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  • Posted on: 18/1/2008 11:26
Re: Algae without live plants? #1
That looks like algae all right.

And it is completely possible to get algae without planted tanks. Its not the plants that cause algae!!!
The algae will grow regardless of plants, its caused by any number of things.

Your best bet for ridding your tank ofit is to first discover exactly what type of algae it is, then you can combat it more effectively.

Google types of algae and you should find some useful info
Andrew -- www.frogcdrom.com


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  • Posted on: 16/1/2008 12:04
Re: Red blotches appearing on Ram #2
playing it by ear atm.
Although symptoms do point to whirling disease.
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  • Posted on: 16/1/2008 9:12
Re: Red blotches appearing on Ram #3
Cheers LHG, much appreciated mate.
And thanks everyone else for your help.
Its encouraging to hear of your success treating this FF! and gives me some hope.

Uupdate as of this morning, the Ram is doing well, eating his medicated food for the past two days and the redness all seems to be dying down.

Im far from being out of the woods yet, but at least now I have a battle plan.

Thanks again
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  • Posted on: 15/1/2008 11:30
Re: I spoke too soon! #4
In my own experience, the Interpet Swim Bladder treatment is pants (as most ofthe Interpet range seem to be...in my experience).

Try to find out if it has quinine sulphate in it, if so then you could give your fish a bath in a diluted solution of it.

Ich might also appear as a yellowy growth, so it might be worth reading up on that.

Sorry I cant be of more help, Im just guessing at possiblities
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  • Posted on: 15/1/2008 11:08
Re: I spoke too soon! #5
sorry to hear about the probs wreckgar.

Streaks on body and fins is almost always a sign of bacterial infection. A good antibiotic is the best way to treat this, but you can only get these from a vet in UK ("sigh").

Quinine Sulphate might be beneficial, and this is found in some brand name fish meds - like some of the Sera range, and I know for a fact that it is in "King British WS3".

Because its goldfish (and I dont know much about coldwater fish health) you might find feeding with a medicated food helps. Two I know of are Medi-Gold & Metromed (but again, not sure if these are available in UK)

As for the yellow lumps... they could be a fish louse. Look very very closely and you should be able to see two dark dots (these are its eyes!); if its a louse. If so, you can pull it off using tweesers I think - but again, I would do a bit of research on this as I have never treated for fish lice myself.

Good luck mate.
Andrew -- www.frogcdrom.com


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  • Posted on: 14/1/2008 20:01
Re: Red blotches appearing on Ram #6
Looks like it could be "whirling disease" or Myxobolus cerebralis.

One one site, it also called this "Rams Disease" which is worrying and talks about it being a tank killer, highly contagious and no known cure!!!

They talk about culling the entire stock and sterlizing the tank.

Im so depressed and angry at myself.
I love this fish to bits, hes so reactive to me and definately the best fish I have.
Andrew -- www.frogcdrom.com


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  • Posted on: 14/1/2008 19:25
Re: Red blotches appearing on Ram #7
Hey dart,
No they arent raised, and definately dont look like open wounds or sores.
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  • Posted on: 14/1/2008 17:33
Re: Sick pond fish- question from Howler... #8
From the image, his fins looked streaked. Can you confirm if this is the case or is it just his natural colouration?
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  • Posted on: 14/1/2008 17:23
Re: Red blotches appearing on Ram #9
* bump*
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  • Posted on: 14/1/2008 17:23
Re: bushy plants #10
how much light have you got, and what substrate do you have?
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