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Kdub39 Kdub39
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  • Posted on: 21/2 19:58
Re: Borneo Suckers #31
Thank you. They have quite a few hiding places, but I've put in another small rock cave today as well. I will try getting another couple too and see if that helps. Would they be extra shy being in a community tank? I just don't want them to become stressed, or even starve!


fcmf fcmf
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  • Posted on: 21/2 16:33
Re: Emergency fish first aid! Please help!! #32
Apologies that I didn't follow this up.
Dare I ask - how is Lucky now?
It sounds as though he may have got lifted out of a pond, and hence the injuries, and dropped in your driveway. Hopefully the Caresheets on here have been helpful and you've got him in a suitably sized tank with filter. Let us know if we can be of any further help.


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 21/2 11:06
Re: Help! Mouth rot? Ulcers? #33
That looks like an injury, maybe from trying to eat gravel? Keep the water pristine and it should heal on its own. If it starts to look worse, treat with Esha 2000.


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 21/2 11:04
Re: Borneo Suckers #34
Make sure they have plenty of hiding places - fish with plenty of options for a quick retreat will often come out more. If you can, add 3 or 4 more as these are a social fish who like to be in a group of their own kind.


Kdub39 Kdub39
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  • Posted on: 21/2 8:43
Borneo Suckers #35
Hi there. I've very recently added a couple of Borneo Suckers to my tank and they seem to spend all the time hiding away. I just wondered if this was normal, or if I should try to change anything? Temp is down to 23, I've added an air stone and water flow is quite strong. They've only been in a few days, so not sure if they will grow in confidence? Thanks.


Evadenly Evadenly
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  • Posted on: 20/2 22:57
Re: Help! Mouth rot? Ulcers? #36
It won't let me attach a picture, so my Reddit link is here
https://www.reddit.com/r/Goldfish/comm ... ment_on_my_other_post_so/


Evadenly Evadenly
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  • Posted on: 20/2 22:55
Help! Mouth rot? Ulcers? #37
Art had been all fine and happy, came home after a 12 hour shift and found him with blisters/ulcers/something on his upper lip.

I've tried bacterial and fungal treatments, but nothign seems to have worked.
The males in my tank had injured my female (ulcer down her side after being pushed into an upturned coconut), but she was separated as soon as I noticed (within eight hours of it happening).

The closest vet is 1h30 away, and wont have anything until next week.
I really can't lose him because he means so much to me (yes, he is "just" a fish, but he means the world).


fcmf fcmf
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  • Posted on: 20/2 18:30
Re: Fish identity #38
I agree (and partly the reason for my earlier lack of conviction) - although the first link (Fishbase) doesn't show those markings to the same extent.
Colourings and markings can disappear with age in fish (and body shape and other factors). Lighting can also show various features to a greater/lesser degree.
I haven't come up with an alternative ID yet but watch this space in case I do...


Klees Klees
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  • Posted on: 20/2 17:52
Re: Fish identity #39
He doesn’t have the sharp bright red and black markings on his fins though, do you think this would disappear with age? Although he never had them when I first got him.


fcmf fcmf
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  • Posted on: 19/2 20:10
Re: Fish identity #40
Hmmm... the black spot, his size, slightly red fins, and fact he enjoys the clown loaches' company (see Behaviour and Compatibility's first sentence at https://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/dawkinsia-filamentosa/) seem to be consistent with filament barbs.



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