02-06-2009, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by 1077
Have you tested your water? How often are water changes? what size tank? what other fish ? Some cichlids require Ph levels a bit higher than for other tropical fish. In any event ,it don't look like ICH to me but I'm no expert on fish diseases. I would see that the cichlids are getting a variety of foods such as foods high in protein and foods with vitamin C. Ocean nutrition makes a very good cichlid food. Occasional blood worms (once a week) ,frozen brine shrimp or freezedried,some pellet food,Maybe some frozen Krill would all be enjoyed by your fish. The marks on fish could be from scraping against something or from fighting which is not uncommon.
Were it me ,, And it aint,, I would test the water to see what results are and step up water changes along with as stated, providing a variety of foods but thats just me. Good luck.
my ammonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate 0 and ph 7.8, it's a 55gl with 1 bumble bee, 1 albino peacock, 2 jewels , 1 acei , 1 kenyi and 1 convict , and 1 pleco, i do a 30 % cnhange every week, i feed them bloodworms in the morning when i get home from work, pellets in the evening, and somtimes i give them flakes instead of the pellets, i know the convict should'nt be in there with them but he was the 1st one i got to cycle the tank with, and they're all getting along now, except for when they try to invade another ones territory
, thanks for the advice guys.