Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-27-2003, 12:43 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Philadephia Pa.
Posts: 34
cyst on damsels

I noticed today that my damsels have csyt on them (4 days in the tank )
so i went to the fish store and asked the "Fish Keeper" what he thinks it may be .
now the other damsels in his tank have the same thing
little pink cyst and he tells me it's normal because of the way the fish were acclimated.
Does this sound right ? it's a nice store with a very high volume and usually high quality stuff , I don't know if the guy has no interest in talking with me or he just dont know, dont want to admit he sold me ill fish ?
what concerns me is cycling a tank with sick fish just dont sound like a good idea
__________________

__________________
The only Fish that doesnt jump is a dead fish
Fin-tastic Aq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2003, 07:32 AM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
Quote:
little pink cyst and he tells me it's normal because of the way the fish were acclimated.
This is not a sign of poor acclimation, nor is it normal for a healthy fish. It is a sign of infection, most likely from the stress of being caught, transported, injury etc... or from the rising ammonia levels in the tank. I strongly recommend you remove the fish and continue with a >>fishless cycle<<. These fish should be removed to a quarantine tank and treated with a broad spectrum antibiotic like e-mycin.

Quote:
what concerns me is cycling a tank with sick fish just dont sound like a good idea
It is generally accepted that cycling a tank with any fish at all...is a bad idea
__________________

__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2003, 12:20 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Philadephia Pa.
Posts: 34
the thing is the Fish had the same signs in there tanks at the dealer .
but i will treat these fish to the best of my ability

thanks
__________________
The only Fish that doesnt jump is a dead fish
Fin-tastic Aq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2003, 06:11 PM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
Quote:
the thing is the Fish had the same signs in there tanks at the dealer .
Not to be harsh, but if the fish was showing signs of distress or disease at the LFS, you never should have purchased them.

Here are a couple of articles which may help you in the future...
Acclimation
Quarantine
__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
damsel, damsels

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cyst-like problem Animal_fanatic Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 03-27-2009 01:49 AM
Cyst on Cory mortyb Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 2 05-17-2006 09:27 PM
Quick! Help me id this cyst. aquakev Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 11-18-2004 04:05 AM
cyst on fish ???? dogsby8 Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 3 01-28-2004 09:43 PM
I found a cyst ghettorigged Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 2 06-29-2003 08:05 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.