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FISH EXPETS! What is going on here?

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FISH EXPETS! What is going on here?
Old 11-29-2008, 05:25 PM   #1
 
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My prize Clown Loach was fine this morning, this afternoon I fins this? LS recommended Melafix, which I just added. Any help greatly appreciated!





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Old 11-29-2008, 05:46 PM   #2
 
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aww poor thing,is he the only one like it,
looks like scratches from the rocks. ?
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Old 11-29-2008, 05:51 PM   #3
 
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aww poor thing,is he the only one like it,
looks like scratches from the rocks. ?
Yes he is. That's what I thought too. I did notice this growth on one of my Parrot's though, inside the mouth area. Other than this all other are looking great!


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Old 11-29-2008, 05:55 PM   #4
 
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hi
how long has the tank been set up for,and
have you got any water readings at all :)
looks like it could be some kind of mouth rot,i'll be looking forward to seeing other members opinions. :)
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:10 PM   #5
 
About six weeks... Readings:

Ammonia: <.25
Nitrite: <.1 (nothing registers on my Marine Enterprises Kit)
pH: ~6.4
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:20 PM   #6
 
That could be a source of the problem to your Parrot and others. It sounds like your tank may still be going through a cycle. You want to have 0 ammonia and 0 nitrite at all times. Could we have a nitrate reading as well?

As to your Clown Loach, he must have got caught in between some of your rocks and/or other decor if he was fine in the morning. But, for him to heal fast, you want to get those levels down ASAP.
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:41 PM   #7
 
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Could we have a nitrate reading as well?
I wish I could. My current kit doesn't have Nitrate test. I'm going to LPS tomorrow to pickup a better kit. Does this kit meet standards?

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Old 11-29-2008, 06:57 PM   #8
 
That is the one I use, and it is great. I use the SW one for my reef too.

Just make sure you don't overpay. A lot of places have those at like $35-$45, when you can get them for less than $20 on my favorite pet websites.
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:02 PM   #9
 
Which websites?
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:07 PM   #10
 
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Pet Supplies, Dog Supplies, Cat Supplies, Pet Meds & Pet Products is a great one. Excellent customer service and fast shipping.
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