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I think my fish are sick
Old 07-24-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
 
I think my fish are sick

I noticed the water was really cloudy and my fish were all either huddled in the corner or sitting on the bottom. When i looked closer a lot of them have what seems like a white crust around their lips and gills and on their eyes. Does this sound familiar?
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:30 PM   #2
 
Sounds like it could be a bacteria from ammonia. Are the fish gasping and how old is the tank?
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:29 AM   #3
 
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What are the water parameters, levels of ammonia nitrites and nitrates? Are the fish showing any other type of symptoms, rapid breathing, gills red? How long has this tank been running for and how often do you do water changes and how much do you change out?
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:01 AM   #4
 
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In addition to what Ashley & Barb have already asked, if you could answer the below questions in this standard form (set out by Lupin) as much as possible, it would greatly help narrow down what the problem might be, or caused by.....

1. Size of tank?

2. Water parameters
a. Ammonia?
b. Nitrite?
c. Nitrate?
d. pH, KH and GH?
e. Test kit?

3. Temperature?

4. FW (fresh water) or BW (brackish)?

5. How long the aquarium has been set up?

6. What fish do you have? How many are in your tank? How big are they? How long have you had them?

7. Were the fish placed under quarantine period (minus the first batch from the point wherein the tank is ready to accommodate the inhabitants)?

8. a. Any live plants? Fake plants?
b. Sand, gravel, barebottom?
c. Rocks, woods, fancy decors? Any hollow decors?

9. a. Filtration?
b. Heater?

10. a. Lighting schedule? What lights are used?
b. Any sunlight exposure? How long?

11. a. Water change schedule?
b. Volume of water changed?
c. Well water, tap water, RO water?
d. Water conditioner used?
e. Frequency of gravel/sand (if any) vacuumed?

12. Foods?
How often are they fed?

13. a. Any abnormal signs/symptoms?
b. Appearance of poop?
c. Appearance of gills?

14. a. Have you treated your fish ahead of diagnosis?
b. What meds were used?

15. Insert photos of fish in question and full tank shot if necessary.
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:26 AM   #5
 
i think there gills were red and they were breathing heavily. I put them in another tank with fresh water and they started getting better almost right away. The next day, they have shown no signs of complications. Even the two little fry who were just sitting at the bottom all night are up and about as normal.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:29 AM   #6
 
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Sounds lke the ammonia or nitrites could be high. Have you tested the water to see what your levels are? The other tank that you moved them into how long has it been running? If it is a new tank you will run into problems of the ammonia and nitrites rising as the tank goes through the nitrogen process. If you do not already have a test kit at home for testing your water parameters I would suggest investing in one. It will help when trying to figure out what is going on in your tank. Happy to hear they are feeling better.
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