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post #1 of 2 Old 06-03-2011, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Gill cover edges curled on Piranha

I have taken an old Red bellied Piranha as a rescue fish.He came with his 3 foot tank (which was in a disgusting state,owners never heard of a gravel vac?).
He is temporary homed alone in a 2 foot tank,while I clean out his old tank.
I have noticed that the edges of his gill covers are curled over at the edges,does anyone know what has caused this and if I can cure it.
My only thought is that is was due to the water conditions,dirty & very hard water (large ammounts of white build-up on the tank glass/filter/heater etc).

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post #2 of 2 Old 06-03-2011, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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I have just googled gill curl and found it is a problem with Piranha's etc when water quality is bad.I won't try the recomended way of treating it by massaging the gill covers though!

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