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  1. Sick danio and I’m not sure what to do

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    So I’m still new to the fish hobby and today I’ve noticed one of my fish seems to be breathing hard it sitting at the bottom and it’s gills seem swollen. I’ve tested the water and the parameters are correct all my other fish are behaving properly. I did a partial water change and put the sick...
  2. 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...
  3. What could be wrong with my black Molly?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I am checking the water tomorrow as I usually get it done by my local pet-store, but so far, I only have one sick fish - the rest seem to be just fine. My black male Molly (affectionatly named Midnighter) is sick. He has been rather slow for about 2 days and would stick to the top left corner...
  4. Sick Glass Tetra

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    So last night when I got home from a show I was in the middle of feeding all the animals and when I went to go feed the fish I noticed one of my tetras had a strange injury on his head and didn't know what it was I can't tell if the fish were attacking him cause he was weak(plus I did forget...
  5. Possible Sick Fantail Goldfish - Please Help

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So yesterday I bought this fantail goldfish from a very reputable local shop, and yesterday she seemed fine. There were only four little goldfish in the tank, and all of them looked really healthy (as did all of the tanks and fish in the shop). Today I've noticed something is off about her...
  6. Angelfish sick or hurt with detailed photos

    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...
  7. Camallanus worms! Sick TANK

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello, My whole tank has worms. I can see them poking out of my guppy and angel. I've had 2 other guppies and a swordfish die in less than a month. I've had this tank established for almost a year and I've never faced this issue. I've ordered API General Cure. I should be here tomorrow. What...
  8. Help my fish are acting odd have long stringy poop and struggling to swim

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi all, I'm relatively new to tropical fish keeping and got my first 400 litre tank late last year. After a fishless cycle I started slowly putting together a happy community. I ended up with 5 x black widow tetras, 6 x neon tetras, 6 x albino corydoras, 6 x glass catfish, 4 male guppies, 2 x...
  9. Help please! Sick Harlequin Rasbora

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi all, I am writing to you today because I need help with one of my fish. I do not know exactly what he has. I thought it was ich so I treated him for 4 days with mardel quick cure. It seemed to be okay when I transferred him back to the main tank. He has a great appetite and it is eating...
  10. Help Needed with New Tank - Lethargic and Dying Fish!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi everyone, I’m new to tropical fish and am having some serious problems with my new 20L community tank!! I only purchased the setup three days ago and spent a reasonable amount of money making sure the equipment was good following suggestions from the man in the pet shop. I was very careful to...
  11. Swollen Ropefish!

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hi, I have searched through books, and all over the internet for information on what is going on with my new ropefish. I have had many ropefish over the years and I got another to be company to a ropefish that I have had for a while and his little friend jumped out of the tank. This has never...
  12. Fungal Infection?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello, About 5 week ago I noticed a 'shiny' white and silver/grey patch on one of my clown loaches that spanned most of one side of his body. My nitrates were reading a little high (around 60ppm) so I did several large water changes until they were down to 20ppm. The patch did not go away and...
  13. Tank Extinction and Current "Disease"

    Livebearers
    About 2 years ago, the tank I have labled as saltwater was freshwater and had started with barbs. The barbs weren't working for us, so we waited a little longer and then bought 3 mollies, 1 male (seemingly a cremecicle lyretail, according to petsmart), and 2 females (a black one and a sliver and...
  14. Ammonia poisoning...can my fish recover?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    My black molly has not been doing well for a couple of days. He's been lethargic and has no appetite. He spends all his time in the house and I've had to force him out of it to make sure he's still alive a couple times. I linked it back to ammonia poisoning. My ammonia level was 0.50 ppm. I...
  15. Please help...sick blood parrot! :(

    Cichlids
    My fish has a white lump at the base of her left fin that developed over the last weak and has slowly grown to the size of maybe...half a pea? pretty small. She has stopped using her left fin and started floating/resting upside down. She does not look bloated. Any suggestions? I dont know what I...
  16. Help!! Mollies are sick!!

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    First I will give you all of the info: 29 Cycled Community Tank Rasboras Neon tetras Guppies 3 Black Mollies Did one water change just now but I had been quite a while but looking crystal clear the whole time PH 5.0 and working on it I ran out of testing strips so I dont know what any other...
  17. PLEASE HELP!!! Sick Dwarf Gourami!!!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi, I am new to Forums, but am having problems finding out what to do about my sick? flame gourami. I am in Australia, have a 130 Liter community tank containing two flame dwarf gouramis, 6 black phantom tetras, 6 neon tetras, 2 bristlenose pleco, 5 asstd Guppies and recently (2 days ago) 1...
  18. Fish Tank Apocalypse :(

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    okay so this is probs in the wrong thread but its to late now :P but i woke up today to find my 55 gallon, planted community tank empty :O like everything but two swordtails were dropped dead on the floor :$ like idk how or what could of caused this!! this tank had been running for about two...
  19. Problems with my new tank/tetras

    Characins
    Ok, so I just set up my new 36 gallon tank, this is my first tank. I set everything up and ran the tank for a week before getting any fish. I bought 3 red long fin minor tetras on Monday. They adjusted fine for the first two days. Then started a problem. One is big, one small, and medium sized...
  20. Please help, sick platy

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    OK, so I set up a tank this past summer and everything has been fine up until now. My mother became extremely sick (cancer and a spleen removal) and had to have trauma surgery just before Christmas. We weren't sure if she was going to make it. Please don't think me a bad fish keeper it's just...
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