Originally Posted by 1077
When you say water parameters are fine, You offer next to nothing for those that might be able to help you. What you call fine, may or may not be.
Water quality or lack thereof,is primary factor in 80 to 90 percent of all fish health issues. Water changes always benefit the fish by reducing /diluting all dissolved organics,along with any toxins that may be present. Water changes also provide minerals that fishes need and help to keep your pH stable.
Is hard to even guess what could be affecting the fish without the info asked for before posting in tropical fish disease or emergency section of this forum.
Will say that there appears to be damage to the fishes side and gill cover in addition to the eye problem. .
I am just over whelmed at your statements.
I started writing this reply and STOPPED myself in mid stream because it sounded very
.. when someone states that water parameters are fine YOU can only assume that they have checked the Ammonia levels
, Nitrate levels
, Nitite levels
, and the Ph.
.. now besides checking the Hardness of the water itself = KH and the GH.
I AM NOT SURE THERE IS A TEST KIT OUT THERE that TESTS TOXINS that you SPEAK OF... so if there is PLEASE EDUCATE ME .........
then you as a person looking in can only deduct that he or she has checked the quality of the water.
so lets break down what you just said.....
WHEN ANYONE ON THIS FORUM asks about their fish thats the fist thing
that someone says " WELL whats your water parameters?
IF I GIVE YOU AMONIA levesl = 0 ppm
NITRITE levels = 0 ppm
NITRATE levels = 0ppm
and the PH level is right at 8.0
( Can see that this tank had Crushed Shell for Substrate, so that buffers the PH level and keeps it steady 8.0 between regular water changes.)
water temp..... 80.6 degrees
( use Digital Thermometer in all my tanks )
these numbers which that is what they are then your telling me that your satisfied..?????
but If I tell you that my water parameters are ok then your telling me " VAGLEY " that
it does not tell you much.... well thats plain silly.......MOST people that have posted more than
200 times on this forum should know how to check there water quality....and if a person tells
you that their water checks out " OK " then you can only deduct from that, that they have
checked the basics.....
SO know I am putting you on the spot..... PLEASE tell me about another TEST KIT that
checks TOXINS..... and what TOXINS you speak of?
I see so many times people POSTING ON THIS FORUM and other FORUMS silly comments just
to get a posting number. EXAMPLE.... just yesturday I posted about identifying a couple of
fish... and one posts on there
WELL I am not a cichlid person so I cant do you much help... ( WHY THE HECK even POST anything then? ) I know why Just to add to their Number of Posts......
SO I hope you reply back with a substancial answere.... for my Water Quality and so called Toxin Problem......