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  1. Cichlids
    I have an American Cichlid tank that also houses a bichir and 2 bn plecs. The Oscar and 2 severums are showing ick. I was going to use Mardel Coppersafe until I read that it will harm scale less fish. It sounds cruel but my main concern here is my bichir. I've ordered some API Aquarium Salt as I...
  2. Tropical Fish Diseases
    electric blue ram with ick and now finrot! So a couple weeks ago I brought home and upsidedown catfish friend for my other usd cat. I quarantined him for a day and did a methylene blue dip as an anti fungal but when he looked fine and frisky i added him to my 13 gallon, did a 30% water change...
  3. Livebearers
    38 gallong, filtered, 78F, o nitrites and ammonia, around 40 on nitrates, stocked with neon tetra, glolight tetra, silver molly, dalmation molly, (fry dalmation,fry black molly) black molly. noticed i have new fry today. apple snails. 1 of my black mollies has white stuff on her.best way i can...
  4. Saltwater Fish
    I have a 36 gallon bowfront that has been running for three weeks. Over the wekend I noticed what appeared to be ick on the flame angels. I now have then quarantined, as well as the two tomato clownfish in separate tanks. How long should I keep these fish quarantined? The main tank is...
  5. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    HELP!! I noticed this morning my goldfish has white spots on it's fins and isn't very active. I have 4 African Dwarf Frogs in there with it. Is the Ick contagious??? I'm really new to housing fish and I don't know why it got sick or what steps I take to treating! (besides the Ick meds) What do I...
  6. Tropical Fish Diseases
    Oh, the joy of buying new fish...this is one reason why I tend not to buy new fish frequently, they almost always develop something or come with something. So, last Monday I decided to purchase TWO Black Mollies, I figured my 2+ year old Dalmation Molly was lonely, and I purchased TWO Male...
  7. Tropical Fish Diseases
    Today i just noticed that 3-4 of my Serpae Tetras had small white puffy spots on their bodies. They aren't tubercles, and i'm pretty sure it's Ick. What should i do. I need answer fast. Gotta help them later today. I have Prevent Ick and I was thinking about just using it on my whole 55 gallon...
  8. Tropical Fish Diseases
    I noticed some of my fish have been scraping against the decorations and what not.. But not all but like 3-4 out of 10.. I have a heater in there so IDK how it would be from a temp change, and I haven't done any water changes? I don't see any white spots though.. Please hurry with any thoughts...
  9. Livebearers
    I currently have a 20 gallon tank with 4 male guppies, 4 sunburst wag platies, an algae eater, and one surviving black molly. I have the marineland penguin 150 filter, a heater, air pump, gravel, and decorations. I recently purchased and planted live plants on Saturday of last week and my...
  10. Tropical Fish Diseases
    I noticed Ick in my tank on Friday night. I started raising the temp then. On Saturday I got some salt and added 2 tablespoons per 10 gallons (29 gallon tank). My water temp is at 86 degrees. My ammonia is 0 my nitrite is 0 my nitrate is 20. I have increased the air flow as well. The tank has...
  11. Tropical Fish Diseases
    After treating my aquarium with Titra Lifeguard for 7 days and raising the temperature to 86 degrees for 10 days, one of my fish has Ich again just one week after stopping treatment. I have several live plants, 1 corydoras catfish, 13 cardinal tetras, and 1 baby platty. I already have 1...
  12. Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello, I have a 20 gallon tank with 2 beta sharks, 2 id sharks and 2 pictus catfish & a red tail shark. My larger tank had a leak & I had to move them to this smaller tank. When I purchased my bala sharks a few weeks ago 1 of them was relatively thin compared to other bala sharks. He seems to...
  13. Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi, My aquarium has been infected with ich and I have been treating it ever since I saw the spots on my fishes. It has been 4 days that I have been treating it according to the instructions. I was instructed to take out all the decorations and plants so I did. So my questions are: how long...
  14. Saltwater Fish
    OK I need to know why, what happens when using cuprimine in a system with a UV sterilizer operating. The second thing the direction read after remove inverts is unplug UV. Why? What exactly happens if you don't?? THANKS IN ADVANCE TK:-(
  15. Tropical Fish Diseases
    Ok I started one post 09/27/09 (New Tank high ammonia and ick) well now i have gotten my ammonia down and all the parameters are looking good still have ick in my tank on one of the two sharks that are left but all the other fish have died :cry: i dont know what is killing them they didnt show...
  16. Tropical Fish Diseases
    I just put water in my 45G tank about 4wks ago and right away put about 7 fish in it. At that time i had 3 tiger barbs, 2 rainbow sharks, 1 pictus cat, 2 pea puffers and 1 rubber lip placo. I know realized my first couple mistakes stocking to fast and not letting the tank get no letting the tank...
  17. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey Everyone, First time posting. Two weeks ago my Bala Shark showed signs of ICK. I treated the tank with Mardel. Did everything I was suppose to, then 'Elvis' the Bala Shark died. My 2 Angelfishes started acting weird. I went to another pet store and got Quik Cure. Well, the next day 1 of them...
  18. Cyprinids and Atherinids
    So. I'm a dork. [you can skip the next six paragraphs or so. They're just useless backstory] Some of you have read about my recent acquiring of a 30 gallon with two over-sized goldfish and a HUGE koi (at least huge for a 30 gallon tank) Well, I found them the greatest home ever and now I...
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