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Old 10-08-2013, 05:32 PM   #11
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I'm leaning toward some kind of bacterial infection effecting the swim bladder causing the bit of bloat and the fish not to be able to stay upright . If it were me I would try erythromycin before any harsh meds.
thats a real good suggestion.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:47 PM   #12
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:01 PM   #13
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Crap . Sorry to hear that .
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Thats what this would be. Just cant sit here and watch her die with no action to save her. Symptoms are in this order, hiding, stopped eating, developed a slightly top heavy swim habit, then red gills, then discoloration in the body
Red gills? Ammonia poisoning? What else causes red gills? How long have you had this fish?
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:25 PM   #15
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Ammonia was 0. Tested by me and confirmed by lfs. This is prob the worst experience ive had in my sw venture next to the tank failure a few years ago
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I must give a huge thanks to hondatek and gregcoyote. You two took time out of your days to help me and i appreciate it
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:29 PM   #17
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I must give a huge thanks to hondatek and gregcoyote. You two took time out of your days to help me and i appreciate it
Didn't do you much good as it turned out. Red gills means something inflamed them. Whatever it was killed the fish fast. I may not have been anything you did, but I would drop back and punt for a spell. Keep the water quality up and then try something easier the next time.
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Anytime huma . Wish we could have saved it . I don't believe you could have done anything different and you did the right thing by not blindly treating . Even if it was a bacterial issue by the time it shows itself it is more than likely than not too late to reverse it. I agree with Greg let the tank settle in for 6 months to a year before giving it another go .
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Anytime huma . Wish we could have saved it . I don't believe you could have done anything different and you did the right thing by not blindly treating . Even if it was a bacterial issue by the time it shows itself it is more than likely than not too late to reverse it. I agree with Greg let the tank settle in for 6 months to a year before giving it another go .
Im not attempting an angel anytime soon. Im going to work on getting it perfected and settled in like mentioned and go from their. I will prob end up with a longnose hawkfish or 2-3 chromis. Something warm colored. But that wont be for awhile.
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Im not attempting an angel anytime soon. Im going to work on getting it perfected and settled in like mentioned and go from their. I will prob end up with a longnose hawkfish or 2-3 chromis. Something warm colored. But that wont be for awhile.
Hawkfish are escape artists, but pretty bullet proof. Chromis can be difficult. They die unexpectedly on me. Clown fish are great and really hardy. Gobies and wrasses are also pretty hardy. If you like angels, the coral beauty and the black tail are both easy and don't seem to have the issues flames currently seem to have. Everybody needs a gold Midas blenny. So there are hundreds of fish to choose from that won't break your heart like the angels did.
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