Which illness? Tiger barb sick... help please
1 Tiger Barb
1 Albine Tiger Barb
1 gold barb
4 ghost shrimps
Automatic Thermoter Tetra
Filter aqueon (Came with the tank)
I have the tank per 2 months and I have changed the filter once. ( I don't think that was a bright move change it)
My Tiger Barb appeared with a white thing in his mouth 3 days ago and is growing and diminishing. I'm really confused and afraid for him. I have some pictures of him, so perhaps one of you know what's going one with him and have any suggestions on what should I do to make him better, and what could it be what is going on with him.
If you cannot see the pictures, I uploaded them in my profile.
Please help... I really like my little guy...
The Nitrites lvls in the aquarium are very high right now. I have tested everyday the water and have been changing 1-3 gallons of water. Everything else is normal in the aquarium.
We have 1 screw bulb, 2 LCD white and 2 LCD blue as light.
okay lets get to the point. you need to do a 50% water change and monitor your tank's parameters if you want your fish to survive. I would try to establish a quarentine(sp) tank and get that little guy out of there before more get infected. Do you have air stones? if not go get some air stones from the store this should help with oxygen as nitrites have to do with levels of oxygen. If I where you I would google any question I had it usually answers it. Dont stop asking questions the health and well-being of your little fishies depends on it anything that you get resolved can make a huge difference.
I hope you figure out whats going on someone had thesame problem before and by the time he found his answers it was too late :(
remember if the nitrites or ammonia get high do a 50% water change( dont forget declorinator)
ALSO, that aqueon filter, try to get a filter from Marineland it has a BIO-wheel and it has a very clever design that makes sure your water is always passing thru the cartridge. I used to have an aqueon and the water would overflow and skip the cartridge after it got a little bit dirty. Definitely exchange that filter it will help you in the long run!!
again good luck with your situation!!!
You right, we are planing on getting 125 gallon or bigger. We are still deciding.
He is getting better by himself! As the nitrites in the water are getting better, he is getting better. I bought a hospital aquarium for him that is actually bigger than my actual aquarium right now. I paid 15 bucks per a 20 gallon with pump and light, so I will be transferring the other fish to the new tank and living him in the 10 gallon, so I can treat him. I bought a tablet from API for all fungus to put in the aquarium when he is alone. :D
I'm really happy, he still have some trouble eating but he will be fine, I think... :D
Guys, I'm sad to inform the fungus died and with it my tiger barb.
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