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  1. Tropical Fish Diseases
    I got 3 dalmatian mollies yesterday. I waited half an hour to acclimate them to the tank and they seemed fine with their new home. However yesterday night i noticed a small stream of red poop coming from one of the dalmatians. This morning it is even longer, maybe 1.5 inches. I think it can be...
  2. Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    in our hobby we try to control parasites & diseases by chemical additives or altering the environment. these are opions not available in nature what does nature do ? i've heard of cleaner fish for marine fish that will eat off parasites and such that are gained when fish B is swiming at...
  3. Tropical Fish Diseases
    So I've been dealing with camallanus worms... it's a nightmare! :evil: I have a 30 gallon community tank and I discovered the worms about a month or two ago. I've lost multiple guppies and 10 neons. My 3 panda garras have been infected as well. I saw the little red worms coming out of their...
  4. Tropical Fish Diseases
    I'm sorry to post another thread (the original here about my fish dying: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/tropical-fish-diseases/please-help-all-my-fish-dying-273353/ ) but it seems with some help I've narrowed down what happened to my fish... Gill Flukes. My last thread has pretty much died...
  5. Tropical Fish Diseases
    Alright, lovely year this year. lol First off, the story of this long and sucky year: last January I had gotten in a Hi-Fin platy. I quarantined her for about two weeks before adding her to my 55 gallon community tank. She showed no issues in QT or for about two weeks after being moved...and...
  6. Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi Tropical Fish Keeping Community, I have yet another guppy question, this time to do with a guppy I removed from my main tank into a hospital tank (20l) about 10 days after I bought him. I am very new to fish keeping but am eager to get on top of things! I am starting a new tank so the...
  7. Tropical Fish Diseases
    1. Size of tank? 50 gallons 2. Water parameters a. Ammonia? ~.35 [high, i know, probably the source of the red streaks on one of them] b. Nitrite? 0 c. Nitrate? 15ppm [a little high, didnt have time for a full w/c this week.] d. pH, KH and GH? 6.4, i drop, 2 drops e. Test kit? API Master Test...
  8. 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...
  9. Tropical Fish Diseases
    I was wondering how to treat my crayfish, and my apple snails for diseases? Salt harms snails, and most medicines will kill most inverts.... So, how are you supposed to treat for diseases? Or parasites? My problem is parasites. My crayfish eats my dead fish, could he be internally infected?
  10. Tropical Fish Diseases
    Okay, so, i believe my guppies have external parasites. I had four originally, and bought nine more. I lost one the first night, the second one to what i believe was mouth culminaris. I lost three last night to an excessive temperature rise, and after looking at the dead ones, i believe the...
  11. Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello folks, My 20 gal guppy/platy heavily planted tank has become over crowded. I do a 50% water change weekly to get the nitrates to 30 - 40 ppm but still I have too many fish. While I was preparing another tank to reduce the stock, I noticed that a few of my guppies had developed what...
  12. Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hey everyone, first poster here. Not sure if fish are sick. I appreciate anyone who can help. Any questions, please let me know. Please see below: 1. What is the size of your tank? 36 gallon 2. What are your water parameters? State the brand of test kit used. Brought water into Petco...
  13. 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...
  14. Tropical Fish Diseases
    i have a 9 inch dinosaur eel that has been in the tank for about a month. he eats plenty and is pretty mellow, but has always had little freak-outs on the occasion (including gulping for air). He likes to hang out in this rock with a hole in it, and it seemed like he had residue on his body...
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