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  • Posted on: 9/9 8:56
Re: Sick goldfish, please help to identify #21
Here you can see how the skin was "hanging off" it before the sore became visible..

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  • Posted on: 9/9 8:52
Sick goldfish, please help to identify #22
Hi,
I need some help please! I have been so busy at work and haven't done the water changes as often as usual (I usually do it every Friday),I have done it 2-3 weekly instead for a few months and I do feel so bad about it...I will never do that again!
I have 2 goldfish and one of them got ill with ich a month ago. I treated with Waterlife Protozin and the spots disappeared but I noticed a bruise on its mouth and area around chin and mouth didn't look too good, it looked like the skin was white and "healing?".
after 7 day treatment I have done a few water changes, then I noticed the area around mouth looked like infected, there were red areas and on the cheeks it looked like the dead skin was hanging off (around 2-3 mm long), It was hanging for 1-2 days and then fell off, underneath skin was red and looked sore. I decided to do another treatment for ich. I used different treatment this time AquaCare Anti-fungus and whitespot.
During the treatment the spots stayed away but the poorly goldfish didn't seem to get any better, it's cheeks seemed to get a bit worse. So it happened again, small of white skin was hanging off of one of it's cheeks (another one above it's eye) until fell off. The skin underneath looks sore and pinkish.
The other fish looked fine but it scratched itself on the gravel one evening, so I decided to repeat for the third time. (I left another week inbetween the treatments and done 2 water changes).
It was a day 7 of treatment yesterday (the last day) and this morning the poorly fish has a single white spot on it's fin!!! and one of it's cheeks looks really sore and red. Please see the attached picture.
Is it's face just infected from the damage by the ich or is it developing mouth rot now? It's upper lip looks a tiny bit bruised too..(not white). Is it "hole in the head" disease? Is it's cheek just infected?
I even thought maybe it was flukes and not ich but then the ich treatment would have not got rid of the spots on it's body if it was flukes.I really don't wan't to lose it. I just don't know what to do next? Also it has had a stringy poop for a month. I have not fed them for a few days and fed them peas but no difference
The water parameters are normal.

I would really appreciate any help and advice!
Thank you!
My tank is 200 litres Fluval Roma and I have an external filter Fluval 406 (I am overfiltering).

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  • Posted on: 8/9 16:18
Newbie- stocking advice #23
Hi,
I'm pretty much a newbie. Had a tank a number of years back but just starting again now after couple years without. Currently cycling atm and not far off being ready so trying to start planning but I'm so overwhelmed with choice I don't know where to begin.

240L tank with external filter. Soft water (west Scotland) bumping KH up to 2 with coral in filter...KH had been 0-1 before. pH sitting around 6.5 comfortably. Got some plants growing happily in there just now looking healthy.

Last time we had a tank we had black phantoms, harlequin rasboras, neon tetras, Cory's, shrimp and honey gourami.
I have 2 sproglets now so would like it to be interesting to them too. I don't really want to be dealing with breeding so if I remember right that immediately rules some species out.

Hoping for a peaceful community with a bit of colour. Not fussed about having gourami again but having considered likes of celestial pearl danio or dwarf rainbowfish.

I'm just so confused and feel like I'm going round in circles trying to figure it all out with our water conditions. Help much appreciated!


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 5/9 10:48
Re: Oase Biomaster 250, 350 or 600 #24
200L/4ft really is the bare minimum for a Malawi community. If you drop down to 180L you'd be best sticking to a single species: maybe one of the dimorphic types like Pseudotropheus saulosi to give you two colours.

I'm not familiar with Oase filters, but from a quick look online I'd be inclined to use the 350 on a 180 or the 600 on bigger tanks.


willeymunda willeymunda
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  • Posted on: 4/9 11:24
Oase Biomaster 250, 350 or 600 #25
Im thinking of getting either a 180l, 200l or 240l tank to keep Cichlids.

I've heard you should have a minimum of 200l to keep Cichlids, and to overstock them and to over filter them. (im presuming i would get away with a 180l but not ideal)

With that in mind what size Oase Biomaster filter would you recommend for each of them three tanks? the 250, 350 or 600?


cmw328i cmw328i
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  • Posted on: 31/8 21:27
Re: Reefer XL 425 Lighting #26
Ah, so sad! This used to be a busy place back when I was keeping my nanoreef! Oh well. In a few years time when I'm ready to take the plunge and get back to it, maybe it will pick up again :)


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 30/8 8:00
Re: ?Fish disease #27
Hi
I think the hole has happened after death, probably another fish nibbling at it.

You really need a considerably larger tank as 18 litres is much too small for mollies, or any fish reallyand you will be constantly dealing with poor water quality and the problems for fish that brings. Mollies need a 3ft long tank, ideally.


Laurenb213 Laurenb213
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  • Posted on: 29/8 18:26
?Fish disease #28
Hi
I am new to keeping tropical fish only a few months in. At first I had problems with ammonia levels and lost two fish but managed to get that under control. I have had a few problems with nitrites too but also managed to get that under control. At the minute I have an 18l tank with 2 mollies and 4 very tiny guppy’s. I noticed yesterday that my orange molly developed red blotches on his face but seemed ok still swimming around and eating. Today I have come home from work he was dead, his body had gone very pale and where one of the red blotches were was a hole in its face! Does anyone know if this is due to disease as I am now worried for my other fish in the tank? I apologise for the graphic pic but there is no other way to explain!!!

Thank you!! 😊

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illeniel illeniel
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  • Posted on: 29/8 4:12
Anoxic Filter #29
Hi everyone!

I'm new here and haven't really started yet aince I want to know more about the hobby and what method will work best for my lifestyle and for the benefit of the fish(es) and other aquarium buddies.

I've came across the topic of anoxic filters and want to know if anyone here have tried it on their fresh water tanks and if there's anything I have to keep in mind if I want to set up one.

Thanks for the advice!


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 27/8 9:33
Re: Spray bar & water flow question #30
Unfortunately, the shop has given you very poor advice. I would be looking to either upgrade the tank or rehome at least one of the JDs. Even one with firemouths may be a problem as in that size of tank a mature JD will see all of it as his territory.



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