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marko marko
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  • Posted on: 28/11/2007 20:40
Re: Sick fish diagnosis help #1
So from what I'm understanding here, when my fish get ulcers like this then there is nothing I can really do other than take the fish to the vets and get some anti-biotics prescribed. Which seems very expensive for a single small gold fish.

Does this mean all the products available from the aquariums (like acriflavin) is pontless.

My fish are only cheap, I want to help them heal but it the impression im getting is unless they are expensive koi they aren't worth treating and I should just let them die and replace them.


marko marko
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  • Posted on: 26/11/2007 20:42
Re: Sick fish diagnosis help #2
Could the growth / wound on the gill be an ulcer or is this something I should try and treat before treating the ulcer near the fishes mouth?

It not a fungal infection is it?


marko marko
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  • Posted on: 26/11/2007 20:37
Re: Sick fish diagnosis help #3
I really don't want too loose another fish to ulcers, at this rate I won't have any left in the pond by spring.

I've still got a tank in the garage I could isolate the fish in to treat him, but after the 'sucess' I've experience to date with treating fish I'm unsure if isolating does more harm than good.

Any ideas for ulcer treament, I've tried interpond anti ulcer, and acrifilavin to date and none seem to have worked.


marko marko
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  • Posted on: 26/11/2007 20:33
Re: Sick fish diagnosis help #4
Here the photo of the gill

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marko marko
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  • Posted on: 26/11/2007 20:09
Sick fish diagnosis help #5
Hi
I have just noticed one on my little lemon gold fish has developed a couple of growths that I can't identify. Can anybody please help diagnose what they might be and if possible a treatment.

I'm hoping I've caught it early this time as I have recently just lot 2 fish to ulcers that I tried hard to save but they didn't manage to pull through.

Theres 2 growths on my fish, and the one that is really concering me is the one in the gill. So far all I have done is dose the pond water with acriflavin as I know it's a broad spectrum anti-biotic and whilst I had the fish in the net I srayed both growths/wounds with an anti ulcer spray.

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marko marko
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  • Posted on: 20/10/2007 17:44
Re: Newbie Fish Keeper Needs Help With Ulcers #6
Would it be a good idea to add some pond tonic salt to the tank too?


marko marko
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  • Posted on: 20/10/2007 17:41
Re: Newbie Fish Keeper Needs Help With Ulcers #7
Here's my quarantine tank

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marko marko
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  • Posted on: 20/10/2007 17:32
Re: Newbie Fish Keeper Needs Help With Ulcers #8
Here a photo of the my sick fish in the tank, although it looks like the are floating in mid air!

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marko marko
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  • Posted on: 20/10/2007 17:28
Re: Newbie Fish Keeper Needs Help With Ulcers #9
Well there's been a new develoment today, my sarsa commet has developed a new ulcer on his side and the lemon gold fish is now getting some marks on on his fins.

So I've got myslef a 4 foot quarentine tank setup in the garage, filled it with pond water and moved the infected fish into it.

I tried a different LFS for a new medication and the reccomended a product called Acriflavin by a company called NTLabs, as this is what they use on thier fish and have had good results. I've dosed the water and now I'll have to wait and see.


marko marko
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  • Posted on: 19/10/2007 12:57
Frogs and ponds #10
My pond under it's preious owners was un cared for and seems to have become a home of every frog in the area. When I cleared the pond last year so I could restore it as a fish pond I cough around 40 frogs and re-located them to our local parks pond / marshy woodland. Since then I have had periodially seen the odd frog in the pond, the fish seem to take an interest in the 'invader' but don't seem to be afraid of them.

So my question is, is it ok for frog to be in the pond or should I try to keep them away. Obvioulsy I don't want to let the pond get over ridden with frogs again, but does the odd visit here and there by a frog matter.



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