking great!

http://www.pocketrocket.ca/temp/fish1.jpg
http://www.pocketrocket.ca/temp/fish1.jp

willow 11-29-2008 06:55 PM

hi
how long has the tank been set up for,and
have you got any water readings at all :)
looks like it could be some kind of mouth rot,i'll be looking forward to seeing other members opinions. :)

vagkraft 11-29-2008 07:10 PM

About six weeks... Readings:

Ammonia: <.25
Nitrite: <.1 (nothing registers on my Marine Enterprises Kit)
pH: ~6.4

Cody 11-29-2008 07:20 PM

That could be a source of the problem to your Parrot and others. It sounds like your tank may still be going through a cycle. You want to have 0 ammonia and 0 nitrite at all times. Could we have a nitrate reading as well?

As to your Clown Loach, he must have got caught in between some of your rocks and/or other decor if he was fine in the morning. But, for him to heal fast, you want to get those levels down ASAP.

vagkraft 11-29-2008 07:41 PM

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Could we have a nitrate reading as well?
I wish I could. My current kit doesn't have Nitrate test. I'm going to LPS tomorrow to pickup a better kit. Does this kit meet standards?

http://www.theaquariumshop.com.au/im...Test_Kit_A.jpg

Cody 11-29-2008 07:57 PM

That is the one I use, and it is great. I use the SW one for my reef too.

Just make sure you don't overpay. A lot of places have those at like $35-$45, when you can get them for less than $20 on my favorite pet websites.

vagkraft 11-30-2008 12:02 AM

Which websites?

SolaceTiger 11-30-2008 12:07 AM

Pet Supplies, Dog Supplies, Cat Supplies, Pet Meds & Pet Products is a great one. Excellent customer service and fast shipping.


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