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post #11 of 17 Old 11-05-2007, 12:53 AM
Since your fish is very new, this could well explain the reason for his fungus. Moving fish from store to tank can be very stressful and cause the outbreak, plus fish from the store are often in ill health to begin with. Is your other angel new as well? If so, there may indeed be high ammonia and/or nitrites in your tank. Any time you add a fish, you should check your levels with a liquid test kit for several days after the new addition. If you don't own a test kit yourself, most local fish stores (referred here on the site as LFS) will do testing for free. Don't hesitate to use this aid until you can get a test kit to have on hand.

And it is quite alright not to know about all the fish terminology! I have learned by trial and error and by asking questions. So continue asking away! We all hope the best for your angel.

JoeShmoe - I just wanted to double check that it is table salt you are supposed to use - I've never heard of using table salt for aquarium use. I use aquarium salt for all my fish needs, but I also don't know the half of fishkeeping yet!

Best wishes for your fishes!
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post #12 of 17 Old 11-05-2007, 01:18 AM
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JoeShmoe - I just wanted to double check that it is table salt you are supposed to use - I've never heard of using table salt for aquarium use. I use aquarium salt for all my fish needs, but I also don't know the half of fishkeeping yet!
I've never had issues with table salt and neither will the additional small amount of iodine kill the fish.

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post #13 of 17 Old 11-05-2007, 02:21 AM
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hi
i'm sorry for not explaining myself better than i did, :(
i just presumed you knew,and for that i'm sorry. :( :)
i hope the Angel pulls through for you,
follow the advise given and hopefully you will be lucky.
Angel fish can be delicate in my opionion,and i was
never able to keep them alive until my tank was
over 6months old.i hope you have better luck.
:)

i was just thinking have we got a page here that says
all the shortened words that we use ?

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #14 of 17 Old 11-05-2007, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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well, he died....
im going to try again. i called pet quarters and they will give me a new fish. so i cant complain about service. although im mad about loosing him to begin with.

i did a 50% water change and shook up all the gravel to get up the filth.
i have one angel left so hopefully he makes it? the water is a cool 75 and i hope the next fish makes it....my current fish needs a partner.

thanks for all your help...
i will keep you posted...
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post #15 of 17 Old 11-05-2007, 11:32 PM
Try API's PimaFix. It is a natural mixture and I've had great luck with it for treating fungus and other maladies.
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post #16 of 17 Old 11-06-2007, 01:05 AM
Many fish stores are really good about replacing deceased fish if they don't make it in the first few days. I have gotten many fish this way. The PimaFix does work really well; I have had more success with that than harsher chemicals. Also, if you acclimate your new fish slowly - I add a quarter cup of tank water to the bag every 20 minutes or so until there is more tank water than bag water - he might handle the stress of the move better. It is also not advisable to pour the water from the bag into the tank. Just net the new fish in the bag and transfer him to the tank after you've slowly added the tank water to the bag. This way, if there are germs and bacteria in the bag water (and there often is), there is a smaller chance of infecting your other angel.

Hope the second one goes well for you!

Best wishes for your fishes!
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post #17 of 17 Old 11-06-2007, 03:47 PM
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hay,
so sorry you lost the angel.
I hope the next one will be ok.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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