advice for angelfish/catfish, listless with some redness
Hi! I have a well established 75 gal with undergravel and powerheads, fish are 3 3-4" silver dollars, 1 4" (body) angelfish, 1 9" striped raphael cat and about a dozen asst tetras.
A couple months ago a second raphael cat begain to lay around listlessly and unresponsivly (more than usual) on the bottom and later passed away. He did not have any visible body symptoms until death, then I noticed redness around the anus, which I addtributed to bloating.
The other cat as begun to act similar over the past couple weeks and now the angelfish is laying flat on the gravel, but he will move if disturbed. He is now showing some redness at the base of his fins. Tetras are all fine.
I have not added any new fish in a long time and they are all old, tetras are 2-5+ years, angel 4+ and the cat is 25+.
I have been "out" of fishkeeping for quite some time and would like some suggestions for current name-brand medications or combos that might help and still be safe for all the fish. Many thanks in advance :)
Hello and welcome to the forum!
I am no fish disease expert, but sounds like it could be Septicemia. Here is a link, so you can see if it is a match. http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/t...es-8179/page3/
For treatment, Maracyn and Maracyn-Two can be used together. Keep the water extra clean, free of ammonia and nitrites.
Try answering this so all bases can be covered and proper treatments recommended ASAP.
Thanks for your posts, though they came too late for my trip to the pet shop.
I did go with M + M2, that was the "go to" med back in the day, but I was hoping there something newer (and cheaper) availible now. I will try to post any results later. :)
BTW, when did they start putting Maracyn in pouches? I don't like it. I think I inhaled half the doses!
Follow up: Goldie the angelfish was too far gone, she will be missed. The catfish seems very much improved however and in better overall spirits. I am in the process of fattening him up, he has gotten very thin.
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