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Parrot fish sick *Help*
Old 12-04-2008, 06:17 PM   #11
 
I hope. I just got done doing about a 30% change, replaced with all new filters and did a really good gravel suck. Should I put some more aquarium salt in? since I prob. removed alot of it during the gravel suck and water change?
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:35 PM   #12
 
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If it was me (and it's not!) I wouldn't add anymore salt, not until someone with experience with this particular situation chimes in with the advice. When I treated for ich using the temp/salt method the idea was to REMOVE the salt from the water when the course of treatment was over....

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Old 12-04-2008, 06:40 PM   #13
 
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If you're really worried, maybe you could divise a divider of sorts, and seperate him and give him really tasty brine shrimp or blood worms, or whatever kinds of treats those fish like. I think he'll be fine though. :)
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:19 PM   #14
 
Well good news...He seems very happy and is swimming around the whole tank. He is also eating now. Just one thing...My fish seems to have some black lines on his to top and bottom back fin. Any idea of what this could be? I conquer 1 problem and a new one starts haha.
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:17 PM   #15
 
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hummmm....I have no idea. I very glad he's freely swimming and eating. Both are good signs. Can you post a pic of the black "lines"? It would help as far as an id....
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:26 AM   #16
 
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hummmm....I have no idea. I very glad he's freely swimming and eating. Both are good signs. Can you post a pic of the black "lines"? It would help as far as an id....
Yea Ill try to get a pic up tomorrow. Thanks for all your help so far guys and gals!
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Old 12-06-2008, 03:57 AM   #17
 
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hi
wonderful news and yeah a picture would be good. :)
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:23 AM   #18
 
Ick does not just go away. These are parasites that burrow into the fish and then fall off, land on the bottom of the tank and reproduce, Get yourself some Ick Guard or some type of Ick medication, remove your charcoal if you use it, and treat according to directions.

Ick will kill your fish and with this much ick on him, he is very stressed right now.

If you use aquarium salt, raise your temps but do not raise the temps if you use medication. Medication depletes the oxygen in the tank and so does raising the temps so do not do both.
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:42 AM   #19
 
Well good news. The ick seems to be gone. My fish is swimming around and seems really happy. He is also back to eating and being a pig haha. The black marks on his fins also seem to be gone now. Thanks again for everyones help.
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:20 AM   #20
 
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hi
i'm glad all is well.
keep a close eye on your tank for a while,as ICH can come back
when you do your water change,try and do a very good deep
gravel vac. :)
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