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Old 07-08-2011, 02:22 PM   #1
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african cichlid scraping the rocks?

I have no clue why they are scraping against the rocks they r all male and adults new behavior, could they be imfected by a bacteria or something?
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Lot's of reasons for flashing like swings in PH, high nitrates, or parasites. Is this something that's happening frequently or after a water change?
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Um i know is not parasites but prob nitrate easiest way change some of the water huh?
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What are your water parameters currently? How often are they flashing? It's not uncommon for fish to flash occasionaly but if theres more frequency then something is wrong.
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Idk the lvl of nitrates or ph at the moment but i just seen the bahavior today on one fish
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not all parasites are visible to the naked eye, so don't be so quick to rule it out just yet.
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I understand what ur saying
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Keep an eye out for ICK.
It can affect the inner layers of the gill without signs on the exterior.

I was puzzled by it for 2 weeks once. I lost 5 fish before I saw exterior signs on 1 other species in the tank. I started heat and salt treatment and that solved it.
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