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This is a discussion on HELLLLPPP! within the Tropical Fish Diseases forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Originally Posted by littlebabyfilly oh and just the big calico has the spots/bubbles...the other four just look like they are covered with a cloudy ...

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Old 12-05-2007, 05:38 PM   #11
 
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oh and just the big calico has the spots/bubbles...the other four just look like they are covered with a cloudy film
Ok, spots or bubbles just to be clear.. The way you described them at first is doesn't sound like ich at all. I'm sorry I don't have time right now to write a huge response. Look at the freshwater diseases sticky. It will mention what the cloudy film is. I'll be back in a few hours and try to help you out more. Really sorry!
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:53 PM   #12
 
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Hi, I'm back now, can you answer a few a of questions before I can help you any farther? What kind of water tester are you using? Do they eat? Are their fins clamped? How long has your tank been running for? Does it look like the photo I attached or does it look like blisters? Example, are they small or large, fluffy looking? I need to know a few of these things before I can try to help you. Sorry.
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:28 PM   #13
 
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IM using the API freshwater test kit...amonia, nitrites, ph, and nitrates...the tanks have been running for well over a month now...we just moved, and everyone was healthy and happy...now we move...and it all goes down the drain. They have been eating...till today...i tap on the tank and they will get up off the ground and rush over to where i feed them...the calico didnt do this today. They do look like the picture u posted, but only the big calico has this. the other four are covered in slimy whiteish film...not thick...but enough to dull their color...and that is the golfish tank. i know they need a filter...but i havent been able to afford them one...they were in a 10 gal aquarium, and i was enlightened that that was too small for them...so i moved them to this one once we got moved. i will be getting a filter asap...

The guppies, im pretty sure that i have figured this one out...im pretty sure they have mouth fungus, and a body fungus. some of them have even started getting black on the edges of their fins, and in the rays of their tails...sometimes the guppies will swim for hours chasing the current of the filter...

one of the neon tetras seems to have what looks like Brooklynella hostilis as have a few of the previous guppies that died. they would get a white spot like that...then the half moon somewhere in their body which would then be replaced by what looks like crusty or fungus...or something...it obviously hurts them as they dont want to move the affected area.
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:10 PM   #14
 
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Ok, if your sure it's ich then start treatment asap. The only problem is I use salt and heat to rid of the ich, and your goldfish wouldn't like the amount of heat it would take to kill the ich. So I suppose you should use meds... But I'm not to sure if goldfish are a big fan of medications. I don't understand why you would be having all these problems? Did you add new fish or anything to the tanks? I'm not to sure about the slime. Could be a number of things, did you look through the disease sticky? If you didn't you seriously should, I don't know what this looks like, you do. The sticky has photos n such so you can see whats going on with the slimy stuff and everything else. Also see "Ich" sticky. This may help you greatly. I hope this helps!
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:08 PM   #15
 
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i have teated the goldfish with Metheleyne blue...the treatment for ich...and the guppies i have treated with something for fungus...it also helps one of the other things that i think the guppies may have...so maybe it will take care of all of that...im following the directions to a every last word...three of them are swimming this morning...the calico, im not sure if im going to be able to save him :(

Two male guppies dead today...whatever this is...it gets their tails, and the tail disappears and their skinstarts flaking off...i have read the disease sticky...i cant find anything like that...
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:09 PM   #16
 
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oh yeah...the neon tetra looks ten times better today. The calico has an appetite, though he doesnt swim very far...i basically handfed him this morning. which is better than yesterday, he didnt move. im down to 4 female guppies and 2 male guppies, and five tetras in the 20 gal tank...the 10 gal guppy tank is doing well though one of the males that died came out of there today....and some of those females are starting to wobble when they swim....like a slithering swimming type...side to side...i cant see anything yet...but know they dont feel good.

When their tails start this...they get much darker...the one i lost today...he was a red tuxedo...and when i pulled him out of the tank...his dorsal fin was totally gone...and his tail was dark black and mostly gone...and where he used to be red and purple it was almost black.
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:11 PM   #17
 
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Two male guppies dead today...whatever this is...it gets their tails, and the tail disappears and their skinstarts flaking off...i have read the disease sticky...i cant find anything like that...
Could it be fin rot or some other kind of fungus. I had a swordtail whos sword actually came off of his tail within a matter or 12 hours. This can take no time at all. I was just looking at goldfish diseases because ich doesn't make the fish have a thick slime. I'll get back to you if I can find anything on it.
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:40 PM   #18
 
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I'm not sure how accurate this web site is, for the most part it looks ok to me. Have a look and see if any of these sounds like your fish problem. http://www.kokos gold fish.com/disease.html (theres no spaces in the website but I think it messed up because the fishes name is in there, so just take away the spaces)
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:08 PM   #19
 
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it looks like ich...but i dont understand why they are laying on the bottom.
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:21 PM   #20
 
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it looks like ich...but i dont understand why they are laying on the bottom.
Because thats what fish do when they arn't feeling well. But I don't undstand how you got ich unless you added new fish?
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