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PLEASE HELP! Chinese Algae Eaters acting very strange
First my 2 inch golden c.a.e. started looking weird. It was bloated and had blood spots on various places right under the scales, and breathing fast. I separated into my sick tank but after a few days was looking better again so I put it back in my large aquarium. Now, my 4 inch normal c.a.e. is really sick too, he is very bloated and laying on his side, he has the same symptoms as the golden one just much more severe. He can hardly move. The bloodspots are the most severe near around his fins on the sides and his anal opening. What do they have and is it curable? Please please help!
Originally Posted by cerianthus View Post
Define OK? - not to be an ass, but check for decay under the gravel too -- that's where a lot of people don't look -- disease will always start out with decay in the aquarium... i learned the hard way and several hundreds of dollars down the drain.
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1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Limnophila sp. 'mini'
well.....it is highly recommended that you change some water weekly...i change 25% of the water from my 20 gallon. when you change your water i would used a dechlorinator like PRIME. 3 months is plenty of time for something to be decayin beneath your gravel....how long has the tank been set up and how long have u had the CAE??
"Fish are friends not food"
Originally Posted by molliefan09 View Post
What could be decaying beneath my gravel? The tank has been set up for more than a year and I've had the CAE for 2+ years. Not that that matters anymore because it died.
2 Koi Angelfish
6 red wag Platys
3 marbled Platys
1 twin bar gold Platy
4 marbled Hatchet Fish
5 long-finned Zebra Danios
2 pink Tetras
2 blue Tetras
1 neon Tetra
1 golden Chinese Algae Eater
1 normal Chinese Algae Eater
1 clawed dwarf frog
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