Angelfish not eating - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 12 Old 06-19-2007, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
I think your description of whirling disease fits my Angelfish. I just lost a whole batch of swordtails to the swim bladder infection that you mentioned, so it is possible that the angel got it from the swords, but the angel is not showing any of the same symptoms that the swords demonstrated (sinking to the bottom, bent spines, white feces, fin rot, etc.).

I am certain that when I turn the light on this morning that he will be dead, so I will remove him so that it won't spread. At least I still have one angelfish left!

Best wishes for your fishes!
Julie's Julies is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 12 Old 06-19-2007, 11:28 AM
mHeinitz57's Avatar
the problem with internal parasitic and bacterial infections is that they don't always show the same. They may infect different areas and may cause secondary infections. For instance, you mentioned bent spines which is often common of tuburculosis in fish. It's a bacterial infection that doesnt always cause swim bladder infections. However, bacterial infections can cause the swim bladder wall to thicken and/or harden which would cause swim bladder disorders. So, they dont always have to show the same exact symptoms for the same disease.

Mike H
mHeinitz57 is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
angelfish peterman Fish Breeding 1 01-28-2009 12:34 AM
Angelfish not eating Help! kjohnson81 Tropical Fish Diseases 4 02-27-2008 08:02 PM
Angelfish/20g hex TrashmanNYC Cichlids 9 02-18-2008 11:08 AM
Angelfish coley Freshwater Journals 5 02-17-2008 08:40 AM
Help; Angelfish not eating. omordn Cichlids 9 11-07-2007 09:50 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome