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Old 03-30-2011, 12:09 PM   #1
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Fish scratching

I don't no if it's just me but has anybody noticed that there fish go up to the rocks and rub their sides on them?

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Old 03-30-2011, 12:31 PM   #2
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lol that's not a good thing =T
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:33 PM   #3
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I don't no if it's just me but has anybody noticed that there fish go up to the rocks and rub their sides on them?

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IME it can be the first signs of an ick outbreak. Parasites make them itch, so they cratch it just like us.

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It's called flashing. And the responders above are exactly right.
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Ick is when the fish starts swimming but not going anywhere right? And I just got a couple of new mollies and they were doing it to. Anyways you guys probably no more so what else are the earlier signs of ick?

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no, ich is when you see white salt like spots on the fish and the fish scratches itself against everything as you described. Sometimes you won't see ich on the fish as it sometimes attacks the gills first...but scratching/flashing can mean several things...ich...velvet...or ammonia burns...check your water for ammonia.
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no, ich is when you see white salt like spots on the fish and the fish scratches itself against everything as you described. Sometimes you won't see ich on the fish as it sometimes attacks the gills first...but scratching/flashing can mean several things...ich...velvet...or ammonia burns...check your water for ammonia.
My ammonia isnt present nitrites are 1.5ppm and nitrates are 20 I also just do a 20%pwc yesterday

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Tell us long ago and the method you cycled your tank. Nitrites are a problem fir your fish.
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I'd say my tank is just about doe cycling I didn't no to much at the start so I don't no what method I used I had fish in it. But nitrites are less then 1 and nitrates are like 30 now I'm gonna do a water Change tomorrow morning

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