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  1. Fish floating and looking like it is going to die.

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello I a need help. I have synodontis petricola / cuckoo catfish that is very young. It is about 2-3cm. I have had the fish for several months and this evening (30 minutes ago) I found it floating upside down at the surface of the tank. It struggled to swim down. From what I understand this...
  2. Guppies with swollen bellies- help!

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello all, I have a few sick fish at the moment. I currently have three male guppies and one otocinclus in my 20 gallon tank. I had a fourth guppy, but he died from this mystery illness and I do not want the rest of my fish to succumb to it. With the deceased guppy, I had treated with kanaplex...
  3. Possible tank mate(s) for the lone tiger barb?

    Cyprinids and Atherinids
    Hello, A few weeks ago, I had 5 tiger barbs in a 29 gallon with 3 kuhli loaches and a rainbow stiphodon. This was my first time keeping tiger barbs and I don't think I'll try it again. They did the normal barb thing of establishing pecking order, but all that nipping eventually lead to fin...
  4. White mossy/moldy looking path on my molly's side

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I noticed she was becoming a little weak and when I was moving things around in the tank I guess it stressed her out more and she looked like she was gonna die; she was wobbly, toppling over etc. She lived, and i kept an eye on her. I got home after being away for a night and noticed theres a...
  5. Angelfish sick or hurt?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I just got a new tank that has a working hood so that i can actually have a light in it, and i noticed that my one angelfish has a pinkish red blotch on his back between two fins (look in the photo on top of his tail) . Could this be an illness or a physical injury from tank transfers? I cant...
  6. Angelfish sudden mass death

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Ive had a tropical fish tank running for a while now, and after my dead cichlids from my last post, i decided to get some Angelfish, word was that they were easy to care for. I kept them for a good few weeks, loved them, they became my favourite fish by far, they're so friendly and amazingly...
  7. Platy swimming weird, possible illness?

    Livebearers
    I have a blue platy that just seem to be swimming weird. I watched as he swims upside down, swim head over tail, side, everything opposite of his partner and right now I'm curious on what's wrong with him? He is eating, but the thing is, I've seem him eating from the gravel, completely...
  8. Betta has a growth

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    My betta Sushi has developed a bubble like growth on the right side of his dorsal fin and has been there for about 2 weeks now. It hasn't really grown at all since I first noticed it. He doesn't seem bothered by it but I don't know if he is sick or if it is just a build up of cells on his fin...
  9. Is my Zebra Danio seizing?? What can be the cause?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I have never heard of fish having seizures, but it seems as though one of mine is and has been for the past 20 minutes... I am in the process of cycling a newly set-up 75 gallon tank. I set it up 2 weeks ago and purchased 5 zebra danios to help the cycle. All of the danios have done very well up...
  10. What's wrong with my platy, please?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I've just noticed one of my platies has some kind of problem with her rear-end, in front of her anal fin. It's all red. It looks like her insides are spilling out. I attach photos. All of my fish (5 adult platies, 1 baby platy, 6 pristellas, 5 trilineatus cories, 3 habrosus cories and 1...
  11. Mickey Mouse platy female falling sick

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello, We have a 10 gallon freshwater aquarium. It's a pretty new tank, set it up about three weeks ago, bought the fish two weeks ago. We have 4 glassfish, 4 guppies/tetra, 2 Mickey Mouse platies, 2 African dwarf forgs and a snail in the tank. We havr two plant also in there with them. We...
  12. Creamcicle Molly is staying near bottom of tank and distressed

    Livebearers
    We have a freshwater tank (26 gallon) with 2 yellow tale male guppies, 3 zebra danios, 2 cories, and 8 mollies of different types 5 female, 3 male. Just today I noticed one of the male mollies hanging out at the bottom of the tank and swimming a little awkwardly. As I observed him throughout the...
  13. Black Swordtail Issues

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    HI all I have been breeding my swordtails for a couple of generaltions now but wanted to try breeding my black female with a black male. however I found it hard to find one that doesn't have a black sword. I have heard that the gene that causes black fins is also cancerous for them, and I was...
  14. Fish: Problems and Issues with Adivce needed

    Saltwater Journals
    Hello, I'm new here. I have a Koi pond with tons of Koi, extremely healthy. I have one indoor tank that's huge with slowly decreasing goldfish. :sob: I'm extremely sad about it. They're all in good condition, but there are some problems. 1. Algae. It's on the lid, but the fish can't reach it...
  15. Platy hiding and not eating

    Livebearers
    Hello everyone, I'm new to fish forum, and I haven't kept fish in years, so I'm at a lost for how to handle my current situation. I have a 10g tank with two black mollies (male and female), a male high fin redtail black platy, and a female red platy. I've had them for five or six days now, and...
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