pls help my little fish who seems infected with some disease :(
I dont know what's wrong with my fish (pic attached) , can anyone tell if he's infected with sth and how to heal his sickness? (I have isolated him and added some salt into the tank). Thanks in advance. :-(
I believe the disease that your Platy has is a type of fungus. Is the poop and gill movement normal? If you could provide some more details such as filter type, tankmates, odd behaviors, and any other type of information, I would be happy to help you more. Also, I believe you should keep adding some salt each day and should check how he is doing each day.
If you could fill this out, that would be great.
1. Size of tank?
2. Water parameters
d. pH, KH and GH?
e. Test kit?
4. FW (fresh water) or BW (brackish)?
5. How long the aquarium has been set up?
6. What fish do you have? How many are in your tank? How big are they? How long have you had them?
7. Were the fish placed under quarantine period (minus the first batch from the point wherein the tank is ready to accommodate the inhabitants)?
8. a. Any live plants? Fake plants?
b. Sand, gravel, barebottom?
c. Rocks, woods, fancy decors? Any hollow decors?
9. a. Filtration?
10. a. Lighting schedule? What lights are used?
b. Any sunlight exposure? How long?
11. a. Water change schedule?
b. Volume of water changed?
c. Well water, tap water, RO water?
d. Water conditioner used?
e. Frequency of gravel/sand (if any) vacuumed?
How often are they fed?
13. a. Any abnormal signs/symptoms?
b. Appearance of poop?
c. Appearance of gills?
14. a. Have you treated your fish ahead of diagnosis?
b. What meds were used?
15. Insert photos of fish in question and full tank shot if necessary.
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Just for clarification, the fish pictured is a Gourami.
Agree that not enough info has been made available and answer's to question's would/could reveal possible contributer's to problem and eliminate other's.
Sorry for providing limited info as I'm a beginner (both for this forum and keeping fishes) and my fishes are simply living in a jar (as attached) that's bought from IKEA with no pump but plant with a peace lilies to provide them oxygen. There is no other decoration inside the jar.
The jar volume is about 1.8L (according to the info from IKEA) and I usually fill the jar with 1L water and change about 2/3 once a week.
Basically the water are tap freshwater (I would store the water in a bottle for couple days before filling into the jar) and the temp is around 18-20 degrees without heater.
There has 3 Gourami in the jar, one of them have already kept for 1.5 yrs (a male, I called him fish A) and the other 2 for 4 months (one male and one female, called them fish B and fish C) . They have been living together for 3 months without any problem except that sometimes this infected one (fish B) would hunt/ fight with the old one (fish A), and female one (fish C) would fight/ hunt the males (fish A and B).
Fish B (the one get sick now) was the most active and aggressive one but not as active these couple days, he used to actively fight the other fishes and the rest of them are trying to stay away from him. He looks upset after I moved him to another jar.
I just changed the water in a week ago (by that time I've already seen this abnormal thing (not as significant as now) and I thought it was just attaching with dirt accidentally) but this time I changed the water with some tap water directly (about 1/3) and another 1/3 with water that I stored a week ago.
I feed them with dry multi-nutrition food once/ twice a day. Cannot tell if there has any problem on his poop but his gills looks a bit dark today.
Someone said is the wound after fight and I've just bought a general aid medicine to see if it helps.
Thanks in advance and please see if the info is enough for your diagnosis. Thank you very much.
btw, I think their size is about 4cm long
I believe(Am certain) the fishes would fair much better in larger volume of water and new water added should be treated with dechlorinator to remove,or detoxify, chlorine and or chloramines.(if these are present in your tapwater).With the number's of fish in the tiny bowl,,water changes in my view would need to be daily or every other day.
The tiny glass bowl's are not suited for one of this species over the long haul, let alone three fish.
Would read up on starting a new aquarium and provide the fish with a larger,cycled, tank which would help the fish emmensely.
Males of this species can and do with regularity become territorial, and small glass bowl's provide no escape for fishes that are being picked on = stress = weakened immune system,= sick fish.
Could not begin to suggest possible dose of antibiotic for this small a volume of water .Too much could increase the stress level's and make thing's worse, and not enough, would probably be effort in futility.
A large tub would be improvement over present living condition's.(My opinion).
1. It seems as your jar is WAY to small for 3 Gouramis. Naturally, they grow up to 4 inches long, so I would suggest that you get a bigger tank such as a 10 or 15 gallon to support them.
2. If you could please tell me what types of Gouramis these are, that could help me further.
3. The plant in the jar is okay for the Gouramis, but I suggest that you get a pump filter to help clean the water enough so it is safe for the Gouramis. Again, you can buy 10 gallon kits that come with a filter and heater for around 20$.
4. Gouramis are tropical fish, so they will need a heater. Again, please reference my third point.
5. The water in the jar should be treated with specified water conditioner before being added to your jar. There are many types of water conditioners and some cheap and effective ones can be found in Petsmart.
Overall, I think you should get a 10-20 gallon tank to fit these three lovely fish. There are starter kits for 10-20 gallons which are around 20$-30$. I still believe that the disease is a stringy type of fungus. I'm sure a more experienced person than me will be able to tell you the exact disease. Hope your fish hangs in there:thumbsup:
Thank you very much for your help and advice. I tried the medicine this morning and surprisingly, the fungus was gone after 5 hrs! :shock::-D
However, it looks like still got some fungus thing left (on the infected side) and the other healthy side seems start to infect with the same problem (looks like it's breaking apart) :shock::cry: also donno why his face turns a bit dark.... :(
Will observe him for another couple days and see if he will get better. :roll:
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