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post #1 of 15 Old 07-07-2010, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
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sick angelfish?

I feel like I've already posted rather a lot of threads on this site, but I've found it so helpful and I'm quite worried so here I go, posting another one
I have a 20 liter tank which I'm currently in the process of moving to a 60 liter tank. well I haven't really started doing this yet, just purchased extra equipment for the new tank.
I've had this tank for years and it's very well established. At the moment the pH is around neutral, perhaps tending towards acid a bit. the water is very brown because of the driftwood in the tank. the filter is a little home-made sponge filter which is really gentle on the fish and effective.
the current inhabitants of the tank are a golden gourami, an angelfish and 3 little panda corys which I just got today and intend to put in the new tank, along with the other fish, when I set it up.

for a while I've noticed my angelfish's right eye has looked a bit odd. normally he's a very healthy fish and has never been sick in his life before except for a very mild bout of fin rot once that cleared up when I did a water change. well recently I've noticed a little patch of white stuff on his eye that looks a bit like fungus, his eye looks a little inflamed and also in the past few days debris from the tank floor has been sticking to him, which makes me think he's producing excess mucous as a result of irritation or something. he's acting fine, as greedy as ever and swimming around happily, but I'm a little worried considering that I'm moving him to a new tank soon. I want to know if there's something wrong with him and if so treat him before I move him to the new tank
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I feel like I've already posted rather a lot of threads on this site, but I've found it so helpful and I'm quite worried so here I go, posting another one
I have a 20 liter tank which I'm currently in the process of moving to a 60 liter tank. well I haven't really started doing this yet, just purchased extra equipment for the new tank.
I've had this tank for years and it's very well established. At the moment the pH is around neutral, perhaps tending towards acid a bit. the water is very brown because of the driftwood in the tank. the filter is a little home-made sponge filter which is really gentle on the fish and effective.
the current inhabitants of the tank are a golden gourami, an angelfish and 3 little panda corys which I just got today and intend to put in the new tank, along with the other fish, when I set it up.

for a while I've noticed my angelfish's right eye has looked a bit odd. normally he's a very healthy fish and has never been sick in his life before except for a very mild bout of fin rot once that cleared up when I did a water change. well recently I've noticed a little patch of white stuff on his eye that looks a bit like fungus, his eye looks a little inflamed and also in the past few days debris from the tank floor has been sticking to him, which makes me think he's producing excess mucous as a result of irritation or something. he's acting fine, as greedy as ever and swimming around happily, but I'm a little worried considering that I'm moving him to a new tank soon. I want to know if there's something wrong with him and if so treat him before I move him to the new tank
hope it get better. my goldfish is also sick :(
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post #3 of 15 Old 07-07-2010, 05:09 AM Thread Starter
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whats wrong with your goldfish? I hope he gets better :)
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post #4 of 15 Old 07-07-2010, 10:31 AM
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get meniflex do a water change before use.
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post #5 of 15 Old 07-07-2010, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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do you mean melafix?
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post #6 of 15 Old 07-08-2010, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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update - angelfish starting to look sicker, he is definitely producing too much mucous now so he must have some sort of irritation, and he looks a bit unhappy, was wriggling in a weird way a moment ago as if trying to dislodge something...his right eye has had an odd bulge on one side for some time, and there is definitely a milky white blotch at the bottom of his eye, although it looks like its inside the eye, not on the outside.
I need help! first and foremost I need to know if he has something that could infect the other fish, because if that's the case I should do something about it as soon as possible. I have cory catfish and I know they are sensitive to medication. I've set up the 60 liter tank now, but it hasn't heated up yet. when it does I could move the healthy fish to it and keep the angelfish in his current tank and treat him in there.
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post #7 of 15 Old 07-08-2010, 02:49 AM
I'd treat all the fish.wont want them bringing the parasite (if it is one cause you say the growth is on the inside) to the new tank.maybe it is a fungus caused by bacteria and changing tank will only makes things worst cause your gonna stress the rest of the fish plus your tank isn't heated yet. this is a pic of different things your fish might be having.look at them and tell us which ones on your fishes eyes.
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5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #8 of 15 Old 07-08-2010, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for that, I guess it looks a bit like the lymphocytis or the fungus? but there is a bit of bulging which could be pop-eye. I really don't know. my angelfish is pretty big and is forever getting tangled up with plants and stuff in the tank, also he is quite agressive, so he could easily have injured his eye and it got infected. what medication would you reccomend? I want something fairly gentle so it doesn't hurt the corys.
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post #9 of 15 Old 07-08-2010, 03:46 AM
maracyn and maracyn plus are great antibiotics to treat fungus and it's safe for cory's if given in the proper amount.if your fish have lymphocytis then it will go away on it's on.you say he's been scrapping himself against hard objects it could be either .Velvet, Ich, flukes, anchor worm, Chilodonella, Costia which you will then need Ich Medication to treat it.read up on these and see which ones fits the symptoms your fish are showing and give it the treatment it needs.as for popeye good water conditions can help it to recover.

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #10 of 15 Old 07-08-2010, 03:47 AM
the best would be to post a pic of what ever this is growing on your fish

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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