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tbradsh1 tbradsh1
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  • Posted on: 13/9/2013 19:44
Re: Very Mean Demasoni #1
Here is a picture of the fish he is chasing.

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tbradsh1 tbradsh1
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  • Posted on: 13/9/2013 19:43
Re: Very Mean Demasoni #2
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 think he is either a blue zebra or pandani.

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tbradsh1 tbradsh1
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  • Posted on: 13/9/2013 15:45
Very Mean Demasoni #3
I have a 3 1/2 inch Demasoni that has started terrorizing my Mbuna tank! He is mostly chasing one fish around and if I don't do something he is going to kill him by stress alone.

My tank is 75 gallons and I have 18 Cichlids in there of different types. They are all at least 3 inches.

Does anyone have any helpful tips for me?


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  • Posted on: 11/8/2013 22:48
Re: Fin Rot #4
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.

Thanks again for the help!


tbradsh1 tbradsh1
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  • Posted on: 9/8/2013 12:07
Re: Fin Rot #5
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.


tbradsh1 tbradsh1
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  • Posted on: 8/8/2013 19:39
Re: Fin Rot #6
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!

Thanks for your help!


tbradsh1 tbradsh1
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  • Posted on: 8/8/2013 18:54
Re: Fin Rot #7
Yes they are Mbuna. I bought 8 Mbuna (not this species) and all 8 went in my display tank Saturday. These two are the only ones that got sick within 24 hours.

My tank is:
125 Gallons with a 55 gallon wet/dry sump below. I change 25 gallons of water every 5 days.

My parameters are excellent:
Ammonia: 0
Nitrites: 0
Nitrates: 20
PH 8.0
hardness: 12

Of course now these two fish are in a 10 gallon quarantine tank with new water. No substrate and only an airstone for water movement.

I agree, they are probably not going to make it but they have looked this bad for just over two days. Since they are still alive (which shocks me) I thought I would ask opinions.

Thanks for your help!
Tony


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  • Posted on: 8/8/2013 18:18
Fin Rot #8
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.

Thanks for any help!
Tony

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  • Posted on: 9/4/2013 16:54
Re: Is my Cichlid OK? #9
He looked great last night but found him dead this morning. No other fish bothered him and he looked in perfect shape. Something else must have been wrong with him.


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  • Posted on: 8/4/2013 17:27
Re: Is my Cichlid OK? #10
pH: 8.0
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 20 ppm
Temp: 79

He eats fine and right now he is swimming around with all the others just fine. There are many hiding places in the tank as there are many rocks and slate built on the rocks for many caves.

He might be just fine but since he is doing something different than all the others I was concerned.



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