So the best thing to do is put the comet back into the 72L tank and carry on treatment? Will the protozin damage the biological filter? I have a fluval U2 one. Protozin contains formaldehyde which sounds bad for the bacteria on the filter.
I've read that it might be ich, and that if i increase the temperature it will help cure it. However comets are coldwater fishes so I cannot increase the temperature can I? I've also read that I can add salt to it would this be normal table salt? Thanks
Definately salt grains like little lumps every where. I'm not quite sure what you mean by flicking of decor, substrate or fin clamping? I do not have a water test kit, I will by that tomorrow definately and get some results.
Firstly hello everyone, I'm a new fish keeper and do not know too much. I have one japanese shubunkin and one comet in a 72 litre tank. I have had the shubunkin for around a month now and he's doing fine, however the comet has been introduced into the tank about a week ago.
Today I noticed white spots covering its tail and thought it might be a pattern. Then later on the white spots have spread over the body leading me to think there maybe an infection or disease? For this reason I took the comet out (called Audi) and put it into a "hospital" tank. The comet is eating the food well but it sitting at the bottom not doing much. (the hospital tank is 4.4l) I know the comet won't move in there that much but I had to move it so that the other fish did not catch anything.
Does anyone know what this can be and how I can treat it. Any help would be appreciated. Also can someone tell me if the fish is feeling any pain due to this problem as i'm very worried?
Great advice thanks. Going to get it some bloodworms. I bought some plants for the tank and with it came some sort of water creature. It has two tentacles coming out and i think theres a shell on top of it. I tired to picture it but it's way too small. It slides along the glass and sticks to it. What could it be? Is it safe to put in the fish tank, i've currently moved the "thing" into a bowl. It's really small.
Hello fellow fish keepers, this is an update on Quattros situation.
Fortunately and thanks to all the advice given he is doing just fine! I have a new tank (moved from 4.4l to 72l) with a air pump, built in filter and light. I have also got the tank a background and some toys for the fish to hide in (caves).
Quattro is over active now! Just like he was at the pet shop! in the 4.4L he would only come upto get food and sit back down all down and look gloomy. Now he's swimming around like a torpedo!
Im feeding him tetra fin flakes but I want to feed him something more fun and interesting. Does anyone have any ideas? I've read they eat peas (he's a shubunkin) how do I feed him the peas? Also garlic is meant to be good for them do I just crush it and drop it in?
Oh right, got it thanks for all the advice everyone. I think I know what to do now, i'll keep the fish in the small tank for now and then do daily water changes to keep the levels low. Then get the filter going int he new tank and hopefully soon it'll be ready.
Hey, what if LFS? I think cycling the tank first will be better as the fish will be adapted to the current bowl? I've measured the space and a 100L tank its the biggest I can fit there so it's hopefully adequate for Quattro.
Just hope the person gets back to me quickly regarding tank. I just had an idea, I could go to my local aquatics centre and ask if I could buy some cycled water? That would be the quickest option to get Quattro into a good environment.