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KingKongParrots 02-15-2009 01:45 AM

Very Sick Parrots Seek Advice
 
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Hello! I'm a new member here and would appreciate any help/advice anyone can offer on my sick Red Parrots. My tank situ: 90 Gal freshwater tank established for the past 2.5 years with 7 Red Parrots; no live plants; no natural light; current temp is 75 degrees; canister filter (Fluval 405); Cichlid pellet food and shrimp; 10% weekly water changes; UV sterlizer; and 1 12,000k compact flourscent on an 8 hour timer. First off I know my 10% water change is significantly inadequate and insufficent and second, I don't test my water as diligently as I should. After two years, this is the first incident of disease/illness. I am, of course, changing my habits. But in the meantime, i have sick fish and want to know if their condition is treatable or a lost cause; they have slowly been getting worse over the past month. All of them have white fungus/cotton-like growths, tail/fin rot, black spots, cloudy-eye, and a couple have discolored. I attempted a treatment of Fungus Cure but had to travel for work and didn't get to complete the full treatment. Currently, I have transferred them to a 10 gal "hospital" tank for a treatment of Erythromycin. Any thoughts?

FordMan 02-15-2009 01:51 AM

yep looks like fungus to me get your water chemesrty nice then treat with melafix and pimafix at the same time

KingKongParrots 02-15-2009 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by FordMan (Post 171723)
yep looks like fungus to me get your water chemesrty nice then treat with melafix and pimafix at the same time

Great, thanks for the 2nd opinion. I'll try the Melafix and Pimafix... thanks again!

FordMan 02-15-2009 03:07 PM

Cool let me know how you make out

KingKongParrots 02-26-2009 01:46 PM

Thanks for the help!
 
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Originally Posted by FordMan (Post 171824)
Cool let me know how you make out

FordMan, thanks for the advice! Fungus cleared up in 7-10 days!! On the 8th day, did a 25% water change as instructed, added carbon and ammonia chips. Thanks again!!

cerianthus 02-26-2009 03:26 PM

Glad they are doing better.Is it just me? Their scales seems out of order somewhat. what are your water conditions like now? pH, NH3, NO2?


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