I will get the tests done today and post the restults up. I have a university exam at so it'll be after that. :(
I havn't actually seen him poo for a couple of days now I don't think he's eating anything. The uneaten food is the food accumalated over the past 3/4 days since he's been sick.
Besides him not eating he just stays at the bottom and is very inactive. When I put my net in he straight aways notices and swims around super fast to avoid it! I put it in this morning (not to catch him but to test if he's active) and he wouldn't move at all! He spends most of his time at the bottom hdiding in or behind his cave.
I'm becoming very worried now as Quattro's usually very active. Will get water results up today.
Help! I tried the thawed peas but he takes them in and throws them back out. He's not eating his food either. I did a 50% water change to and vaccumed the gravel (put him in a smaller tank for a bit)and there was lots of debris which got sucked out and un-eaten food.
I will get some water test results up ASAP. Thank You.
Thanks for the replies, I've attached a picture of the white stringy stuff. At the end you can see the poo is red. The whi
te bit came out first and the red "actual poo" after. He is very inmobile aswell at the moment and just floats around at the bottom or hides in his cave :( I will give it thawed and mushed peas to see if that changes anything. Thanks
If you still require a vaccum try amazon, I bought one two days ago and its awesome! Powered by battery it can go to depths of 50cm I think. Just check on amazon for Aquavac, it cost me ?12 delivered. Works wonders!
i'm in need of some advice for my japanese shubunkin. I feed Quattro with tetrafin flakes twice daily. I've seen him do a poo and it is red which should be the right colour i'm told. I've noticed a few times after his red poo a white "string" appears from his "exit". During this wite string excretion is not very mobile and remains down below. Sometimes this string can be upto 6cm long. It white and very thin. It trails behind him as he swims around.
Does anyone have an idea what this can be? Thanks.
Hello i've just bought some live blood worms from the LFS. I'm not sure whether I tip the whole bag in or keep them in a container and add them to the tank when required. I have one shubunkin in a 72 ltr tank. Shall i throw them in at once and let the fish deal with it? Does anyone have a fact sheet or information link regarding bloodworms. Thanks.
I woke up this morning and I couldn't see Audi anywhere after searching hard I looked in one of the two caves and he was lying on his side. He's now passed away and I'm blaming myself for this.
People might just say it's a fish but im traumatised about his death. I should have done things quicker and diagnosed the right problem first. I'm now going to re-home Quattro aswell because I can't help but keep thinking the position of Audi in the tank this morning :( Thanks everyone for your help it was much appreciated.
They are begining to look abit like cotton now, im on day 6 of treatment (since i bought protozin) and day 3 of treatment since he's been put in the big tank and removed carbon filter.
I will PM LHG as I think you might be right that it could be something other than whitespot. I will get the water test results and pictures before I PM LHG so he gets a clear picture whats going on.
Your right 72Ltrs is still small for the fish but i've bought it as a short-term aquarium as they are small yet. I will be saving up for and investing in a 200L tank for next year and by that time i'll be confident in fish keeping (hopefully). I never knew that pet shops spoke so much rubbish because they first sold me a 4.4ltr bowl and said its more than enough for a fish! Thanks for your ongoing help tetra :)