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Old 07-08-2012, 03:42 AM   #1
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Help-> my jewels

My 2 jewels have become rather lazy. And isolate themselves from the rest of the community. I noticed tonight they both have this reddish like hairs sticking out their anus. What do I do? I have jack dempseys and convicts and kenyi and yellow labs. None of which have any of the issues. While taking These photos I notices my one female jewel has whitening over her one eye.? I am about to remove both the jewels . Any sugestions?
The one just floats at the top and the other lays on the filter for the current maker.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:44 AM   #2
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:58 AM   #3
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okay, i have done alittle research on these red hairs.... its a parasite. i have the 2 fish that have the hair like issues removed from the tank. however then one jewel isnt liking being removed. i need to treat and clean my 55 gallon tank. however i have some yound and fry and eggs in this tank. anyone have any ideas?
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:08 AM   #4
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I'm afraid they are camallanus worms, as you might have already found out in your research.
One of the nastiest parasites/worms you could encounter in aquarium.
I had to battle it few years ago and it wiped out half of my tank inhabitants.

I found the most useful medication is levimasole. The following links should help you.

I hate to say this but if you can see the red worms, it's probably too late for the jewel. Once you applied the medication, you should see the worms drop out from the anus. Most of my fish did not survive this process as the worms anchored themselves too deep.
You should treat the whole tank because they spread easily, please repeat as per the links.

Good luck, don't give up. They will eventually go away.

http://www.loaches.com/disease-treat...drochloride-1/
http://plecoplanet.com/?page_id=48
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:47 AM   #5
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We lost 1 jewel this morning. He lost a lot of his red and started getting that greenish color.- and just floating. The other one seems to be doing okay. I have her in a 2.5 gallon by her self. I noticed one of my kenyi looked like maybe he was getting ick. Treated them yesterday. Doing 80% water change today. We go the Jews about 2 weeks ago from pets smart. Even the feeder fish we got from them died in my daughters tank. As well as a sucky pleaco . I thought it was from the sand. I an starting to think that maybe their fish are sick? Can I report them?
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:09 AM   #6
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Sorry to hear about your loss..
Are you treating the remaining fish with any medication?
I'm not sure what's the return policy at pets smart. Other members may have more idea.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:13 AM   #7
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Yes we're treating the fish. And I'm watching my other fish for any changes/ I don't want to return the fish ? Lol, but it should be illegal to sell sick fish. I have just about all my cichlids for over 2 years and have never encountered anything like this. Not even ick. What to do?
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:37 AM   #8
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I doubt they know/care that the fish is sick.
Good opportunity for them to sell you some medication too lol
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Petsmart has a two week policy with a receipt. I'm sorry about your fish!
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sorry that your fish got sick. however this is why its recommended to quarantine your fish. petsmart may or may not have have known they were ill, but you should let the pet care manager know. yes, they may not care and I am not sure if they can do anything. But for something thats not common, i would let them know.
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