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yyankeeyankeefan 02-04-2012 10:05 PM

ghost catfish injured?
idk what happened to him but i looked at my tank about 10 min ago and found my ghost cat fish, swimming around with his body kind of zig-zaged. not completly curled up but looks like he got rammed into or something. anything i can do to help the poor little guy?

beetlebz 02-05-2012 12:50 AM

I assume its a glass catfish, mine are the first to get funky looking if my parameters go to hell. I would test your water personally, he could just be sickly :( I just lost one to a nitrate spike!

yyankeeyankeefan 02-05-2012 09:24 AM

i had just done a 50% water change. so maybe he didn't like it?

beetlebz 02-05-2012 11:18 AM

its possible. Maybe do more frequent smaller water changes to lessen the impact?

My cats are very easy to stress. The last one (nitrate spike) was looking a little sickly and had what I think was a bacterial infection lesion on its face. It looked injured, but im almost 99% it was an infection. Within an hour it was banging off things and another hour we were laying the poor feller to rest.

yyankeeyankeefan 02-05-2012 11:21 AM

yes i think that is a better idea. thank you. i feel so bad for the little guy. he didn't make it sadly :( but the other 4 are fine. that is what confuses me. wouldn't all 5 of them or atleast most of them show the same simptums?

beetlebz 02-05-2012 11:27 AM

when I lost mine, the other 4 didnt bat an eyelash!

yyankeeyankeefan 02-05-2012 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by beetlebz (Post 973800)
when I lost mine, the other 4 didnt bat an eyelash!

hmm maybe he was just the weaker of the group? thank you for the insight. :-)

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