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post #1 of 3 Old 11-25-2007, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Fish Covered In Slime and Dying - Help!

I have a 10 gallon set-up with a small eel, a couple of catfish, and a loach. My eel seems to be covered in rapidly spreading mucus. A couple of the others have it and one is already dead. I cannot find anything on the net that quite describes this - does anyone have a clue?

Sorry guys, I'm not very good with a camera.

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post #2 of 3 Old 11-26-2007, 02:40 AM
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welcome aboard.
could you also tell us what your water readings are,
amonia,nitrite,nitrate, water temperature,
cleaning mantainance ?
alot of questions i know, and not really what you want to hear,
when your fish are in a sorry state,however it will help
members to help you,to try and figure what is wrong with
your fish.
if this is slime disease then you can treat it with "Interpet #7 "
however please wait for others advise on this incase i am wrong. !!
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post #3 of 3 Old 11-26-2007, 03:02 AM
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What species are these eel, catfish and loach? I am sorry to say the tank sounded overcrowded. Based on your pics, the eel looks like a Mastacembelus species to me. That will really outgrow a 10g tank, no doubt.

Please answer Willow's questions before we can proceed to diagnosis.:)

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