Sick fish, can I use salt....
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Tropical Fish Diseases » Sick fish, can I use salt....

Sick fish, can I use salt....

This is a discussion on Sick fish, can I use salt.... within the Tropical Fish Diseases forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> I have an angel not eating/swimming for days and it looks like a parasite disease on/in gills, not ich. Can I do the salt ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Jack Dempsey
Jack Dempsey
Dojo Loach
Dojo Loach
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Sick fish, can I use salt....
Old 04-01-2011, 11:20 AM   #1
 
SGDude's Avatar
 
Sick fish, can I use salt....

I have an angel not eating/swimming for days and it looks like a parasite disease on/in gills, not ich.

Can I do the salt treatment for this or is it a "blue/green" med disease?

Thanks.
SGDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 03:43 PM   #2
 
InvertPlanet's Avatar
 
Malachite Green / Blue is potent stuff, it can and will trash your biofilter if not used properly.

The first rule of treatment is to KNOW what you're treating for. If it is IP's treat for IP's. If you it is external parasites (gill flukes etc..) treat for that. The same goes for bacterial infections.

I highly doubt salt will help with internal parasites. Jungle parasite clear works fairly well (aka Jungle Fizz Tabs). You can treat the entire tank and or treat the food that you feed the fish.

HTH
InvertPlanet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 07:44 PM   #3
 
SGDude's Avatar
 
I was not sure how to diagnose or treat.
I did nothing while waiting for some help.

Fish died.

How many diseases have fish not eating, not swimming,
puffy gills, little spots around gills and maybe in gills?

1, 10, 100?
SGDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 08:08 PM   #4
 
InvertPlanet's Avatar
 
When waiting for a reply it is ALWAYS advisable to do a water change. This serves 2 purposes:
1) to keep any pathogens limited
2) to help keep the tank clean and boost the fish's natural immune system.

This is an excellent resource for diagnosis:
Choose Your Weapon: Freshwater Fish Disease Treatment Options

I am sorry you didn't get the help you need in time.

"puffy gills, little spots around gills and maybe in gills"

It could be a fungus... without a pic it is REALLY difficult to tell.

Again sorry for your loss
InvertPlanet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 08:25 PM   #5
 
SGDude's Avatar
 
Thanks for the link.
SGDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help, new to salt water fish sneakyassassin Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 5 06-29-2010 07:08 AM
fish being eaten or salt problem? fishfriend101 Tropical Fish Diseases 5 07-08-2008 11:20 PM
table salt, rock salt.. possible for salt mix?? nightrider Water Chemistry 6 03-25-2008 09:28 PM
salt and scaless fish Sadie Tropical Fish Diseases 2 04-30-2007 06:15 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:33 AM.