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Old 06-21-2015, 02:03 PM   #1
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Is this a disease?

75 gallon tank- Jack Dempsey and Green Terror
Ph-6.6 (I think it's b/c of the drift wood, ph in other tanks is 7.0) A-0 ppm Nitrites- 0 ppm Nitrates- 10-15 ppm Water Changes- 15% twice a week

Hey guys. I've noticed a few things on my JD recently, I was wondering if I should be worried

1- The place where his pectoral fins attach to his body is a very reddish brown. This is something I noticed quite a while ago, but recently it's become more noticeable

2- He has these white spots only on his pectoral fins. I thought this was ick so I increased the temperature to 86F-87F, but after 2+ weeks they were still there so I lowered the temp back to 80F. It hasn't spread to the rest of his body since I've lowered it.

3- His gills look a little messed up. They're a little bit on the brown side and look, well, wavy-ish at the ends. Hard to explain, just doesn't look healthy.

Other than those physical symptoms, he seems very normal, he's one of the better colored jacks I've seen. He will occasionally rub his body against the driftwood, I've only seen him do this 2-3 times. He's very active around the tank, chases my finger when I put it on the glass, etc. He's very mellow as well, doesn't fight. He also spends a third of the day picking up gravel with his mouth and moving it somewhere else, I don't know what to make of that.

So, should I be concerned? Is there anything I can do?
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:55 AM   #2
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I realize now that I should of posted this in "sick fish" instead of cichlids, newbie mistake. Can a mod delete this so I can repost it in the appropriate section? Thanks.
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That is completely normal coloration, nothing to be concerned with.
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