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Old 02-02-2013, 08:34 PM   #11
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True, but from my belief, i would think he was healthy. Though those cases might be also that
Heathy fish generally don't hide and refuse to eat for 10 days, plus the OP stated the other fish improved when treating for internal parasites which is another indication the fish are not healthy. So I'm not sure how you arrived at the thought these are healthy fish.
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Heathy fish generally don't hide and refuse to eat for 10 days, plus the OP stated the other fish improved when treating for internal parasites which is another indication the fish are not healthy. So I'm not sure how you arrived at the thought these are healthy fish.
Indeed indeed.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:07 PM   #13
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I'd suggest a couple of rounds of Clout by Mardel, I'd treat everyone then look at why your continuing to have digestive problems. Are there other signs of issues such as stringy white poop or white discharge from the vent?
No, outwardly he appears fine, no stringy white feces or anything of the other usual signs of disease. Same with the other ram with whom I'd had similar problems. I did have an angelfish die last week with the signs your describing - she stopped eating, became quite lethargic, and white feces, same symptoms of the 2 other angels I've had die.

I can't find Clout in any of the fish/pet stores nearby but I've ordered it and it should be here Tues-Wed. I'll still give the blood worms a shot tomorrow and let you all know what happens. Thanks for the suggestion.
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If your having digestive troubles I'd recommend skipping blood worms and using something that is easily digestable, such as a quality pellet soaked in Epsom salt solution.

Bloodworms: they have a exoskeleton that is hard to digest/process and could potenitally get stuck in the intestinal tracks of irritating the walls allowing flagellated protazoas to take hold causing digestive problems.

Word of warning with Clout, it works very well but will stain silicone blue for awhile.
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Offered the bloodworms this afternoon (just now saw the recommendation from HUKIT) and thankfully he went for them, more or less gorged himself. He picked up and immediately spit out quite a few which was worrisome, but eventually got most of those down.

I'll keep an eye out for unhealthy BMs and keep the Clout on hand in case he starts looking sickly or the hiding and not-eating behavior continues.
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