This first picture shows the tank and almost all the fish in it. The Demasoni is almost centered and is kind of blurry in the pic. I will attach another pic with the fish he is mainly chasing around. He chases him so much and fast that they actually hit the glass on the tank with a bang! He has chased a few others around but nothing like the one he is chasing now.
I'm happy to report that these two Acei are still alive and have started eating! I've never seen two fish so near death and recover. They are still very confused but look 100 times better. I have to get the food close to them or they can't find it but when I do they eat.
I'm very happy! I've only had African Cichlids for 4 months now and I still have SO much to learn. I've lost a lot of fish over these 4 months but it's getting better. I hope these two Acei make it as I've cared for them a lot over the past 5 days.
I can't believe it but these two fish are still alive this morning! They still look like they will die any second but they've looked this way for over 3 days now. I'm going to continue the Tetracycline treatment and see what happens. I guess I don't have anything to lose. If they make it through this but don't start eating they will die anyway.
I'm glad you said it that way because I've lost quite a few young Mbuna from that fish store. Certainly our water will be a little different but I think our water is much different which would certainly cause shock.
I'm still very new to Cichlids and I've lost quite a few....some to my ignorance and I believe some to shock. I am getting better every day though!
I just got two Cichlids this past Saturday and put them directly in my display tank. They were great for about a day then I could see they weren't feeling very good. 24 hours later I set up a 10 gallon tank for quarantine and put them in it. I bought Tetracycline and have been following the directions for the past two days. As bad as they look I can't believe they are still alive! They are just barely alive though and won't eat. I guess my question is: is there any chance they will live through this?
I will always quarantine fish from now on! I also won't wait 2 days before treating their illness either.