Hi there my mala cockatoo cichlid is having a bit of trouble swallowing he goes to a bloodworm to eat it swallows it in then instantly spits it back out. He has been quiet all day but has got back to his normal self now the blood worms are in he just isn't managing to eat them like he normally would. I think he has been a bit constipated the last day or two but is currently pooping a small white string so I'm not sure if it is internal parasites. all other fish including my female cockatoo are acting fine and water params are briliant: PH.6.8 Ammonia.0 Nitrite.0 Nitrate.10-15 No new additions nothing has changed recently. Any help is greatly appreciated Many thanks , Coolrice
He has blood worms every day so that would probably explain it I am starving today he is still hiding him self away but hopefully by tommorow he will be feeling better. Do freeze dried daphnia work? Because that's all I can get from my LFS Many thanks Coolrice
nathangoudie wrote: Does this apply for German Blue Ram as well? I've been feeding my rams mosquito larvae on Saturday and Sunday
Yes, but if it's only a couple of days a week it shouldn't be an issue, plus mosquito larvae aren't as bad as bloodworm. If yours have not shown symptoms I wouldn't worry too much, though maybe switch to Saturday and Wednesday rather than two days in a row.
Hi everyone just woke up this morning and Cedric has passed on I'm not sure if he had some kind of growth inside him that meant he couldn't swallow or what has happened ive tested my water and everything Is fine and everyone else Is really well and eating like I expect . just really sad about Cedric I suppose it was a bit more than a poorly belly but thank you for your help Coolrice